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Van Hollen, Raskin, Flowers, twenty other MD candidates respond to MCCRC/Peace Action questionnaire

Twenty three candidates for Senate and 3d, 6th, and 8th Congressional District Representative seats have responded to a 13 part questionnaire circulated by MCCRC and Peace Action Montgomery.  The questionnaire and links to election pages and candidate questionnaire pages can … Continue reading

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Peace Action Montgomery, MCCRC send issues questionnaire to 3d, 6th, 8th CD and Senate candidates

Peace Action Montgomery and MCCRC have issued a questionnaire with 11 peace, justice, and civil liberties questions for candidates to federal public office seeking Montgomery County voter support. The questionnaire was sent to 30 Senate candidates, and 5, 11, and … Continue reading

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MCCRC joins “Activism is not Terrorism” national letter urging investigation of FBI

MCCRC is among over 60 civil rights and civil liberties groups co-signing a letter to Congress expressing concern over revelations of FBI and DHS surveillance of nonviolent protest groups and movements, and calling on the House and Senate Judiciary Committees … Continue reading

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MCCRC 2016 Annapolis legislative tracker

During the coming weeks, MCCRC will be maintaining a list of pending Maryland legislation of particular significance to civil rights and civil liberties in our state. The list — embedded below — is annotated with current MCCRC positions (the first … Continue reading

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Phonebanking for police reform with Progressive Maryland

WHERE: 35 University Blvd, Silver Spring, MD (United Methodist Church; enter via playground) (map) WHEN: Thursday, Feb 18, 6-9pm WHY: Get commitments to join us at a rally and hearings for police reform in Annapolis next Tuesday! RSVP: Progressive Maryland … Continue reading

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Police reform coalition responds in detail to Annapolis recommendations

Last summer, in the wake of the Freddie Gray unrest in Baltimore, a “Public Safety and Policing Work Group” (PSWG) of Annapolis legislators was convened to belatedly acknowledge some need for police reform, following the all but complete denial of reform … Continue reading

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Annapolis MLK evening rally, die-in highlight police accountability agenda

About two hundred activists braved a bitterly cold evening on Martin Luther King Day in Annapolis’s Lawyers Mall — directly in front of the Maryland State House — to send the message to the Maryland legislature that police accountability reform … Continue reading

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Coalition: MD police reform recommendations “an important start” – but #23 is very bad

On Monday the Maryland legislature’s Public Safety and Policing work group issued 23 specific recommendations for police reform (reprinted in full at the end of this post).  Many of the recommendations — which will be featured in a bill or … Continue reading

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Sign up with “Maryland Welcomes Refugees”

MCCRC and Peace Action Montgomery are collaborating to build a network of volunteers committed to welcoming refugees — Syrian or otherwise — to our county and our state. To join that effort, just add your name and contact information to … Continue reading

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MCCRC joins ACLU-MD, CAIR, 36 other organizations in letter to Governor Hogan on refugees

Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition was proud to join 38 other Maryland civil rights and other groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Maryland and the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Maryland (CAIR), in a letter urging Governor … Continue reading

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