JUFJ IN THE NEWS

JUFJ and the coalitions we are part of have been mentioned in local, national, and sometimes international news. Here are some articles from recent years about our work, and some pieces written by our members and our coalition partners. Have you seen JUFJ mentioned in your local paper? Email sam@jufj.org and let him know!

Maryland State

February 23, 2022

Losing my son to disease before his third birthday was heartbreaking, but I’m grateful I had the paid leave to care for him; many don’t – Lisa Barkan, Baltimore Sun

Maryland State

January 28, 2022

Immigration Legislation Concerns from Citizens – Stan Binder

Baltimore

January 26, 2022

My patients fear eviction for good reason – Zackary Berger

Baltimore

January 17, 2022

Baltimore must get rental assistance directly to tenants in need – Detrese Dowridge, Baltimore Renters United

Baltimore

September 10, 2021

Housing Saves Lives

DC

July 23, 2021

DC Council: Raise my taxes!

DC

July 8, 2021

Meet Michaela: Jewish Community Organizer of the Week

Baltimore

June 29, 2021

Baltimore City Council Should Listen to City Residents, Not Ignore Them

Maryland State

June 15, 2021

Dist. 18 Constituents Question Senator’s Priorities on Police Reform, Other Measures

Baltimore

June 11, 2021

You Should Know … Rachel Kutler

DC

May 28, 2021

DC, please tax me more to fund recovery for all our residents

Maryland State

April 21, 2021

Why can’t the Maryland legislature pass a paid family and medical leave bill?

Maryland State

March 8, 2021

Maryland Legislators Need to Pass Family and Medical Leave Act

Montgomery County

February 25, 2021

Black Jewish Educator Yosef Webb-Cohen Takes on White Supremacy Culture

Montgomery County

February 25, 2021

Montgomery County Needs State Use of Force Law for Police

Baltimore

February 10, 2021

Chizuk Amuno’s Andrew Miller to Discuss Jews and Race at Virtual Symposium

Baltimore

September 3, 2020

Matan Zeimer and Zafar Shah: Baltimore Mayor Young took away water bill protections when residents needed them most

DC

July 2, 2020

Pronita Gupta and Joanna Blotner: New Paid Leave Program Brings Economic and Racial Justice to DC Workers

Maryland State

March 17, 2020

Letter: Faith Leaders Call on Legislature to Pass Sanctuary Bill Before Ending Session

Maryland State

March 11, 2020

Joe Magar: Protect Maryland’s Children

Baltimore

February 19, 2020

Natasha Robinson-Link: Baltimore needs to fund Fair Elections

Montgomery County

November 7, 2019

Carol Stern: No “Blue Lives Matter” flags in Montgomery County

Montgomery County

September 23, 2019

Joanna Silver: no anti-immigrant rallies in Montgomery County

Baltimore

July 3, 2019

Toby Ditz: Baltimore needs Fair Elections

DC

February 20, 2019

Graham Roth: Why is the DC Council less progressive than the national Democratic Party?

Baltimore

May 12, 2022

Baltimore Advocates Demand Answers on Shoddy Implementation of Water Accountability & Equity Act (Food and Water Watch)

Baltimore

May 2, 2022

Baltimore County Council delays vote on controversial police accountability board (WYPR)

Baltimore

April 27, 2022

Taxpayers at Baltimore budget forum criticize Mayor Brandon Scott’s second straight proposed increase in police spending (Baltimore Sun)

Baltimore

April 26, 2022

Police Accountability Board plan questioned at Baltimore County Council hearing (WYPR)

Montgomery County

February 24, 2022

With equity officer and mandate, racial effects now embedded in legislation review (Bethesda Beat)

Baltimore

February 8, 2022

Baltimore starts offering long-awaited water discount program

DC

February 7, 2022

DC housing advocates want more rental assistance

DC

February 2, 2022

DC Child Care Workers To Get $10,000 Checks As Part Of Pay-Raise Plan

Maryland State

February 1, 2022

Fair Housing Advocates Urge Lawmakers to Allow Local Just-Cause Eviction Laws

Baltimore

January 26, 2022

Rising post-moratorium evictions: tenant and landlord perspectives

Maryland State

January 19, 2022

Advocacy groups push aid for the disadvantaged during Maryland General Assembly session

Baltimore
Maryland State

January 19, 2022

Dramatic readings and discussions underline MLK’s timely message

Baltimore
Maryland State

January 17, 2022

MLK’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” remains relevant, Baltimore Jewish social justice groups contend

Montgomery County
Maryland State

January 12, 2022

Juvenile justice reform with Melissa Goemann

DC

January 12, 2022

Deadline Extended for Task Force to Determine Compensation for Early Childhood Educators

Maryland State

January 12, 2022

Paid Family Medical Leave Getting a New Look in This Year’s Legislative Session

Baltimore

January 4, 2022

Fair Housing Advocates Urge Baltimore Officials to Stop Evictions Amid Omicron Surge

Baltimore

January 4, 2022

Baltimore housing advocates call for halt on evictions

Baltimore

January 4, 2022

With Covid-19 resurgent, advocates call on Baltimore to again suspend evictions

Montgomery County

December 14, 2021

Advocates, Lawmakers Dismayed Over Elrich’s Police Accountability Bill

Montgomery County

December 2, 2021

Federal Funds Allow MCPS to Hire Over 100 Teachers

DC

December 2, 2021

DC Councilmember Proposes Bill To Stop Encampment Clearings

Montgomery County
Maryland State

December 1, 2021

Reforming Criminal Justice with Bruce Turnbull

Baltimore

November 25, 2021

Housing Advocates Urge Baltimore to Use Relief Funds for Tenants’ Access to Counsel in Eviction Cases

DC

October 30, 2021

Washington Post: For DC mayoral candidates, equity is an early flashpoint

DC

October 8, 2021

After NoMa Encampment Incident, DC Lawmakers Call For Changes To Future Clearings

Montgomery County
Maryland State

October 6, 2021

Looking for action with Laura Wallace

Montgomery County

September 13, 2021

Montgomery County group calls for speedier distribution of rent relief funds

Montgomery County

September 9, 2021

Elected leaders, immigrant community call for extension of rent stabilization bill

Baltimore

August 12, 2021

Statewide eviction protection, a life-saving public health measure amid Covid, must continue, tenants say

 

Baltimore

August 12, 2021

Baltimore Tenants Demand New State Eviction Protections

 

Montgomery County

August 11, 2021

Intersection of mental health, police and race takes the life of another young Black man

 

Montgomery County

July 27, 2021

Family of Ryan LeRoux Held a Press Conference in Gaithersburg on Tuesday

 

Baltimore

July 1, 2021

Another Water Rate Hike, Advocates Call for Relief

 

Montgomery County

July 1, 2021

Montgomery County

June 30, 2021

External audit finds shortcomings in key areas of Montgomery County policing

DC

June 2, 2021

Tensions Flare About $400 Million Paid Family Leave Surplus In Bowser’s Budget

Maryland State

May 25, 2021

Maryland Gov. Hogan yet to decide on letting college workers unionize

Montgomery County

April 28, 2021

Some students push back on school safety task force

DC

April 26, 2021

Press Release: New Report Finds DC’s “Clean Hands” Law Provision on Driver’s Licenses Punishes Residents for Poverty and Undermines Racial Equity in the District

Maryland State

April 16, 2021

He was a champion of police in schools. A year after George Floyd, he’s changed his mind.

Montgomery County

April 16, 2021

Community Mourns James Johnson And Dominique Williams, Men Killed By Off-Duty Police Officer

Baltimore

April 15, 2021

On Scott’s desk, a bill pitched as helping renters that renters’ advocates denounce

Montgomery County

April 12, 2021

Residents want more for mental health services, less for police in FY22 budget

Montgomery County

April 8, 2021

Off-duty Pentagon Police officer shoots, kills 2 he thought were breaking into car

Maryland State

March 27, 2021

Maryland should pass HB315, protecting children from police interrogation without parents

Montgomery County

March 26, 2021

Montgomery County police release video showing officers yelling at 5-year-old boy

Baltimore

March 25, 2021

Housing advocates fear thousands of Marylanders could lose their homes in ‘eviction tsunami’

Montgomery County

March 22, 2021

Silver Spring Residents Rally to Protect Black Children

Baltimore

March 9, 2021

Postapocalyptic Communities: Tribal and Religious Organizations Respond to COVID-19

Montgomery County

March 4, 2021

Montgomery County Officer’s assault conviction cleared by judge

Maryland State

March 4, 2021

In Police Reform Debate, Senators Receive Pushback From ‘Triad of Interests’

Maryland State

March 3, 2021

Collective Bargaining Works for Md. Public Employees. Just Ask Our Public Employers

Montgomery County

March 3, 2021

As some students push to remove school police, some adults disagree

Maryland State

February 26, 2021

As Policing Bills Hit The Floor, Senators Reflect on a Difficult Legislating Process

Montgomery County

February 4, 2021

In Maryland’s largest suburb, an ambitious police overhaul faces roadblocks

Montgomery County

February 2, 2021

MoCo Against Brutality works to end SRO program in schools

Montgomery County

January 12, 2021

UPDATED: Civil rights group calls for answers after officers fatally shot man in Gaithersburg

Montgomery County

January 11, 2021

Police identify man fatally shot by Gaithersburg officers

Maryland State

December 29, 2020

District 20 Legislators to Sponsor Eviction Protection Bill

Montgomery County

December 18, 2020

Transit police: FBI agent shot Metro passenger after ‘verbal exchange’

Montgomery County

December 17, 2020

Silver Spring social justice group demands transparency after FBI agent shot person on Metro train

Baltimore

December 11, 2020

Advocates urge rapid implementation of tenants’ right to counsel

DC

December 10, 2020

Advocacy groups urge D.C. to require businesses receiving coronavirus grants to help the homeless

Baltimore

November 10, 2020

Baltimore County is taking steps to reform its police department, but some in community remain wary

Maryland State

Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation #SheShinesLight: Ioana Stoica, Jews United for Justice

DC

November 10, 2020

Recipients Of DC Paid Family Leave Says It’s Changing Perceptions Of Caregiving

DC

November 5, 2020

DC

November 3, 2020

DC

October 27, 2020

DC

October 19, 2020

Maryland State

October 19, 2020

Maryland State

October 15, 2020

Montgomery County

October 12, 2020

Montgomery County

October 10, 2020

Montgomery County

October 9, 2020

Baltimore

October 6, 2020

Baltimore

October 2, 2020

Montgomery County

September 25, 2020

Montgomery County

September 23, 2020

Montgomery County

September 22, 2020

Maryland State

September 21, 2020

Maryland State

September 17, 2020

Maryland State

September 17, 2020

Maryland State

September 17, 2020

Maryland State

September 16, 2020

Montgomery County

September 4, 2020

Baltimore

August 28, 2020

DC

August 6, 2020

‘Two Sides Of The Same Coin’: Addressing The Link Between Racism And Homelessness

Baltimore

July 29, 2020

DC

July 21, 2020

Montgomery County

July 17, 2020

Baltimore

July 13, 2020

Montgomery County

July 8, 2020

Montgomery County

July 7, 2020

Montgomery County

July 7, 2020

Baltimore

June 16, 2020

Montgomery County

June 5, 2020

DC

May 29, 2020

Montgomery County

May 27, 2020

Another police killing during COVID-19: Seeking justice for Finan Berhe

DC

May 23, 2020

Baltimore

May 18, 2020

Housing advocates make case for providing lawyers to renters facing eviction

Montgomery County

May 9, 2020

‘I don’t want to shoot you!’ Montgomery Co. releases video of fatal cop-involved shooting

DC

April 24, 2020

Facing coronavirus and seeking protections, J Street workers unionize

Maryland State

April 13, 2020

Progressive Groups Offer Policymakers Expansive Agenda to Protect Struggling Marylanders

Baltimore

April 6, 2020

Orange You Glad It’s Passover? Jewish Community Leaders Share the Many Ways to Celebrate Pesach

Baltimore

April 2, 2020

Advocates press Baltimore on water affordability during coronavirus crisis

Baltimore

March 30, 2020

Choosing the Haggadah That’s Right for You

Montgomery County

February 29, 2020

Montgomery County decides not to expand SRO program amid complaints from ACLU and NAACP

DC

February 27, 2020

Choosing sides and coalescing in DC politics

DC

February 5, 2020

Workers are forming unions at nonprofits and think tanks, including at JUFJ.

DC

February 3, 2020

Keshini Ladduwahetty: Grassroots activists channeled public outrage over Evans

Baltimore

January 31, 2020

How outraged activists in Maryland counties are pressuring officials to cut ties with ICE

Baltimore

January 17, 2020

Baltimore, Maryland officially enacted the Water Accountability and Equity Act (WAEA)

DC

January 15, 2020

Advocates Worry DC’s Paid Family Leave Will Neglect Some Workers

Baltimore

January 13, 2020

DC

January 10, 2020

Montgomery County

January 6, 2020