Transit Justice

AIM is working with our Metro IAF affiliates across the DMV (AIM, BUILD, PATH, VOICE, and WIN), and with the Amalgamated Transit Union, to stand up for Civil Rights for riders and workers across the region. Metro IAF represents 500,000 people across the DMV, and we are bringing our power to a civil rights issue that will shape the region for generations to come.

Together, we are demanding $1Billion to fix the Metro bus & rail system. Our plan supports a form of dedicated funding and demands: more accessible affordable transit, middle-class jobs over working-poor jobs, & affordable housing on WMATA land. Click here to read more about our proposal around WMATA funding.

Click here to read our coverage of our 400 person Action for Transit Justice on May 7th. The action was the first regional action between all 5 IAF affiliates in the DMV, and was done in partnership with the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 689.

To learn more, contact Cynthia Marshall at cynthia@actioninmontgomery.org or 443-433-8054.

Photos credited to VOICE leader George Duncan.

In the News

Maryland IAF Marches on Homeland Security’s Baltimore Office

Chanting “Clarity! Compassion! No Confusion!” a group of about 50 Maryland immigration advocates marched from Baltimore City Hall to the local office of the Department of Homeland Security on Thursday to demand a meeting with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

The group of community advocates and local clergy called on the agency to clarify its policies on detaining and deporting undocumented immigrants. They also asked for information on where those who are arrested are held and requested that immigration officers remove the word ‘POLICE’ from their uniforms, to better distinguish them from Baltimore Police.

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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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