MITZVAHstock: A day of service and celebration for Jewish young professionals in the greater DC area! Be a part of the President's United We Serve initiative. In collaboration with more than a dozen Jewish organizations, we will actively work to repair the world and celebrate our commitment to giving back to our community.
For more information, go to http://www.washingtondcjcc.org/MITZVAHstock
Interested in guaranteeing that the Purple Line will benefit all communities? Join us for our next Fair Purple Line Campaign meeting, Sunday, September 13.
JUFJ will have a table at the Adams Morgan Day Festival on September 13! If you will be at the festival, please come by and say hi.
If you'd like to volunteer to help, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Come to our next Day Laborer Justice campaign meeting. Exact time and location TBA. If you are interested in attending please contact email@example.com for full details.
Join us on Thursday for a community meeting
Hello neighbors and friends,
Summer's ending, but DC's fiscal crisis is heating back up.
Today, our Councilmembers come back from their recess. A new revenue forecast for the city is expected later this month, and bad news on that front could trigger another round of budget cuts.
As City Council looks to the year ahead, our leaders need to know that we're watching too.
We know we won't achieve an economic recovery by slashing funding that helps support our city's most vulnerable residents. We need to build pressure now for smarter and more responsible leadership next year. And we're asking you to help us do that.
JOIN US for a Save Our Safety Net community event on Thursday (9/17) 6pm at Busboys and Poets (5th and K treet NW).
We'll learn about the budget crisis, discuss alternative courses of action, and identify opportunities for you to make a difference.
Tuesday, September 22nd
8:30-9:30am: Rally and Press Conference
9:30-Noon: City Council session, room 500.
Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW (Metro Center)
Join a coalition of city workers, parents, labor unions and community groups to welcome back the City Council and demand:
* The immediate halt to the privatization of public services (including child care!) and sale of public land.
* An independent assessment of the impact of recently-privatized departments.
* Uniform wage parity for taxi drivers with other major metropolitan areas.
* That the city honor union contracts and bargain in good faith with city workers.
Training: Building a Strategic Campaign
Tues, Sept. 24th
St. Stephen and the Incarnation Church
1525 Newton St NW
Trainings are free and open to the public, pre-registration required.To register for upcoming trainings clickhttp://www.surveymonkey.com/MySurvey_EditorPage.aspx?sm=tTeOXY0nDfkJyvIOqqwfc0oTChAzxVB3d2aGlwFITxw%3d. Snacks will be provided.
The Gerry Brittain Education Project is an initiative of DC Jobs with Justice designed to strengthen local organizing and build power among working people in the District of Columbia. It incorporates skill building and political education into 2-hour long monthly trainings.
On, Thursday, September 24th at 6:30 pm at Foundry United Methodist Church (1500 16th St., NW), members of the Day Laborers Association will be holding an accountability session with officials from the DC Office of Wage and Hour to follow up on promises that were made following our spring campaign/letter-writing action.
There are reports that some of these promises are not yet being fully honored, so we will gather to show visible support for the workers. Important: please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
Join us on Monday, October 5 from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM at the Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building 345, for I Am DC Advocacy Day. We will be dropping off post cards from DC residents demanding the vote while urging Congress to pass the DC Voting Rights Act (H.R.157) without harmful amendments.
We need your support! Please bring a group to the event, post the event information on your Web site or sign up to lead a team of volunteers at the event. Download the printable I Am DC Advocacy Day flyer here. (PDF 1.6MB)
If you have any questions or would like to RSVP and commit to take a specific action for this event, please contact Jennifer Matson at email@example.com or 202.462.6000 x18.
We look forward to seeing you on October 5!
Eugene D. Kinlow
Public Affairs Director, DC Vote
Come to our next Fair Purple Line campaign meeting! Hear updates about the campaign and help us plan our next steps. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Keshet invites you to join us at the National Equality March for an historic demonstration of support for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender equality. If it is in the spirit of your Shemini Atzeret/Simchat Torah observance, we hope you will march with us behind the banner:If Not Now, When? The Jewish Community Stands for Full Equality and Justice
Sunday, October 11th, 10:30 am
Washington DC JCC
1529 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC
(16th and Q Streets, NW)
To RSVP or for more information: Joanna Ware, Keshet Community Organizer, at 617.524.9227 or Joanna@keshetonline.org
To endorse the march as an individual or organization:
Experience the POWER OF WOMEN'S PHILANTHROPY!
Choose to Be Part of VOICES 2009
VOICES, the largest Women's Philanthropy event of the year, celebrates the choices we make as women to have our VOICES heard.
VOICES brings together hundreds of women from every part of our community who share the same Jewish values YOU believe in: generosity, responsibility to care for each other, education and improving our world.
Tuesday October 13, 2009
Start: 3:00 pm
October 13th: Rally for Just and Humane Immigration Reform
3 pm- Rally on the West Lawn of the Capital: E. Capitol Circle and Maryland Ave. SW, Washington, DC
This is a critical time for the immigrant community. For years, raids and deportations have divided families and terrorized workers. Last fall's election marked a sea change in U.S. politics. Now, President Obama has restated his commitment to immigration reform. We march to make this change a reality--to bring the voices of immigrants into the national debate over what kind of reform we need. Just and humane immigration reform must be a central component of economic recovery. Immigrants are workers who produce tremendous wealth in our society and deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. Please join us on October 13th to say that now is the time to stop the raids and deportations and move towards an inclusive legalization of immigrant workers and families.
Start: 11:00 pm
Start: 10/13/2009 - 11:00pm
End: 10/17/2009 - 11:59pm
This year's DC Labor FilmFest - set for October 13 - 19 - boasts an exciting array of new films and beloved classics about work and workers, from the American office to the far-flung factories of the global economy.
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