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Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund DC Council Endorsements: Erin Palmer, Council Chair; Brianne Nadeau, Ward 1; Zachary Parker, Ward 5; Charles Allen, Ward 6

The JUFJ Campaign Fund is proud to endorse:

ERIN PALMER FOR COUNCIL CHAIR

Erin Palmer has been a strong advocate for many years both as an individual and as an Advisory Neighborhood Commissioner, and we are thrilled to endorse her for Council Chairwoman. In addition to her outspoken support for some of our key policy positions, she knows that the DC Council needs governance reform to be effective and collaborative. Her professional experience in ethics and in elected leadership makes her an ideal Chair to make these reforms.

BRIANNE NADEAU FOR WARD 1

Councilmember Brianne Nadeau has been a champion for affordable housing and providing services to DC residents who are experiencing homelessness. Alongside Councilmembers Janeese Lewis George and Charles Allen, she co-authored the crucial tax increase that passed last summer to boost pay for early childhood educators and provide housing to thousands of DC families.

ZACHARY PARKER FOR WARD 5

After endorsing Zachary Parker for State Board of Education four years ago, we are thrilled to endorse him again for DC Council this year. Through a racial equity lens and with social justice values, Zachary will fight for everyone in Ward 5 and across the District. He is committed to bringing government to the people, he is strategic, and we are confident he will bring an inclusive, effective policy agenda to the Council.

CHARLES ALLEN FOR WARD 6

Councilmember Charles Allen knows how to bring together a Council coalition that can pass bills and budget measures with a clear majority. He co-authored last summer’s tax increase, and helped shepherd through justice-oriented changes to policing and criminal justice that were fiercely fought against by the Fraternal Order of Police and others. Even when we disagree, Councilmember Allen cares about what the JUFJ Campaign Fund says and takes our concerns seriously.

YES ON INITIATIVE 82

Initiative 82 is a ballot measure that will be on your June primary ballot and if it passes, it will raise wages for thousands of low wage workers, including waitresses, nail salon technicians, parking lot attendants, bellhops, and more. If you voted in DC in 2018, you may remember supporting the very similar Initiative 77, which was overturned by Chairman Phil Mendelson and a majority of the DC Council.

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