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Emergency Rally to Support Afghan Refugees

For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 2, 2021

ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 2, 2021—Councilmember Evan Glass invites community members to an emergency rally in support of Afghan refugees. While the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan is a global issue, Councilmember Glass believes that Montgomery County can be part of the solution. Residents will be able to express their support for their new neighbors and learn how to provide assistance to the nonprofit organizations assisting in the local effort.

“With so many Afghans forced to flee their homeland due to threats of violence and loss of fundamental rights, our community stands ready to welcome these refugees and help them restart their lives in the Metro D.C. area,” said Councilmember Glass. “Montgomery County is a beautifully diverse place. Immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and all newcomers strengthen the fabric of our community by enhancing our cultural economy. We are committed to working with county, state, federal and nonprofit partners to resettle Afghan refugees and help provide the support they need.”

Who: Community Leaders, Nonprofit Agencies, Elected Officials from Across Maryland
What: Emergency Rally to Support Afghan Refugees
Where: Silver Spring Civic Building, 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
When: Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 p.m.
RSVPbit.ly/refugee-support-rally

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Media contact:
Councilmember Evan Glass   
Valeria Carranza, Chief of Staff
Valeria.Carranza@montgomerycountymd.gov
240-257-6198


Evan Glass is an At-Large member of the Montgomery County Council. He serves on the Transportation and Environment (T&E) Committee and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee, where he is the Council’s lead on Homelessness and Vulnerable Communities. Councilmember Glass also serves as the Montgomery County Council’s representative on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments’ (COG) National Capital Region Transportation Planning Board and the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) Transportation Committee and its Large UrbanCounty Caucus. Councilmember Glass is the first LGBTQ+ member of the Montgomery County Council.

Release ID: 21-340
Media Contact: Valeria Carranza, 240-257-6198
Categories: Evan Glass