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Activists weigh in on Takoma Park police chief selection process — join us online and next Thursday!

MCCRC, ACLU-Montgomery County, and other activists joined the discussion of the Takoma Park Police Chief selection process during a Takoma Park City Council meeting (video forthcoming) held Wednesday evening in the Recreation Center on New Hampshire Avenue. Why is this … Continue reading

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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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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 joins “Close Guantanamo” call to action next week; see you at Takoma Metro

Montgomery County Civil Rights Coalition is joining national groups including “World Can’t Wait,” Amnesty International, BORDC/DDF, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), and the National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT), and others in calling for action next week on January … 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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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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Nancy Abbott Young: “as Sam’s daughter, as a proud American of Syrian descent… I salute this Resolution”

My name is Nancy Abbott Young. My father was Sam Abbott, Mayor of Takoma Park, who among many other things, fought to establish Takoma Park as a Sanctuary City providing refuge & asylum for refugees fleeing Central America and South … Continue reading

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Guest post – Reaffirm our humanity by welcoming Syrian refugees

Half or more of our country’s governors – including Governor Hogan in our home state of Maryland – have proclaimed that they will refuse to accept Syrian refugees. Their reasoning: one of the Paris bombers slipped in with the refugee … Continue reading

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Syrian refugee resolution supported at Takoma Park city council meeting

Several activists and citizens outlined their support for a pro-Syrian refugee resolution at the Takoma Park City Council meeting on Monday night. For their part, councilmembers said that their resolution will go beyond words to action in encouraging refugee settlement … Continue reading

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