Councilmember Jawando

August 4, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Council Approves $3 Million for African American Communities Facing Disparities During COVID-19

Montgomery County councilmembers unanimously approved the special appropriation for the African American Health Program Executive Committee Targeted COVID-19 Response during a session on Tuesday, With this comprehensive strategy, more than $3 million would go towards continuous coronavirus response efforts that will focus on county zip codes with high numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases and where African […]

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July 13, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Councilmember Jawando Will Discuss Racism with Bestselling Author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi

Councilmember Will Jawando is hosting a virtual storytime on racism with New York Times bestselling author Dr. Ibram X. Kendi followed by a discussion with the MCPS community Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Join us on Thursday, July 16th, at 6:30 PM EST, for a discussion on racism as part of my Virtual Storytime series. Dr. […]

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June 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz: Need for Food Security Now ‘Off the Charts’

Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a public-private partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation Saturday, which launches the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The goal of the food security fund is to “connect food to more people” in the county by supporting restaurants, food banks, and local farmers. Saturday’s news conference took place at East County […]

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June 2, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Jawando to Introduce Legislation Declaring Racism a Public Health Emergency

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando plans to introduce a resolution this week that will declare racism a public health emergency in the county. In a tweet, he stated, “We are failing our communities of color & must act to change these systems. I hope you’ll join me in advocating for this declaration of racism as […]

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May 28, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes Joins Councilmember Jawando’s Virtual Storytime

Montgomery County councilmember Will Jawando had a special guest during his Virtual Storytime on Thursday morning. Olympic gold medal gymnast Dominique Dawes and owner of the Dominique Dawes Gymnastic Academy in Clarksburg joined Jawando in reading uplifting books to viewers. Dawes is a Silver Spring native. Jawando committed to doing the virtual storytime for the community since […]

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May 8, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Grab N’ Go Food to be Distributed Saturday in Silver Spring

Kingdom Fellowship Church will distribute 500 boxes of free groceries in Montgomery County. The Grab N’ Go food distribution will take place Saturday starting at 11 a.m. The location is the East County Community Recreation Center, located at 3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring. The food distribution is in partnership with Kingdom Fellowship Church, Councilmember […]

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April 30, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Free Grab n’ Go Groceries to be Distributed Saturday for Families in Need

Kingdom Fellowship Church has partnered with Councilmember Will Jawando to distribute 500 Grab ‘n Go boxes of free groceries on Saturday, May 2 at 11 a.m to families in need.  The groceries will be distributed in the East County Community Recreation Center Briggs Chaney Park and Ride Lot. The event is also in partnership with […]

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April 17, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Grocery Distribution Saturday at White Oak Recreation Center

Five-hundred boxes of groceries will be distributed Saturday at White Oak Recreation Center. Kingdom Fellowship AME Church, in partnership with Capital Area Food Bank and Councilmember Will Jawando, is sponsoring a Grab N’ Go distribution of groceries for families affected by the COVID-19 emergency. It will take place Saturday, April 18 from 11 a.m. to […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Council Confirms First Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Council has confirmed Tiffany Ward to be the county’s first ever Chief Equity Officer. “Our first order of business is to really get people trained and informed as to what racial equity is,” said Ward. Ward received a unanimous vote from the council early on Tuesday. “To have you shepherding us is an […]

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February 7, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Montgomery Firma Ley contra la Discriminación por Peinados Naturales

El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery firmó la Ley de la CORONA o “CROWN” el jueves, que hace ilegal discriminar los peinados naturales. La Ley CROWN (Creación de un mundo respetuoso y abierto para el cabello natural) fue patrocinada por los miembros del Concejo Will Jawando y Nancy Navarro. Prohíbe la discriminación basada en peinados […]

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