JUFJ was a leader in the Fight for $15 coalition’s successful campaign to pass a $15 minimum wage in Montgomery County, which was then vetoed by the County Executive. The new bill was voted on in November, and thanks to the efforts of our organizers, leaders, and coalition partners, the County Council unanimously passed a strong minimum wage bill that will help over 100,000 MoCo residents.
In the next year, our MoCo team is looking forward to working on statewide issues with the Baltimore team and pushing for more funding for early childhood education. We are holding a series of discussions on implicit bias and white privilege with Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation, and will continue our work to tie Jewish values to legislative and policy priorities.
For our MoCo 2018 election resources, click here.
Want to take action with us? Laura Wallace is our Montgomery County Senior Organizer. Get in touch with her to get looped in: firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 2 | 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us at the Montgomery County Council building in Rockville for an important worksession on Bill 32-23, which would significantly weaken Montgomery County’s Civilian Police Advisory Commission. It is crucial that we show up with our partners to let our Councilmembers know that we oppose any effor…
October 2 | 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm
Join JUFJers from across Baltimore for a special Baltimore Action Team meeting in the sukkah! We will enjoy pizza, reflect on the holiday of Sukkot, and discuss our ongoing issue campaign work. Everyone is welcome, whether you are a regular attendee or new to the work! The meeting will take place ou…
October 9 | 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Join us for our next Racial Equity and Policing Team meeting to get updates about current campaigns and take action together. Everyone is welcome!
Campaign for Justice, Safety, and Jobs Town Hall: What do you know about facial recognition technology in Baltimore?
October 10 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Baltimore relies on facial recognition and other forms of surveillance technology to turn regular people into informants for the police. You need to know exactly what this surveillance and tracking technology does and what you can do to protect your face, data and privacy. Watch Netflix’s “Coded B…