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August 2021

DC Budget Action: Phonefest to the Council

August 2
DC
graphic of children and parents playing, rowhouses, and dollar signs with blue text reading #JustRecoveryDC below and JUFJ DC's budget priorities in an arc on top. The DC map is grayed out in the background.

When we can't visit the Council in person, a personal phone call is the next best thing. Sign up for a weekly slot to call your Councilmembers and remind them to put people first in the budget.

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DC Budget Action: Phonefest to the Council

August 9
DC
graphic of children and parents playing, rowhouses, and dollar signs with blue text reading #JustRecoveryDC below and JUFJ DC's budget priorities in an arc on top. The DC map is grayed out in the background.

When we can't visit the Council in person, a personal phone call is the next best thing. Sign up for a weekly slot to call your Councilmembers and remind them to put people first in the budget.

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JUFJ Office Closed

August 16 | 12:00 am - August 20 | 11:30 pm
Closed

The JUFJ office will be closed the entire week of August 16 through August 20. We will return on Monday, August 23.

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September 2021

Organizing Base-ics: Base Building Training

September 1 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DC
Baltimore
Montgomery County
Maryland State
organizing base-ics graphic

Join JUFJ virtually for Organizing Base-ics today and on September 13 to learn the basics of how to help grow people power in an organization, using your networks and organizer secrets for how to engage people more effectively! While we'd love to see you for both, feel free to choose and attend one training session.

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Organizing Base-ics: One-to-One Training

September 13 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
organizing base-ics graphic

Join JUFJ virtually for Organizing Base-ics to learn the basics of how to help grow people power in an organization using your networks and organizer secrets for how to engage people more effectively! This training will focus on one-to-ones, a critical organizing tool.

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DC Budget Celebration & New Year Kickoff

September 26 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DC
Victory! #JustRecoveryDC

Join JUFJers from across the District to celebrate a transformative budget season and hear about what's next for our work in DC.

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DC Housing Security Working Group September Meeting

September 29 | 7:45 pm - 9:00 pm
DC
A quote from Jeremiah 29.7: and seek the well-being of the city in which you dwell...for in its peace you shall find peace

Join JUFJ's Housing Security Working Group for our first meeting of the fall! We’ll talk about housing issues in DC, get to know other JUFJers, and gear up to work to reclaim rent control and prevent mass evictions.

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October 2021

DC Politics Crash Course

October 18 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DC

Join us for a fast and furious session all about 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 Economic Justice Working Group October Meeting

October 20 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DC
Person holding sign "Economic Justice Working Group"

Join JUFJ's Economic Justice Working Group! We work on leveraging our collective power to create a more equitable budget and make sure everyone is paying their fair share.

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Under 3 DC Working Group October Meeting

October 26 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DC
Children playing with caregivers with text: Under 3 DC Working Group

If you want to work to ensure every child receives the high-quality, affordable care they deserve, join JUFJ's Under 3 DC Working Group!

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DC Housing Security Working Group October Meeting

October 27 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DC

Care about affordable housing in DC? Want to be part of a committed group advocating for all DC residents to have secure housing? Join JUFJ's Housing Security Working Group!

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November 2021

Under 3 DC: Early Education Community Meeting

November 3 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DC
Under 3 DC: Early Education Community Meeting

Early educators and teachers, are you getting the pay, benefits, support, and education you need to live your best life? Join our partners in the Under 3 DC coalition to tell us what you need, hear what DC law says you deserve, and learn what we’re doing to make it happen. Ward 7 Councilmember Vincent Gray and At-Large Councilmember Robert White will join us to listen to your concerns for part of the meeting. This virtual meeting is an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the path forward.

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The 2021/5782 Heschel Vision Awards

November 7 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
Baltimore
Montgomery County
Maryland State
2021 Heschel Vision Awards honoring Tara Huffman, DC Initiative on Racial Equity, Joanna Silver, and keynote speaker Representative Jamie Raskin

JUFJ’s Heschel Vision Awards celebrate members of our community who take action with deep moral commitment and who inspire and empower others. It’s a chance for all of us to be reminded of our values and to be together in community. Join us on Zoom at the 2021 Heschel Vision Awards.

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DC Initiative on Racial Equity General Meeting

November 8 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
DC
DC Initiative on Racial Equity Bi-Monthly General Meeting

DC's Office of Racial Equity has drafted a guidebook for city agencies to conduct community engagement. How should DC agencies reach out to the community? What would help them truly hear the voices of people most affected by their policies? How can agencies build trust that community input is actually considered? What should they start doing, or do differently? Join the DC Initiative on Racial Equity for our next general meeting to provide feedback to the Office of Racial Equity, to change how the DC government engages the community.

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Call Mayor Bowser and DC Council to prevent evictions

November 10
DC
JUFJ Call-in Day: Prevent Evictions

Call Mayor Bowser & the Council to demand swift and immediate action to prevent evictions!

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Under 3 DC Working Group: November Meeting

November 10 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
DC
Children playing with caregivers with text: Under 3 DC Working Group

If you want to work to ensure every child receives the high-quality, affordable care they deserve, join JUFJ's Under 3 DC Working Group!

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Racial Equity Online Series: the History of Racial Formation

November 15 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DC
Racial Equity Online Series: The History of Racial Formation

DC's Office of Racial Equity has drafted a guidebook for city agencies to conduct community engagement. How should DC agencies reach out to the community? What would help them truly hear the voices of people most affected by their policies? How can agencies build trust that community input is actually considered? What should they start doing, or do differently? Join the DC Initiative on Racial Equity for our next general meeting to provide feedback to the Office of Racial Equity, to change how the DC government engages the community.

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Under 3 DC Coalition: November Meeting

November 17 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DC
Three Under3DC organizers posing in a park

Join the November Under 3 DC Coalition meeting. We will hear updates about the current work of the educator compensation task force, future budget asks, and a learning series presentation from the DC Early Learning Collaborative.

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DC Economic Justice Working Group: November Meeting

November 17 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
DC
Person holding sign "Economic Justice Working Group"

Join JUFJ's Economic Justice Working Group! We work on leveraging our collective power to create a more equitable budget and make sure everyone is paying their fair share.

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DC Housing Security Working Group November Meeting

November 22 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
DC

Care about affordable housing in DC? Want to be part of a committed group advocating for all DC residents to have secure housing? Join JUFJ's Housing Security Working Group!

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