U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin

September 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin to Host Gun Safety Rally Tuesday in Silver Spring

On Tuesday evening at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will host a vigil to remember gun violence victims and a rally to demand gun safety action. The rally starts at 7 p.m. and will feature U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, and guests from Moms Demand […]

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July 19, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne and Doug Tallman

Ocasio-Cortez: ‘When We Make Hope Kinetic, the Good Will Win’

New York’s firebrand congressional representative, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, exhorted Montgomery County Democrats insisting the country would not backslide from progressive policy advances. “I will always believe that when we make hope kinetic, the good will win,” Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) said. Ocasio-Cortez joined Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) for a rally on Thursday night that raised money for […]

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July 19, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Bob Moses, Danny Glover Attend Rally Hosted by Raskin and Ocasio-Cortez

Thursday night’s benefit for Democracy Summer Maryland 2019 had a couple of high-profile names on the stage — Rep. Jamie Raskin and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and a couple of high-profile names in the audience, too. The Silver Spring event drew about 725 people, including civil rights activist Bob Moses and actor Danny Glover. Moses […]

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July 17, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Ocasio-Cortez Joins Raskin for Rally in Silver Spring Thursday

Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) will be joined by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday for a rally at the Silver Spring Civic Building. The rally will benefit Raskin’s Democracy Summer program, which aims to educate young Democrats about political organizing strategies to turn out voters to vote down the ballot in the 2020 election. Both […]

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February 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin’s Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours in Silver Spring

Rep. Jamie Raskin’s staff announced they’ll be holding “mobile office hours” in Silver Spring the first Wednesday of every month. These office hours will be at the Silver Spring Civic Center from 5 to 7 p.m. Raskin’s staff will be in the administration suite on the second floor. According to Raskin’s website, appointments are not […]

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February 9, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Two Weeks After Government Re-Opens, Federal Workers Attend Potluck at Blair

Two weeks since the federal government re-opened Montgomery County Fire & Rescue Services organized a potluck dinner for those community members who were hurt by the shutdown. The event took place Friday night at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring. Charles Bailey, division chief for the Fire and Rescue Services, said Lt. Irvin Smith, Capt. […]

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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

Maryland and Montgomery County Politicians Tweet Their Shutdown Frustrations

Maryland and Montgomery County politicians have taken to Twitter over the past couple of weeks to air their frustrations with the federal government shutdown. Here’s a look at what they’ve been saying. Gov. Larry Hogan I am disgusted by the lack of concern for hardworking employees who will go unpaid this week. No one in […]

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January 10, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Jan. 10 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Jan. 10, and here are five things you need to know: 1. Four Arrested at HOC Meeting: Four people were arrested for disorderly conduct Wednesday night after a meeting of the Housing Opportunities Commission in Kensington. They were protesting the commission’s refusal to preserve the graves buried under the parking lot at its Bethesda […]

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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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