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Press Release: Statement from the Maria Mandela Vismale Baltimore City Council Campaign - October 20, 2020

My opponent, Isaac Schleifer, is failing the residents of District 5 yet again. As candidate for Baltimore City Council District 5, I object to “Yitzy” Schleifer’s decision to ignore the welfare, safety, and preferences of the body of residents that he should be representing. Read More...

SheVotes Interviews Maria as the First Candidate in a Series on Women Candidates - August 27, 2020

Maria shares what motivated her to run and what is the most important issue she'll take up if elected, and speaks to young women considering not voting this cycle.

 

Diamond K Show: Interview with Candidate Vismale - August 27, 2020

Maria discusses the Baltimore explosion, strategies she plans to enact in City Council, what the 100 anniversary of women's suffrage means to her as a Black woman, and why Yitzy Schleifer's lack of transparency is a problem for constituents like her.

Press Release: Black Community Leaders Join Together to Provide Services to Victims of Explosion - August 18, 2020

Last week, a major gas explosion destroyed homes in Northwest Baltimore on Labyrinth Road, killing one woman and seriously injuring several others. Baltimore City Council candidate Maria M. Vismale joins this week with local mental health and real estate professionals to help families in need. Read More...

Marie Claire: Black Candidates Running for Office in 2020 - July 20, 2020

It's not enough to demand justice for a week and simply move on. If we want to make real change in this country, that change needs to be reflected in our leaders, starting at the local level. Maria is featured as one of the many Black candidates dedicating themselves to their communities and their country—consistently putting in the work to remind us that Black lives have and always will matter. Read More...

Baltimore Sun: Here’s Where Each Baltimore City Council Race Stands, as Primary Vote Counting Winds Down - June 12, 2020

As the returns of Maryland’s first attempt at a mostly mail-in election were nearly all counted — more than a week after the primary — winners emerged in races for Baltimore City Council’s 14 districts and other candidates conceded their losses. Read More...

Press Release: Statement from Maria Mandela Vismale on George Floyd's Murder - June 10, 2020

As an African American woman dedicated to fighting injustice, I am deeply troubled by the tragic loss of George Floyd, who struggled for air while in police custody. I am motivated to engage with my community to heal and help to solve the problem of racial injustice that we know have rattled our nation. Read More...

WMAR2News: Official Election Results: Maryland Primary Election 2020 - June 2, 2020

Maria Mandela Vismale wins the Republican nomination and was unopposed. Read More...

Baltimore Sun: In Baltimore’s District 5, a Question of Representation in a Fragmented Community - May 22, 2020

In 2016, Isaac “Yitzy” Schleifer campaigned on a slogan of “We Can Do Better.” But in racially and ethnically segregated District 5 — a majority black region with a densely populated enclave of Orthodox and religious Jews that sits north of Northern Parkway — some argue Schleifer has governed with only a portion of constituents in mind. Read More...

The Baltimore Sun: Voter guide: Maria Mandela Vismale, City Council (5), Baltimore City - May 12, 2020

Maria answers Baltimore Sun's questions on why she's running, the key issues, and the role of City Council in serving the residents of District 5. Read More...

Washington Examiner: Council to tackle gang problem - May 3, 2007

17 year old Maria Vismale joins other concerned citizens speaking to the Baltimore City City Council on the rising tide of gang violence. Read More...

The Baltimore Sun: (X)(Y) - May 3, 2007

Baltimore resident, Maria Vismale, 17 years old, speaks on behalf of Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development to City Council members last night. She illustrates gang influence on children in her neighborhood citing that gangs have corrupted her 13-year-old cousin, a once-promising student who was arrested this year. Read More...

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