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January 12, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Moves to Eliminate Street Names Honoring Confederates, Slaveowners

Montgomery County is moving to rename Jeb Stuart Court, Jeb Stuart Road and Jubal Early Court in Potomac and then continue to research and rename other streets and places with the goal of eliminating all street and place names connected to a Confederate or slaveowner The Montgomery County Planning Commission has been researching these street […]

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January 8, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Councilmember Jawando Decries ‘Desecration’ of U.S. Capitol

Many people are still trying to process what happened in Washington D.C. on Wednesday when a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol building. A US Capitol police officer died Thursday from injuries sustained during the attack. Four other people died Wednesday. Police fatally shot one woman as she forced entry into the building, and three […]

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December 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Park Trail Named After Confederate General Jeb Stuart Renamed

About six months ago, the Montgomery County Council requested a review to find all county streets and facilities named after Confederates, so they can ultimately be renamed. On June 15, the council sent a letter to local leaders asking the county to identify all county-owned streets and public facilities that are currently named after Confederate […]

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November 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando, Riemer to Discuss Legislation on Tuesday to Remove School Resource Officers

Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer will speak to members of the media at noon Tuesday about their legislation proposing the removal of school resource officers from Montgomery County Public Schools. The media briefing will be live-streamed on the Montgomery County Council’s Facebook page. It will feature comments from former MCPS students; Avery Smedley, an […]

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November 12, 2020 | Sydney Bullock

Council Enacts Bill to Prevent Workplace Discrimination and Promote Fair Screening

Montgomery County Council unanimously enacted Bill 35-20 on Nov. 10, an expansion of the previous bill, Ban the Box. This new legislation prohibits background checks into certain types of arrests and convictions until after a conditional offer of employment has been extended. The council enacted the Ban the Box bill in 2014, which prohibited employers […]

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November 5, 2020 | Toluwa Famuyide

Commission for Women to Host Covid-19 Listening Tours

The Montgomery County Commission for Women will host a series of virtual listening sessions during the month of November. According to a press release, these virtual sessions will allow women in the county to share how they’ve been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The tours will be held from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with […]

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October 21, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Jawando, Riemer’s New Bill Would Remove Police Officers From Schools

Two Montgomery County councilmembers said they planned to introduce a bill in the next six weeks that would dismantle the school resource officer program. Under this program, police departments in the county place officers in the schools and allow them to respond to school-based incidents. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer attended a MoCo Defund […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: Instagram Determined Racist Comment Did Not Violate Community Guidelines

Councilmember Will Jawando recently reported a racist, threatening comment made by an anonymous user on Instagram in response to a photo Jawando shared of his toddler-aged son in front of a “Black Lives Matter” sign. After reviewing Jawando’s report, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, said it did not remove the comment—which spelled out the n-word […]

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August 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando to Host Virtual Policing Town Hall September 10

Councilmember Will Jawando is hosting a “Reimagining Policing in Montgomery County” virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The town hall includes the following speakers: Dr. Elaine Bonner-Tompkins and Natalia Carrizosa, both analysts with Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO); Dr. Rashawn Ray, a sociology professor at the University […]

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August 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Some Concerned Over Lack of Muslims on Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee

In November 2019, the Montgomery County Council passed a racial equity and social justice bill in hopes of helping combat institutional inequity.  The bill established the 15-member Racial Equity and Social Justice Advisory Committee. The committee was established to advise County Executive Marc Elrich, the council and county agencies about equity issues and make recommendations […]

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