WASHINGTON, DC

Our DC team runs and supports a whole host of campaigns on a wide variety of issues.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we joined the campaign for a truly just recovery that prioritizes meeting human needs.

We are a core organization in the Under 3 DC Campaign, working to make sure that all children in DC have what they need to thrive in the crucial first years of their lives, including universal affordable childcare, health supports, and more.

We are part of two coalitions working for racial equity in DC: the DC Initiative on Racial Equity and Local Government and the Community Oversight of Surveillance coalition. Together these coalitions work to make sure DC government and law enforcement work to fight racism, not to enable it.

We are the lead organization on the Campaign for DC Paid Family Leave, which is now in an implementation phase, making sure that our groundbreaking paid family and medical leave program helps as many families as possible.

We are part of the Fair Budget Coalition, and have advocated for DC’s budget to fund services and support for our people, not tax breaks for the wealthiest residents and corporations. Click on the coalition button below to see all of our current active coalition campaigns.

In 2017, we helped get the District to commit to turning the former Hebrew Home for the Aged into truly affordable housing to help keep long-time DC residents from being priced out of our community.

Related Events

  • DC Economic Justice Working Group October Meeting

    October 20 | 6:00 pm7:30 pm

    Join JUFJ’s Economic Justice Working Group! We work on leveraging our collective power to create a more equitable budget and make sure everyone is paying their fair share.

  • Under 3 DC Working Group October Meeting

    October 26 | 8:00 pm9:30 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!

  • DC Housing Security Working Group October Meeting

    October 27 | 6:30 pm8:00 pm

    Care about affordable housing in DC? Want to be part of a committed group advocating for all DC residents to have secure housing? Join JUFJ’s Housing Security Working Group!

  • The 2021/5782 Heschel Vision Awards

    November 7 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm

    JUFJ’s Heschel Vision Awards celebrate members of our community who take action with deep moral commitment and who inspire and empower others. It’s a chance for all of us to be reminded of our values and to be together in community. Join us on Zoom at the 2021 Heschel Vision Awards.

DC Staff