Pandemic Resources and Action

Reminder: City of Takoma Park Resource for Getting Help During the Pandemic

The City of Takoma Park has created a resource page with information on where to get help during the pandemic. Here you can find information on where to get help with food, rental assistance, business loans and grants, and lots more. There is also general information on city operations during the crisis, links to information on the coronavirus and more. You can get to the city’s resource page by clicking here. You can also sign up for the city’s weekly “Takoma Insider” electronic newsletter to stay up to date on what the city is doing. Click here to sign up.

Donate to Mitigate the Impact of the Financial Crisis on our Immigrant Neighbors

From Direct Support for Immigrants

Are you wondering how your stimulus check can help those most in need during these tumultuous times? Donate to Direct Support for Immigrants (DSI). As a 501(c)3 organization that grew out of Takoma Park Mobilization, DSI works with immigrants in Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. 100% of your donation will go directly to help people in our community who will not receive stimulus checks and have lost income because of the pandemic. They are anxious about mounting debt as they miss rent payments and seek to feed their families. For more details and to donate, click here.

Help Pennsylvanians Vote

From Indivisible

No-excuses voting by mail is new for PA this year. The primary is June 2 and we are working over the next few weeks to let PA voters know how to apply for a mail-in ballot so that we can avoid a fiasco like Wisconsin. The more voters sign up for mail-in ballots now, the better off we will be in terms of turning out the vote in this critical state in November. If you can sign up for a shift to call voters or can write postcards, or want to be involved as we continue to work on this year’s election, please email

TPM Book Club Meets Virtually April 26

From the TPM Book Club

The TPM book group will meet online (via Zoom) on Sunday, 4/26, at 4 pm. Our book this month is Ezra Klein, Why We’re Polarized. If you’d like to be in the meeting, please email Ida –– by the day before (4/25), and she will put you on the Zoom-invite list!

Housekeeping Notes

Help Us With Our Communications: Takoma Park Mobilization is (still) looking for volunteers to join its communications team (the COOL committee). We are currently getting our alerts and newsletters out with interim volunteers, but that is a temporary solution. Contact Karen Elrich if you can help us (