There are signs that the coalition of community groups fighting to save the cemetery is expanding, as well. Impact Silver Spring is now on-board, and the Rev. Abhi Janamachi of Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church will speak at the rally. Also returning, will be Macedonia Baptist Church Pastor Segun Adebayo, the church's Social Justice Ministry chair Marsha Coleman-Adebayo, and MBC trustee and former resident of the lost River Road black community Harvey Matthews.
Rally organizers have also invited County Executive candidates Roger Berliner and George Leventhal, as well as Senator Chris Van Hollen and Congressman Jamie Raskin. None are yet confirmed as speakers, however.