Do Not Stand Idly By

AIM has joined an audacious campaign to curb gun violence led by our regional affiliate  the Metro Industrial Areas Foundation (Metro IAF).  This campaign, launched by the faith leaders and citizens who Metro IAF network, is based on two simple premises:

1. We can’t end the plague of gun violence in America until the manufacturers of guns make safety and responsible sales among their highest priorities.

2. The companies that step up to lead in these areas will thrive.  They’ll tap a growing demand for safety, and expand their market share among major public-sector gun buyers.

Citizens, law enforcement leaders, public officials and investors are working together to ask gun manufacturers to lead their industry by:

Creating first-rate networks of dealers that meet high standards of security, record keeping and cooperation with law enforcement.

Bringing child-proof, theft-proof guns to market – along with a variety of other gun safety technologies.

Montgomery County has joined the effort. The County Executive, County Council, Sheriff, and Chief of Police have all signed onto a Request for Information sent to the largest gun manufacturers asking for more information on gun sales.

Learn more about the Metro IAF campaign here >>

In the News

Dream Academy Video

See this fun and inspiring video of the Dream Academy at South Lake Elementary School!

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AIM 5k Walk to Support Dream Academy Expansion

Join us for a fun afternoon to raise money for AIM to expand the Dream Academy–affordable after school programming to Montgomery County’s highest needs schools. It’s a fun afternoon and a pretty walk along Sligo Creek with plenty of friends from AIM and our congregations and schools. Get friends, family and neighbors to sponsor you to have even more impact!

REGISTER ONLINE HERE–once you register, friends and family can sponsor you online!

Click Here for a form you can use to sign up sponsors in person

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AIM Seniors Fight for Pensions for WMATA Workers–Montgomery Sentinel

“No matter what field you’re in, an employee with a good salary [and] benefits is a better employee and able to deliver better services,” Madaleno said. “Do you want a happy, focused bus driver driving 35 people around, or do you want an unhappy, distracted bus driver?”

About 75 people, many of them seniors, attended the news conference, which was hosted by local community organization Action in Montgomery at Church of the Ascension in Gaithersburg. AIM spokesperson Cynthia Marshall said the seniors traveled from retirement communities in the county to support their local bus drivers.

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WAMU–It Takes A Village: Silver Spring Community Effort Helps Rid Apartments Of Mold

More than a year after joining forces and eliciting help from community groups and the Montgomery County Council, the mostly immigrant tenants of Northwest Park Apartments are celebrating a small victory. This summer, Kay Apartment Communities began the process of replacing all of the windows in the 75-building complex on Ames Road, a move that will hopefully eliminate the mold and mildew that has plagued the complex.

Katie Ashmore, an organizer with Action in Montgomery (AIM), who helped the tenants organize, said the $2 million project is a key step in preventing the high levels of humidity in the apartments that caused the mold to grow to return after the treatment.

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