Laura Wallace joined the JUFJ staff in May 2016. Laura is the director of the team working on County-level issue campaigns and she works with the Maryland organizing team to coordinate JUFJ’s statewide campaigns. She is one of the leaders of the renters’ rights coalition that won permanent rent stabilization in Montgomery County in 2023 and she helped lead the broad-based coalition that won the 2020 Montgomery County Ballot questions to increase representation and create a fairer tax code. She led JUFJ’s participation in the successful Fight For $15 campaign in Montgomery County and in Maryland, and was instrumental in our successful campaign for earned sick leave at both the county and state level. With our sister organization, the Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, she coordinates Montgomery County candidate endorsements.
Prior to joining the staff of JUFJ, Laura was a leader with JUFJ and Action in Montgomery. She has worked for a number of Jewish organizations, including the Haberman Institute for Jewish Studies. Her first career was working as a stage manager for theaters in DC, St. Louis, and New York. Laura lives in Rockville with her husband and two children.
Laura uses she/her/hers pronouns.