This is a partial list of past campaigns that JUFJ has participated in, and it is being updated right now, in 2021. If you were part of a JUFJ campaign that is not listed here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know when, where, and what that campaign was!
Racial Equity in Government: JUFJ is part of the DC Initiative on Racial Equity and Local Government. The initiative supported the Racial Equity Achieves Change (REACH) Act that passed in Fall 2020, mandating that DC laws and government officials consider racial equity impacts. The campaign is now in an implementation phase.
Paid Family Leave: JUFJ was a lead organization in the DC Paid Family Leave Campaign that led to a precedent-setting paid family and medical leave policy passed in December 2016 that became law in April 2017. After years of fighting to protect and implement that law, benefits became available to DC working families in July 2020.
Fight for $15: In 2017, we helped lead the coalition that passed legislation raising the minimum wage in MoCo to $15 an hour. MoCo was the first suburban jurisdiction in the country to pass a $15 minimum wage.
Rent Control: In 2016, JUFJ and partners advocated for two laws that DC Council passed to protect elderly and disabled renters and prevent catastrophic rent hikes. We are still working to fix rent control as part of the Reclaim Rent Control coalition.
Police Accountability: In the 2016 General Assembly, we partnered with groups in fighting for key legislation to increase police accountability and transparency. We won several important measures, and will keep fighting at the local and state level to improve how law enforcement operates in our city.
Raise Maryland: Our members helped raise Maryland’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2018, and raised Montgomery County’s minimum wage even higher, giving thousands of hard-working families a boost. (2013-2014)
Paid Sick Days for All: We were a driving force in the successful effort to expand D.C.’s 2008 paid sick leave law to include tipped restaurant workers and to strengthen enforcement of paid sick leave. (2011-2013)
Invest in DC: In 2011, we fought for and won progressive income taxation of people who can invest in our city and pay taxes according to their means, to protect vital safety net programs that ensure all DC residents’ basic needs are met. In 2014, we campaigned using #YogaTaxYes for a new budget proposal facing opposition from yogis and other fitness workers. These industries are now equally subject to DC’s sale tax, thanks to us.
- Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning: Our “Yes In My Backyard” campaign played a critical role in applying new affordable housing policies (particularly Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning) to the entire city by dispelling the impression that more affluent regions of DC opposed affordable housing.
- Eviction Prevention/Emergency Assistance: JUFJ played a key role in the dramatic expansion of the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which helps keep families in their homes and out of shelters through small one-time assistance for rent.
- Hotel Worker Rights
- Living Wages in DC and Montgomery County
- Parking Worker Rights