Valerie Ervin

Councilmember Valerie Ervin represents more than 200,000 residents who live in District 5, which makes up the eastern portion of Montgomery County, and includes Takoma Park and Silver Spring. The district also shares boundaries with Howard and Prince George’s counties and the District of Columbia. She was named last year as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the DC Metropolitan area by the Washingtonian Magazine. Councilmember Ervin will be attending the 2012 Convention and will be blogging from Charlotte. You can follow Councilmember Ervin on her Facebook page or on twitter @ValerieErvin.

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When Strangers Act Like Neighbors

Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin

When strangers start acting like neighbors… communities are reinvigorated. ~ Ralph Nader This week was one of ups and downs, highs and lows but ultimately it was an amazing showing of people committed to building a community of people who are unafraid to show their empathy and determination to shine a light on poverty and […]

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Raise Your Voice to SNAP the Silence

Montgomery County Councilmember Valerie Ervin

I was interviewed yesterday for the Segye Times, which is a Korean newspaper. The reporter was interested in the SNAP Challenge and couldn’t believe that in the U.S. there were people who go hungry every day. He was particularly interested in what I had to eat and wanted to take pictures of my lunch that […]

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Long Day Without Food

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Today is day three of the SNAP the Silence Challenge and while it’s been difficult, I’m still holding strong. For me, one of the most interesting effects of this challenge is the way that my mind has begun to fixate on food. In the morning, I think about what I’m having for breakfast, lunch, and […]

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Second Day and Counting

Photo of Marie Henderson & Valerie Ervin

I started my morning yesterday shopping for the week on $25. It was a lot harder to do than I originally thought. It was embarrassing for me to carefully choose all of my items and then proceed to the checkout stand only to find that I had overspent by almost $4. I know that in […]

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Gearing up for the SNAP the Silence on Poverty Challenge

Photo of Valerie Ervin and students at school breakfast

Today is Friday, Feb.1st and I am mentally preparing to take the SNAP the Silence on Poverty Challenge next week. I am so happy that Marie Henderson, Executive Director of Interfaith Works, has prepared a shopping list for those of us who were concerned about how best to spend our $25 for the week. I can […]

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"She is the Real Deal"

Michelle Obama

The DNC got started off with a huge bang. I will always remember where I was when Mayor Corey Booker, Gov. Duvall Patrick, Mayor Julian Castro, Lilly Ledbetter, and Gov. Martin O’Malley spoke the truth to the American people about what the Democratic party means to all of us. But what a night it was […]

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Mayor Julian Castro

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San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is a ROCK STAR! We are so lucky to have so many young talented people represent an America that we all know and love. Proud to be a Democrat!

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Valerie Ervin @ the DNC

Valerie Ervin at the DNC graphic

Gov. Duval Patrick rocked the house tonight at the DNC!

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"A Good Man" by Mark Shriver

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I arrived safely in Charlotte last night at around 9 pm.  It stormed most of the way from Durham to Greensboro.  I am lucky to be staying at a hotel within walking distance of the convention center. I have been asking many of the delegates who attended the Denver DNC as well as this one, […]

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On My Way to Charlotte

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Stopped at Starbucks to fill up on coffee for my 8 hour road trip to Charlotte. Trying out writing my first post on the blog. So far, so good! I’m sure I’ll be adding more as soon as I arrive.

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