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Adam Echelman: To the incoming mayor of Baltimore: Close the digital divide for all



Landecker Democracy Fellow, executive director of Libraries Without Borders, and co-founder and leader of Baltimore Digital Equity Coalition, Adam Echelman, published an article for the news platform.

The article welcomes the incoming mayor of Baltimore and suggests that the city’s next step should be to “develop a long-term strategy to expand digital literacy, device, and broadband access.” According to Adam, one third of Baltimore households lack a computer or high-speed internet, despite them being a necessity these days.

To read more about Baltimore’s situation and Adam’s views, follow this link.

Adam is one of thirty Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.