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Weekly Message from the County Executive Marc Elrich

As we approach the 4th of July holiday weekend—a time when we should celebrate our nation and our freedoms—we are doing so in the dark shadow of recent Supreme Court rulings. This month has been one setback after another from the decades of progress we have made on civil rights, reproductive rights and public safety. These rights have been upended by the decisions of a right-wing, extremist dominated Supreme Court three of whom were appointed by a disgraced former president who lost the popular vote, but gained the presidency through our antiquated electoral college system. Perhaps no decision was more gut-wrenching than the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the first time ever that the Supreme Court has taken away a constitutional right. The ruling jeopardizes women, rolls back fundamental rights, and, ultimately, will significantly impact the health and life of many women in our country. This ruling turns the clock back on the progress that has been made to ensure the right of women to have an abortion.
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New Policy Bans County Payment for Travel to States With Policies That Roll Back a Woman’s Right to Choose; Full Statement From County Executive Marc Elrich

In response to the Supreme Court ruling today in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement and directed Montgomery County’s Chief Administrative Officer Richard S. Madaleno to draft a new policy for County employees (with limited exceptions) that bars County payment for travel to states with policies that roll back a woman’s right to choose. The fulll statement and memo can be seen below:
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Weekly Message from the County Executive Marc Elrich

It is hard to believe it has already been a year and a half since we began to distribute vaccines to help combat the COVID-19 virus. This week, we hit a major milestone as our last age group – babies from 6 months to young children 5 years old – are now eligible for their vaccine.

Statements of Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Community Leaders Ron Halber and Meredith R. Weisel on Hate Messages Recently Found in the County

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich today joined Ron Halber, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington, and Meredith R. Weisel, regional director of ADL Washington, D.C., in condemning recent acts of hate that have been displayed in various areas of the County. Statement of County Executive...

Weekly Message from the County Executive Marc Elrich: “We Have a Mental Health Crisis in This Nation”

We were all shocked by the planned attack on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh at his home in Montgomery County this week, and I want to thank the Montgomery County Police Department, the U.S. Marshals, and the FBI for their work to keep the Justice, his family, and the community safe. Violent behavior, or even the threat of it, is never acceptable regardless of any ideological differences. Violence in any form will not be tolerated in this County.

Marc Elrich, Democratic candidate for Montgomery County Executive, sits down with 7News

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (7News) — Executive Marc Elrich (D) led Montgomery County through the pandemic. "I remember the TV scenes of body bags being taken out of apartments in New York City and I was like, this is not going to happen here," Elrich said speaking with 7News in Takoma Park. "I think I offer a style of leadership where people can at least have confidence."

Weekly Message from the County Executive Marc Elrich

In 1993 when I was on the Takoma Park City Council, we passed one of the earliest domestic partnership laws to allow partners of LGBTQ individuals to have access to their loved ones at the hospital. Our legislation recognized that the partners of those hospitalized were in fact, “family members.” That was nearly thirty years ago, and it was seen as an important step in the progress toward equality. It was just ten years ago when Maryland became the first state to extend marriage rights by popular vote to same-sex couples.

Statement from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Council, and the Jewish Community Relations Council on Antisemitic Vandalism in Montgomery County

This morning, hateful, antisemitic flyers referencing the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust and featuring white supremacist tags, were posted on a bus stop in the heart of the Kemp Mill Orthodox Jewish Community at the corner of Arcola Avenue and Lamberton Streets in Kemp Mill. We are shocked and outraged at this blatant attempt to intimidate and put fear into our Jewish community throughout our County and region. The Montgomery County Police Department is investigating this incident and they are working to determine who was behind this horrible act. It is our hope that the people who are responsible for this act are held accountable to the fullest extent of the law.

Weekly Message from the County Executive Marc Elrich

Even though Uvalde, Texas is far from Montgomery County, we are reeling from the mass murder in the elementary school where 19 children and 2 adults were killed. We feel the loss and the anguish of the community. And we feel the anger that almost ten years after the mass killing at Sandy Hook Elementary School, we have made no progress on meaningful gun control.

Statement from Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich on the County Council’s Preliminary Agreement on the Fiscal Year 2023 Operating Budget

“I want to thank the County Council for their hard work, diligence, and input toward amending and approving the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23) operating and capital budgets. Today’s preliminary agreement marks the informal end of the budget cycle, and I am pleased the Council has agreed on 99.8 percent of my recommended FY23 budget.

Weekly Message from the County Executive Marc Elrich

This week has been a very tragic one for our nation following the heinous hate crime against a Black community in Buffalo and a sad week here in Montgomery County following the passing of our 3rd County Executive, Sidney Kramer. Hate has no home in Montgomery County:. In wake of...

Marc Elrich endorsed by transit union in Montgomery County Executive race

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich (D) has been endorsed by the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689 in his run for reelection in the July 19, 2022 Democratic primary. It is the latest labor endorsement for the incumbent, who is already backed by the Montgomery County Education Association, the Service Employees International Union 32BJ and Local 500, and the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 868.

County Executive Marc Elrich Discusses Current COVID-19 Case Surge, MCPD’s 100th Anniversary, and More in This Week’s Message

This week is National Nurses Week. I want to extend my thanks and gratitude to all nurses serving our County residents, including the approximately 300 nurses we have working in our Health and Human Services and Corrections departments and at the public schools. Over the last two years, nurses have been on the frontline, working non-stop to deal with the COVID-19 health crisis. They did this while also serving the sick and injured from treating a cold to educating a patient about their diabetes or assessing an older adult’s ability to care for themselves. Nurses never stopped taking care of our most vulnerable residents.

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich Announces New $1 Million Dollar Fund To Ensure Access to Abortion Services

County Executive Elrich announced Tuesday that he will be seeking $1 million in supplemental allocation from the Montgomery County Council to establish a fund for services and support to ensure access to abortion, family planning, reproductive, and maternal health providers in Montgomery County. This funding will ensure that nonprofit providers in Montgomery County and assisting organizations will be able to serve the growing need by: