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

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

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.


Economic Justice

Everyone should have resources sufficient for their needs.

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Immigrant Rights

All people have a right to be safe and to thrive, regardless of immigration status.

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Court/Prison Reform

Our justice system must become truly just to everyone in our state.

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Renters’ Rights

We all have a right to safe, stable, affordable housing — no exceptions.

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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

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