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January 2019

Rescheduled: Maryland Statewide Kickoff

January 27 | 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Maryland State
Columbia Jewish Congregation, 5885 Robert Oliver Pl
Columbia, MD 21045 United States
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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 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maryland State
Miller Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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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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Stand Up for Immigrants’ Lives at JHU/Public Panel on Migrant Justice

January 30 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Baltimore

Come hear long-time organizers talk about their work in the immigrant rights movement and make the case for abolishing ICE.

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February 2019

Tikkun Leil Shabbat

February 1 | 6:45 pm - 9:15 pm
DC
15th St. Presbyterian Church, 1701 15th St NW (R & 15th NW)
Washington, DC 20009 United States
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Songful, soulful, Sabbath services featuring a teaching about a social justice issue and followed by a potluck vegetarian dinner.

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House Hearing: Baltimore Water Bill

February 5 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Maryland State
Lowe House Office Building, 6 Bladen St
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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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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Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team Meeting

February 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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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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Rescheduled: Racial Justice Film Series and Discussion: “Vice: Raised in the System”

February 10 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
Adat Shalom, 7727 Persimmon Tree Lane
Bethesda, MD 20817 United States
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Rescheduled from January 13 due to snow: Come join Adat Shalom, JUFJ, and leaders in the fight for real criminal justice to learn about mass incarceration. After the documentary, a panel discussion with Maryland State Senator Will Smith; Maryland Delegate David Moon; Toni Holness, Public Policy Director of the ACLU MD; Stephanie Joseph, Assistant Public Defender, Montgomery County. Dessert will follow.

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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 Lane
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: Bad Definition of Rent

February 19 | 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 renters in Maryland should be treated fairly in Rent Court. Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber against SB366, a bill that gives landlords even more power in Rent Court.

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House Hearing: Good Definition of Rent

February 19 | 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 & Transportation Committee needs to hear from you about why renters in Maryland should be treated fairly in Rent Court. Sign up to testify or to help JUFJ pack the chamber to support HB473, a bill that stops landlords from gaining even more of an advantage over renters in Rent Court.

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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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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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Mayor’s Budget Engagement Forum 1

February 21 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
DC
Arthur Capper Community Center, 1001 5th St SE
Washington, DC 20003 United States
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Join us to tell Mayor Bowser about our priorities for the DC budget.

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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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