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 months about our work, and some pieces written by our members. Have you seen JUFJ mentioned in your local paper? Email sam@jufj.org and let him know!

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

Maryland State

March 17, 2020

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

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

Baltimore

February 19, 2020

Letter to the Editor by JUFJ leader Natasha Robinson-Link: Baltimore needs to fund Fair Elections

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)

Baltimore

January 13, 2020

DC

January 10, 2020

Montgomery County

January 6, 2020

DC

December 5, 2019

DC

December 3, 2019

Montgomery County

November 19, 2019

Montgomery County Passes Sweeping Racial Equity Bill

Baltimore

November 19, 2019

Baltimore council OKs income-based water billing and passes plastic bag ban

Baltimore

November 17, 2019

After staying while other congregations fled to Baltimore ’burbs, Beth Am synagogue celebrates $5.5M overhaul

Montgomery County

November 11, 2019

Police Were Correct in Communication about Officer’s Suicide, Experts Say

Montgomery County

November 7, 2019

Letter to the Editor by JUFJ member Carol Stern: No “Blue Lives Matter” flags in Montgomery County

Montgomery County

October 30, 2019

Community Groups Propose Changes to Racial Equity Bill

Baltimore

October 23, 2019

Baltimore to audit water billing after failing to collect $2.3M from Ritz Carlton waterfront condo development

Baltimore

October 17, 2019

Howard coalition calls on county officials to end ICE contract

DC

September 30, 2019

Six Ward 2 council candidates talk urbanist issues, with no Jack Evans

Montgomery County

September 26, 2019

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced that he will nominate Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones to serve as the county’s new police chief.

Montgomery County

September 25, 2019

Hopeful and disappointed: 2 groups differ on nominee for Montgomery County police chief

Montgomery County

September 23, 2019

Letter to the Editor by JUFJ member Joanna Silver: no anti-immigrant rallies in Montgomery County

Montgomery County

September 20, 2019

Montgomery County Contemplates a More Inclusive Future

DC

September 18, 2019

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) announced today that 104 national advocacy groups have endorsed H.R. 51, the Washington, D.C. Admission Act

Montgomery County

September 12, 2019

Michelle Malkin, sanctuary opponents to rally Friday in Rockville; counterprotest planned in Montgomery County immigration stand-off

Montgomery County

August 27, 2019

Tonya Chapman Out; New Police Chief Candidate Expected This Week

Maryland State

August 12, 2019

American Jews Lead Nationwide Protests to #CloseTheCamps

Montgomery County

August 1, 2019

Finalist for Montgomery Co. police chief gets support from 3 county groups

Montgomery County

July 31, 2019

Social Justice Groups Back Montgomery County Police Chief Nomination

Montgomery County

July 23, 2019

MCPD acting chief briefs council on community-police relations

Maryland State

July 22, 2019

State Roundup: ICE Protested At Artscape

Baltimore

July 22, 2019

100-plus protesters march against ICE in nearly 100-degree heat in Baltimore

Baltimore

July 21, 2019

Baltimore Jews against ICE

Baltimore

July 18, 2019

Jewish Activists of ‘Never Again’ Action Oppose Immigrant Detention Centers

DC

July 17, 2019

Jewish groups protest ‘concentration camps’ on border

Baltimore

July 12, 2019

Lights For Liberty Vigil Planned In Baltimore Ahead Of ICE Raids

Montgomery County

July 12, 2019

Montgomery County Police Release Full Footage Involving Officer Using N-Word

Montgomery County

July 11, 2019

Panel on police policies debated

Montgomery County

July 10, 2019

Amid Public Outcry, Montgomery Lawmakers Look to Create Policing Commission

Montgomery County

July 10, 2019

Police Advisory Commission Draws Mixed Reaction

Montgomery County

July 9, 2019

‘We believe in accountability’ Protesters voice concerns about Montgomery County Police Department

Montgomery County

July 9, 2019

County Officials, Activists Respond to Arrest of Officer in Alleged Police Brutality Incident

DC

July 9, 2019

Inside the Jewish Effort to Stop ICE and Trump’s ‘Concentration Camps’

Montgomery County

July 8, 2019

County Civil Rights Groups To Protest Alleged Police Brutality Incident

Baltimore

July 3, 2019

Letter to the Editor by JUFJ member Toby Ditz: Baltimore needs Fair Elections

Baltimore

July 1, 2019

As City Water Bills Increase by 10%, Advocates Demand Affordability Measures

Montgomery County

June 7, 2019

Residents voice concerns over Montgomery County policing

DC

May 27, 2019

Tax Incentives For D.C. Tech Companies Expected To Be Slashed

Montgomery County

May 17, 2019

Police Pledge ‘Transparency’ in Racial Slur Investigation

Baltimore

May 17, 2019

Dozens of Baltimoreans give impassioned testimonies at hearing for Water Accountability & Equity Act

Montgomery County

May 17, 2019

Montgomery County seeking police shooting accountability

Montgomery County

May 16, 2019

Community protests MCP interaction with two African Americans

Montgomery County

May 16, 2019

Council Seeks More Information after Officer’s Racial Slur Caught on Video

Montgomery County

May 14, 2019

Delegate Wilkins: “Our Police Are Falling Woefully Short Of Their Mission”

Montgomery County

May 14, 2019

Community holds rally after video shows police officer using racial slur

Montgomery County

May 13, 2019

Rally, March Planned After Cop Heard Using Racial Slur In Video

Montgomery County

May 13, 2019

Montgomery Co. community rally, march planned in response to officer using racial slur

Montgomery County

May 13, 2019

Activists demanding accountability after video surfaces of Montgomery Co. officer using racial slur

Montgomery County

May 10, 2019

Fallout continues from ‘disturbing’ video showing officer using the n-word

Montgomery County

May 9, 2019

Jawando’s LETT Act unanimously approved by County Council

Montgomery County

May 7, 2019

Justice Reform Group Urges Citizen Police Oversight Board, Policy Reviews

Montgomery County

May 2, 2019

J Associates to honor Mitzvah Stars

Maryland State

April 24, 2019

Here Is Text of the Letter Unions and Progressive Groups Are Sending to House Democrats

DC

April 15, 2019

Trump doubles down on Islamophobic attacks as threats against Ilhan Omar rise

Montgomery County

April 8, 2019

Public Poll Adds to Debate about Next Police Chief

Montgomery County

April 8, 2019

Silver Spring residents demand action after investigation clears officer in death of Robert White

Baltimore

April 5, 2019

Bill to end state control of Baltimore police won’t pass this year after opposition from city senators

Baltimore

April 3, 2019

Countless Families Will Keep Their Homes in Baltimore Because Of This Huge Water Bill Win

DC

March 23, 2019

As D.C. leaders tout reforms, latest ethics scandal evokes city’s history of corruption

DC

March 21, 2019

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson Isn’t Power Hungry

DC

March 15, 2019

Bernie 2020 Becomes First Presidential To Unionize With UFCW

DC

March 6, 2019

D.C. Council member Jack Evans urged to resign from Democratic Party leadership

DC

March 5, 2019

DC Council shelves vote on bill to increase homestead deduction

Maryland State

March 2, 2019

Coalition of groups call for Delegate Lisanti to resign

DC

February 20, 2019

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