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Summer Sustainer Drive 2019

  Sustaining donors are key to the success of DC Jobs With Justice. Your support of any size allows DC Jobs With Justice to be a nimble, multi-issue organization that can respond quickly to changes that drastically affect workers and residents in the District of Columbia.  What we do with the support of our sustainers:  Rapidly react to changes in the community: the 35 day government shutdown, the closing of Providence Hospital, and the slashing of funds to United Medical Center Host monthly education and community building activities for Black History Month, Women’s History Month, and Pride. Support campaigns led by organizations large and small to make DC a better place to live, work, and grow. Take a moment today to become a sustainer of DC Jobs With Justice and support our work year-round!... read more

Stop the Bleeding: don’t cut UMC

JUST ADDED:   There’s A LOT you can do to fight with us to restore funding to United Medical Center between now and May 28. Take action now! Sign the Petition and share it with your friends: https://petitions.moveon.org/sign/restore-funding-for-united RSVP for the rally on May 28th at 9:00 at the Wilson Building: https://actionnetwork.org/events/rally-for-umc Follow @DCHJCoalition on Twitter and retweet Join the rally event on Facebook and invite your friends: https://www.facebook.com/events/363179434302494/ Email or call (all) your councilmembers with this message: The DC Council has done a huge disservice to the residents of  Washington, DC in the May 14 budget vote by severely limiting funds to United Medical Center. UMC is the only hospital open outside of Northwest, DC and the Council’s actions in the Fiscal Year 2020 budget threaten the hospital’s ability to serve patients and meet the health needs of the neighboring communities. This dangerous action must be reversed in the second reading of the DC budget.Send your email with a personal story to: DC Council Chair:  Phil Mendelson – pmendelson@dccouncil.us At Large Councilmembers o    CM David Grosso dgrosso@dccouncil.us o    CM Anita Bonds – abonds@dccouncil.us o    CM Robert White – rwhite@dccouncil.us o    CM Elissa Silverman – esilverman@dccouncil.us Ward Councilmembers o    CM Brianne Nadeau, Chair – bnadeau@dccouncil.us; o    CM Jack Evans – jevans@dccouncil.us o    CM Mary Cheh – mcheh@dccouncil.us o    CM Brandon Todd – btodd@dccouncil.us o    CM Kenyan McDuffie – kmcduffie@dccouncil.us o    CM Charles Allen callen@dccouncil.us o    CM Vincent Gray – vgray@dccouncil.us o    CM Trayon... read more

Raise your voice for health justice

                      The DC Council is currently considering a budget that slashes needed funds to operate United Medical Center and forces the hospital to close by 2022. The same bill strips even basic worker protections from the proposed hospital at St. Elizabeths, eliminates the need for the new hospital to partner with Howard University Medical School, and still keeps the public in the dark about the services that will be provided. The DC Council will vote on the budget next week. We need your voice now! Thursday, May 9 10:00 AM In front of the Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW We will speak directly to Councilmembers about the need for comprehensive health services, transparency, and good jobs in... read more

We’re hiring!

Position Description: DC JWJ Organizer One Year, Full Time Download the Position Description. Overview: DC Jobs With Justice (DC JWJ) is a coalition of labor unions, community organizations, faith institutions, and student organizations dedicated to protecting and advancing the rights of working people in the DC metropolitan area. DC JWJ has helped win a precedent-setting minimum wage increase in DC, as well as led various campaigns to hold large corporations accountable to DC communities. In the past we have worked on a range of issues, from labor law to health care; from union organizing campaigns to immigrant rights. Please see www.dcjwj.org for more information. DC JWJ is seeking an Organizer to support the organization’s campaigns and programmatic work. The ideal candidate will excel at developing and implementing strategic campaigns, building and maintaining relationships, and building consensus among diverse stakeholders with different priorities to enable effective work together on a common goal. This person will be a team player, excited about the role of unions and coalitions in social change, and committed to justice in Washington, DC. For this position, DC JWJ will give priority to candidates who either have the ability to speak Spanish or Amharic, OR have experience and interest in communications. This position will report directly to the Executive Director of DC Jobs With Justice. The position is available for one year which will begin on the employee’s start date. The position may be extended based on funding availability. Job Responsibilities: Campaigns: Coordinate and facilitate coalition campaigns to promote economic, racial, and social justice in Washington, DC by working with members and allies to develop campaign strategy... read more

We’re moving!

We are so excited to share with you that we are moving our office to Luther Place. Luther Place Church is an historic social justice church, including a commitment to serve our homeless neighbors, and end homelessness in Washington, DC. We are truly pleased to be joining this dynamic community resource, and look forward to inviting you to join us there. Please note our new address: DC Jobs with Justice c/o Luther Place Church 1226 Vermont Ave., NW Washington, DC 20005 Also, DC Jobs With Justice will no longer have an office line. If you need to reach a member of the staff, please call 202-674-2872 (Elizabeth Falcon) or the person... read more

Tenant Shutdown Resource

Tenants across the DC region are struggling to make ends meet during the longest shutdown in history. For that reason, DC Jobs With Justice partnered with housing providers and labor unions to provide a letter that helps landlords understand their options, and encourages them to be flexible and generous with tenants affected by the shutdown. These workers include federal workers, contractors, and others in the service and hospitality industries that have not had access to shifts or tips over the last month. For tenants in Washington, DC, the DC Council unanimously passed legislation that requires landlords to grant tenants a grace period of 30 days after the shutdown ends before pursuing unpaid rent. (It is currently awaiting final approval by Mayor Bowser). We support this legislation, and hope other jurisdictions will adopt similar measures. DC Jobs With Justice, the Latino Economic Development Center and local unions SEIU 32BJ and UNTE HERE 23 worked together to craft a letter that tenants can provide to their landlord to request leniency. Given DC’s new laws, we expect these letters to be of greater importance for residents in Maryland and Virginia. DC JWJ, LEDC and other housing organizations are also spreading this letter to landlords, housing providers, and other agencies that support tenants around the region. Access the shutdown letter to landlords.  Please distribute widely in your networks to help share the word, feel free to use as a template for other... read more

Shutdown the Shutdown

DC Jobs With Justice is proud to partner with our allies in the international labor community, local unions and the DC community to demand that Senate Republicans take action and reopen the government. We need you to join us at the Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC to end the shut down. We will be there every day until the shutdown ends. We need everyone to come out and tell Republican Senators stop bowing down to Trump’s bullying and reopen the government NOW.   Join us daily beginning at 10:00 at the Hart Senate Office Building.  Organizations: sign up  to mobilize for daily actions Everyday our communities are hurting. Federal workers of all stripes are working tirelessly in their communities, but don’t have a way to pay their light bill. Others are rudely forced to stay home, waiting indefinitely for a chance to go to work and make a paycheck. Hotels and restaurants in DC are empty, so workers are losing hours and tips. Contractors will never get paid back for time missed cleaning offices or making sandwiches, and now may loose healthcare too.  And thousands more worry that SNAP or HUD payments may stop and their food and housing will be at risk. Individual registration:  Questions? Contact Elizabeth Falcon, DC Jobs With... read more

Shutdown Solidarity: volunteer to support fellow workers

DC Jobs With Justice recognizes that thousands of workers in the District are stuck without work while the Trump shutdown continues to stretch on. In addition to missing work, many fear how lost income or benefits will impact basic survival needs. DC JWJ would like to invite those without work at this time who would like to participate in research, advocacy, and direct worker and employer engagement during the shutdown to volunteer with us. As the shutdown continues, we see new needs forming and more work to be done. We will reach out to you directly for specific ways to... read more

This #GivingTuesday Support SOLIDARITY

Every day, DC Jobs With Justice is putting people over profit: in our neighborhoods, in our workplaces, and across the District of Columbia. We are proud to be in solidarity with you as we all work to build a more just world. For #GivingTuesday, we are asking you to join us and support that work year-round by becoming a sustaining donor of DC Jobs With Justice! We are excited to share great thank you gifts for new and upgrading sustaining donors that join us before the end of the day. Please join DC JWJ as a new or upgrading sustaining donor!   First 22 sustaining donors get the new Jobs With Justice Calendar!  We are 22 donors away from ending 2018 with 100 monthly donors! The first 22 people who become a monthly sustainer at any level will be thanked with the JWJ calendar. Will you help us reach our goal of 100 sustainers?   All $15/month donors get with the JWJ tote! We so appreciate the support of our sustaining donors, and are excited to offer you the classic Jobs With Justice tote. This convenient bag helps you run your errands and support a great cause at the same time! Become a $15/month sustainer today!       All $25/month donors get the *new* JWJ t-shirts Get one of Jobs With Justice’s new shirts! Community. Solidarity. Respect. Power. Show off your values at the park, protest, or picket line. Union made (of course) in comfy grey cotton. Any new or upgrading sustaining donors at the $25 level will be thanked with our great new shirts.       All $50/month... read more

TICKETS I’ll Be There Awards

Each year, the DC Jobs With Justice coalition comes together to celebrate our work and recognize our leaders. Join us for this year’s “I’ll Be There” Awards! Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:30 – 8:00 PM All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St NW, Washington, D.C. Ticket pricing  Ticket = $60 Solidarity ticket = $100 (your generous donation allows us to provide tickets to other members of the community) Discount Ticket = Pay what you can If you would like to purchase multiple tickets, please use the “Other” slot to pay for all your tickets and send an email with the additional names to illbethere@dcjwj.org.   Thank you to our... read more

EVENTS

Get your tickets to the “I’ll Be There” Awards

Each year, the DC Jobs With Justice coalition comes together to celebrate our work and recognize our leaders. Join us for this year’s “I’ll Be There” Awards! Thursday, October 26th, 2017, 6:00 – 8:00 PM All Souls Church, 1500 Harvard St NW, Washington, D.C. We are thrilled to announce this year’s “I’ll Be There” Award recipients. You can join us in honoring them at the Awards on October 26th. They are: SEIU 32BJ and UNITE HERE Local 23 for organizing victories at the DC-area airports including a $12.75 minimum wage for contract workers The NEAR Act campaign leaders for winning legislation and funding for community-led violence prevention efforts The DMV Sanctuary Congregation Network for creating a network of congregations dedicated to providing support and solidarity to neighbors, friends, and family who fear being detained, deported or profiled DC High School Walk-Out leaders for organizing a District-wide walk-out of students to show youth power and values after the 2016 presidential election Ticket pricing  Ticket = $60 Solidarity ticket = $100 (your generous donation allows us to provide tickets to other members of the community) Discount Ticket = Pay what you can You can purchase tickets here or below! This is a fundraiser event to support the organizing and advocacy work of DC Jobs With Justice. No one will be denied entrance regardless of ability to donate. Childcare and interpretation will be provided as... read more

Sponsor the 2017 “I’ll Be There” Awards!

It’s that time of year! On October 26, 2017, we’re hosting the “I’ll Be There” Awards to celebrate the DC Jobs With Justice coalition and recognize leaders from the community, faith institutions, labor, and student groups. Below, you will find our online payment portal for sponsoring and purchasing program book ads for the “I’ll Be There” Awards. We do, however, encourage all memberships and sponsorships to be processed directly to DC JWJ by check if possible in order to avoid online transaction fees. Check out our Ad and Sponsorship Packet for full information. Sponsorship levels: $10,000 – Champion for Justice – 2 page program book ad, speaking opportunity at the Awards, 40 tickets, logo prominently displayed in all event materials $5,000 – Movement Builder – full page ad premium placement, 20 tickets, logo prominently displayed in all event materials $2,500 – Mass Mobilizer – full page program book ad, 10 tickets, and a profile in social media and materials $1,000 – Action Hero – full page program book ad, 4 tickets, and logo display on event signage $500 – Solidarity Superstar – half page program book ad, 2 tickets, and logo display on group signage Ad space purchases: $600 – Full Page Ad in the program book $300 – Half Page Ad in the program book $150 – Quarter Page Ad in the program book Ad file formats and size specifications: All ads are one color (black) on white paper. Please send electronic files no later than 9/22/17 to illbethere@dcjwj.org. Acceptable File Formats – print ready PDF with bleed and crop marks (preferred), EPS with all fonts outlined, or native files from InDesign CC... read more

#Bethere2015 for the 2015 I’ll Be There Awards

Fifteen years ago, a small group of courageous labor leaders and community volunteers united to help local parking garage attendants win a union contract and sustainable, improved working conditions. Through their vision, DC Jobs with Justice was born along with the mission to protect and advance the rights of DC area workers. On 10.15.15, our community will come together to celebrate 15 years of DC Jobs with Justice at our annual fundraiser, the I’ll Be There Awards! This year’s event will be the biggest, most inspiring evening we’ve hosted because…. 1) We will honor and “roast” the career of our visionary founder, President Joslyn Williams of the Metropolitan Washington Labor Council, AFL-CIO! 2) We will honor the incredible impact of local leaders Courtney Stewart, Reverend Kendrick Curry, and Jean-Louis Ikambana! Talk about major community leaders developing the leadership and dignity of our local youth, returning citizens, and Black communities!!! 3) Eugene Puryear and Tiffany Flowers of the Stop Police Terror Project DC and #BlackLivesMatter are MC’ing this year and well, they’re kind of a big deal! 4) Incredible live performances to lift us up by DC’s very own funk, reggea, rock band Nappy Riddem, and John Harris. 5) Complimentary Shrimp cocktail. Sushi. Empanadas. Cheeses, fruits, chocolate, champagne….. need I say more? RSVP for the event here on FB today! This is a fundraiser event to support the organizing and advocacy work of DC Jobs with Justice! We are asking for a symbolic $30 at the door on the night of the event ($15 to celebrate our first 15 years of work, and $15 to support our next 15 years... read more