In 2018, our MoCo team worked on statewide issues with the Baltimore team and is working in solidarity with immigrants in our community. We held 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.
In 2017, 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.
February 25 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Each year we go to Annapolis to meet with our state legislators and let them know about the issues we care about: cash bail reform, rent court reform, strengthening the Maryland Dream Act, and raising the minimum wage. The theme for this year’s Lobby Night is “On One Foot!”
March 3 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JUFJ’s Economic Justice for Working Marylanders Platform Team is committed to ending our state’s mistreatment of poor and working people and eliminating decades of structurally reproduced poverty. This state session we are advocating for legislation raising the minimum wage to $15/hour and guarant…
March 5 | 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Since the killing of Robert White by a police office in the summer of 2018, JUFJ has been working with partners to bring more accountability and transparency to our county police force. Councilmember Will Jawando has introduced the Law Enforcement Trust and Transparency (LETT) Act, which would requi…
March 6 | 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
JUFJ’s Equal Justice Under the Law Platform Team is committed to dismantling systems that reinforce discrimination by demanding equitable treatment for marginalized and working-class communities. This state session we are advocating for legislation increasing trust and safety for our immigrant neigh…