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County Councilmember Marc Elrich To be Featured Guest on TODAY’S ‘Tuned In’ Radio America Show At 2 p.m. on WACA 1540 AM, He Will Talk About Region-wide Increase in Minimum Wage and Join Carlos Perozo in Discussions on Development Issues
  • Release ID: 14-183
  • Release Date: 6/20/2014
  • Contact: Neil Greenberger 240-777-7939 or Delphine Harriston240-777-7931
  • From: Council Office

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich will be the featured guest at 2 p.m. TODAY on Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council), a weekly show on Radio America (WACA 1540 AM). The main topics of discussion will be increases in the regional minimum wages, future development in Montgomery County and the Maryland primary elections on Tuesday, June 24.

Carlos Perozo, president of the Long Branch Business League, also will be a guest on the show. He is also a member of the Casa de Maryland Committee on Fair Development and he received the 2014 Impact Silver Spring Business Empowerment Award. He has been very active in the plans to redevelop the Long Branch area and Silver Spring.

Councilmember Elrich led the move to establish a regional minimum wage. Prince George’s County and the District of Columbia joined Montgomery County to significantly increase their minimum wages.

The main primary day is Tuesday, June 24. Among the races registered voters can select candidates for are the County Executive and County Council races; for the office of Governor; and for State Delegates and State Senators. Candidates who win in primaries will compete in the general election in November.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered into a community partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs and provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions of Councilmembers. The partnership includes the 30-minute weekly show at 2 p.m. each Friday on the Washington Region’s most popular Spanish language station.

The show is hosted by Julie Ríos Little. Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and also provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents and businesses. A regular focus of the show is on small business owners telling their stories of success.

A link to an audio replay of each week’s show is available at the County Council’s web site at

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