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March 2021

Freedom Seder

March 14 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
DC
Baltimore
Montgomery County
Maryland State

For the past 19 years, the Jewish Community Action Freedom Seder has brought together hundreds of people and has connected the tradition of Passover to current fights for social justice. Join JUFJ and JCA for this year's virtual event as we come together as a community in mutual solidarity with people from different backgrounds, traditions, races, religions, genders and zip codes, to celebrate working toward our collective liberation.

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Organizing for Budget Nerds: Part 1

March 15 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
#JustRecoveryDC: We don't just need a recovery, we need a just recovery.

Do you think numbers are cool but justice is cooler? Have you always wanted to use math for good? Join JUFJ for a three-part series on how DC's local government works and how we can organize to make it work better.

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Maryland District 42 Legislator Meeting

March 16 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
20 JUFJ members on a Zoom call

Join other District 42 JUFJers in a Zoom meeting with our state legislators to discuss our agenda for the ongoing 2021 session of the Maryland General Assembly.

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Mid-Session Text Bank

March 17 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maryland State
maryland state house

Join us to text JUFJers to contact their legislators about our key priorities before crossover day. No prior experience necessary!

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Baltimore Action Team Meeting

March 17 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore
Jews United for Justice: Think Jewishly. Act Locally.

Join JUFJers from across Baltimore to discuss our ongoing issue campaign work. We will share updates for all the local campaigns, as well as the Maryland statewide campaigns that need local attention, and brainstorm on how to move the work forward.

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Policing in Maryland: The Law Enforcement Officers’ Bill of Rights

March 23 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
Hold police accountable

The Maryland General Assembly is currently looking at modifying or repealing the LEOBR. Hear from experts about what these changes mean for both justice and safety in Maryland, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County.

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Maryland Statewide Team Meeting & Passover Posting Party Prep

March 24 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maryland State
20 JUFJ members on a Zoom call

Join JUFJers from across Maryland for a call at 8:00 PM to discuss our ongoing issue campaign work. If you're new to JUFJ or want to schmooze and catch up with fellow members, join at 7:30 PM.

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District 20 Crossover Update Meeting

March 25 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Maryland State
Crossover Day banner

Join District 20 legislators for their Crossover Day update!

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Baltimore Action Team Meeting

March 31 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Baltimore
Jews United for Justice: Think Jewishly. Act Locally.

Join JUFJers from across Baltimore to discuss our ongoing issue campaign work. We will share updates for all the local campaigns, as well as the Maryland statewide campaigns that need local attention, and brainstorm on how to move the work forward.

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April 2021

Passover Posting Party

April 1 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Maryland State
passover

Join JUFJ during Passover to connect with our Maryland legislators using social media to urge them to support crticial immigration bills.

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Montgomery County FY22 Budget Campaign Team Meeting

April 1 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Montgomery County
JUFJ members on Zoom advocate for a moral Montgomery County budget

Sign up to join our next Budget Campaign Team meeting for fiscal year 2022. No prior budget experience needed.

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Organizing for Budget Nerds: Part 2

April 5 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
#JustRecoveryDC: We don't just need a recovery, we need a just recovery.

Do you think numbers are cool but justice is cooler? Have you always wanted to use math for good? Join JUFJ for part two of a three-part series on how DC's local government works and how we can organize to make it work better.

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Annapolis Action to Prevent Evictions

April 6 | 10:00 am - April 12 | 12:00 pm
Maryland State
People holding signs; text saying Fight for Housing Justice with us

JUFJ will be showing up in Annapolis each day this week to call on legislators to pass strong legislation that will keep people housed.

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Sine Dayenu Text Bank

April 6 | 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Maryland State
Image of the statehouse in Annapolis with matzah over it and text: Sine Dayenu, April 12, 2021: will it be enough?

Join us to text JUFJers to urge them to contact their legislators about our key priorities before Sine Die. No prior experience necessary!

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MC Defund/Invest Watch Party: MoCo FY22 Budget Hearing

April 6 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Montgomery County
Banner image shows a graphic of a chart, as well as a graphic of a chat box, with the title of the event and host name in the image.

The County Executive has released the draft budget proposal for this coming year (FY22), and it's the public's turn to comment on the budget! Join the MC Defund/Invest coalition as we gather for a virtual watch party of the first evening hearing about the FY22 budget.

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Tax and Budget Working Group April 7 Meeting

April 7 | 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
DC
#JustRecoveryDC: We don't just need a recovery, we need a just recovery.

Join DC JUFJ’s Tax and Budget Working Group on Wednesday, April 7 from 6:15-7:45 PM to learn more about how we can leverage our collective power to create a more equitable budget and make sure everyone is paying their fair share.

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Maryland Statewide Team Meeting

April 7 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Maryland State
20 JUFJ members on a Zoom call

Join JUFJers from across Maryland for a call at 8:00 PM to discuss our ongoing issue campaign work. If you're new to JUFJ or want to schmooze and catch up with fellow members, join at 7:30 PM.

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Montgomery County Worksession Watch Party: Housing Justice Act

April 8 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montgomery County

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County Housing Team as we watch the second worksession for a bill that will decrease barriers to rental housing in Montgomery County. We'll meet at 1 PM to discuss background information on the legislation, and the worksession will begin at 1:30 PM.

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Montgomery County Watch Party: FY22 Budget Worksession

April 12 | 9:15 am - 11:30 am
Montgomery County
JUFJ members on Zoom advocate for a moral Montgomery County budget

Join a virtual watch party of the County Council's upcoming budget worksession! During the worksession, the County's Health and Human Services Committee (HHS) and Planning, Housing, and Economic Development Committee (PHED) will discuss the proposed FY22 budget's funding of rental assistance and homelessness supports. 

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Sine Dayenu 2021 Celebration!

April 12 | 7:30 pm - April 13 | 12:00 am
Maryland State
A cartoonized destaurated state building in annapolis with matzoh and the words Sine Dayenu overlayed on top

Join us to celebrate Sine Die: the last day of the 2020 Maryland General Assembly session!

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