Congressman Jamie Raskin Joins Broad Coalition to Demand Legal Decision and Federal Funding

Purple Line NOW will hold a press conference in collaboration with a strong coalition of organizations and businesses including Action Committee for Transit, CASA and the Fair Development Coalition, Chesapeake Climate Action Network, Coalition for Smarter Growth, DC Area Ironworkers Movement for Justice, Laborers Local 11, Montgomery, Greater Bethesda and Silver Spring Chambers of Commerce, Purple Line Corridor Coalition, Sierra Club - Maryland Chapter, City of Takoma Park, and Washington Area Bicyclist Association on Tuesday, May 2, 8:30 a.m. in the passageway of the future Purple Line in front of the Silver Spring Library.

The half-hour press conference will feature Congressman Jamie Raskin, Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett, Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker, Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner, Prince George's County Council Chairman Derrick Davis, state and congressional representatives, Union members and others. A full list of program speakers will be available the morning of the conference. Elected officials, community groups, unions, and businesses have confirmed attendance. If you have questions or are a member of the media and would like to schedule an interview with organization leadership in advance of or following the conference, please contact Christine Scott at cscott@purplelinenow.com.

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