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August 2018

Baltimore to Ban Water Privatization!

August 6, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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two people holding signs at a water rally

Join us on Monday, August 6th for the introduction and passage of Council President Jack Young’s charter amendment to ban water privatization in Baltimore!

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September 2018

Sukkot Shabbaton at Pearlstone

September 28, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Baltimore
Pearlstone Center, 5425 Mt. Gilead Rd.
Reisterstown, MD 21136 United States
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Sukkot at Pearlstone

JUFJ Baltimore is partnering with the Pearlstone Center on their inaugural Sukkot Shabbaton. JUFJ's own Molly Amster will speak about Sukkot, water, and justice.

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October 2018

Water Is a Human Right Team Meeting

October 4, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Baltimore
JUFJ Office, 2221 Maryland Ave, 2nd Floor
Baltimore, MD 21218 United States
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A person is holding a sign hat reads: Text WATERFORALL to 69866; water is a human right; foodandwaterwatch.org

Every Baltimorean has a right to clean, affordable water. Come join our canvassing, education, and advocacy efforts at this inaugural team meeting.

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December 2018

Say No to 30% Water Rate Hikes!

December 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore
Langston Hughes Community Center, 5011 Arbutus Ave
Baltimore, MD 21215 United States
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Press conference on water issues

The Department of Public Works wants to know what Baltimoreans think about their plan to raise water bills by 30%. Join JUFJ to let them know exactly how we feel about that!

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January 2019

Board of Estimates Meeting on Water Rates

January 9, 2019 | 9:00 am
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
A person is holding a sign hat reads: Text WATERFORALL to 69866; water is a human right; foodandwaterwatch.org

Baltimore City’s Department of Public Works has requested a 30% water rate hike over the next 3 years. This is outrageous - especially since they have not addressed wildly inaccurate bills without a process for Baltimoreans to appeal them. Join us to tell the Board of Estimates to REJECT this rate hike.

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Maryland Statewide Kickoff

January 13, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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photo of a meeting with text superimposed reading POSTPONED

Due to snow, this event is POSTPONED until Sunday, January 27.

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Rescheduled: Maryland Statewide Kickoff

January 27, 2019 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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A person standing in front of a sign that reads: our campaign work strives to build grassroots power and change the narrative about what's possible in our region

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, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maryland State
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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A person is holding a sign hat reads: Text WATERFORALL to 69866; water is a human right; foodandwaterwatch.org

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

House Hearing: Baltimore Water Bill

February 5, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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A person is holding a sign hat reads: Text WATERFORALL to 69866; water is a human right; foodandwaterwatch.org

HB161 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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House Hearing: Fight for $15

February 8, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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fight for 15 activists holding signs

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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Senate Hearing: Fight for $15

February 21, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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fight for 15 activists holding signs

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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March 2019

CANCELLED! Senate Hearing: Definition of Rent

March 13, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Maryland State
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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rentters rights activists pose for a photo

This hearing has been cancelled because we successfully blocked unjust changes to rent laws this year!

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May 2019

Water Accountability and Equity Act Hearing

May 16, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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people holding signs with letters that reads ACCOUNTABILITY

The Water Accountability and Equity Act will make water more affordable for low- and middle-income Baltimore residents, create a pathway to pay off water debt, and establish a fair and neutral process to dispute incorrect water bills. JUFJ has been working on this bill as part of the Right to Water Coalition. Join us at the hearing to testify or to show your support for water for all Baltimoreans!

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July 2019

Water Rate Hikes Without Affordability = Injustice

July 1, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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baltimore water justice advocates

Water rate hikes without affordability is injustice! Join us on July 1st, as water rates in Baltimore City rise by ANOTHER 10%. This is the first hike in the series of a three-year, 30 percent rate increase package that was approved by the Board of Estimates.

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Baltimore Economic Justice platform team meeting

July 8, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
water justice advocates pose for photo

Join Jews United for Justice's Economic Justice team, which is working on passing the Water Accountability and Equity Act as well as advancing renters' rights. The team meets biweekly on Monday evenings at 6 PM. Email rianna@jufj.org for location information.

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Baltimore Economic Justice platform team meeting

July 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
water justice advocates pose for photo

Join Jews United for Justice's Economic Justice team, which is working on passing the Water Accountability and Equity Act as well as advancing renters' rights. The team meets biweekly on Monday evenings at 6 PM. Email rianna@jufj.org for location information.

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Water Accountability Work Session

July 25, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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water justice advocates pose for photo

Join the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition for the first work session for the Water Accountability & Equity Act!

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September 2019

Baltimore City Council Water Justice Legislation Work Session

September 26, 2019 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
baltimore water justice advocates

Join us to say NO to weakening amendments - we need water justice for all Baltimoreans and nothing less. Public testimony will not be allowed, but we ask that you join us, wear blue, and show your support for #BmoreWaterJustice.

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November 2019

Final Water Accountability + Equity Act Vote & Fair Elections 2nd Reader

November 18, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore City Hall, 100 Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
baltimore water justice advocates

Join us for a press conference and final passage vote on the Water Accountability & Equity Act, and the 2nd Reader vote for Fair Elections!

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January 2020

Water Justice Victory Party!

January 16 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore
Suspended Brewing Company, 912 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230 United States
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advocates pose after fighting for water justice

You’re invited to join the Baltimore Right to Water Coalition to celebrate the passing and signing of the Water Accountability & Equity Act!

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