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Jan 11

Rep. Raskin joins Transit Union in providing free meals to furloughed federal workers at TDCC, Sunday, Jan. 13 from 3pm-6pm

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Silver Spring, MD – With the continuing federal government shutdown putting undue financial pressure on the families of furloughed employees, Rep. Jamie Raskin will join the Amalgamated Transit Union International in providing families a free meal on Sunday, January 13 from 3pm-6pm at the Tommy Douglas Conference Center at 10000 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, MD.

Workers only need to bring their federal employee identification card to receive a free meal for them and their family.

“We are opening up our doors to all the federal employees, contractors and service industry workers that support our federal agencies for a free meal and camaraderie on Sunday afternoon at our headquarters in Silver Spring,” said ATU International President Larry Hanley. “All are welcome who have been impacted by this unfortunate shutdown. We want to offer some comfort and a free meal for them and their families.”

“I’m so proud to join with the workers at ATU to host furloughed and unpaid federal workers and their families at our first Sunday Shutdown Supper,” said Congressman Raskin. “The labor Movement is reminding us of the kind of solidarity and community that America really stands for.  Let all who are hungry from this Shutdown and Lockout come eat!”

The Tommy Douglas Conference Center is located at 10000 New Hampshire Avenue in Silver Spring, MD. The Center has free parking and is accessible by bus.