Jewish tradition teaches that we are obligated to support the needs of everyone in the community where we live. Our Economic Justice Working Group partners with DC Jobs with Justice, DC Fiscal Policy Institute, the Fair Budget Coalition, the DC chapter of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Beloved Community Incubator, and many more to work towards a DC where everyone’s needs are met and we all contribute our fair share.
In 2023, JUFJ’s Economic Justice team is participating in coalition campaigns including:
- Decriminalizing street vending, because vendors shouldn’t be harassed, arrested, or charged unaffordable fines just for working to feed their families and to meet the needs of their communities.
- Implementing the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, because every working person has the right to a dignified job, free from harassment and violence.
- Demanding an early childhood education system that pays educators fairly and is accessible to all families who need it, as part of the Under 3 DC coalition.
- Ensuring that DC’s groundbreaking Paid Family and Medical Leave program continues to provide essential support to working families.
To get more involved with any of these campaigns, email Hannah or join our next Economic Justice Working Group meeting, held in person and on Zoom on the third Wednesday of most months.