ADDITIONAL ISSUES RESOURCES

JUFJ and the coalitions we are part of have been continuously striving for a better Maryland. Additional issues include renters rights, defending sick leave, and fair taxes among others.

Additional Issues One Pager – JUFJ

Background

Maryland State

October 23, 2019

Opinion: Solitary Confinement is No Place for Children — or Anyone, for That Matter – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

March 6, 2019

‘Everybody’ Loves Prescription Drug Bill, Finance Chair Says. But is That Enough? – Maryland Matters

Montgomery County

March 1, 2019

Tenants’ Rights Bill Gets Through Montgomery Co. Delegation – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

December 17, 2018

Black Caucus Makes Prescription Drug Bill a Top Priority for 2019 – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

April 11, 2018

Prescription Drug Rate-Setting Bill Dies on Sine Die – Maryland Matters

2020

Maryland State

March 17, 2020

Senate Passes Education Blueprint In Midnight Vote – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

March 12, 2020

Opinion: Kirwan Can Change City, State Education Trajectory – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

March 9, 2020

Opinion: Kirwan Blueprint Funding Reform Needed – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

March 5, 2020

Lawmaker Calls Problems With Mold Remediation ‘a Consumer Rights Issue’ – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

March 2, 2020

Business Groups Deliver Primal Scream Against Dems’ Sales Tax Proposal – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

February 26, 2020

Lawmakers Look to Minimize Solitary Confinement in Prisons – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

February 24, 2020

Poll: Marylanders Want Better Schools But Shy Away From Tax Hikes to Improve Them – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

February 21, 2020

Lawmakers: HOME Act’s Passage in Senate Has Been ‘Long Time Coming’ – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

February 20, 2020

‘This Is a Big Proposal’: Sales Tax Plan Seen as Way to Fund Kirwan – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

February 18, 2020

Breaking Down the Blueprint Bill – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

February 12, 2020

State Should Make it Easier for Ex-Felons to Vote, Advocates Say – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

January 16, 2020

Progressives Push Tax Reform Proposals to Fund Kirwan Plan – Maryland Matters

COVID-19

Maryland State

April 20, 2020

‘Blueprint’ Advocates Keep Hope Alive as Deadline for Hogan Action Nears – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

April 16, 2020

Counties Coming Up with Ways to Aid Struggling Renters – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

April 7, 2020

Opinion: The Debate Over Rent Relief Continues – Maryland Matters

Maryland State

January 15, 2020

Maryland State

October 30, 2019

For 5 wrongfully convicted men, years of effort yield millions in compensation – The Washington Post

Why Our Bills Are Necessary –  Out For Justice, INC

Full Pre-Release Toolkit and Fact Sheet – Out For Justice, INC

Interrogation Talking Points

Maryland State

March 6, 2019

Her car broke down, then ICE detained her. Maryland advocates hope new bill will limit similar scenarios – The Baltimore Sun

Time to Care Act – Maryland Family Network

FAQ
Baltimore

January, 2019

Baltimore City Executive Order – Mayor’s Office

August 1, 2018

Maryland State

March 27, 2017

Maryland’s Trust Act would put residents at risk, U.S. attorney general says – The Washington Post

Montgomery County

February 26, 2017

Montgomery County struggles to strike a balance in the nation’s immigration fight  – The Washington Post

Maryland State

November, 2013

Immigration Detainer Report – ACLU MD

Maryland State

What Are 287(g) Agreements? – ACLU MD

Maryland State

March 13, 2019

Paid family leave: a much-needed safety net – The Baltimore Sun, Editorial Board

State Paid Leave Laws – National Partnership for Women & Families

Evidence from State Programs – National Partnership for Women & Families

2019 Paid Family Leave Report – MD Department of Legislative Services

Baltimore

November 19, 2019

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

Montgomery County

November 11, 2019

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

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 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?

DC

December 5, 2019