Sen. Chris Van Hollen

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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April 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Councilmembers Meet with Senator Van Hollen

Montgomery County councilmembers met with Sen. Chris Van Hollen Friday afternoon. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson had high praise for Van Hollen. “Our state and county are so lucky to have someone as gifted and highly-respected as Senator Van Hollen fighting for us. There are so many things happening at […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hogan, Van Hollen Show Their Inner Marylander in March Madness Bracket

Gov. Larry Hogan and U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen released their March Madness brackets Thursday afternoon and — to no one’s surprise — they both are predicting Maryland will win it all. Van Hollen tweeted, “My bracket last year had @UMBCAthletics beating @UVA in the first round. People laughed (ahem @MarkWarner)—but as we saw, you […]

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March 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Teachers, County Officials March For Education Funding in Annapolis

Thousands of teachers took buses to Annapolis Tuesday to march in support of increased education funding in the state of Maryland. County leaders including councilmembers, leaders from the Board of Education, and the county executive joined teachers in solidarity for the march. In a social media message to MCM, Councilmember Andrew Friedson said that his […]

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February 4, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Van Hollen, Raskin Call for Governor Northam’s Resignation

Maryland officials have taken to social media to call for Gov. Ralph Northam’s (D-Va.) resignation over a racist image that surfaced Friday. The image came from Northam’s 1984 yearbook page when he was a student at Eastern Virginia Medical School. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam did not resign during a news conference, saying he does not believe […]

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January 10, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Stop the Shutdown, Stop the Wall’: Furloughed Workers Call for Government to Re-Open

Politicians and furloughed federal workers came out to protest the government shutdown at the Silver Spring Civic Center on Wednesday night. The event was lead by Rep. Jamie Raskin, who started the rally with a chant: “All for one, one for all, stop the shutdown, stop the wall.” In addition to Raskin, the rally featured […]

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February 27, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Cardin, Van Hollen Meet Over Local Youth’s Death in Paraguay

U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen met Monday with Ambassador Lee McClenny, the recently confirmed ambassador to Paraguay, to discuss the death of Alex Villamayor, who was killed in Paraguay in 2015. His aunt, Kim Luk, who still lives in Maryland, also was part of the meeting. Cardin and Chris Van Hollen have […]

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July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers Around Montgomery County

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker holds his re-election kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pearl, 180 High Park Lane, Silver Spring. Special guests include Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Jamie Raskin. For information, email Nik Sushka at niksushka@gmail.com or call 309.530.3775. Admission free, contributions accepted. Hucker has filed for re-election. State Sen. […]

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