We came together 425 strong to say: ACT is Back!
On November 2, 2023 at St. Andrew By the Bay, we came together 425 strong to celebrate ACT’s 5th Anniversary. After being disorganized by the pandemic and reorganizing through our Listening Campaign, we came together saying: ACT is Back!
We listened to stories from people representing ACT’s past, present, and future. Their stories relayed how ACT is impacting their communities and also their lives. For example, Dominque Scurry’s story (representing ACT’s past) expressed how her relationship with ACT brought about genuine change in her community of Woodside Gardens. Because of ACT she started to embrace her power and she is still growing and building power in her community. We also received updates from members of our Education Team and Attainable Housing Team.
The main event of our gathering – ACT’s 5th Anniversary Action, an action supporting attainable housing for essential workers. The Essential Worker Housing Bill. This bill is bringing forth an opportunity to create more affordable rental and homeownership units. This bill is also setting aside a portion of every new housing development for below market rate units, making renting or owning a home in Anne Arundel County more attainable. ACT is building a bold future with this BIG ACTION.
Three members of the County Council – Council President Pete Smith, Councilmember Lisa Rodvien, and Councilmember Julie Hummer – joined us by pledging their support for a strong bill that will maximize homeownership opportunities.
How can you help ACT with keeping up the momentum? You’ve already helped by showing up strong at the Essential Worker Housing Bill Hearing. You may also help by sending messages to your county Councilmembers. Messages thanking them for their support while encouraging their future support of the bill. And finally by supporting ACT through a one-time or monthly contribution to sustain our work.