Today, with our sister affiliates in Maryland and Virginia, we have co-signed this statement offering solidarity with our Afghan neighbors and the DMV-area organizations working to support them and the refugees who settle in our region.
Join the Fight
The board is considering a proposal that gives MTPD unlimited discretion to suspend someone from Metro transit based on the officer’s accusation alone. We all want a safer transit system, but giving MTPD, a force known for being aggressive with riders of color, more power, is not the way.
Managing Organizer Natacia Knapper reflects on the Juneteenth traditions of her youth, and what the holiday as a whole means to the Black community – both historically and culturally.