Maryland Delegate Jheanelle Wilkins

February 2, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Wilkins, Acevero Introduce Bills Proposing Elimination of School Resource Officers

Two State Delegates, representing Montgomery County residents, are introducing legislation in the Maryland House of Delegates aimed at reimagining police in public schools across Maryland. The two bills propose eliminating law enforcement officers in schools and redirecting the funds to mental health services. Del. Jheanelle Wilkins (District 20) is introducing the Counselors Not Cops Act […]

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January 20, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Políticos de Maryland Tuitean sus Despedidas en Señal de Alivio Tras Salida de Trump

Si bien gran parte de las noticias se centran en la inauguración presidencial de Joe Biden, desde el juramento hasta las fiestas y desfiles virtuales, varios políticos de Maryland utilizaron Twitter, el miércoles por la mañana, para expresar sus sentimientos mientras veían al presidente Donald Trump salir de la Casa Blanca por última vez como […]

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January 20, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Politicians Tweet Their Goodbyes in Relief as Trump Leaves D.C.

While much of the news is focused on Joe Biden’s Presidential Inauguration, from taking the oath to virtual parties and parades, several Maryland politicians took to Twitter Wednesday morning to express their feelings as they watched President Donald Trump leave the White House for the last time as this country’s 45th president. Max learned how […]

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November 2, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Lawmakers Call on Hogan to Provide $2 Million for Businesses Along Purple Line

Several Maryland and Montgomery County lawmakers gathered outside of Evita’s Bridal Shop in Takoma Park Monday, calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to provide funding for businesses along the Purple Line. Many of those businesses are immigrant-owned, and they face a unique financial challenge because of Purple Line construction and restrictions placed on businesses because of […]

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July 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Del. Wilkins: ‘The Robert White Case is Really Part of a Pattern in Montgomery County’

As of Thursday, a petition to reopen the investigation into the Montgomery County police officer, Anand Badgujar, who shot and killed an unarmed black man on June 11, 2018, has received more the 740 signatures. MyMCMedia spoke to Del. Jheanelle Wilkins, who has publicly expressed her support for the petition. Wilkins called the investigation into Robert White’s […]

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July 23, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

State Delegate Wilkins Inspired by ‘Moral Courage’ of John Lewis

State Del. Jheanelle Wilkins, who represents Maryland’s 20th District, spoke to MyMCMedia about the passing of Congressman John Lewis. Here’s what she had to say about the civil rights icon.

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July 8, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Local Leaders Slam Hogan for Rejecting Universal Mail-In-Ballots in November

Gov. Larry Hogan announced in a statement Wednesday that he’s directed the State Board of Elections to conduct normal, in person voting—as well as early voting—for the presidential election on November 3, “with enhanced voting options in light of the #COVID19 pandemic.” In a letter to State Board of Elections Chairman Michael Cogan, Hogan said, […]

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May 28, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Local Officials React to Deadly National Incidents Involving Current, Former Police Officers

Several local officials reacted strongly to recent deadly brutality incidents around the country – including two that were captured on videos that went viral. In Georgia, Ahmaud Aubrey, a 25-year-old African American man, was jogging when he was shot to death after being chased by two men – a former police officer who had been […]

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