Elrich Joins State $15 Minimum Wage Fight

Elrich Joins State $15 Minimum Wage Fight

Plus: Gaithersburg boy advocates for anti-bullying day; County approves security grants for faith institutions

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Local leaders push for $15 minimum wage bill

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich was one of six local elected officials to gather in Annapolis Thursday to advocate for the Fight for Fifteen bill, which would raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $15 per hour. Elrich said he learned during his 17 years as a teacher that raising the minimum wage is essential for lifting up poor families economically. [Maryland Matters]

Six-year old takes on anti-bullying campaign in Gaithersburg

Cavanaugh Bell, a six-year-old from Gaithersburg, has taken on an anti-bullying campaign by posting on social media and helping the town declare Feb. 21 as Anti-Bullying Awareness Day. [WUSA]

County approves funding for security at houses of worship

Montgomery County has approved $200,000 in funding to go toward security at faith institutions to help protect those targeted by hate crimes. [Montgomery Community Media]

Today’s weather

Friday morning will be rainy, and temperatures will eventually reach 53 degrees. Overnight temperatures will fall into the 20s.

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