Update: Climate change & legislative programs January 26 + immigrant support + Book Group

Climate Change Action at TPM’s next ‘big’ meeting, January 26

TPM is hosting two events back-to-back Saturday afternoon, January 26 at Piney Branch Elementary School in Takoma Park:

Members and friends of the Maryland Legislative Coalition (MDLC) will meet with Maryland District 20 legislative delegation members from 3 pm to 4 pm, to discuss Progressive Legislative Priorities for the 2019 session. ACLU People Power–Montgomery County and Unleash Your Activist are cosponsoring. We have a Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/290661938463947/. All are welcome.

We’re hosting a climate-change program, Maryland Action on a Global Climate Emergency, from 4 pm to 6 pm. Join us for social time followed by a program starting at 4:20 pm.

We’ll have two sets of speakers:

The first set will include Sen. Brian Feldman, who is the lead sponsor of the Maryland Clean Energy Jobs Act; Takoma Park sustainability manager Gina Mathias talking about city initiatives; and a Montgomery County representative. The second segment features Mike Tidwell from CCAN, Tamara Toles-O’Laughlin from the Maryland Environmental Health Network, and a Sunrise Movement representative. Town-hall style discussion follows the panels. This is the Facebook page for the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1355455041262757/.

We’re pleased to have the Takoma Park Committee on the Environment, The Climate Mobilization–Montgomery County, 350 MoCo, and Do The Most Good–Montgomery County as cosponsors.

Join us Saturday, January 26, 2019, 4 pm–6 pm at Piney Branch Elementary School, 7510 Maple Ave, Takoma Park. Please mark your calendar!

Direct Support for Immigrants (DSI) training January 20

Direct Support for Immigrants (DSI, a subcommittee of the Immigration committee) is co-organizing a project to greet and follow up with immigrants who are just landing in this area after just being released from ICE detention facilities at the border, with a volunteer training session on January 20. We’ll get details out soon. For now —

  • We are seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers who would be willing to be on-call once a week or once every other week to meet migrants arriving in Silver Spring from ICE detention facilities. Contact dsimmigrants@gmail.com.
  • Please “Like” us on Facebook in order to follow our work. Donations through our Facebook page incur zero fees and are tax-deductible. Donating is also possible through Paypal at https://www.dsimmigrants.org/donate.

TPM Book Group, January 24

The next TPM Book Group meeting will take place on Thursday January 24, 2019 at 7 pm at Historic Takoma. We will discuss “The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America” by Richard Rothstein. This book is available at local libraries, in paper and as an ebook. Also, Busboys & Poets offers a discount for purchase of books to be read in book clubs. Look forward to seeing you there!