AIM leaders along with Mr. Freddie Brown (far left), who shared stories about the Civil Rights Movement and how to be strategic in campaign with WMATA.

AIM leaders from retirement communities in Montgomery County gathered with the Amalgamated Transit Union members who operate buses out of the Montgomery bus division to stand united against privatization and stand up for the right to retirement security. Mr. Freddie Brown from Asbury Village inspired those in attendance with stories from when he was a driver for Martin Luther King Jr. during key Civil Rights struggles. He encouraged attendees to be strategic in organizing power and picking targets in taking on this campaign with WMATA. Maryland State Senator Richard Madaleno pledged to work with Metro IAF to fight privatization, preserve pensions and expand public transportation in the region and especially in the state of Maryland.  He pledged to pull together key legislators before Labor Day.