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October 21, 2020 | Nicolle Schorchit

Jawando, Riemer’s New Bill Would Remove Police Officers From Schools

Two Montgomery County councilmembers said they planned to introduce a bill in the next six weeks that would dismantle the school resource officer program. Under this program, police departments in the county place officers in the schools and allow them to respond to school-based incidents. Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer attended a MoCo Defund […]

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September 18, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

Jawando Receives Threatening Comment on Social Media

Less than a month after reporting a racist, threatening comment on Instagram, Councilmember Will Jawando received another threat on social media. Jawando was going to participate in a virtual town hall Thursday night about alternatives to having police in school, he told MyMCMedia. The user made the threatening comment on a post promoting the virtual […]

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August 27, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: Instagram Determined Racist Comment Did Not Violate Community Guidelines

Councilmember Will Jawando recently reported a racist, threatening comment made by an anonymous user on Instagram in response to a photo Jawando shared of his toddler-aged son in front of a “Black Lives Matter” sign. After reviewing Jawando’s report, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, said it did not remove the comment—which spelled out the n-word […]

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August 24, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando to Host Virtual Policing Town Hall September 10

Councilmember Will Jawando is hosting a “Reimagining Policing in Montgomery County” virtual town hall on Thursday, Sept. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The town hall includes the following speakers: Dr. Elaine Bonner-Tompkins and Natalia Carrizosa, both analysts with Montgomery County Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO); Dr. Rashawn Ray, a sociology professor at the University […]

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August 11, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Leaders React to Biden’s VP Pick Harris

On Tuesday, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced that he’s selected California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris’ candidacy is historic in that she’s the first Black woman and the only South Asian American woman to become a vice presidential nominee. Here’s a look at how Democratic leaders in Montgomery County are […]

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August 7, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Councilmember Jawando Tweet: ‘Any Outbreak at a School is on you Governor Hogan’

Following County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles’ turnaround, enabling nonpublic schools to welcome students into physical classrooms at the start of the new year, Montgomery County Councilmember Will Jawando shot back. “Any outbreak at a school is on you @GovLarryHogan. So much for leaving decisions to localities and doctors. Shameful,” Jawando tweeted. You conveniently left […]

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August 4, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Concejo Aprueba más de $3 Millones para la Comunidad Afroamericana Afectada por Covid-19

Durante una sesión el martes, los miembros del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery aprobaron por unanimidad la asignación especial de la Respuesta Dirigida a COVID-19 del Comité Ejecutivo del Programa de Salud Afroamericano. Council approves $3.3 million special appropriation for the African American Health Program’s Targeted #COVID19 Response. The funding was spearheaded by Councilmembers @RicePolitics […]

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August 3, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Gayles, Elrich React to Hogan Overturning Directive to Keep Private Schools Closed

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and County Health Officer Dr. Travis Gayles learned that Gov. Larry Hogan was overturning the county’s directive to keep private schools in the county closed over a Zoom news conference Monday afternoon. Moments after Hogan tweeted the emergency order – which allows private schools to set their own reopening plan […]

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July 31, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Cardin, Van Hollen Cosponsor Bill to Declare Racism a National Public Health Emergency

U.S. Senators Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, both Maryland Democrats, are cosponsoring a resolution that was introduced in the Senate last week to declare racism a national public health emergency. The legislation acknowledges the role that race plays in health disparities as the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately affects communities of color, according to a Wednesday […]

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July 28, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

As Eviction Hearings Can Resume, Council Approves $20 Million in Relief

The Montgomery County Council approved $20 million in funding for rental assistance and eviction and homelessness prevention.  The county Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will administer the funds, which will be used toward programs that help tenants at risk of homelessness or eviction due to COVID-19, according to council documents. The prevention programs […]

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