Jews United for Justice leads Washington-area Jews to act on our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community. Learn More about JUFJ
Montgomery County and Prince George’s County just voted to raise their minimum wages.
The state of Maryland might follow this spring.
D.C. is considering raising the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid sick days for all.
Take a moment to discuss these vital issues at Thanksgiving or Hanukkah!
The DC City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 and index it to inflation, and expand paid sick days to tipped restauraunt workers. The council will hold a final vote on these measures on December 17. We need to make sure they don't water down the bills before then. Join us at a Mayoral Candidates' forum on Thursday, December 5 to keep the pressure on the council!
We're listed as one of the 50 most innovative American Jewish organizations in the new 2013-2014 Slingshot Guide, a resource for those committed to the Jewish community. Slingshot described us as “a powerful influencer within the progressive Jewish community... a leader in thought, local politics, and fundraising."
We are deeply honored. View JUFJ in Slingshot here. Read the Washington Jewish Week's coverage of all the local organizations listed, including Ask Big Questions, headed by 2013 Jeremiah alumna Sheila Katz.
We've grown dramatically in the last five years: quadrupled our staff, budget, and activist base, and developed a strong reputation and track record. Our plan for the next three years lays out a vision for another big step forward.
We're creating a 501c4 sister organization, expanding to a new Baltimore chapter and in Northern Virginia, and reinvesting in community building to make sure that all our members can find a home in JUFJ and take action. How did we get here? Where are we going? Find out what we've got in store, read the full plan, and leave your comments here.