Dang Digest: Volume VI

Staff WriterBlog

February was all about elevating the voices of the community and celebrating our County’s vibrant diversity. Read up on what we’ve been up to below.

Celebrating Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, Hoan participated in this year’s Act-So Moco‘s Poetry Read-In Event. He read, “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” and recited “My People,” by African American poet Langston Hughes.   The event was to honor African American poets and artists that contributed to American society. The poetry reading took place at the Randolph Theatre in Silver Spring.

Registering First Time Voters 

Team Dang had a blast registering first time voters at the Association of Vietnamese Americans’  2018 Lunar New Year celebration. The event was held at Northwood High School in Silver Spring. Want to help us register voters in your neighborhood? Please sign up here. Voter registration information is also available by clicking here.

Rallying for the Rights of Immigrants

Hoan traveled to the nation’s capitol to stand up for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and rally with local pro-immigration organizers. Hoan got a chance to deliver a speech and speak up for one of the most important fibers of the fabric of America: the great immigrants of our nation. Check out Hoan’s speech here.

Ringing in the Year of the Dog With Grassroots Supporters

Despite the rain, Team Dang was joined by many community leaders and grassroots supporters from across the County to celebrate Lunar New Year. We had amazing performances from Evan and Ross and Stuart, the Choy Wun Lion Dance Troupe, and the Peace Mission Korean Dance Group!  Special thanks to County Councilmember Tom Hucker (District  5), County Councilmember (At-Large) Marc Elrich, and County Councilmember (At-Large) George Leventhal who stopped by and gave remarks.

Join us at one of our March Events!

Hoan will be discussing policy issues at a few candidate forums and would love for you to attend next month. Please come out to show your support for Team Dang hosted by these organizations:

  • Democratic Club of Leisure World 

When: Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00PM
Where: Leisure World Clubhouse I
3701 Rossmoor Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906

  • StandUp County 

When: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7:00PM
Where: Novel Books – 23330 Frederick Rd, Clarksburg, MD 20871