Rep. Jamie Raskin

July 1, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Rep. Raskin Named to House Committee to Investigate Capitol Riot

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin is a member of the newly-formed Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol. Speaker Nancy Peloski announced her choices July 1 for the committee that is designed to examine and report upon the facts and causes of the attack and rioting. Besides Raskin, she also named […]

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May 24, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

End of Year Townhall for MCPS Students Highlights ‘Year of Resilience’

Montgomery County Public Schools’ (MCPS) Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) Nick Asante held an end-of-year townhall for students on Saturday. The discussion centered on “Recapping the Year of Resilience.” Keynote speaker Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) acknowledged that the past year has been traumatic considering the devastation of almost 600,000 American lives […]

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May 20, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces High School Graduation Dates, Speakers

More than 11,000 Montgomery County Public Schools students will receive high school diplomas in commencement ceremonies this year. The high school commencement season is set to begin Wednesday, June 2, and will end Thursday, June 17. Last year, MCPS held virtual graduation ceremonies, but this year each school’s commencement ceremony will be in person and […]

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May 17, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland’s Federal Politicians Speak Out on Israel and Gaza Violence

As the violence in Israel and Gaza continues, Maryland’s federal representatives have issued statements and taken to Twitter to call for a ceasefire. U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin issued a joint statement with fellow U.S. Senators Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Ron Wyden of Oregon condemning attacks on civilians and called for efforts to create […]

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May 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Walter Johnson Student Wins Raskin’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition

Yun Ji Choi of Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda took first place in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District’s 2021 Congressional Art Competition. Her digital art piece, titled “Promise to Keep You Safe,” will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year. “Congratulations to Yun Ji Choi on winning this year’s art competition for 8th District […]

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May 3, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Carousel at Glen Echo Park Reopens for First Time Since 2019

The Dentzel Carousel at Glen Echo Park reopened May 1 for its 100th anniversary season. The ride was installed in 1921; it’s one of the few working antique carousels in the U.S. in its original location. It closed for repairs in 2019 and then stayed closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For now, the carousel […]

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April 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Raskin Invites Wheaton Restaurant Owner as Virtual Guest to Presidential Address

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) has invited Wheaton restaurant owner Chris Pyon, a second-generation Korean-American and co-owner of Mobydick Sushi, as his virtual guest to President Joe Biden’s Joint Address to Congress on Wednesday. Pyon was also named this week’s 8th District Local Hero by Raskin. Pyon was able to keep his family’s business afloat […]

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April 26, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Maryland Sen. Kagan Honored for Advocacy, Social Justice Work

Maryland Sen. Cheryl Kagan, who represents Gaithersburg and Rockville, was called “a life-long champion” for both Montgomery County and “the entire state of Maryland,” by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen as she received the 2021 Hyman Bookbinder Award from AJC, the American Jewish Committee, April 25. U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin called her “our beloved senator” […]

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April 14, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando Plans to Continue Virtual Stories Throughout Term on Council

Since the start of the coronavirus closures in March 2020, Councilmember Will Jawando has been live streaming videos of himself and guests reading children’s books. “Virtual Storytime with Councilmember Jawando” launched in March 2020 after schools were abruptly closed and families were adjusting to virtual learning. One year into the pandemic, Jawando has filmed more […]

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April 2, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Raskin Family to Hold Memorial Service for Late Son

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin and his family will hold a virtual memorial service for his 25-year-old son Thomas “Tommy” Bloom Raskin, who died by suicide on Dec. 31, 2020. The memorial service takes place Saturday, April 3 at 11 a.m. The service will be streamed via YouTube and the public is invited to join as […]

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