Our Montgomery County Chapter is rounding out a busy year of activity focused on issues, candidates, networking, training, and support. In the Spring the Chapter helped build the pressure that forced Gov. Hogan to cave and sign a fracking ban. And this fall the OR MoCo chapter was active in the fight for a $15 dollar minimum wage, a bill which the Montgomery County Council unanimously passed in November with a veto-proof margin.Several members of Our Revolution in Montgomery County are running for City Council and higher office, and more still have heeded Bernie’s call to get more active in the local Democratic party, volunteering to serve in precinct organizations, canvassing, and representing progressive voices within the party. Another focus of activity has been collaborating with other locally–active progressive groups, including Progressive Neighbors, Takoma Park Mobilization, and Progressive Democrats of America. On November 5th, as a part of a progressive alliance of groups, OR MoCo co-sponsored the Progressive Organizing Workshop to Empower Resistance (P.O.W.E.R).
To support the activities of OR MD and to ensure we have the funds we need to continue to build momentum, OR MoCo held two phone-banking events in November 2017 to conduct outreach to supporters and request that our members consider becoming sustaining members. Visit our Chapter Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/ORMoCo/.
Over 30 activists convened for Our Revolution Montgomery County’s Chapter Meeting Sunday November 11 at Kaldi’s Social House in Silver Spring from 11 – 1:30. The meeting opened with a presentation by Virginian Yasmien Taeb who is running for Virginia … Continue reading
We enjoyed a well-attended Chapter Meeting at Irene’s Pupusas in Glenmont Sunday. Here’s what we discussed and decided: 1) We announced the Chapter’s decision to endorse Will Jawando and Tim Willard for County Council-at-Large and Lynn Amano for Board of … Continue reading
Following its editorial last week in support of businessman David Blair for Montgomery County Executive in the June 26 Democratic primary, the Washington Post yesterday issued endorsements for the nine Montgomery County Council seats. None of the Post’s picks is … Continue reading
[VIDEO] Our Revolution Congressional District 6 forum