Young Folks Against the Proposed Development

Last night at City Council, three young Takoma residents read the statement below, representing young people from Takoma, and others who grew up spending time in Takoma. They noted, “These signatures were collected over the past 24-hours alone and the list is growing by the minute.”

Here is their statement:

Those of us young folks signed below, urge you to vote no on the proposed Junction site-plan. We are concerned about the racial and socioeconomic exclusion that would undeniably result from this huge, high-end retail development, and instead urge you to put the community before corporations, by considering a plan with more communal, free, space.

The following 50 young voters in Takoma Park have currently signed the statement:

  1. Isabel Hendrix, Takoma Park
  2. Mahalia Iwogu, Takoma Park
  3. Eliza Wapner, Takoma Park
  4. Ashe Durban, Takoma Park
  5. Trevor Gibson, Takoma Park
  6. Ife Adelona, Takoma Park
  7. Eva Blockstein, Takoma Park
  8. Maaike Laanstra-Corn, Takoma Park
  9. Salah Khanjari, Takoma Park
  10. Dio Cramer, Takoma Park
  11. Alex Frandsen, Takoma Park
  12. Ariela Sirota, Takoma Park
  13. Ben Segal, Takoma Park
  14. Jenny Bates, Takoma Park
  15. Haki Johnson, Takoma Park
  16. Leila Bartholet, Takoma Park
  17. Lucas Richie, Takoma Park
  18. Adrian Kombe, Takoma Park
  19. Jeanne Jarvis-Gibson, Takoma Park
  20. Sam Dembling, Takoma Park
  21. Nick Huget, Takoma Park
  22. Jacob Rini, Takoma Park
  23. Sandy Hunter, Takoma Park
  24. Miles White, Takoma Park
  25. Ellie Struewing, Takoma Park
  26. Peter Berger, Takoma Park
  27. Alex Fairhall, Takoma Park
  28. Geneva Jimreivat, Takoma Park
  29. Dana Cook, Takoma Park
  30. Mattie Cohen, Takoma Park
  31. Erin Nolan, Takoma Park
  32. Amelia Langer, Takoma Park
  33. John Fair, Takoma Park
  34. James Fair, Takoma Park
  35. Becca Richie, Takoma Park
  36. Mer Caprioglio, Takoma Park
  37. Aimee Miller, Takoma Park
  38. Alison Goodman, Takoma Park
  39. Nesha Ruther, Takoma Park
  40. Molly Ellison, Takoma Park
  41. Paul Munger, Takoma Park
  42. Stella Del White, Takoma Park
  43. Jesse Broad-Cavanagh, Takoma Park
  44. Miles Royce, Takoma Park
  45. Lyla DiPaul, Takoma Park
  46. Ben Miller, Takoma Park
  47. Ian Askew, Takoma Park
  48. Alexis Redford-Maung Maung, Takoma Park
  49. Conor Donohue, Takoma Park
  50. Aidan Keys, Takoma Park
  51. Amye Gulezian, Takoma Park
  52. Karis Danner-McDonald, Takoma Park
  53. Sebi Medina-Tayac, Takoma Park

And the following young people from surrounding Maryland towns and DC, joined them in signing:

  1. Maya Montenegro, Silver Spring
  2. Emanuel Enrique Ceron, Silver Spring
  3. Will Buckley, DC
  4. Cole Garcia, Washington DC
  5. Jasper Saah, Glenmont
  6. Amir Price, Washington DC
  7. Connor Smith, Silver Spring
  8. Naomi Weintraub, Silver Spring
  9. Alex Michell, Silver Spring
  10. Naeem Alam, Silver Spring
  11. Conor James, Silver Spring
  12. Elia Tzoukermann, Silver Spring
  13. Rob Millar, Silver Spring
  14. Jonathan Chang-Min Hyon, Silver Spring
  15. AJ Jayawardena, Columbia
  16. Matthew Kickenson, Silver Spring
  17. Wyatt Qualiana, Silver Spring
  18. Serena Faruqee, Silver Spring
  19. Marco Saah, Glenmont
  20. Blue Keleher, Silver Spring
  21. James Anthony, Silver Spring
  22. Eric Suter-bull, Bethesda
  23. Charlie Flack, Washington DC
  24. Sean Durkin, Silver Spring
  25. Thea Piccone, Washington DC
  26. Stefan Bindley-Taylor, Fort Washington
  27. Leigh Cook, Silver Spring
  28. Kalanzi Kanjubi, Glenmont
  29. Harper Leigh, Silver Spring

 

 

Author: Susan Katz Miller

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