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29 MarCASA in Action Endorses Will Jawando

CASA in Action, the region’s premier immigrant-rights electoral group, has endorsed Will Jawando in his campaign for Montgomery County Council At-Large ahead of the June 26 Democratic primary.

“Will Jawando knows the issues that immigrant and working families face every day. He has the policy experience and the record working on our behalf. And as the son of a Nigerian immigrant who grew up right here in Montgomery County, he shares our personal story. That’s critical. We are proud to stand with Will, because he has always stood with us,” said Gustavo Torres, President of CASA in Action.

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27 MarMontgomery County State’s Attorney McCarthy Endorses Jawando

John McCarthy, Montgomery County’s top prosecutor, today announced his endorsement of Will Jawando and his campaign for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Council.

“I’m supporting Will Jawando in his race for Montgomery County Council At-Large. I’m endorsing Will for a very simple reason. His values, policy experience and his character demonstrate without a doubt, that he will be a fighter for everyone who lives in Montgomery County,” McCarthy said. “We want the same thing. We want justice, opportunity and fairness, for everyone. I’m looking forward to working with Will, when he is on the County Council, to stamp out discrimination and hate crimes, and safeguard those who need our support and protection.”

McCarthy has served as the Montgomery County State’s Attorney since 2006. He was Deputy State’s Attorney for a decade prior. Deeply active in community service, McCarthy has led every major trial division in the county during his time in office.

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23 MarICYMI: Listen to Will Jawando on the New York Times podcast, “The Daily”

The New York Times podcast “The Daily,” which provides in-depth analysis of and a behind-the-scenes look at the stories published in…

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19 MarICYMI: Jawando featured in New York Times

Take a close look at today’s issue of The New York Times: a feature of the publication’s data-driven column “The Upshot”…

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08 MarMCEA to put JAWANDO on Apple Ballot for June Primary

Today the Montgomery County Education Association announced its slate of recommended candidates in the June 26 primary, including on that slate Will Jawando in his campaign for County Council At-Large.

The MCEA is one of the county’s largest public employee unions, representing more than 14,000 teachers, classroom specialists and counselors.

“I have to thank our public school teachers for their support and trust in me. It means a great deal and I am truly thankful. I’ve worked my entire career, from my work locally building career readiness programs and working to close opportunity gaps, to my work at the Department of Education and the Obama White House, to ensure all our children have access to a world class education.  I’m honored that MCEA is putting me on the Apple Ballot,” Jawando said.

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22 FebSEIU Endorses Will Jawando

Citing his record and platform to improve public schools for every child, Local 500 of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) today endorsed Will Jawando in his race for Montgomery County Council At-Large.

The largest and fastest-growing labor union in Montgomery County, SEIU Local 500 represents more than 11,500 public school workers — paraeducators, bus drivers, food service workers, maintenance workers, and administrative staff — and part-time faculty at Montgomery College.

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29 JanSierra Club Endorses Jawando for County Council At-large

The Montgomery County group of Sierra Club, representing 6,000 people across the county, today endorsed Will Jawando, candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large, in the Democratic primary set for June 26.

In its endorsement statement, local Sierra Club group singled out “significant and measurable solutions” to climate change as a priority for this election. Jawando, a father of three and civil rights attorney who grew up in Silver Spring and has worked to engage diverse communities in the environmental justice movement, welcomed the endorsement.

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18 JanJawando on Amazon and Montgomery County

Will Jawando, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Council At-Large, issued the following statement following news that Amazon is considering Montgomery County for a second U.S. headquarters.

“Montgomery County is open for business. We have a top-notch workforce, an information-technology infrastructure and the quality of life to draw the kind of employees that Amazon will need,” Jawando said.

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13 JanWill Jawando Reports $29,000 From 355 County Donors

In his first campaign finance report to the Maryland Board of Elections since launching his campaign three months ago, Will Jawando reported grassroots contributions of more than $29,000 from 355 Montgomery County donors, out of a total of more than $37,730 from 453 people.

Jawando had filed to qualify for Montgomery County’s public financing prior to the Sept. 16 formal kickoff of his campaign for an At-Large seat on the Montgomery County Council. The June 26 Democratic primary will decide which four candidates among the crowded field will appear on the November general election ballot.

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