Every year JUFJers from across the state of Maryland join forces to fight for justice during the General Assembly session (January to April).
JUFJ is getting ready for the upcoming 2024 legislative session! Click the buttons below to learn about our issue campaigns and to get involved in our statewide work.
To read our wrap up blog post on the 2022 session, click here.
To read more about our the core issues we focused on in the 2022 session, see more below.
After the legislative session ended early due to the COVID-19 pandemic, JUFJ’s Maryland team shifted our efforts toward pandemic relief and ensuring a just recovery as the pandemic passes.
In May, we joined the #CancelRent campaign. Read more about that campaign at jufj.org/shmita-rent.
Amid the national uprising over police violence against Black people, we redoubled our call for truly accountable policing in Maryland. Read more about that campaign at jufj.org/annapolis-police.
2024 Annapolis Agenda
As we build on our organizing and advocacy from the past few years, JUFJ prioritizes deepening relationships with existing partners and coalitions and honoring the commitments we have made in past years. To maximize our effectiveness, we engage in a full scope of work on a limited number of campaigns, and impact other campaigns in a more limited way by submitting official JUFJ testimony and/or signing JUFJ’s name to a list of supporters. For more information about what our agenda setting process was for the Maryland 2024 state legislative session, click here.
Additional Legislative Positions
In addition to our key legislative priorities in the 2022 session, we supported other legislation related to these issues.
In addition to our four priority issues for the 2020 Maryland General Assembly, JUFJ will sign onto additional issues that reflect our values and are important to our allies at a lower intensity. Additional issues will be added to the list after being evaluated by our statewide strategy teams.
- Defend sick leave
- No mandatory minimum sentences
- Reform solitary confinement
- Fair taxes for all
- Renters’ rights
- Prescription drug affordability
December 5 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join other District 41 JUFJers in a Zoom meeting with our state legislators to discuss our agenda for the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session.
December 6 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Join other District 45 JUFJers in a Zoom meeting with Delegate Stephanie Smith to discuss our agenda for the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session.
December 7 | 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Join other District 21 JUFJers in a Zoom meeting with our three State Delegates to discuss our agenda for the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session. We will have an optional Chanukah candlelighting prior to the meeting.
December 11 | 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join other District 18 JUFJers in a Zoom meeting with our state legislators to discuss our agenda for the 2024 Maryland General Assembly Session. We will have an optional Chanukah candlelighting prior to the meeting.