SHELLY HETTLEMAN AND SANDY ROSENBERG
GUEST COMMENTARY FOR MARYLAND MATTERS
MARCH 31, 2022
Hettleman represents Baltimore County’s District 11 in the Maryland Senate. Rosenberg represents Baltimore City’s District 41 in the House of Delegates. Both are Democrats.
Maryland has a rich history of service to our neighbors and our communities. We saw this selfless spirit during the past two years, as Marylanders from all walks of life stepped up to confront the COVID-19 pandemic.
Service brings us together, creates a sense of connection to people and place, and shows our love for one another. It is also a powerful vehicle to create meaningful and long-lasting change.
We believe that Maryland can and should be a national leader in service. But in a society that too often glorifies profit and individualism over working for the collective good, we must ensure that service careers are accessible, sustainable and rewarding for everyone who wants them.