Montgomery County Community Action

Montgomery County Community Action

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Relaunch of the Half in Ten TalkPoverty Program THIS Thursday at 4:00

The Center for American Progress has announced the relaunch of its Half in Ten Campaign TalkPoverty program.  Tune in every Thursday at 4PM by clicking HERE.  You can also download individual episodes.  

Half in Ten - The Campaign to Cut Poverty in Half in Ten Years
April 27, 2015 | View Online
Help us promote the relaunch of TalkPoverty Radio
Episodes Airing Every Thursday at 4pm ET
We’re excited to announce the return of TalkPoverty Radio—one of the few programs entirely devoted to covering poverty in America—on the We Act Radio Network. Starting April 30th, the show will air Thursdays at 4pm ET. Be sure to tune in online or by downloading each episode as a podcast through iTunes.

Hosted by Rebecca Vallas and Tracey Ross, this hour-long show lifts up some of the untold stories of the 45 million Americans living below the poverty line. Hear from journalists, policy experts, grassroots advocates, elected officials, and—most importantly—people struggling on the brink right now, as we bust myths, offer solutions, and focus on the hottest issues and policy debates.

In the days leading up to the launch, we’re asking friends and fans of the show to help us get the word out by doing a few simple things:
  1. Print out this sign.
  2. Fill in the blank with why you think this show matters.
  3. Tweet a picture of yourself holding the sign using #TalkPoverty.
Here are some sample tweets to share:

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Nonprofit Village to Host Fundraising Training May 7th and June 11th

Community Action partner, Nonprofit Village, will host a fundraising training on May 7th and June 11th in Silver Spring.  

For more information, please click HERE.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Raise Your Voice EAST Flyer Now Available in Amharic

The Raise Your Voice EAST Flyer is now available in Amharic.  To download this flyer, please click HERE.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Today is Equal Pay Day

April 14th is Equal Pay Day, which marks how far into 2015 women would have to work in order to earn what men earned in 2014 alone.  Nationally, the wage gap is 21.7%.  In the DC region, women earn 84 cents for every dollar men earn.

Message marking Equal Pay Day from Montgomery County Council Vice President Nancy Floreen:

Equal Pay Day

Nancy Floreen, Jeannette Feldner, Holly Joseph and Nancy Navarro all wearing redApril 14 is Equal Pay Day. It symbolizes how far into 2015 women must work to earn what men earned in 2014. 
Even though the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act passed more than five decades ago, women continue to suffer the consequences of inequitable pay differentials. In fact, year-round, full-time working women earn only 78 cents for every dollar earned by men. In Maryland, we're doing a little bit better at 85 cents for every dollar. Women earn less in every occupational classification for which enough data is available, including occupations dominated by women. Over a working lifetime, this wage disparity costs the average American woman and her family an estimated $700,000 to $2 million in lost wages, impacting Social Security benefits and pensions. 
On April 14, we will wear red to symbolize that women are still in the red when it comes to pay equity and to emphasize that fair pay strengthens the security of families today and eases future retirement costs, while enhancing the American economy.

From the Washington Area Women's Foundation:

To learn more about Equal Pay Day and the wage gap, please click here:

Thursday, April 9, 2015

MANNA and Ride On Host Food Drive - Donate Food and Ride for Free!

Community Action partner, MANNA Food Center, is collaborating with Ride On to host their annual joint food drive.  

Everyone who donates a non-perishable item April 19th - April 25th can ride for FREE!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

VITA Appointments Available on April 15th in Wheaton

Need help filing your taxes?

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program has limited appointments available on Wednesday, April 15th, 11 AM - 4 PM.  All appointments available at the Wheaton location, 2424 Reedie Drive.

Please call (240)777-1123 to schedule an appointment.

VITA walk-in sites:

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Raise Your Voice EAST Flyer Now Available in French

The Raise Your Voice EAST flyer is now available in French.  To download the flyer, please click HERE.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

DHHS to Host Workshop on Health Data on May 13th

The Department on Health and Human Services will host a FREE workshop about collecting health data on May 13th.  The event will take place at the Silver Spring Civic Building.  To register online, please click HERE.  For more information, please call (240)777-3421.

This event is sponsored by Community Action's partner agencies in the Office of Community Affairs: the Asian American Health Initiative, the African American Health Program, and the Latino Health Initiative.