In 2018, our MoCo team worked on statewide issues with the Baltimore team and is working in solidarity with immigrants in our community. We held a series of discussions on implicit bias and white privilege with Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, and will continue our work to tie Jewish values to legislative and policy priorities.
In 2017, JUFJ was a leader in the Fight for $15 coalition’s successful campaign to pass a $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County, which was then vetoed by the County Executive. The new bill was voted on in November, and thanks to the efforts of our organizers, leaders, and coalition partners, the County Council unanimously passed a strong minimum wage bill that will help over 100,000 MoCo residents.
August 16 | 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Join the Trust Act coalition to present the Montgomery County Council with the civil rights case for a county Trust Act to protect undocumented residents from ICE’s brutal detention and deportation tactics.
August 22 | 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the check-in call to learn about the status of the Montgomery County Trust Act campaign.
September 13 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join JUFJ activists from across DC and Maryland to discuss “EVICTED: Poverty and Profit in the American City” by Matthew Desmond. We’ll use the book to explore our local affordable housing crisis and get ready for our Sukkot event, Struggle for Shelter, including a trip to the EVICTED exhibit at the…
September 23 | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Join JUFJ activists to observe Sukkot by learning about the housing crisis in our cities and our region. We’ll visit the EVICTED exhibit at the National Building Museum together and reflect on what it means to celebrate shelter when so many people can’t afford it.