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WEAR BLUE to the Rockville "Fostering Community Trust" vote, Mon June 19, 7pm

The Rockville City Council will officially be taking up the proposed "Fostering Community Trust" ordinance for discussion on Monday, June 19. This is it! Let's bring a STRONG showing of support for this common-sense proposal that would keep Rockville's police focused on the safety of their community--that means NOT doing the job of federal immigration authorities.

The Mayor and Council meeting begins at 7pm, with an open Community Forum scheduled early in the meeting. Here's how you can help:
  • SHOW UP EARLY AT 6PM if you can. The meeting starts at 7, but we'll begin gathering at 6 in front of Rockville city hall to show our support for the ordinance. Bring signs if desired; we'll have extras on hand!
  • SPEAK OUT during "Community Forum," which will be scheduled early in the meeting (shortly after 7). Anyone may offer oral testimony, with a 3 minute time limit. It helps us know how strong everyone's support will be if you call the city clerk at 240-314-8280 in advance to sign up, though you should be able to sign up in person if you get there before 7. Tell the mayor and council why you support this ordinance, and why you think they should vote in favor of it!
  • WEAR BLUE! We're asking supporters of the ordinance to dress in blue--we figure it's a color most people have on hand. This is meant to provide a quick, easy visual identity.
  • WRITE to the mayor and council, whether or not you can make it on the 19th. Email and tell them why they should support this ordinance
  • LET OTHERS KNOW YOU'RE COMING and INVITE FRIENDS at the Facebook event page!
For more on the ordinance, see these posts on the MCCRC website: SEE YOU ON MONDAY!
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Check our calendar for details about our actions -- and check our "Progressive Montgomery" calendar for other important events around the area. We'll be in touch!
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