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A group of Baltimore residents will hold a pro-Red Line pep rally tonight in a hotbed of opposition to the proposed light rail tonight to raise money to advocate for the project.

The Red Line Now PAC will hold its event at 6 p.m. at the Field House Pub at 2400 Boston Street in Canton, where many local residents have protested plans to run trains along the surface of that street.

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"This is one of the few issue-driven political action committees created by everyday Baltimore citizens, and the only one to focus on transit," said Robbyn Lewis, the organization's chairperson. "We want this project to be the best it can be."

The group said it is made up of citizens volunteers who live along the planned route of the Red Line, which would run from Woodlawn through downtown to Bayview. The organization says it is not affiliated with any political groups or candidates but will concentrate it efforts of promoting the Red Line.

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