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Sarahia Benn House of Delegates Maryland, Legislative District 34A

Sarahia Benn

Sarahia Benn for House of Delegates, Maryland, Legislative District 34A

Organizations
Location
ABERDEEN, Maryland
District / Locality
Maryland, Legislative District 34A
County
Harford
Political Affiliation
Democratic
Office
House of Delegates
Incumbency
Challenger
Election Date
06/26/2018

FULL PROFILE

Position Spectrum Key
  • NOT APPLICABLE
    N/A
  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+
  • OPPOSE
    O
  • NEUTRAL
    N
  • SUPPORT
    S
  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
    S+

Quick Bio

Sarahia Benn (pronounced Sa-ree-ah), also known as S. Benn. The product of a strong, hardworking, and locally-known family in District 34A called the Bishop-Bond. alumnus of the prestigious Berklee College of Music furthered formal education at M.I.T taking a series of Entrepreneurship studies under Bill Aulet. Community Activism & Service Community Organizer Consultant Educator Entrepreneur Public Intellectual Member of TWW Member of AADEM Member of New Harford Dem Club Member of 3M connection pro gospel act Leader & Member of "SB3" ft.S. Benn VP of HCRES PTA Youth Minister

My Positions

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

“I strongly support automatic voter registration in Maryland & will sponsor/co-sponsor legislation to make this happen. Update: 4/24/18 The legislature approved to create an opt-out system I'm supporting an opt-in. Also, they are making it so only a few agencies can do it instead of what I support which is on the date of 18 you're registration status goes from n/a to registered! #Differences”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Education

“I support taking measures to improve civic education in Maryland by requiring the coursework include a deeper understanding of civics philosophy and ideas from the past to the current era. Books like "the lies my teachers told me" by Dr. James Loewen should be required coursework to be learned to help create responsible citizens who participate in civics. ”

SUPPORT
S

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

“I support requiring that committee chairs be elected by committee members in the Maryland General Assembly so the will of the constituency is prioritized.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION

“I strongly support instituting special elections to fill legislative vacancies, leaving the power in the hands of the people and not the legislature who may replace vacant seats with someone the people do not want in that position. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Education

“Rising levels of child poverty and inequity demand that Maryland reform its educational Thorton plan funding formula. MD public school system is being underfunded by $2.9 billion which means each public school in MD is averaging $2 in underfunding per year. I strongly support investing state monies to address this inequity in the public school system. ”

SUPPORT
S

Organized Labor Union Position

“I would support legislation protecting worker’s rights’ to organize & engage in collective bargaining. There are direct correlations between income stagnation & rising inequality w/ the erosion of rights. States that lack the rights to organize fail in every category from income stagnation to higher incidences of work-related deaths, etc. ”

STRONGLY OPPOSE
O+

Education

“I strongly oppose larger class sizes and less individualized instruction. Underfunding of education has resulted in increasing teacher to student ratios. This is bad for our kids and stifles innovation. ”

SUPPORT
S

Education

“I support putting a lock-box feature on the Educational budget so schools underfunding budgetary amounts can be reduced. ”

SUPPORT
S

Education Choice & Vouchers

“I SUPPORT BUILDING, TRANSFORMING, & PROGRESSING THE CURRENT PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BY IMPLEMENTING FLEXIBLE OPTIONS, ENCOURAGING COMPETITION, FOSTERING INNOVATION, ADOPT SPECIFIC VISIONS & FOCUSES TO PROVIDE PARENTS WITH REAL SCHOOL CHOICE WITHOUT HAVING TO CREATE ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Education

“Develop more teachers from multiply marginalized areas by going into high schools in Junior years, working w/students who desire to teach, & help guide them through the process to get into college. This will proactively work to recruit educators that will better address the needs of children in underrepresented areas and since the recruits are from the area this may reduce retention issues. ”

OPPOSE
O

Economic & Tax Policy

“Thumbs down! No historical evidence tariffs work! More evidence they destabilize economies, strip companies & consumers resources, & cause retaliation from allies & oppositional countries alike! 5% of MD imports are steel & aluminum. State & district 34A will lose billions in revenue & savings to pay higher rates to drink soda, buy cars, to fly on airplanes, $10 can of soup, etc. ”

Organizations I Support

American Farm Bureau
American Federation for Children
National Education Association
American Federation of Teachers
Raise the Minimum Wage
American Federation of State/County/Municipal Employees
American Civil Liberties Union
Everytown for Gun Safety
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, inc
NAACP
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

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