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January 2019

Conversation with Maryland District 11 Legislators (Pikesville)

January 16, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baltimore
Chizuk Amuno Congregation, 8100 Stevenson Rd
Pikesville, MD 21208 United States
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Join JUFJ, District 11 residents, Chizuk Amuno, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Kol Halev, and Beth Am 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 that are important to us and prepare for the legislators arrival, 90 minutes with the legislators, and then close with a short evaluation. This event will be held at Chizuk Amuno Congregation.

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Film Screening and Discussion: Charm City

January 20, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Baltimore
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Ave
Baltimore, MD 21208 United States
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In observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, BHC Justice, Beth Am Synagogue Social Action Committee, Kol HaLev Social Action Committee, Jews United for Justice, and others are sponsoring a screening and discussion of the documentary Charm City. Directed by renowned documentary producer Marilyn Ness (Cameraperson; Trapped; E-Team), Charm City was filmed over three tumultuous years covering the lead up to, and aftermath of, Freddie Gray’s death in police custody. It provides an intimate portrait of those surviving in, and fighting for, the vibrant city they call home. A talk-back following the screening will feature Alex Long, a SafeStreets violence interrupter featured in the film, and other Baltimore activists. Refreshments will be served.

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February 2019

Baltimore Monthly Community Convening: Lobby Night Training

February 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Baltimore
Bolton Street Synagogue, 212 W Cold Spring Lane
Baltimore, MD 21210 United 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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Annapolis Lobby Night

February 25, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowes 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. 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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April 2019

Sine Die: the Last Day of the Maryland General Assembly Session

April 8, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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 get dinner at a nearby restaurant at 6 pm, then watch from the gallery as the final bills are debated in the Maryland legislature. Stay as long as you want! When everything wraps up at midnight, we'll grab a drink with the die-hard few who are still there, and head home.

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