Communities United Against Hate - Montgomery County invites any organization to join our Network.

An eligible organization:

  • Has a demonstrated track record of working with others to combat bigotry, support victims of hate, and promote inclusiveness in Montgomery County
  • Commits to participate in activities of CUAH and its fellow network member organizations
  • Contributes an annual membership fee of:
    • $50 for non-profit organizations with all-volunteer staff
    • $100 for non-profit organizations with paid staff
    • $250 for for-profit organizations
    • $0 for government offices
    • Contributions above these membership levels are welcome, as they help contribute to our operational costs. CUAH is housed by Jews United For Justice, a 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible.

Membership benefits for your organization:

  • Using the CUAH Network to strengthen your organization’s ability to address hate and bigotry
  • Using the CUAH Network to promote your organization's own programs and activities
  • Participate in planning meetings or provide leadership direction for CUAH-led activities (e.g. developing programs for the school system, public policy advocacy)
  • Recruit volunteers at CUAH events
  • Network and collaborate with other organizations

What county leaders are saying about CUAH:

“In record time, CUAH has assembled diverse groups from all over Montgomery County to fight hate crimes and promote inclusion and civility. Combating hate is hard work. CUAH emerged to strengthen the collective impact of Montgomery County organizations committed to doing that hard work. CUAH validates and amplifies the awesome power of diverse groups working in coalition to build bridges across differences.  Hate has no home in Montgomery County.” – Fran Rothstein, VP, Woman’s Democratic Club of Montgomery County

“I am involved in CUAH because it is an important initiative for building tolerance and respect for each other.” – Mimi Hassanein, Muslim Community Leader in Montgomery County

“We Sikhs are so fortunate to be part of CUAH, Communities United against Hate in Montgomery County. Sikhism instructs us to stand up to justice for all, consider everyone equal, to share and be of service to mankind while remembering the creator who created us. To be involved with great people whose values resonate with ours is the best thing that has happened in this time of despair and fear created by our leadership wanting us to make walls not bridges.” – Dr. Harminder Kaur, Co-Founder, Sikh Kid2Kid

“It is critical to speak out against bigotry and to reverse the growing tide of hate crimes. CUAH is encouraging victims to report hate incidents, raising awareness about incidents, educating our schools and government agencies on how to address this problem, advocating for effective preventive measures, and sharing strategies for combating hate and bigotry. Through the power of its collective membership of community groups, civic institutions, and activists, CUAH is broadening the County's ability to counter hate and intolerance.” – Karen Britto, Former Member of the MD House of Delegates and Chair of the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee

“Montgomery County Chapter, National Organization for Women (MCNOW) is honored to join CUAH for the purpose of standing up to bigotry, whether casual or more intentionally aggressive, directed toward any members of our community. MCNOW is a leading chapter in the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. In addition to seeking equality for women in general, we have constantly grown and evolved in our understanding of ourselves and our struggle, as we fight for the equal rights, power, and representation of women in the full rainbow of our intersectional experiences and identities. MCNOW eagerly joins CUAH to share wisdom gained throughout our long history, learn from the collective experiences of other groups, and come together in promoting equal rights and justice for everyone in our community. We stand united with those who set high standards for civility and insist on human dignity. Harm to any of us is harm to us all.” – Holly Joseph, Co-President, MCNOW

As a former civil rights lawyer, I used to speak to audiences around the country and urge them to speak out and reclaim their communities against acts of hate. Typically, community responses are short lived.  But CUAH has had a magnetic effect on community leaders who already have been invested in different areas, and are committed to leveraging their networks. Moreover, they have worked diligently to create a comprehensive approach involving law enforcement, schools, government and the media. So, CUAH plans to stay. A ready-made platform, CUAH now is the residents’ to make successful. Join to amplify your voices and reaffirm Montgomery County as the inclusive society that you’ve been proud to call home.” –Aryani Ong, Former Deputy Director, OCA-National, and Author, Responding to Hate Crimes: A Community Action Guide