I Want to Live There – Message From the CEOAugust 1, 2019
I have lived in Baltimore City for the past 35 years. I was born in Baltimore. My parents were raised in Baltimore. My children were born in Baltimore. Elijah Cummings was my Congressman for many years (I didn’t move, but the district line did). He is a man of dignity and grace, a dedicated public servant.
The president attacked Rep. Cummings and my city. He attacked me, my family, my friends, my neighbors. Not only are we humans, we know how to express our humanity. We know that it takes civility and tolerance to build community. We are a community, with all of its triumphs and challenges.
Elijah Cummings is a hard-working member of Congress who returns to his district every day after work. A district that is a majority black, has a higher percentage of college graduates than the country as a whole, and a median income of over $60,000. The president tweeted that “No human being would want to live there.” I want to live here.
Lee Sherman, President & CEO