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Takoma Park Welcoming Committee explores local rental housing interest for refugees

The “Takoma Park Welcoming Committee” is a volunteer-led response to a Takoma Park city council resolution endorsing refugee settlement in November 2015.  It has been meeting monthly at the Takoma Park Community Center to explore ways to assist resettlement of … Continue reading

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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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Please ask these MoCo delegates to sign the Syria refugee letter!

The campaign to get Maryland state senators and delegates to join an open letter endorsing the settlement of Syrian refugees is proceeding apace. As of tonight, 39 delegates and senators have signed! That honor roll includes 19 Assembly members from … Continue reading

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Take it to Annapolis! Citizen lobbyist packets for Raskin Syrian refugee letter available

State senator Jamie Raskin’s letter endorsing Syrian refugee settlement is making waves in Annapolis! Already, 18 delegates and senators — including the whole District 20 team representing Takoma Park and Silver Spring — have joined Senator Raskin to urge Governor … Continue reading

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Senator Raskin circulates pro-Syrian refugee letter in Annapolis – you can help

The Syrian refugee crisis hasn’t gone away, of course — nor has the urgency of confronting fearful and often Islamophobic commentary about accepting those (and other) refugees to our country. So State Senator Jamie Raskin has penned a strong letter … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! 2015 in review

Happy New Year!  There’s still time for a quick look back at 2015, an active one for MCCRC. Here’s an excerpt from the WordPress blog summary: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about … 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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I support REFUGEES IN MARYLAND because…

Show your support! Download our template, write in your own reason, take a picture and send it to us at mococivilrights@gmail.com. We’ll add it to the slideshow and post favorites in future blog posts about this issue. Thanks!

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Thomas Nephew on refugee resolution: “maybe Gov.Hogan did something for us to be thankful for”

Last week I spoke for a pro-refugee resolution similar to one adopted by the Chicago City Council less than two weeks ago. I fact-checked its assertions and found one after the other to be true: 7 million displaced Syrians 4 … Continue reading

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Takoma Park City Council passes resolution welcoming Syrian refugees 6-0

A Takoma Park City Council resolution “affirm[ing] its duty and willingness to welcome our Syrian neighbors” in the face of “one of the worst refugee crises since World War II” passed by 6-0 last night.*  The resolution text was changed … Continue reading

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