Loading Events

Past Events › Hearings

Events Search and Views Navigation

Event Views Navigation

February 2021

Maryland General Assembly Senate Watch Party: Dignity not Detention Act

February 10 | 1:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland State
Sign: No Hate, No Fear, Immigrants

Join JUFJ to watch the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee as they hear testimony on the Dignity not Detention Act (SB478). The hearing starts at 1:00 PM, but we don't know the exact time bills will be heard. Sign up to get an email notification when the bill is next on the committee's agenda.

Find out more »

Montgomery County Hearing Watch Party: Rent Stabilization and Missing Middle Housing

February 11 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County Housing Team as we watch the Public Hearing for two upcoming pieces of legislation that seek to address our County's affordable housing crisis. We'll meet at 7 PM to discuss background information on the legislation, and the hearing will begin at 7:30.

Find out more »

Maryland General Assembly House Watch Party: Local Control of Baltimore Police Department

February 15 | 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland State
Signs: None of us is free until all of us are free. #BlackLivesMatter #JusticeForFreddie

Join JUFJ to watch the House Judiciary Committee as they hear testimony on the Local Control (HB1027). The hearing starts at 1:30 PM, but we don't know the exact time bills will be heard. Sign up to get an email notification when the bill is next on the committee's agenda.

Find out more »

Maryland General Assembly House Watch Party: Time to Care Act

February 16 | 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland State
Sign: A healthy workforce is a strong workforce.

Join JUFJ to watch the House Economic Matters Committee as they hear testimony on the Time to Care Act of 2021 (HB375). The hearing starts at 1:30 PM, please plan to join then.

Find out more »

Maryland General Assembly House Watch Party: Right to Counsel, Rent Court Reform, and COVID-19 Eviction and Housing Relief Act

February 17 | 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland State
JUFJ members with signs for housing justice

Join JUFJ to watch the House Judiciary Committee as they hear testimony on Right to Counsel (HB018), Rent Court Reform (HB052), and the COVID-19 Eviction and Housing Relief Act (HB1312). The hearing starts at 1:30 PM, but we don't know the exact time bills will be heard. Sign up to get an email notification when the bill(s) are next on the committee's agenda.

Find out more »

March 2021

Montgomery County Board of Education Watch Party: Police Free Schools

March 2 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Board of Education is hosting a public hearing about the removal of School Resource Officers (SROs) from Montgomery County Public Schools. Join the Montgomery County Defund Policing and Invest in Communities Coalition for a virtual watch party of the hearing!

Find out more »

Maryland General Assembly House Watch Party: Dignity not Detention, MD Trust, and Universal Representation

March 3 | 1:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Maryland State
Sign: No Hate, No Fear, Immigrants

Join JUFJ to watch the House Judiciary Committee as they hear testimony on Dignity not Detention (HB016), Maryland Trust Act (HB304), and Universal Representation (HB750). The hearing starts at 1:30 PM, but we don't know the exact time bills will be heard. Sign up to get an email notification when the bill(s) are next on the committee's agenda.

Find out more »

Montgomery County Council Watch Party: Public Hearing for Pro-SRO Bill

March 4 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council is hosting a public hearing about a bill that would allow for the continuation of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in Montgomery County Public Schools. Join the Montgomery County Defund Policing and Invest in Communities Coalition for a virtual watch party of the hearing!

Find out more »

Maryland General Assembly Senate Watch Party: COVID-19 Eviction and Housing Relief Act

March 10 | 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
JUFJ members with signs for housing justice

Join JUFJ to watch the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee as they hear testimony on the COVID-19 Eviction and Housing Relief Act (SB910). The hearing starts at 1:30 PM, but we don't know the exact time bills will be heard. Sign up to get an email notification when the bill is next on the committee's agenda.

Find out more »

Montgomery County Worksession Watch Party: Community Policing Data

March 11 | 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Montgomery County
Hold police accountable

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County Team as we watch the second worksession for an upcoming piece of legislation that seeks to expand the police department's data collection practices. We'll meet at 9 AM to discuss background information on the legislation, and the worksession will begin at 9:30.

Find out more »

April 2021

MC Defund/Invest Watch Party: MoCo FY22 Budget Hearing

April 6 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Banner image shows a graphic of a chart, as well as a graphic of a chat box, with the title of the event and host name in the image.

The County Executive has released the draft budget proposal for this coming year (FY22), and it's the public's turn to comment on the budget! Join the MC Defund/Invest coalition as we gather for a virtual watch party of the first evening hearing about the FY22 budget.

Find out more »

Montgomery County Worksession Watch Party: Housing Justice Act

April 8 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montgomery County

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County Housing Team as we watch the second worksession for a bill that will decrease barriers to rental housing in Montgomery County. We'll meet at 1 PM to discuss background information on the legislation, and the worksession will begin at 1:30 PM.

Find out more »

Montgomery County Watch Party: FY22 Budget Worksession

April 12 | 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Montgomery County
JUFJ members on Zoom advocate for a moral Montgomery County budget

Join a virtual watch party of the County Council's upcoming budget worksession! During the worksession, the County's Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) and Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee (PHED) will discuss the proposed FY22 budget's funding of rental assistance and homelessness supports. 

Find out more »

Montgomery County Watch Party: FY22 Budget Worksession

April 22 | 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Montgomery County
JUFJ members on Zoom advocate for a moral Montgomery County budget

Join a virtual watch party of the County Council's upcoming budget worksession! During the worksession, the County's Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) will discuss the proposed FY22 budget's funding of Montgomery County's Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

Find out more »

MC Defund/Invest Watch Party: MC Executive Press Conference on ‘Reimagining School Safety’

April 23 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Montgomery County

Join the MC Defund/Invest Coalition for a watch party of the County Executive's press conference about the executive's proposal for an alternative to police in schools, called 'The Reimagining School Safety and Students' Well-Being Initiative.' 

Our watch party will begin at 12:00 for a brief relational activity and updates on the Police Free Schools campaign. The press conference will begin at 12:30, at which point we will share the press conference via screenshare, and attendees will participate via chat. 

Find out more »

May 2021

Montgomery County Watch Party: FY22 Budget Worksession

May 6 | 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Montgomery County
JUFJ members on Zoom advocate for a moral Montgomery County budget

Join a virtual watch party of the County Council's upcoming budget worksession! During the worksession, the County's Government Operations and Fiscal Policy Committee (GO) will discuss the proposed FY22 budget's funding of several of our priority issues including housing and policing.

Find out more »

Watch Party: Report from the Board of Education’s SRO Working Group

May 11 | 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Montgomery County

Join the MC Defund Policing & Invest In Communities Coalition for a watch party of a presentation by the Board of Education's SRO Working Group. The working group will present its final report on the impact of School Resource Officers (SROs) on Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). JUFJ and our coalition partners are concerned that their report is very heavily biased in favor of maintaining the status quo, and fails to use reliable research in justifying its outcomes. 

The watch party will begin at 3:30, and we'll start with a short relational activity and review background information on the bill. The working group's presentation will begin at 3:50, at which time we'll use screen share to display information.

Find out more »

MC Watch Party: Full Council Budget Worksession

May 12 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Montgomery County
JUFJ members on Zoom advocate for a moral Montgomery County budget

Join JUFJ in Montgomery County for a watch party of a full Council budget worksession! The Council will review funding for alternatives to School Resource Officers (SROs), funding for nonprofits, funding for rent assistance, and funding for homeless services — this is one of the most important full council budget worksessions this session!

While we anticipate favorable outcomes for funding for nonprofits, rent assistance, and homelessness services, JUFJ and our partners in the MC Defund/Invest Coalition are asking for additional funding for culturally competent, licensed clinical social workers (LCSWs), which is not yet guaranteed in the budget. 

Our watch party will begin at 9:30 AM. We will begin with a short relational activity, and then review background information on the budget. The worksession will begin at 9:45 AM. 

Find out more »

Montgomery County Budget Team Meeting

May 13 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montgomery County
JUFJ members on Zoom advocate for a moral Montgomery County budget

Join the Montgomery County Budget Team for our next campaign meeting! No previous budget experience required.

Find out more »

People’s Hearing on Revenue

May 20 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
#JustRecoveryDC: We don't just need a recovery, we need a just recovery.

The Just Recovery DC coalition is hosting a People’s Hearing on Revenue. Tax justice is racial justice, and in order for DC to build back stronger than before, we need to raise new revenue. Join the hearing to hear from a range of DC residents who have been impacted by the pandemic as they tell our city's leaders why we need to raise revenue for a just recovery!

Find out more »