Today we’d like to introduce you to Tiffany Jones.
Hi Tiffany, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstory.
I am the host/creator of the online podcast show, “The District.” I am also running for Baltimore City Democratic State Central Committee Candidate in Baltimore’s 45th legislative district. I’ve lived in East Baltimore my whole life. The reason why I started the District podcast and decided to run for office is because of all the challenges and unheard voices that we have in the city. When it comes to the podcast, I really wanted to create a platform that elevates the unheard voices in our community. Many of the superheroes in our community go unseen or unheard because they aren’t “popular” or have money and status. Those are the folk that I aim to highlight. My goal is to always focus on community voices and inform the community about issues that affect us all. I decided to run for Baltimore City Central Committee because I saw a need for a candidate like me. Someone who works hard, care and understands how to organize and bring people together. In Baltimore, no one is going to save us. We have to come together and save ourselves.
Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
It definitely hasn’t been a smooth road. On a personal note, it’s a struggle at times because I am a single parent. I have a beautiful daughter and she suffers from asthma. So of course, I am there for her. Then it can be hard because you always run into people who feel like mothers should just take care of their family and not pursue other endeavors. I always hear people telling me that I’m “doing too much.” But they don’t understand that after I became a mother, it lit a fire in me to do better and be better. I want my daughter to go beyond everything that I am now. So I have to give everything I’ve got now. As far as politics is concerned, it’s a struggle when you’re not very popular. Then there’s people that spread rumors about you for whatever reason. It can get nasty but you have to stay focused on the mission. I just use all of this to my advantage. Let people sleep on you and talk about you while you continue to do the work and win.
As you know, we’re big fans of you and your work. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about what you do?
On a professional level, I investigate police misconduct cases. I’m very proud of what I do because I believe in justice and police accountability. Growing up in the city can be rough. I’ve been on both sides where I was harassed by police but was also in need of the police. So I’m proud to do work that allows me to try to bridge that relationship between the community and law enforcement.
What sets me apart from others is the amount of empathy I hold inside of me. These days, you’re seen as “weak” if you display too much care and heart. I see it as a strength and I’m far from “weak.” I’m caring, hardworking, and authentic. You don’t come by people like me too often but we are here.
Alright so before we go can you talk to us a bit about how people can work with you, collaborate with you or support you?
I’m always looking for people to collaborate with! If you would like to team up with me on a community project or would like to be a guest on The District, you can email me at DistrictBaltimore@gmail.com.
If you would like to support my central committee campaign, please visit www.tiffanyformaryland.com or email us at email@example.com.
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