The Glass Gazette: June 15, 2023 (en español / 中文普通话)

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June 15, 2023

Ending Gun Violence

I joined advocates and volunteers with Moms Demand Action to commemorate National Gun Violence Awareness Day. In an average year, 796 Marylanders die by gunfire and another 1,363 are wounded. National Gun Violence Awareness Day honors the individuals who lost their lives and the communities shattered by gun violence. We must continue to call for meaningful action and fight for common sense reforms and public safety measures that will save lives and protect people from gun violence.

Council President Glass and advocates with Moms Demand Action wearing orange for gun violence awareness.

Walking Wheaton with Gov. Moore

I was proud to join Councilmember Natali Fani-González in welcoming Governor Wes Moore to Wheaton for a safety walk along Georgia Avenue. This stretch of road is one of the most heavily trafficked and dangerous roads in Montgomery County. It was reassuring to hear Governor Moore’s shared commitment to investing in road safety improvements that will save lives. The tour also touched on the local businesses and economic development potential of downtown Wheaton. 

My thanks to the governor and everyone who joined the community tour of this vibrant, diverse and growing community.

Councilmember Fani-Gonzalez, Governor Moore and Council President Glass tour Wheaton

Celebrating Juneteenth

Montgomery County’s 26th Juneteenth Celebration will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 12 - 10 p.m. at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown. This year’s theme, “Journey to Freedom: Acknowledge, Educate, and Celebrate” will trace the African American struggle for freedom through education, art, dance, music and honoring elders. From dances to films, art exhibits to paint and sips, book talks to a full day of concerts, you won't want to miss this festival.

Juneteenth graphic

Council to Hold Community Conversation on June 21 in Silver Spring

The Council will hold a community conversation on Wednesday, June 21 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Weller Road Elementary School. 

Community conversations are an opportunity for residents to speak directly with councilmembers about issues that are of concern to them. Topics for discussion will include transportation, housing, public safety and other community issues. 

To participate virtually please register by Wednesday, June 21 at 10 a.m. at Spanish language interpretation and American Sign Language interpretation will be available. 

We hope to see you there!

Council town hall infographic June 21

Celebrating Pride Month

Join me for a series of LGBTQ+ Pride Month events throughout the month of June! We started with raising the Pride flag (watch the video here) and are continuing with fun for the entire family. 

Learn more and RSVP to the Pride events.

2023 Pride Month events flyer

Constituent Corner

My office is regularly in the community to attend civic meetings, festivals and block parties. A resident recently visited our table and informed us about the potential danger posed by dangling utility wires along a residential street. The resident didn’t know if the wires were live or who to contact, given the lines could have been from Pepco, Verizon or Comcast. My office contacted all three utilities and determined that the lines belonged to Comcast. We got in touch with Comcast and they promptly dispatched a crew to address the issue.

If you see us at an event, please say hello. And we welcome invitations to events. You can always contact my office at 240-777-7966 or

Council President Glass and office staff at a neighborhood street festival.

Did You Know?

Kensington Station is the second-oldest active train station in the United States. Kensington Station was built in 1891 and was originally called Knowles Station, named for George Knowles, whose farm was subdivided to create much of the Town of Kensington today. The station is currently served by the MARC train’s Brunswick Line. The station is open during the Kensington Farmers Market, which is held in the station parking lot. 

Per the Town of Kensington’s website, “For just 35 cents Washingtonians could ditch their horse and buggies and take an 11-mile trip out to Kensington from D.C.’s Union Station.”

Kensington Station

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