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Purple Line NOW News - November 9, 2022

In today's edition of Purple Line NOW News, here's what you'll find:

  • What's Happening at PLN?
    • An Important Announcement from Purple Line NOW
  • Purple Line in the News
  • Happening Along the Purple Line Corridor
    • Community Advisory Team Meetings Postponed
  • Construction News & Project Features
    • Call for Progress Photos!

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What' Happening


Our newsletter today is primarily focused on our fall fundraising campaign.

We hope you will take a moment to consider the following request from us here at Purple Line NOW. We have a great BIG surprise to announce, too, but first, some details!

At our quarterly Board meeting on October 28, Tina Slater, Purple Line NOW’s Board Treasurer, reported to the assembly that our checkbook is at the lowest level she has seen in her long tenure with us and emphasized the need for a robust fall fundraising campaign. 

After Tina gave us the hard news, we asked our Board members to donate before we launched our public campaign. They have been generous not only with their time, but with their financial support, and we are grateful to each of them. To make our ends meet, however, we have to cast our fundraising net wider, and you have never let us down. 

Every fall, we look to you to help us through the slim winter months and provide enough funding for us to continue our work into the spring. Because Purple Line NOW does not do any special event fundraising, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to see us through.

To help us reach our goal, we are THRILLED to announce that an anonymous donor has offered once again to match all individual donations from non-Board members!

That means, if you give $25, your donation will count as $50. If you give $250, your donation will count as $500 -- starting right now and going through the end of the year, your donation will be doubled by our anonymous donor who will match all donations from individuals until the end of the year or until our goal of $5,000 is reached!

As we head into the holiday season, we want you to know how grateful we are for your support, some of you for years, some of you new to us – all appreciated and critical to our continued mission of making the Purple Line a reality for our community.

If you are new to us and wonder exactly what we do with your donation, our November newsletter last year explains it best. Have a read and feel free to email with any questions you have.

Thank you for all you do for us and for our community. We are grateful.

**If you do not see your name on our Donors List, we hope you will consider helping us continue our work!** 

(Unless you tell us otherwise, your name will be listed on our website and in publications for a year following your donation.)

PL in the News


Iannelli, N. "Study on Maryland’s Purple Line looks to limit gentrification." WTOP, 29 September 2022.

Shaver, K. "As Purple Line construction resumes, the fight against gentrification is on." Washington Post, 30 September 2022.

Features and Highlights


Community Advisory Team Meetings Postponed

The Community Advisory Team Meetings (CATs) have been postponed until early 2023. We will keep on top of the news around the corridor and keep you in the loop via this newsletter while we wait for those meetings to resume.

Construction Updates


Call for Progress Pics!

A reader wrote us last week asking for more pictures of progress from around corridor and we are happy to oblige! With construction ramping up in a big way, we would LOVE to see YOUR photos of construction happening in your neighborhood. Snap a few and send them to us -- we will try to publish as many of them as we can (with your permission!) Send to [email protected]. Thanks in advance.

In the meantime, here are some photos of work being done this week, courtesy of MDOT MTA:

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