Our thoughts are with JUFJ members Emmy Stup and Ben Block, who have been displaced by a fire in their apartment building. They need our help - can you bring them a vegan meal sometime during the next three weeks? Sign up via this spreadsheet.
Jeremiah Retreat: Pride Style
The Jeremiahs headed out this past weekend to Am Kolel's beautiful Sanctuary Retreat Center to reflect on their year of learning in the Jeremiah Fellowship. Since they weren't around for DC's Pride celebration, they created their own. Check out photos on Facebook.
The Jeremiahs are gearing up to take on leadership. Come celebrate at Jeremiah Graduation on Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm at the Human Rights Campaign Equality Center. We'll enjoy dessert and hear inspiring stories of growth and learning from throughout the year. RSVP today!
One City, One License for ALL
Last Thursday, activists from around the District gathered to support Mayor Gray's proposal to make driver's licenses available to undocumented residents. Our critique: the proposal included a two-tiered licensing system, meaning undocumented residents would have a differently marked license from other DC residents.
Jewish history has shown us that separate is not equal, and that marking people as different can lead to dangerous profiling. Rabbi Gilah Langner (right) gave incredible testimony in support of one driver's license for all residents of the District.
We Can See the Future - and It's Great
Thanks to the hard work and generous support of people like you, JUFJ has grown dramatically in the last five years: quadrupled our staff, budget, and activist base, and developed a winning track record. Our plan for the next three years lays out a vision for another big step forward - we're expanding geographically to Baltimore and Northern Virginia, and taking on electoral work in DC by starting a 501c4 sister organization! Read online or download a PDF - and email us to share your comments. Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) is eager to hear what you think.
Two JUFJ Events You Should Be At
1. How To Be Effective in DC Politics
Weds 6/26, 6:30pm Location TBD
Lindsey Bartlett of the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence will give us a run-through of the political landscape of the DC government and train us on how to be even more effective change makers here. RSVP here, contact email@example.com with any questions.
2. Raise Maryland Planning Meeting!
Thurs 6/27, 7pm Takoma Park Library
Maryland has a brand new campaign and we need your help! JUFJ will be working to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10. Attend the first campaign planning meeting to learn more about JUFJ's role in this campaign and how you can be a leader! RSVP here and contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Here's more info on the Raise Maryland campaign!