The Working People's COVID Recovery Agenda
An Agenda for Workers:
-Ensure Essential Workers are Protected and Paid Hazard Pay by Passing the Essential Workers Protection Act
-Fix our broken unemployment insurance system
-Enact Protections for Pregnant and Breastfeeding workers.
-Support Higher Wages for Workers at Our State’s Most Important Transit Hubs by passing the Secure Maryland Wage Act
-Eliminate the suspension of a driver’s licenses due to unpaid fines and fees
-Eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped workers and enact One Fair Wage
-Ensure that Every Marylander Has the Ability to Use Paid Sick Time
-Ensure Every Marylander Has Paid Family Leave
Housing for All:
-Enact a Moratorium on All Evictions and Foreclosures
-Invest in Social Housing to Create Both Affordable and Livable Housing for Marylanders in Need.
-Provide Payment Assistance for Marylanders Behind on Rent and Mortgages
-End All Utility Shut Offs During the Pandemic
-Ensure Every Person Facing an Eviction going forward Has Legal Representation.
-Close Corporate Tax Loopholes that Allow Large Corporations to Escape Paying Maryland Taxes. (Combined Reporting)
-End the corporate “nowhere income” tax loophole (throwback rule)
-Ensure Our State Has a Fair Equitable Tax Code that Makes The Wealthy Pay Their Fair Share.
-Add a FairTax on Digital Advertisers.
-Legalize and Tax Marijuana to Create New State Revenue
-Form a study group to research a pathway for a Medicare for All style Maryland single payer healthcare system.
- Stop hospitals from suing patients for medical debts owed by passing the Medical Debt Protection Act
- Ensure no COVID patient has to pay out of pocket expenses for treatment and care for related medical issues.
-Hold Governor accountable for equitable and fair access to COVID vaccine.