AIM partnered with four historically African-American communities to win the money to renovate their community centers. LEARN MORE >>
AIM leaders have partnered with the Montgomery County school system to bring free, enriching and high quality after-school programs to elementary schools. LEARN MORE >>
In the last 17 years, AIM leaders, clergy and congregation members have won over $490 million dollars from the County to produce and preserve almost 7,000 units of affordable housing.LEARN MORE >>
Do Not Stand Idly By
AIM has joined Metro IAF in an audacious campaign to curb gun violence by pressuring gun manufacturers to employ better practices. LEARN MORE >>
Maryland DREAM Act
AIM worked with allies across the state to pass the Maryland DREAM Act that allows undocumented students to attend state colleges and universities paying in-state tuition and protected the measure at the ballot. LEARN MORE >>
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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.
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.
Mongtomery should plan now for more affordable housing later
By Nancy McDonald Ladd and Robert Goldman
Nancy McDonald Ladd is co-chair of Action In Montgomery. Robert Goldman is president of Montgomery Housing Partnership on behalf of the Montgomery Housing Alliance.
As the ink dries on the Montgomery County budget for fiscal 2016, we hear endlessly about its constraints. But as the county becomes the new home of suburban poverty, we also hear from families struggling to make ends meet that the status quo will not stand. The disturbing calamity that we face is a steep and mounting crisis of housing affordability.
The budget is inadequate to address this crisis, which calls for a bold approach for next year.