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October 16, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

New Legislation Would Prohibit Discrimination Against Certain Types of Natural Hairstyles

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando and Council President Navarro recently held a press conference on Bill 30-19, the CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Act. The CROWN Act would prohibit discrimination against certain types of natural hairstyles, including braids, locks, afros, curls and twists, and would ensure that individuals who are […]

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September 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Talks School Security and Safety Measures

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando spoke to MyMCMedia about new school safety and security measures in place on Tuesday at Shady Grove Middle School. Jawando noted that this is the first year that all of Montgomery County Public Schools’ buses are equipped with cameras to improve pedestrian safety in the county. Also, Jawando said Montgomery […]

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August 23, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Potomac is Next Up on Jawando’s Library Listening Tour

Councilmember Will Jawando to Visit Potomac Library Thursday, August 29 Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando continues his library listening tour August 29 at 7 p.m. at the Potomac Library located at 10101 Glenolden Drive. Jawando serves as the library lead on the County Council’s Education and Culture committee. He is visiting all 21 library branches […]

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August 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

County Officials, Educators Remember Toni Morrison

Montgomery County leaders are remembering Pulitzer Prize winning Toni Morrison, celebrated for her works about the black experience in America. The “Beloved” author died Aug. 5 from complications with pneumonia. MyMCMedia caught up with Gaithersburg Mayor Jud Ashman and Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando about what Morrison meant to them. Ashman said he had always […]

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August 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Políticos Locales Reaccionan a los Tiroteos Masivos del Fin de Semana

Los líderes del Congreso del Condado de Montgomery recurrieron a Twitter para expresar sus reacciones a los tiroteos masivos en Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas y Dayton, Ohio. “No podemos permitir llegar al punto en que el horror no horrorice. Debemos enfrentarnos al odio y a los terroristas domésticos. Los que se niegan a tomar […]

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August 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Local Politicians React to the Weekend’s Mass Shootings

Montgomery County’s congressional leaders turned to Twitter to express their reactions to the mass shootings in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. “We cannot allow ourselves to reach the point where horror does not horrify. We must stand up to hate and domestic terrorists. Those who refuse to take action to stop the […]

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August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: ICE Notice at White Oak Apartment A Hoax

Councilmember Will Jawando shared two photos Thursday on Facebook that showed a fake notice posted on doors at the White Oak Gardens Apartments in Silver Spring. The notice had the Department of Homeland Security’s crest in the upper left corner and claimed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be on the premises starting Aug. […]

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August 1, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Weighs in on Democratic Debate

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando appeared on CNN on Thursday weighing in on how Democratic candidates performed in Wednesday night’s primary debate. Jawando defended former Vice President Joe Biden for aligning his policies with that of former President Barack Obama (Jawando, himself, worked an Obama White House official). Here’s what he had to say to […]

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July 31, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for July 31 in Montgomery County

Today is Wednesday, July 31. Mostly cloudy in the morning, then thunderstorms later in the day. Here’s the forecast. Here’s five things to know: 1. Council Committee Work: The County Council’s planning committee meets at 8:30 a.m. at the Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation for a roundtable discussion. The committee is chaired by Councilmember Hans […]

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July 23, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Jawando Listens to Residents’ Concerns During Library Tour

Councilmember Will Jawando held a meeting in his Library Listening Tour at the Long Branch Library in Silver Spring Monday night, speaking with residents about issues in their library and the county as a whole. Issues brought up by residents included the lack of resources in libraries, particularly after-school programs. While Jawando and the council […]

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