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.
December 17 | 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…
December 19 | 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…
December 20 | 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join JUFJ for a recap of our Montgomery County Trust Act campaign so far, and to discuss next steps.
January 3, 2019 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join JUFJ and District 19 residents as we meet with our state representatives to discuss our agenda for the 2019 session of the Maryland General Assembly. We will spend the first hour getting to know each other and the issues, 90 minutes with the legislators, and then close with a short evaluation.