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February 2019

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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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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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

February 20 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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Senate Hearing: Trust Act

February 21 | 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 why all Marylanders should be able to remain safe here in their home! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for SB817, the Trust Act!

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Senate Hearing: Limiting Solitary Confinement for Pregnant Inmates and Juveniles

February 21 | 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 ProceedingsCommittee needs to hear from you about why we support this bill! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for SB0809, Limiting Solitary Confinement and for SB0774, Limiting Solitary Confinement for Juveniles!

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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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March 2019

House Hearing: Trust Act

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 Judiciary Committee needs to hear from you about why all Marylanders should be able to remain safe here in their home! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for HB913, the Trust Act!

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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

March 6 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 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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House Hearing: Limiting Solitary Confinement

March 12 | 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 Judiciary Committee needs to hear from you about why we support this bill! Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber and show our support for HB1001 - Limiting Solitary Confinement for Juveniles, HB1002 - Limiting Direct Release, HB0745 - Limiting Solitary Confinement for Pregnant Inmates, and HB1029 - Limiting Solitary Confinement!

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Racial Equity: Community Conversations

March 13 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Silver Spring Civic Center, 1 Veterans Place
Silver Spring, MD 20901 United States
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Please join County Council members and County Executive Marc Elrich for a Community Conversation on Racial Equity. We want to hear from residents about what this policy needs to include and interventions that you believe would help to foster racial equity in our community.

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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

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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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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“CHARM CITY” Documentary Screening and Discussion

April 14 | 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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Doors open at 6pm. Film will begin at 6:15pm. Snacks will be provided.

CHARM CITY delivers a candid portrait of citizens, police, community advocates, and government officials on the frontlines during three years of unparalleled, escalating violence in Baltimore. The film highlights the work of JUFJ partner Safe Streets, a community-based approach to ending street violence.

After the documentary there will be a panel discussion featuring Alex Long, a violence interrupter featured in the film, along with Montgomery County community advocates Brandy H. M. Brooks and Candace Kattar. Together they will reflect on the film and highlight actions we can take locally.

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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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July 2019

Stop the Raids

July 5 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
DC
Benjamin Banneker Park, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW
Washington, DC 20024 United States
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Join JUFJ at a Stop the Raids Rally at ICE Headquarters, on behalf of families that are being or have been separated.

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Never Again is Now: DC Mass Mobilization

July 9 | 9:00 am - 10:30 am
DC
Spirit of Justice Park, New Jersey Ave & C St SE
Washington, DC 20016 United States
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Join JUFJ and other Jewish activists to take action against ICE's enablers in Congress.

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