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January 2019

Conversation with Maryland District 14 Legislators (Olney)

January 20 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Montgomery County
Debbie’s House, 2001 Bishops Castle Dr
Olney,MD20832United States
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Join JUFJ and District 14 residents as we meet with our state representatives to discuss our agenda for the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly. We will spend the first hour getting to know each other and the issues, 90 minutes with the legislators, and then close with a short evaluation. This event is being held at the home of a District 14 JUFJer and you will receive the address upon sign up.

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Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

January 21 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

JUFJ's Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guaranteeing housing and fair treatment for all renters. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD economic justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

January 23 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neighbors, limiting the use of solitary confinement, and defending and expanding bail reform. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD equal justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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RESCHEDULED Conversation with Maryland District 11 Legislators (Pikesville)

January 27 | 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Baltimore

Join JUFJ, District 11 residents, Chizuk Amuno, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Kol Halev, Beth Am, and Har Sinai as we meet with our state representatives to discuss our agenda for the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly. We will spend one hour with the legislators, and then close with a short evaluation.

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Rescheduled: Maryland Statewide Kickoff

January 27 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia,MD21045United States
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Rescheduled from 1/13: JUFJ's 2019 Maryland legislative kickoff is the most important chance of the year to learn the ins-and-outs of the campaigns we will be taking on this legislative session. You'll get educated on our 2019 issues and have the opportunity to receive training in how to be an effective advocate. Whether you are a seasoned activist, coming back for another year of making change in Annapolis, or you are brand new to advocacy at the state level, this is where we all learn the intricacies of JUFJ’s issues and strategize together toward a more just Maryland.

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Senate Hearing: Baltimore Water Bill

January 30 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
Maryland Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis,MD21401United States
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SB96 would prevent Baltimoreans from losing their homes because of unaffordable water bills. JUFJ supports this bill as a commonsense protection for the human rights of everyone in Baltimore. Sign up to attend the hearing and let us know if you want to testify.

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February 2019

Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

February 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guaranteeing housing and fair treatment for all renters. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD economic justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

February 6 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neighbors, limiting the use of solitary confinement, and defending and expanding bail reform. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD equal justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Rescheduled: Racial Justice Film Series and Discussion: “Vice: Raised in the System”

February 10 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda,MD20817United States
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Rescheduled from January 13 due to snow: Come join Adat Shalom, JUFJ, and leaders in the fight for real criminal justice to learn about mass incarceration. After the documentary, a panel discussion with Maryland State Senator Will Smith; Maryland Delegate David Moon; Toni Holness, Public Policy Director of the ACLU MD; Stephanie Joseph, Assistant Public Defender, Montgomery County. Dessert will follow.

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Baltimore Monthly Community Convening: Lobby Night Training

February 12 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore,MD21210United States
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Join JUFJ Baltimore at our monthly community convening! Each convening is a space for you to connect with other JUFJ leaders and supporters, stay updated on our ongoing projects, and take action with us on one of our campaigns. All are welcome.

This month we will get ready for our annual lobby night! Join us to get up to speed on the latest issues and talking points, and what to expect when you meet your legislators. This will also be a great opportunity to ask questions so we can make our lobby visit as effective as possible.

We will have light refreshments!

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Montgomery County Community Convening: Lobby Night Training

February 13 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Temple Shalom, 8501 Grubb Road
Chevy Chase,MD20815United States
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Join JUFJ Montgomery County at our monthly community convening! Each convening is a space for you to connect with other JUFJ leaders and supporters, stay updated on our ongoing projects, and take action with us on one of our campaigns. All are welcome.

This month we will get ready for our annual lobby night! Join us to get up to speed on the latest issues and talking points, and what to expect when you meet your legislators. This will also be a great opportunity to ask questions so we can make our lobby visit as effective as possible.

We will have light refreshments!

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Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

February 18 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guaranteeing housing and fair treatment for all renters. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD economic justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

February 20 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neighbors, limiting the use of solitary confinement, and defending and expanding bail reform. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD equal justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Annapolis Lobby Night

February 25 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowes House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis,MD21401United States
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Each year* we go to Annapolis to meet with our state legislators and let them know about the issues we care about: cash bail reform, rent court reform, strengthening the Maryland Dream Act, and raising the minimum wage. Join us for the most powerful night of the year for our Maryland advocacy!

Buses will leave Rockville, Silver Spring and Baltimore City at 5pm.
Children and teens are encouraged to attend.

*Usually we lobby right around Purim, but this year is a Jewish leap year and Purim isn’t until March. We will have another event in March to deliver gift baskets and check back in with our legislators!

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March 2019

Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

March 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guaranteeing housing and fair treatment for all renters. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD economic justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

March 6 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neighbors, limiting the use of solitary confinement, and defending and expanding bail reform. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD equal justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Maryland Statewide Legislative Update (plus Purim fun!)

March 17 | 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montgomery County
Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel,MD20707United States
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Join us JUFJers from across Maryland to check in on how our issues are progressing in the Maryland General Assembly and learn what’s needed to keep them moving forward.

We will also assemble Purim gift baskets to deliver to our state legislators, along with messages about the issues we care about. Please sign up below if you can make hamantaschen (Purim triangle cookies) or donate treats and materials for the gift bags.

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Annapolis Legislator Visits and Purim Gift Bag Deliveries

March 19 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowes House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis,MD21401United States
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Join us to deliver Purim gift baskets to our state legislators, along with messages about the issues we care about. Come in costume - kids are welcome!

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April 2019

Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

April 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guaranteeing housing and fair treatment for all renters. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD economic justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

April 3 | 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Maryland State

JUFJ's Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neighbors, limiting the use of solitary confinement, and defending and expanding bail reform. Join JUFJ for a recap of our MD equal justice work so far, and to discuss next steps.

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