Fighting Climate Change and Putting a Price on the Social Calamity of Carbon

“Climate change isn’t just an issue,” Jamie said at his kickoff announcement. “It is the entire context in which we have to make all our public policy decisions.” 

Reducing Gun Violence and Challenging the NRA

Gun violence is a national epidemic and a national disgrace.  

Increasing Economic Opportunity and Uplifting Wages and Benefits for all Americans

“While our nation has experienced dramatic productivity growth over the last four decades,” Jamie says, “wages and benefits for working families have remained stagnant.   The result is the greatest wealth and income inequality America has ever seen.”  

Protecting Women’s Health Choices

In the Senate, Jamie has been a bold leader defending women’s health choices and reproductive autonomy. He is 100% pro-choice. 

Taking on the Roberts Court and the Koch Brothers to Defend Democracy

As “one of America’s most ardent advocates for democracy” (The Nation 4/20/15) Jamie is a champion of sweeping campaign finance reform, a powerful defender of voting rights, and a passionate critic of Citizens United and the Roberts Court’s systematic deregulation of big money in politics. 

Protecting Medicare and Social Security For Those Who’ve Earned It

Jamie believes that we should preserve and strengthen Social Security without endangering the benefits seniors have earned after a lifetime of work. 

Promoting Education and Working For the Success of All Students

A professor of constitutional law for 25 years, Jamie is passionately committed to the educational success of all young people.  

Protecting the Public’s Health

A long-time champion of single-payer health care, Jamie says, “In a modern democracy, good health care is not only a basic right of citizenship, it is a precondition for effective citizenship.” 

Defending the Constitution Against the Tea Party and Right-Wing Attacks

A constitutional law professor and author of several books, including the Washington Post Bestseller Overruling Democracy: the Supreme Court versus the American People, Jamie will be a lucid and passionate voice defending constitutional freedom and recovering the Constitution and its true meanings from Tea Party extremists. 

Comprehensive Immigration Reform

A strong supporter of the Maryland DREAM Act, Jamie believes that comprehensive immigration reform must be a top priority to break the deadlock in Congress and the country. 

Decency Towards Veterans

As a Senator, Jamie has constantly backed efforts to provide greater employment, educational and housing opportunities for Maryland’s veterans.  

Spreading Marriage Equality Across the Country

A professor of constitutional law and a passionate champion of civil rights and civil liberties for all, Jamie not only campaigned on marriage equality in his first run for office in 2005 but led the Senate floor fight for marriage equality both in 2011 and 2012, fending off hostile floor amendments, carefully explaining the constitutional underpinnings of the legislation, and vividly describing the situation of gay and lesbian couples experiencing discrimination under the old law. 

Defend Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Prevent Iran from Obtaining Nuclear Weapons

Jamie strongly supports nuclear non-proliferation and is backing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which is designed to thwart the Republic of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. 

Defending the Labor Movement and the Right to Organize

Jamie has been an effective champion for the working women and men of Maryland.  

A Legacy of Championing Animal Protection

Throughout Jamie's decade in public office, he has championed animal rights and animal welfare.  

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