Jewish tradition teaches that all people have inherent dignity and equal value and that, in a just world, all people would have what the Torah calls dei machsoro, resources sufficient for their needs. Our Under 3 DC Working Group, as part of the Under 3 DC Coalition alongside DC Action, SPACEs in Action, DC Early Learning Collaborative, and more, works toward a city where all families — regardless of race, zip code, or economic status — have access to high-quality early childhood education and health supports, and childhood educators are paid fairly for the essential work that they do.
Even though DC has some of the highest costs for child care in our nation, many early childhood educators are not making a living wage. In 2021, JUFJ and our partners won a historic tax increase on high-income earners that will fund increased pay for early childhood educators. In 2022, we are working to ensure those funds get to the educators who deserve them, and to fully fund the Birth-to-Three For All DC Act that the DC Council passed in 2018.
December 8 | 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
If you want to work to ensure every child receives the high-quality, affordable care they deserve, join JUFJ’s Under 3 DC Working Group!
January 6, 2022 | 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Join us for a fast and furious session on the basics of politics in DC, from who our DC councilmembers are to how a bill becomes a law and how the DC budget works.
January 13, 2022 | 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A budget is a moral document that reveals what our government really values. As budget season approaches, join us for a deeper dive into the budget process in DC and how JUFJ advocates for our values and priorities to be represented the District’s spending.