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Media Advisory

Elrich to Sign Historic Racial Equity and Social Justice Act

For Immediate Release: Friday, November 29, 2019

Tuesday, Dec. 3; 12:30 p.m. 

Executive Office Building 101 Monroe Street,

Lobby Level Auditorium, Rockville

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich will sign the Racial Equity and Social Justice Act. Elrich will be joined by County Council President Nancy Navarro; other Councilmembers and community leaders.

The act, which was recently approved by the County Council, aims to establish a formal process to address racial equity and social justice issues in Montgomery County. The legislation requires the County to establish an Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice in the Executive Branch; establishes a racial equity and social justice action plan for the County; requires each Department and Office to develop a racial equity and social justice action plan; requires the Office of Legislative Oversight to submit a racial equity and social justice impact statement to the Council for each bill; establishes a Racial Equity and Social Justice Committee and sets forth the composition and duties of the committee; and requires the Planning Board to consider racial equity and social justice impact when preparing a Master Plan.

The bill signing is open to the public and media and will be live-streamed on the County’s website at montgomerycountymd.gov and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/montgomerycountyinfo.

Parking: Public parking is available on the lower level of the Council Office Building garage at the corner of Monroe and Jefferson streets.

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Release ID: 19-045
Media Contact: Barry Hudson 240-300-7348