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September 2020

Montgomery County Hearing Watch Party: Ban the Box

September 15, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montgomery County
Hold police accountable

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team to virtually watch the public hearing to ban the box We will be meeting at 1pm to give anyone who needs it background information and the hearings start at 1:30pm.

Please note that the hearing to change police union's collective bargaining rights for more accountability has been moved to next week.

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Montgomery County Hearing Watch Party: Police Contracts

September 22, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montgomery County
Hold police accountable

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team to virtually watch the county council's public hearing about how the police union subverts collective bargaining to protect officers from accountability.

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October 2020

Watchparty: Montgomery County Board of Education SRO Meeting

October 5, 2020 | 10:15 am - 2:00 pm
Montgomery County
police free schools

Join JUFJ for a virtual watch party of the Montgomery County Board of Education's discussion on School Resource Officers (aka police in schools). Be ready to help us keep the Board accountable through social media and to support our partners at Young People for Progress who are speaking! We'll do some pre-meeting education at 10:15 AM and the Board of
Education meeting starts at 11 AM.

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Montgomery County Racial Equity and Policing Team Meeting

October 20, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery County
two people walking and holding a large sign that reads: now is our time to dismantle racism

Sign up to join our next Racial Equity and Policing Team meeting.

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November 2020

Press Conference: Introducing Bill to Remove School Resource Officers

November 17, 2020 | 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
police free schools

Join a virtual press conference where Councilmembers Will Jawando and Hans Riemer will introduce a bill to get police officers out of Montgomery County schools.

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Montgomery County Council Watch Party: Racial Equity Bill Worksession

November 18, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Use of Force Vote

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team as we watch a worksession on amendments that will strengthen the bill requiring the council to look at Racial Equity and Social Justice impact statements for each bill they hear!

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December 2020

Montgomery County Hearing Watch Party: Special Appropriations

December 1, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montgomery County
police free schools

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team virtually as the council hears special appropriation bills to shift funding away from discriminatory school resource officers and into crucial student services like therapy, after-school support programs, and restorative justice training.

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Montgomery County Racial Equity and Policing Team Meeting

December 1, 2020 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery County
two people walking and holding a large sign that reads: now is our time to dismantle racism

Sign up to join JUFJ Montgomery County's next virtual Racial Equity and Policing Team meeting.

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Montgomery County Hearing Watch Party: Policing Data

December 8, 2020 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Montgomery County
Hold police accountable

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team virtually as the council hears a bill to improve the Montgomery County Police Department's reporting of data regarding race and ethnicity and police interactions with the public.

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January 2021

Montgomery County Racial Equity and Policing Team Meeting

January 4, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery County
two people walking and holding a large sign that reads: now is our time to dismantle racism

Sign up to join our next Racial Equity and Policing Team meeting.

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Montgomery County Board of Education Watchparty: School Resource Officer Report

January 12, 2021 | 10:45 am - 3:00 pm
Montgomery County
police free schools

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team virtually as we watch the Board of Education (BoE) discuss report recommendations on the future of police in Montgomery County high schools as well as the public testimony shared during the BoE meeting.

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Montgomery County Watch Party: January Housing Bills

January 12, 2021 | 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Montgomery County
20 JUFJ members on a Zoom call

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team virtually as we watch the County Council hearing on five different housing bills which will increase protections for potential tenants and renters, and increase access to affordable housing in transit-accessible areas.

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Movement for Black Lives DC Money Pot Fundraiser

January 17, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
DC
JUFJers marching with text overlay: Justice Doesn't Rest

Join JUFJ and organizers from the Movement for Black Lives DC Money Pot Fund to learn how you can support DC-based Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) organizers.

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Montgomery County Worksession Watch Party: Policing Data Bill

January 21, 2021 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Montgomery County
Hold police accountable

Join the JUFJ Montgomery County Team as we watch the worksession for Bill 45-20. The bill would implement recommendations from advocates and the Office of Legislative Oversight (OLO) to strengthen the Montgomery County Police Department's (MCPD) data collection. We'll start with a background of the bill at 9 AM, and the worksession will begin at 9:30 AM.

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Demand Justice for Kwamena Ocran

January 24, 2021 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join JUFJ and our partners at the Silver Spring Justice Coalition to demand justice for Kwamena Ocran, who was unjustly killed by Gaithersburg police on January 8, 2021. We'll meet -- socially distant and with masks -- at the Gaithersburg City Hall on Sunday, January 24 at 2 PM to share our demands. There will be options to join the action inside your car. Please bring signs calling for Justice for Kwamena!

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DC 2021 Kickoff

January 31, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
DC
Dozens of JUFJ community members smile for the camera at a community meeting.

Join JUFJ for our virtual DC 2021 Kickoff! The JUFJ community will come together to talk about the issues we’ll be focusing on in 2021, how you can get involved, and how our Jewish values inform our work.

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February 2021

Montgomery County Racial Equity and Policing Team Meeting

February 2, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery County
two people walking and holding a large sign that reads: now is our time to dismantle racism

Sign up to join our next Racial Equity and Policing Team meeting.

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Montgomery County Hearing Watch Party: Police Free Schools

February 4, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County
police free schools

Join JUFJ's Montgomery County team virtually as we watch the County Council hearing on a vital bill that would remove police officers from Montgomery County high schools.

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March 2021

Montgomery County Board of Education Watch Party: Police Free Schools

March 2, 2021 | 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Board of Education is hosting a public hearing about the removal of School Resource Officers (SROs) from Montgomery County Public Schools. Join the Montgomery County Defund Policing and Invest in Communities Coalition for a virtual watch party of the hearing!

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Montgomery County Council Watch Party: Public Hearing for Pro-SRO Bill

March 4, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Montgomery County

The Montgomery County Council is hosting a public hearing about a bill that would allow for the continuation of the School Resource Officer (SRO) program in Montgomery County Public Schools. Join the Montgomery County Defund Policing and Invest in Communities Coalition for a virtual watch party of the hearing!

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