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January 2022

DC Politics Crash Course 101: DC Government

January 6 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for a fast and furious session on the basics of politics in DC, from who our DC councilmembers are to how a bill becomes a law and how the DC budget works.

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DC Politics Crash Course 201: DC Budget

January 13 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

A budget is a moral document that reveals what our government really values. As budget season approaches, join us for a deeper dive into the budget process in DC and how JUFJ advocates for our values and priorities to be represented the District's spending.

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February 2022

DC Crash Course: State of Childcare

February 24 | 8:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Yellow background. stick figure pointing to DC map in a box that reads DC Childcare Crash Course. Stick figure adults playing with children in bottom.

Every child in DC, regardless of their race, family wealth, or zip code, should have access to high quality and affordable early childhood education provided by early childhood educators who are paid fairly. But right now, early childhood educators – mostly Black and Brown women – are underpaid and their jobs are unstable, while most families still can’t afford the childcare their children need. Join JUFJ to learn about the state of childcare in DC, the Birth-to-Three Law, and the continued challenges facing childcare, and what you can do to improve teacher pay and the affordability of childcare.

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March 2022

DC Crash Course: Budget Testimony Workshop

March 7 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

It's DC budget season! Budgets are moral documents: a reflection of our society's values and priorities, and a blueprint for how to set up a fair and just city. Join JUFJ to learn about our priorities for a fair and just DC budget and work on writing testimony for upcoming FY 2023 budget hearings.

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