For Immediate Release

June 5, 2015

CONTACTS: Tim Zink 410-962-4436/Marty Welch 202-224-4524




Cardin to Continue Conversation with Community Leaders and Business Owners near Epicenter of Baltimore Civic Unrest


Friday, June 5 at 4:00 PM, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) will continue an ongoing conversation with members of the communities directly affected by the rioting in Baltimore that followed the Freddie Gray tragedy. Local residents and business owners of the Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association will lead Friday’s discussion with Senator Cardin on how to spur a sustained recovery for their community and the City.

“Hundreds of businesses were harmed by rioting in Baltimore and tens of millions of dollars in expenses and economic activity were lost, making it more essential than ever that our city receives the strong federal support that we on Team Maryland have long fought to deliver,” said Senator Cardin. “In recent meetings at the White House and with key Cabinet-level officials, the Obama Administration has underlined its unwavering support to Baltimore’s recovery efforts. Recent actions have confirmed that commitment, and I will work to ensure that the federal government continues addressing not only the immediate aftermath of the Freddie Gray tragedy, but the underlying causes of urban decay in Baltimore and beyond.”

WHAT:          Discussion on Sustained Recovery in Baltimore’s Urban Communities

WHO:            U.S. Senator Ben Cardin

Matthew A. Henson Neighborhood Association

WHEN:          Friday, June 5 at 4:00 PM

WHERE:        Matthew A. Henson Elementary School, 1600 N. Payson St., Baltimore, MD 21217

HOW:            MEDIA RSVP to Tim Zink,