We Need YOU at The People’s Community Baptist Church at 7pm on March 5
We are just one week away from Action in Montgomery’s Accountability Action where we will gather as one united Montgomery County to hold our elected officials accountable for the promises they’ve made on affordable housing, after-school programs, and legal funding for immigrants.
7-9pm | Thursday, March 5
The People’s Community Baptist Church
31 Norwood Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
When congregations, schools, neighborhoods, and institutions from across the county gather together and stand with one voice, we show County Executive Elrich and our County Council what people power looks like. That’s the purpose of this action—to remind our leaders that they work for us, and that we are watching to make sure they follow through on their specific commitments that will help Montgomery County families thrive.
Our AIM leaders have been hard at work preparing for this Action. They’ve been making phone calls, inviting friends, neighbors, and congregants to the Action in order to reach our turnout goals. A talented slate of AIM leaders will deliver testimonies at the Action, sharing powerful stories and not shying away from asking direct questions of County Executive Elrich. They include:
Bishop Darlingston Johnson, Bethel World Outreach Ministries International
Adileh Sharieff, Islamic Center of Maryland
Rev. Dr. Kecia Ford, Black Ministers Alliance
Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd, River Road Unitarian Universalist Church
Rev. John Nixon II, Takoma Park Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Rev. Charles Tapp, Sligo Seventh-Day Adventist Church
Steve Yank, St. Camillus Catholic Church
Diana Bird & Diana Wilson, The People’s Community Baptist Church
County Executive Marc Elrich is confirmed to be in attendance. Joining him will be County Council members Gabe Albornoz, Evan Glass, Tom Hucker, Will Jawando, Sidney Katz, and Hans Riemer.
This Action is not a public forum. Our elected officials will not be delivering versions of stump speeches or touting their latest policies. We invited them to come to answer our questions, as we hold them to account over the following promises they have previously made to AIM:
- Build affordable housing on public land
- Expand after-school programs in high-poverty schools
- Increase legal funding for immigrants
Next week’s Accountability Action will be an important moment for all residents of Montgomery County as we demonstrate our power and vision as a united community—that we believe in an equitable Montgomery County that reflects and serves the desires and goals of its residents.