October 30, 2019

Dear Neighbor,

I wanted to share with you a brief update about my travels across the 8th District this month to meet with constituents. Check it out below!

As always, I encourage all 8th District residents to connect with me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. Stay close!

All Best,


National Walk to School Day With Takoma Park Students

Loved joining Takoma Park students and parents, Mayor Kate Stewart, and Police Chief DeVaul for National Walk To School Day! As a Member of the Public Education Caucus, I was eager to chat with constituents about how we can improve and support early childhood and public education at the federal level. I believe that Maryland has some of the finest schools in the nation and remain a steadfast supporter of a public education system that uplifts every child. 

Congressman Jamie Raskin discusses early childhood education legislation with parents and educators.

Criminal Justice Reform Awareness Event in Frederick

It was a gorgeous day in Frederick County as dozens of constituents and citizens came out for Delegate Lorig Charkoudian’s community event, where we discussed state and federal criminal justice reform efforts and the importance of re-entry mediation for incarcerated individuals. I was excited to join Maryland mediators, Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor and other champions of criminal justice reform. I'm a proud cosponsor of federal legislation like the Promoting Reentry Through Education in Prisons Act and am committed to doing all that I can to strengthen the reentry process for incarcerated Americans. 

Congressman Raskin joins constituents and public officials to discuss state and federal criminal justice reform efforts. 

Coffee With Your Congressman in Rockville

I hosted back-to-back Coffee With Your Congressman sessions at Dawson's Market in Rockville this month. My staff and I met with dozens of constituents who came out bright and early to talk about advancing public policy progress on prescription drug reform, gun safety and climate change. 

Rep. Raskin hosts coffee meetings with constituents to give legislative updates and answer audience questions.

Career Day at Century High School in Carroll County

My district office staff enjoyed interacting with students at Century High School Career Day in Carroll County and discussing constituent services for students including educational congressional internships, nominations to the U.S. Service Academies, the Congressional App Challenge, and the Congressional Art Competition. Go Knights! 

Rep. Raskin's District Office staff attended Century High School Career Day to discuss the various constituent services our congressional office offers for students.  

Rock Creek School Groundbreaking in Frederick County

My district staff was thrilled to break ground for the new Rock Creek School with Frederick County Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban, Frederick County Executive Jan Gardner, students, staff and parents and to discuss education priorities at the federal level. I'm thrilled that this new facility will specifically serve the needs of students with severe developmental and learning disabilities. A few weeks ago my congressional office hosted a roundtable listening session with parents of children with disabilities. The participants shared their experiences, perspectives, and concerns regarding America's education and health care systems. My staff and I are deeply committed to improving these systems for children with disabilities and ensuring that their parents and families feel represented, seen, and heard. 

Rep. Raskin's District Director attends the Rock Creek School groundbreaking to discusses federal education priorities.

Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Day

I joined the Bethesda Chevy-Chase Rescue Squad for their annual Rescue Day, which brings together members of the community, families, and children for station tours, safety demonstrations, and fun learning opportunities. The Rescue Squad is a member of the Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), which recently received federal funds that I helped secure for volunteer firefighter recruitment and training. I thank the BCC Squad members for all they do to keep our community safe and remain committed to doing all that I can to secure federal funding to support their efforts.

Rep. Raskin thanks Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad members for protecting our community and reaffirms his commitment to securing federal funds to support public safety efforts. 

Step Up For Down Syndrome Awareness Event in Potomac, MD

I attended the Down Syndrome Network of Montgomery County's annual awareness event in Potomac, MD this Down Syndrome Awareness Month. I'm a Member of the Congressional Task Force on Down Syndrome and a proud cosponsor of legislation to increase funding for early childhood intervention services for children with disabilities, including Down Syndrome. I was honored to meet with constituents and advocates to discuss how we can make the world a better place for children with Down Syndrome. 

Rep. Raskin meets with constituents and Down Syndrome awareness advocates to discuss legislative priorities.

Recognizing Hispanic Heritage Month With 8th District Students

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, I recently hosted my second annual Award Ceremony for Latino/a/x high school students from across the District. I was proud to recognize 29 amazing students, who were nominated by their school principals for their exemplary commitment to community service, leadership, and academic excellence. 

Congressman Raskin presents congressional citations to Latino/a/x students from across the 8th District.

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