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About AIM

Action in Montgomery (AIM) is a broad-based community power organization, rooted in Montgomery County’s neighborhoods and congregations. We are non-partisan, multi-faith, multi-racial, and dedicated to making our county and state a better place to live and thrive. You’ll find us working for change: door-to-door and in living rooms, in churches and classrooms, in front of the County Council and at the State House in Annapolis.

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Over 1,400 Residents Turn-out to Support Education and Affordable Housing in Montgomery County

December 10, 2015 | By Willie James Inman

On Wednesday night, 1,460 people of different faiths and backgrounds filled the pews of St. Camilus Church in Silver Spring to discuss affordable housing and education. Organized by Action in Montgomery (AIM), the event sought to challenge members of the Montgomery County Council and engage local residents on the two key issues of affordable housing and access to education programs.

“The two needs we hear about most in conversations with local residents are access to affordable housing and before and after school enrichment programs. People in wealthier school districts can afford childcare, but it’s hard for two [ low] income families. We are asking for $1.5 million for five schools to fund two hours a day for these programs,” said Rev. Nancy Ladd, co-organizer of AIM and senior minister of the River Road Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Bethesda.

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Obama Heads to Oregon Amid Frustration in Gun Control Camp

By Emma Court

The day before President Barack Obama heads to Oregon to meet with families of victims in the community college mass shooting, a group of about 30 clergy and community organizers gathered outside the White House, calling on President Barack Obama to “stop whining” and use his position to achieve gun control without Congress.

The event, organized by Metro Industrial Areas Foundation, a network of multi-faith community organizations, was scheduled in response to what the group calls inaction on the part of the White House. Speakers – including a rabbi who said his  father was shot in his business and a man who was shot by a playmate at three years old – emphasized that the presidency still held power, even without Congressional cooperation.

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