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2014 Primary Election draws near - Please Vote!

Candidates present their positions at the Montgomery County Council Candidates Transportation Forum.

Sixteen candidates for the Montgomery County Council presented their views on how to address the county's pressing transportation issues at a forum at the Silver Spring Civic Center on May 29, 2014. The forum was sponsored by the Coaltion for Smarter Growth, Purple Line NOW!, Action Committee for Transit, Montgomery County Sierra Club, Washington Area Bicyclist Association, TAME Coalition, and Montgomery County Young Democrats. Martin Di Caro, transportation reporter for WAMU, served as the moderator.

Stewart Schwartz, Executive Director of Coalition for Smarter Growth,
introduces the forum moderator and 16 Montgomery Council Candidates.

Candidates were largely supportive of building better transit when speaking to the standing room only crowd at the forum. Many candidates stated their unqualified support for the Purple Line. A theme heard from several candidates was "We must be bold" if we are going to successfully address Montgomery County's pressing transportation needs. But not all candidates were fully on board for the Purple Line, with several expressing very qualified support.

Candidates who support the Purple Line need our vote in the 2014 Primary!

The candidates have made thier positions known in the transportation forum, in responses to the questions in the ACT 2014 Election Scorecard and in the League of Women Voters Vote411 candidate profiles, and at their various campaign events and in their literature. Pro-transit candidates need our support. It will soon be our turn to speak - on election day on June 24!

The deadline for voter registration is June 3. Early voting begins on June 12. Deadlines for applying for an absentee ballot depend upon how you apply for the ballot.

Detailed information on registering, absentee ballots, and when and where to vote is at:
For Montgomery County - http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/Elections/index2.html
For Prince George's County - http://www.princegeorgescountymd.gov/sites/Elections/

Please support a better transportation future by voting!

Thank you to all of the many organizations and individuals who support
Purple Line NOW!, and especially to these recent, high level donors:

Barbara Sanders

Greg Sanders & Kate Malloy

Purple Line NOW!
P.O. Box 7074
Silver Spring, MD 20907-7074

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Because Purple Line NOW! is a social welfare organization, and not a charitable organization, contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes as charitable contributions.

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