tommy raskin

April 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Raskin Remembers Son Tommy: ‘Too Good For a World This Broken’

During a three-hour drive-in memorial service Saturday afternoon, Tommy Raskin, who died of suicide at the age of 25, was remembered by family, friends and thousands of others gathered at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C. or watching virtually on You Tube. The celebration of his life featured memories from long-time friends, teachers, his sisters and […]

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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 11, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Mental Health Bill Renamed in Maryland House to Honor Raskin’s Late Son

A Maryland House of Delegates’ bill that aims to provide mental health resources to Marylanders was renamed Thursday to honor U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin’s 25-year-old son Tommy, who died by suicide on Dec. 31. Sponsored by Montgomery County Rep. Bonnie Cullison, the bill would require the Maryland Department of Health, “in consultation with 2-1-1- Maryland, […]

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February 23, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Photos: Takoma Park Honors Hometown Hero Raskin with Yard Signs

Many Takoma Park residents are celebrating U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) as a hometown hero. Raskin became a household name serving as Lead Impeachment Manager earlier this month and tried prosecuting the case against former President Donald Trump for “Incitement of Insurrection.” Raskin was present for the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol […]

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February 18, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

To Honor Tommy Raskin, Ocasio-Cortez Asks Others to Join Her in Vegetarian Diet for Lent

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wants to honor Rep. Jamie Raskin’s (D-MD 8) late son, Tommy, for Lent and she wants others to join in, too. Wednesday night, AOC, as she is commonly called, said on Twitter that she will adopt a vegetarian diet for Lent in memory of Tommy, who his parents said was a […]

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January 18, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

On CNN, Raskin Discusses His Late Son, the Constitution and Impeachment

U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday declaring, “I’m not going to lose my son at the end of 2020 and lose my country and my Republic in 2021. It’s not going to happen.” Raskin’s son, Tommy, who died by suicide on New Year’s Eve, was a motivating force in […]

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January 13, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Pelosi Nombra a Raskin como Director y Líder del Juicio Político contra Trump

La presidenta de la Cámara de Representantes de Estados Unidos, Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), nombró al Representante Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) de Takoma Park como director y líder principal del juicio político, mientras la Cámara de Representantes toma medidas para acusar al presidente Donald Trump por “Incitación a Insurrección.” Raskin lidera ocho organizadores del juicio político […]

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January 12, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Pelosi Names Raskin as Lead Impeachment Manager

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has named U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) of Takoma Park as the lead impeachment manager, as the House of Representative moves to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday for “Incitement of Insurrection.” Raskin leads eight impeachment managers appointed by Pelosi, including Reps. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), David Cicilline (D-R.I.), Joaquin […]

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January 6, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Tommy Raskin’s Death Raises Familiar, Painful Questions About Mental Health

Tommy Raskin’s death by suicide on New Year’s Eve touched many people and raised questions of why a young man who seemed to have such a bright future ahead of him could succumb to depression. Raskin, the son of U.S. Rep. Jamie and Sarah Bloom Raskin, was only 25. According to the Centers for Disease […]

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January 5, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Rep. Raskin y su Esposa Publican una Emotiva Carta en Memoria a su Hijo

El representante Jamie Raskin (D-Md. 8) y su esposa Sarah Bloom Raskin publicaron un emotivo ensayo recordando a su hijo de 25 años, Tommy, quien murió en la víspera de Año Nuevo. Los Raskins describen a su hijo Tommy como “un corazón perfecto, un alma perfecta, un sentido del humor desbocado e implacable, y una mente […]

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