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Purple Line NOW News - September 6, 2023

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

  • What's Happening at PLN?
    • Forum Registration is OPEN!
    • Fall Fundraising Season Begins
  • Happening Along the Purple Line Corridor
    • From Our Friends at PLCC
    • Long Branch Fall Festival
  • Construction Updates and Project Features
    • Things That Caught Our Eye

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What' Happening


Registration for PLN Fall Forum is OPEN!!

We are very excited to announce the next Purple Line NOW forum, Planning for the Purple Line – Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties’ Initiatives, will be on Wednesday, September 20 from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm!

This forum will bring together Councilmembers from both Prince George's and Montgomery counties, the Chairs of each county's Planning Board, and inside-baseball staffers from each. 

Mark your calendars and REGISTER to reserve your seat now!

In the coming days, we will announce the full slate of speakers, but please take a moment to register below. As with all the fora we have hosted over the past many years, these remain free and open to the public and press, but you must register in advance:

Questions for panelists? Please submit questions in advance of the webinar – our panelists will try to answer as many as they can in the time allotted. The earlier you can submit your questions, the better the opportunity for us to provide some answers, so don't delay! Send your questions to Christine Scott, Purple Line NOW Executive Director at [email protected].

**Event Sponsorship: If you would like to sponsor the event, please let us know. We publish all our donors and sponsors at every forum – we can’t do this without you. Thanks in advance for your consideration!

Fall Fundraising Season Begins

You may see a few more asks from us in the coming weeks -- fall is usually the time when Purple Line NOW focuses our efforts on fundraising, whether it is through event sponsorship (see above!), individual sponsors, or corporate sponsorship -- every dime and dollar is appreciated and put to good use.

Your donation will help us continue our advocacy efforts and ensure the Purple Line project is a success. If you are a previous donor, thank you for your past gift(s) to us and continuing your support into the future. If you are not sure whether you contributed to us in the past year, check out our current donors on our website. (All donors are listed for a year following their donation.)

If you are new to us, welcome! Please contact us with any questions you may have. 

The "DONATE" button below will take you directly to the donation page. Thank you in advance for your consideration and for all you do for our community!


Features and Highlights


From Our Friends at the Purple Line Corridor Coalition

Friends at the Latino Economic Development Center recently authored an article in Nonprofit Quarterly about small business preservation work in partnership with the Purple Line Corridor Coalition. Read the piece to learn more about coordinated efforts to support small business owners who are organizing to stay in their communities and benefit from the Purple Line once its complete.

Long Branch Fall Festival

With temperatures soaring this week to record highs, it may not feel quite like autumn is around the corner, but by the weekend, hopefully temperatures will have cooled and fall will be in the air. Our friends at Action Committee for Transit will have a booth at the Long Branch Fall Festival -- if you are around, make sure to swing by and say hi!

Construction Updates


From the Purple Line MD Team:

From Holly Arnold, Administrator, MDOT MTA

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