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June 30, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Lanzan Fondo de Seguridad Alimentaria en Montgomery

El sábado, el concejal Will Jawando anunció en Silver Spring el lanzamiento del Fondo de Seguridad Alimentaria del Condado de Montgomery. El fondo es una asociación entre el condado y Greater Washington Community Foundation. El objetivo del fondo es conectar más alimentos a más personas. El Concejo del Condado asignó $10.3 millones de dólares al […]

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June 29, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Leaders Say Donations Are Essential for Montgomery County Food Security Fund

On Saturday, Councilmember Will Jawando announced in Silver Spring the launch of the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The fund is a partnership between the county and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. The goal of the fund is to connect more food to more people. The County Council allocated $10.3 million to the fund, but it […]

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June 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz: Need for Food Security Now ‘Off the Charts’

Councilmember Will Jawando introduced a public-private partnership with the Greater Washington Community Foundation Saturday, which launches the Montgomery County Food Security Fund. The goal of the food security fund is to “connect food to more people” in the county by supporting restaurants, food banks, and local farmers. Saturday’s news conference took place at East County […]

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June 15, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

As Council Calls to Limit ‘Use of Force,’ Police Union Says its Ideas Have Gone ‘Unheard’

As thousands protest police brutality and racial injustice throughout the country, the calls to reform police unions — which can stand in the way of prosecuting officers who kill unarmed people of color — are getting louder. Montgomery County Police Department’s union is the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 35 (FOP Lodge 35). In a […]

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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dominique Dawes to Join Councilmember Jawando for Thursday Virtual Storytime

Dominique Dawes, the Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast from Silver Spring, will join Councilmember Will Jawando for his daily virtual story time Thursday at 11:30 a.m. The stories will be read live on Jawando’s Facebook page. Jawando has been reading stories virtually to children since schools moved online because of the coronavirus. He’s been joined for […]

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May 13, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

‘Harriet’ Star Cynthia Erivo to Join Jawando for Virtual Storytime Friday

Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando announced a special guest for his daily virtual storytime Friday: Academy Award nominee Cynthia Erivo. Erivo starred in the 2019 biographical film “Harriet,” about abolitionist Harriet Tubman. In 2016, she won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Celie Harris in The Color Purple. She […]

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April 30, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for April 30 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, April 30 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1.Virtual Tenant Town Hall: With next month’s rent due in just a few days, many residents are concerned about their housing and economic security during this crisis. The Montgomery County Council has relief measures in place to assist renters during this […]

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March 11, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Proyecto de Ley Busca más Viviendas Asequibles en Montgomery

EL Concejo del Condado de Montgomery presentó el martes el Proyecto de Ley 13-20, Propiedad del Condado – Disposición – Vivienda Asequible. El concejal Will Jawando es el patrocinador principal. El objetivo de esta legislación es aumentar la disponibilidad de viviendas asequibles en el Condado. El proyecto de ley 13-20 requeriría que las disposiciones de […]

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February 25, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Oldest Living Tuskegee Airman McGee Honored by County Council

Montgomery County councilmembers Will Jawando and Craig Rice presented former Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee with a proclamation in his honor Tuesday during a council session.  #HappeningNow: Councilmembers @willjawando and @RicePolitics are recognizing Mr. Charles McGee, the oldest living member of Tuskegee Airmen, and presenting a proclamation in honor of his legacy. pic.twitter.com/hyZ8dT3oJi — Montgomery Council […]

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February 25, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

County Council Confirms First Chief Equity Officer

Montgomery County Council has confirmed Tiffany Ward to be the county’s first ever Chief Equity Officer. “Our first order of business is to really get people trained and informed as to what racial equity is,” said Ward. Ward received a unanimous vote from the council early on Tuesday. “To have you shepherding us is an […]

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