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Congress: Ben Smilowitz

Jun 22, 2022
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Frederick News Post

2 – What is the most important issue in this race and what specific plans do you have to address it? (100 words max)

People in Western Maryland are hurting! We need quality affordable health care, better public transit, jobs, leadership on civil rights, affordable housing, education funding, accountability, and hope. We need representatives focused 100% on people of Frederick County and the 6th District, not advancing their personal profits. I’ve advocated for people for 25 years. I reject the corrupting influence of big money in Washington. If we allow leaders to spend $25 million and buy elections, special interests will spend more. I will stand up to insurance companies, big pharma, and special interests that don’t care about our health, kids, or planet.

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2022 Voter Guide: Ben Smilowitz, candidate for U.S. Congress District 6

May 18, 2022
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Baltimore Sun

Why are you running for office?

I believe we need to get the corrupting influence of big money out of politics and prioritize accountability in public service. I have two young sons and I worry about their generation's future. At a time when our democracy and planet are threatened, we need representatives that dedicate all their time and energy to public service, not while expanding their multi-billion dollar businesses. Congress is not a part-time job or position bought. Our current representative embodies much of what disillusions Americans about politics.

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Op-Ed: Why wouldn't we create a 9/11 style COVID commission?

9/12/21
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Ben Smilowitz

What is most certain, is that if we fail to come together to examine this crisis and make improvements on all levels of government, we will be doomed to repeat its failures.

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Op-Ed: Congress must think outside the box on addressing PPE and test shortages

5/15/20
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Ben Smilowitz

An “Emergency Production Act for States” would allow states to take priority on contracts for necessary supplies produced in-state and increase production right away. Consider the benefits to the struggling economy if factories across the country produced enough PPE to meet global demand.

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