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  • published Press Release 1 in Press Releases 2021-12-14 00:05:59 -0500

    Press Release 1

    December 14, 2021
    Contact: Alexandra Rak

    Reopen Charles County LLC

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 12, 2021

    Contact: Alexandra Rak, [email protected]

     

     

    Reopen Charles County Files Lawsuit to End the Mask Mandate

    Business Owners and Concerned Citizens Push Back

    La Plata, MD (September 12, 2021) - Reopen Charles County LLC, an organization representing over 100 Charles County Businesses and Individuals, filed a lawsuit for injunctive relief against the recently enacted Mask Mandate by the Board of Commissioners. Absent an emergency declaration by the Governor of Maryland, the citizens represented by Reopen Charles County believe the mask mandate implemented by the Commissioners is a burdensome overreach by the local county government into the lives and businesses in Charles County. "On Thursday, September 9, 2021, Reopen Charles County LLC filed a motion for temporary restraining order against the continued implementation of the indoor mask mandate in the Circuit Court of Charles County," according to Alexandra Rak, the founder and CEO of Reopen Charles County.

     

    "We take no pleasure in having to seek a legal remedy in this situation but feel it is the only way that the small business owners and citizens against mandates can be heard in our county," said Rak.

     

    Reopen Charles County was established as a volunteer-run movement to return to normal after COVID-19 pandemic closures in the spring of 2020. After a summer of recovery with no burdensome face coverings or capacity restrictions, the community was dismayed to see the return to an indoor mask mandate with no opportunity to present alternate arguments to the elected Board of Commissioners. The group then organized as a LLC in order to take more effective steps toward ending the mandates which put Charles County businesses and individuals at a disadvantage compared to surrounding counties.

     

    Reopen Charles County LLC is seeking crowdfunded support for the legal fight at https://www.reopencharlescounty.com/legal_fund.

     

    Reopen Charles County LLC exists to represent citizens at a local or state level in issue-based advocacy efforts in which they have a stake or vested interest. Established in August 2021 after operating as a volunteer movement in 2020, Reopen Charles County represents over 100 businesses and families from Charles County through grassroots activism. Contact us at [email protected] or find us on the web at www.reopencharlescounty.com

     

     

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  • published Support Reopen Charles County 2021-12-08 14:00:05 -0500

    Support Reopen Charles County

    Ways to support the ongoing work of Reopen Charles County will be posted here!

  • published Rally Donation in Support Reopen Charles County 2021-12-08 13:58:50 -0500
  • published Press Releases 2021-09-11 23:05:58 -0400

    Press Releases

    November 19, 2021
    Contact: Alexandra Rak

    Reopen Charles County LLC

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 19, 2021

    Contact: Alexandra Rak, [email protected]

     

    Reopen Charles County Has Its Day In Court

    The Fight for Freedom Continues

    La Plata, MD (November 19, 2021) – Two months after filing its lawsuit against the Charles County Board of Commissioners, Reopen Charles County LLC has finally seen the inside of a court room. The organization representing almost 200 Charles County businesses and individuals, filed a lawsuit for injunctive relief against the August state of emergency back in September. After numerous delays, postponements, and political maneuvering, the county-based advocacy group’s legal claims are still alive.

     

    Absent an emergency declaration by the Governor of Maryland, the citizens represented by Reopen Charles County believe the mask mandate implemented by the Commissioners was an illicit use of the Maryland Public Safety Article they were citing for authority. “The Commissioners’ actions on Tuesday, November 16 to switch their shady state of emergency mask mandate to one under the authority of their role as ‘County Board of Health’ confirmed our suspicions that they knew their actions in August were questionable at best,” said Alexandra Rak, the group’s founder.

     

    "We were thrilled to appear before the Circuit Court of Charles County on Thursday to begin to plead our case. All efforts by citizens to find out by what metrics mask mandates will end, from what authority a local government can enact a mask mandate in the first place, and when the community can expect even a direct answer from their elected representatives has fallen completely on deaf ears. We look forward to continuing to oppose what we view as an end run around the law and a purely political maneuver by the Commissioners," said Rak.

     

    Reopen Charles County was established as a volunteer-run movement to return to normal after COVID-19 pandemic closures in the spring of 2020. After a summer of recovery with no burdensome face coverings or capacity restrictions, the community was dismayed to see the return to an indoor mask mandate with no opportunity to present alternate arguments to the elected Board of Commissioners. The group now operates as an LLC in order to take more effective steps toward ending the mandates which put Charles County businesses and individuals at a disadvantage compared to surrounding counties.

     

    Reopen Charles County LLC is seeking crowdfunded support for the legal fight at https://www.reopencharlescounty.com/legal_fund.

     

    Reopen Charles County LLC exists to represent citizens at a local or state level in issue-based advocacy efforts in which they have a stake or vested interest. Established in August 2021 after operating as a volunteer movement in 2020, Reopen Charles County represents almost 200 businesses and families from Charles County through grassroots activism. Contact us at [email protected] or find us on the web at www.reopencharlescounty.com

     

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  • published Become a Member in Join 2021-09-10 14:09:09 -0400
  • published Legal Fund 2021-09-05 00:29:56 -0400
  • published Blog 2021-09-04 23:40:46 -0400

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