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Councilmember George Leventhal spoke to a rally on Nov. 21 in Rockville organized to urge the Council to approve Bill 27-13, which would establish a County minimum wage. The rally was organized by the National Organization for Women, UFCW Local 1994 and the Progressive Democrats of America.

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Councilmember Leventhal Launches New Initiative to Discourage Panhandling

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On September 9, I , along with the County Executive Leggett gathered in downtown Wheaton to announce a new initiative to discourage drivers from giving directly to panhandlers, and instead, to give to charities which can more effectively address the root causes of homelessness for those who solicit in our medians and roads.

Montgomery County residents are among the most generous individuals in the entire country. We all want to help the panhandlers we see on the side of the road. The question isn’t whether to help, it’s how. And now, there is a safer and more effective way to give to panhandlers. Read more..












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