Montgomery County Newsletter June 8

We sent an email yesterday about ways for you to get involved in our area, in this incredible social movement, including info about our June 20th Our Rev MoCo chapter Meeting, and other events that weekend around racial justice and the Poor People’s Campaign — as well as a rally happening right now, at 5 pm today, at the Macedonia Church on River Road. Events keep popping up, so we want to share some of the other events now, including important conversations around policing in Montgomery County and in Maryland.

👉🏿 TONIGHT – 7:00 pm – Councilmember Tom Hucker will be hosting a Town Hall Discussion on Policing. Highly recommended event, featuring Councilmember Will Jawando and members of our County’s delegation to Annapolis, along with key members of the local police, including Chief Jones. Event starts at 7:00 and you can RSVP here: bit.ly/policetownhall.

👉🏿 Wednesday – at 6:00 pm, you can join a discussion with Attorney General Brian Frosh, Councilmembers Jawando and Navarro, Chief Jones, and others. Links to RSVP are here: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/town-hall-to-stop-police-brutality?source=direct_link&

👉🏿 There’s also a marvelous Op-Ed which appeared on the NY Times website today, from the extraordinary black American intellectual Michelle Alexander. Anyone who supports the Black Lives movement, or who supported Bernie Sanders should read it. Michelle laments Bernie’s loss, but has advice on how to seize on the movement, including recommendations on what we should be reading and watching. We will try to set up a book club discussion and movie watch parties, and your suggestions will be helpful.

Here’s the link to Michelle Alexander’s outstanding piece at the NY Times.

Read, share, and let us know what book(s) or movie(s) we should feature.

👉🏿 👉🏿 We’d be remiss if we didn’t also highlight the upcoming Our Revolution Maryland state chapter meeting, with special guest Nina Turner, this Saturday, at noon. Please RSVP for the event here.

Finally….

👉🏿 Yesterday’s email also included a very important notice, about applying for a seat on the new Montgomery County Policing Advisory Commission. It bears repeating.

BE A PART OF THE SOLUTION!

Montgomery County is inviting applications to its Policing Advisory Commission. There will be 9 appointees, and the deadline for applying is 5pm, June 19th. For more information, see the press release.

For all in person events, please keep your own health and the health of others a top priority. Wear a mask, bring hand sanitizer, and observe social distancing guidelines.

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