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February 2019

Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

February 7 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 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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House Hearing: Fight for $15

February 8 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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The House Economic Matters Committee needs to hear from you about why everyone in Maryland should earn at least $15 an hour for their work! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for HB166, the Fight for $15 bill!

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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 Ln
Baltimore, MD 21210 United States
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Feeling energized about JUFJ’s advocacy during this year’s legislative season? Come to JUFJ-Baltimore’s next Community Convening! We will get ready to engage our legislators in Annapolis on Lobby Night. We'll learn about the issues JUFJ is supporting, work in teams to form our arguments, and do some role playing to practice talking with our representatives. We'll also discuss the theme for this year’s Lobby Night, “On One Foot!”

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Fight for $15 Phonebank

February 13 | 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore
JUFJ Office, 2221 Maryland Ave, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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JUFJ and Communities United will be coming together to host a phonebanking event on Feb 13th in support of a strong, clean minimum wage bill. Come anytime between 2 and 8 to lend a hand!

More than 600,000 Maryland workers work full-time but don’t earn enough to make ends meet. A $15 minimum wage means a better Maryland for all of us. Raising the wage would lift hundreds of thousands of families out of poverty, create new customers and profits for local businesses, and strengthen our neighborhoods.

Please come phonebank to help us achieve this victory!

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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, MD 20815 United States
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Feeling energized about JUFJ’s advocacy during this year’s legislative season? Come to JUFJ-Baltimore’s next Community Convening! We will get ready to engage our legislators in Annapolis on Lobby Night. We'll learn about the issues JUFJ is supporting, work in teams to form our arguments, and do some role playing to practice talking with our representatives. We'll also discuss the theme for this year’s Lobby Night, “On One Foot!”

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Senate Hearing: Fight for $15

February 21 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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The Senate Finance Committee needs to hear from you about why everyone in Maryland should earn at least $15 an hour for their work! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for SB0280, the Fight for $15 bill!

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Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

February 21 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 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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Annapolis Lobby Night On One Foot

February 25 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United 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. The theme for this year's Lobby Night is “On One Foot!”

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Senate Hearing: Substandard Housing Relief and Robust Lead Compliance

February 28 | 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maryland State
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee needs to hear from you about all Marylanders need to be safe in their homes! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for SB0715, Substandard Housing Relief, and SB0831, Robust Lead Compliance!

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March 2019

Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team Meeting

March 3 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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House Hearing: Substandard Housing Relief: Escrow Reform

March 5 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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The House Environment and Transportation Committee needs to hear from you about all Marylanders need to be safe in their homes! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for HB0785, Substandard Housing Relief!

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House Hearing: Robust Lead Compliance

March 8 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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The House Environment and Transportation Committee needs to hear from you about why think all Marylanders deserve to live in safe homes! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for HB1068, Robust Lead Compliance!

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CANCELLED! Senate Hearing: Definition of Rent

March 13 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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This hearing has been cancelled because we successfully blocked unjust changes to rent laws this year!

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Montgomery County Convening: Hamantaschen Baking & Annapolis Update

March 14 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Temple Emanuel, 10101 Connecticut Ave
Kensington, MD 20895 United States
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Esther prepared a feast to make the case for justice for the Jewish people in the Purim story.

JUFJ is preparing Hamantaschen (triangle cookies) and Mishloach Manot (gift bags) to make the case for justice for the people of Maryland.

Join us for baking, gift bag decorating, postcard writing, and the opportunity to hear the latest on the bills we are supporting in Annapolis to raise the wage, protect renters and immigrants, and reform the use of solitary confinement.

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Oseh Shalom & JUFJ Community Event featuring Congressman Jamie Raskin

March 17 | 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Maryland State
Oseh Shalom, 7515 Olive Branch Way
Laurel, MD 20707 United States
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Join Congressman Jamie Raskin, Oseh Shalom Synagogue, and JUFJers from across Maryland for updates about what is happening in DC, in Annapolis, and what you can do to make a difference. Plus snacks and some Purim fun!

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Annapolis Legislator Visits and Purim Gift Bag Deliveries

March 19 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United 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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Sine Die Celebration: the Last Day of the Maryland General Assembly Session

April 8 | 5:00 pm - April 9 | 12:00 am
Maryland State
Maryland Statehouse, 100 State Cir
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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Join us at the Maryland Statehouse to celebrate Sine Die: the last day of the 2018 Maryland General Assembly session! We'll have a first shift watching proceedings from the gallery at 5pm, dinner at a nearby restaurant at 7 pm, then a second shift watching from the gallery after dinner. Stay as long as you want! When everything wraps up at midnight, we'll grab a drink with the hardy few who are still awake, and then head home.

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May 2019

Maryland 2019 State Session Debrief

May 5 | 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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Lobby Night photo by JUFJ member Mark Wolff

It has been a jam packed 3 months of state session, with victories, disappointments, and many lessons learned. Join us to reflect on all we learned and discuss areas for growth next year.

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Legislator Lag Ba’Omer

May 23 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Montgomery County
Locust Grove Nature Center, 7777 Democracy Boulevard
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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The state legislative session is over, but our legislative relationship building and advocacy continues! JUFJ Montgomery County is hosting a RAIN OR SHINE picnic with our state legislators in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer.

Join us to debrief the session with them, and explore how we can continue to work together. We will be gathering at the Picnic Pavilion in the Locust Grove Nature Center. This will be a fun and relaxed setting with food, treats, and a campfire — kids are welcome!

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