Montgomery Councilman Sponsoring Potluck for Struggling Federal Workers

    Maryland elected officials at all levels of government are raging against the partial shutdown of the federal government.

    Congressional leaders are participating in negotiations with the Trump administration. Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), in his capacity as vice chairman of the National Governors Association, has co-written a letter to President Trump and members of Congress urging a swift resolution to the impasse. Other politicians are organizing and participating in news conferences and political rallies to pressure the relevant players into finding a solution.

    Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker (D) is taking a different approach.

    Hucker has organized a community potluck to feed federal workers who are struggling financially. The event will take place Friday evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Montgomery Blair High School.

    Music, fittingly, will be provided by Joe Uehlein of the U-Liners. He’s a labor organizer and local folk and blues musician of some renown.

    Federal workers, contractors and their families can attend for free. Other supporters and neighbors should bring a dish to pass to attend.

    Click here to RSVP.

    Josh Kurtz
    Co-founder and Editor Josh Kurtz is the leading chronicler of Maryland politics and government. He began covering the State House in 1995 for The Gazette newspapers, and has been writing about state and local politics ever since. He later became an editor at Roll Call, the Capitol Hill newspaper, and spent eight years at E&E News, an online subscription-only publisher of news websites covering energy and environmental issues. For seven of those years, he led a staff of 20 reporters at E&E Daily, which covers energy and environmental policy on Capitol Hill and in national politics. For 6 1/2 years he wrote a weekly column on state politics for Center Maryland and has written for several other Maryland publications as well. Kurtz has given speeches and appeared on TV and radio shows about Maryland politics through the years.