Rep. Jamie Raskin

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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March 29, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Raskin Joins MCPL for Discussion on the Future of American Democracy

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin will join The Council of Former Federal Executives (COFFE), Little Falls Village and Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) to discuss “Constitutional Patriotism, Partisanship and the Future of American Democracy.” The virtual event will be held on April 5 at 1 p.m. The event is part of the Speaker Series, co-hosted by […]

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March 25, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Raskin es Honrado con la Medalla ‘First Citizen’ de Maryland

Han pasado unos cinco años desde que el representante de los Estados Unidos Jamie Raskin fue senador del estado de Maryland, ahora, ese cuerpo legislativo le otorgó su Medalla al Primer Ciudadano, el miércoles. El Primer Premio al Ciudadano es otorgado por el presidente del Senado de Maryland a aquellos que “han sido participantes dedicados […]

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March 25, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Honored with Maryland ‘First Citizen’ Medal

Although it has been about five years since U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin was a Maryland state senator, that legislative body awarded him with its First Citizen Award Medal on Wednesday. The First Citizen Award is given out by the Maryland Senate president to those who “have been dedicated and effective participants in the process of making […]

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March 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are extending the deadline to file 2020 federal income taxes from April 15 to May 17. The IRS said in a statement that it will provide further guidance on the extension in the coming days. The guidance is likely to be related to tax law changes issued in […]

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