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Senior services, the Crisis Center, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance and June 2 election are focus of “The Civic Moment/El Momento Cívico,” today at 2 p.m. on Radio America

For Immediate Release: Friday, May 29, 2020

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 29, 2020—Mayra Cruz-Solís, civic engagement specialist and Hispanic outreach liaison with the Montgomery County Council; Luis Martínez, diversity outreach coordinator with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); Eduardo Mendes, representative of DHHS’ Community Action Agency; and Gilberto Zelaya, vice president of the Montgomery County Board of Elections, will be the featured guests of “The Civic Moment / El Momento Cívico” on En Sintonía con El Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (In Tune with the Montgomery County Council), airing today at 2 p.m. on Radio America (WILC 900AM).

Luis Martínez will share information about services for members of the County’s senior community, as well as the programs and services provided by County’s Crisis Center in Rockville during the Covid-19 pandemic. Eduardo Mendes will discuss the importance of filing taxes and about the County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program, which provides free tax preparation assistance to low- and moderate-income residents. Finally, Gilberto Zelaya will discuss the importance of voting in the Maryland primary election on June 2. Voting is being conducted by mail, and residents must have postmarked and sent their ballots by June 2. 

“El Momento Cívico/The Civic Moment” is one component of Councilmember Navarro’s Latino Civic Project that features topics related to civic engagement and understanding the various functions of County government. Councilmember Navarro started the Latino Civic Project in 2012 to promote and strengthen civic participation among Latinos and immigrants. More information on Councilmember Navarro’s Latino Civic Project including the program’s achievements is available in English at: https://tinyurl.com/yb3mqgx9

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one-hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station. Lilian Mass is the show’s host.

Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.


Release ID: 20-236
Media Contact: Lilian Mass 240-426-5561