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Civil Rights Groups Demand End to High School Sports Hijab Ban #HijabisHoopToo

After sixteen year-old student Je’Nan Hayes was banned from competing in her varsity basketball team’s championship game for wearing a hijab, racial justice groups, civil rights organizations, and community members demanded an immediate change to the rules. On March 27, MCCRC, … Continue reading

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Justice for Je’Nan Hayes

The Watkins Mill High School girls basketball team made it to the regional finals this year for the first time. Every girl on the Gaithersburg, Maryland team got a chance to play in the championship game, except Je’Nan Hayes. The … Continue reading

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Takoma Park, America says “Close Guantanamo!”

As promised, MCCRC activists showed up at the Takoma Metro station this evening, distributing flyers about Guantanamo and collecting signatures to our petition asking the Montgomery County area Congressional delegation to do something about Guantanamo — investigate the Pentagon for its … Continue reading

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MCCRC delegation presses Van Hollen: FISA court reform is fine – but end bulk collection too

On Thursday, a Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition delegation met with Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) to register again their disappointment with the Congressman’s July vote against the Amash-Conyers bill, and discuss NSA reform measures we recommend. The delegation included … Continue reading

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“Van Hollen wrong on NSA” petition drive continues at Takoma Park Folk Festival

“Help stop the NSA!  We’re unhappy that Chris Van Hollen missed a huge opportunity to do just that earlier this summer.” MCCRC activists collected over 80 signatures for our “Van Hollen, Delaney: Wrong on NSA” petition at the Takoma Park … Continue reading

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Bird-dogging our Representatives about their Amash/Conyers votes: video, toolkit

Here’s some video of last week’s “bird-dogging Van Hollen” action.  By “bird dogging,” we mean attending events Van Hollen or Delaney are at, publicly (but nondisruptively) drawing attention to their Amash/Conyers “Nay” votes, and asking him about it — if … Continue reading

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Coalition holds Van Hollen accountable for NSA vote at OFA climate change town hall

On Thursday evening, Rep. Chris Van Hollen made his first local appearance since his regrettable “Nay” vote against the Amash-Conyers defense appropriations amendment — a bill that would have stopped NSA warrantless surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act dead in … Continue reading

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Petition: Van Hollen, Delaney — Wrong on NSA

Representatives Chris Van Hollen (D-MD-8) and John Delaney (D-MD-6): last week you deeply disappointed and dismayed Montgomery County Maryland voters by voting against the Amash-Conyers Amendment. This was a bipartisan initiative that would have defunded unconstitutional surveillance activities by the … Continue reading

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