BREAKING: Wes Moore unveils new ads speaking to the urgent issues families in Maryland face

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June 10, 2022

Wes Moore unveils new ads speaking to the urgent issues families in Maryland face

‘Wes Moore listens and he leads,” Del. Chanel Branch (District 45) says in powerful ad about reducing gun violence

‘This is our moment to give every student a fair shot at success,” Moore says in ad highlighting education plan

BALTIMORE (June 10, 2022) – The Wes Moore for Maryland governor campaign unveiled two new advertisements speaking to the urgent issues Maryland families face. 

The ad “My Son,” highlights Del. Chanel Branch (District 45), who lost her son Tyrone to gun violence in Baltimore in 2017.

“I got into public service because no one was listening to parents like me,” Branch says. “But I’ll tell you – Wes Moore listens and he leads.” 

“We have our own backs against the wall right now and we’re losing our children and our loved ones every day, and as governor I know Wes won’t wait,” Branch continues. “He’ll treat this violence like the crisis it is.”

Watch ‘My Son’ »  

Wes Moore, the only candidate in the crowded field who lives in Baltimore, has an unparalleled plan to address public safety in Baltimore and across Maryland. He released his comprehensive public safety plan in February, and in the wake of gun violence in Baltimore and mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas; and Buffalo, New York, called on Gov. Larry Hogan to take immediate action to save lives with six specific steps he could take. The Wes Moore campaign’s clear and comprehensive approach to public safety was recently profiled in the New York Times for setting the pace for Democrats’ national dialogue.  

The second ad, ‘Must Change,’ highlights Moore’s plan to ensure equitable access to education for all learners in Maryland. 


“For too long, our students have been promised an equal opportunity, but politicians have failed,” Moore says. “We must do better.”

“As governor, my plan tackles these disparities in education: free pre-K for kids in need, schools funded in a fair and equitable way, and all of our schools must be safe,” Moore continues. “We can’t settle for the same old politics or policies. This is our moment to give every student a fair shot at success.”

Watch ‘Must Change’ »

Wes Moore has a comprehensive plan to ensure every student in Maryland has access to a world-class public education. In April, he earned one of the most coveted endorsements in Maryland politics when the Maryland State Education Association endorsed him and his running mate former Del. Aruna Miller with 85 percent of the vote on the first ballot. 

The ads have begun airing this week on broadcast and cable television in the DC and Baltimore markets, and statewide on digital and streaming services. This aggressive media strategy marks the beginning of the campaign’s blitz on D.C. broadcast television. 

These advertisements are a part of an all-out push to election day on July 19 to demonstrate to Maryland voters that Wes Moore has the vision, the executive leadership experience, and the momentum to win this election and deliver solutions to the urgent challenges facing families in Maryland. 

Earlier this week, following the latest fundraising deadline, the campaign announced that it has raised $7.3 million total thus far this cycle, adding $2.5 million since the Jan.12 fundraising deadline, and enters the final 6 weeks of the crowded primary with $2.1 million cash on hand for the campaign’s final sprint. 

In his bid to become the next Governor of Maryland, Wes Moore and Aruna Miller have earned the support of U.S. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD-5), former Governor and former Prince George’s County Executive Parris Glendening; former Democratic nominee for Governor Ben Jealous; Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks; Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman; Former Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler; Former Baltimore County Executive Jim Smith; Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha Braveboy; Sen. Guy Guzzone (District 13); Sen. Antonio Hayes (District 40); Sen. Cheryl Kagan (District 17); Sen. Delores Kelley (District 10); Sen. Susan Lee (District 16); Sen. Obie Patterson (District 26); Former Sen. Nathaniel McFadden (District 45); Del. Marlon Amprey (District 40); Del. Vanessa Atterbeary (District 13); Del. Ben Barnes (District 21); Del. Kumar Barve (District 17); Del. Lisa Belcastro (District 11); Del. Regina Boyce (District 43); Del. Chanel Branch (District 45); Del. Ben Brooks (District 10); Del. Frank Conaway, Jr. (District 40); Del. Debra Davis (District 28); Del. Jessica Feldmark (District 13); Del. Terri Hill (District 12); Speaker Pro Tem Del. Sheree Sample-Hughes (District 37A); Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Adrienne Jones (District 10); Del. Rachel Jones (District 27B); Del. Anne Kaiser (District 14); Del. Cheryl Landis (District 23B); Majority Leader Del. Eric Luedtke (District 14); Del. Maggie McIntosh (District 43); Del. Edith Patterson (District 28); Del. Roxane Prettyman (District 44A); Del. Mike Rogers (District 32); Del. Sandy Rosenberg (District 41); Del. Emily Shetty (District 18);  Del. Geraldine Valentino-Smith (District 23A); Del. and Baltimore City Delegation Chair Stephanie Smith (District 45); Del. Melissa Wells (District 40); Del. Nicole Williams (District 22); Former Del. Gene Counihan (District 15); Baltimore County Councilmember Cathy Bevins (District 6); University Park Councilmember and Mayor-Elect Joel Biermann; Bowie Mayor Pro Tem & Councilmember Adrian Boafo; Baltimore City Councilmember John Bullock (District 9); Hagerstown City Councilmember Tiara Burnett; Morningside Mayor Bennard Cann; Charles County Commissioner Thomasina Coates (District 2); Baltimore City Councilmember Zeke Cohen (District 1); Baltimore City Councilmember Mark Conway (District 4); Baltimore City Councilmember Eric Costello (District 11); Bowie City Councilmember Michael Esteve (District 11); Kensington Mayor Tracey Furman; Gaithersburg Councilmember Lisa Henderson; Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando (At Large); Baltimore County Council Chair and Councilmember Julian Jones (District 4); Hagerstown Mayor Emily Keller; Hagerstown City Councilmember Tekesha Martinez; Prince George’s County Councilmember Johnathan Medlock (District 6); Former Gaithersburg Councilmember Yvette Monroe; Pocomoke City Councilmember Todd Nock (District 4); Baltimore City Councilmember Phylicia Porter (District 10); Baltimore County Councilmember Tom Quirk (District 1); Baltimore City Councilmember Odette Ramos (District 14); Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Slavin; Riverdale Park Councilmember Richard Smith (Ward 1); Laurel Councilmember Brencis Smith (Ward 2); Baltimore City Councilmember Robert Stokes (District 12); Baltimore City Councilmember James Torrence (District 7); Forest Heights Mayor Calvin Washington; former Maryland Democratic Party chairs Michael Cryor and Susie Turnbull; Former Chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board Royce Hanson; Joe Vogel, candidate for delegate in District 17; The Baltimore Fire Officers Union Local 964; Collective PAC, one of the nation’s largest organizations working to build Black representation in government; Impact, a leading national organization supporting the Indian American and South Asian community; Ironworkers Local #5, a progressive union representing over 1,000 ironworkers; The Maryland State Education Association; The Columbia Democratic Club; and VoteVetsPAC, one of the top veterans advocacy organizations in the country.

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