COLLEGE PARK, MD – Today, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-5) delivered remarks at an “Early Vote” event with Hillary Rodham Clinton to support the Brown-Ulman campaign at Ritchie Coliseum on the University of Maryland's campus. Congressman Hoyer mobilized voters and encouraged Marylanders to cast their ballots before early voting ends at 8:00 p.m. tonight. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery:
“Hello College Park.
“Thank you all so much for being here today in support of the next governor and lieutenant governor of our state, Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman.
“I’m so proud to represent our district in Congress and to fight for jobs, opportunity, and a strong middle class on the federal level.
“But we also need elected leaders in Annapolis who are committed to this same cause.
“We’re here today because we know that Anthony Brown is the leader we need to take up the baton and carry forward the important work of building a stronger Maryland.
“Anthony and Ken are fighting for a stronger middle class, schools that lead students to success, and jobs that pay well and make the American Dream accessible to all Marylanders.
“But they can’t do it alone.
“I’m here to stand with them, and so is one of the extraordinary leaders of our party, former senator and former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton.
“She’s here with us today because she believes in Anthony and Ken – and because she believes in all of us.
“She knows that we have the power to shape a strong and prosperous future for Maryland by voting on November 4.
“Today is the last day to vote early – and I encourage you, if you haven’t already done so, to go straight from this event to the polls and cast your vote for Anthony Brown and Ken Ulman.
“Early voting ends today at 8:00 p.m.
“And if you missed early voting and can’t get there today, mark your calendars – take out your smartphones and type this in right now.
“November 4 – polls open at 7:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.
“Set a reminder to get there early.
“And, if you can spare some time on election day – or one of the days between now and Tuesday – Anthony and Ken need your help as a volunteer.
“We need concerned citizens to reach out to voters in the community by going door to door and making calls.
“This election – and Maryland’s future – is in your hands.