Rabbi Yitzchak taught that “A ruler is not to be appointed unless the community is consulted.”

— Babylonian Talmud Berachot 55a

DC needs leaders who will represent all of us, and who are accountable to the whole community. That’s why we vote, and why we take seriously Rabbi Yitzchak’s teaching that community input is essential for choosing who will lead our city.

And it’s why the JUFJ Campaign Fund was founded ten years ago — to help elect leaders who will fight for our Jewish values, to advocate for issues that matter to the whole DC community, and to hold our representatives to the commitments they make.

Mazel Tov to all of our 2022 endorsed candidates!

We are proud to have supported an amazing slate of candidates in DC’s elections in 2022. Whether they won or lost, we know that all of them are going on to do amazing work for justice in DC.

As Jews, we know that every vote is sacred, just as every person is sacred. Every single one of us is entitled to a say in our democracy. We are so proud to be part of a powerful local progressive movement in DC and Maryland.

2022 DC Endorsement Team

Thank you to everyone on our endorsement team:

Alana Eichner
Jayme Epstein
Alix Gould Werth
Seth Johnson
Ed Lazere
Amy Lieber
Lindsay Morris
Sarah Novick
Abel Nuñez
Desmond Serrette
Daniel Solomon
Michelle Sternthal
Ericka Taylor

The JUFJ Campaign Fund is proud to endorse:

Janeese Lewis George for Ward 4

Councilmember Janeese Lewis George has been a champion of paid family and medical leave, fair taxation, housing security, and real public safety for all DC residents. She has consistently demonstrated the courage it takes to stand by your values in the face of pressure from colleagues and lobbyists, and she has been out in the community listening to her constituents throughout her first term on the Council — not only when it’s election season, but all the time.

JUFJ Campaign Fund endorses Janeese Lewis George for DC Council Ward 4

Eboni-Rose Thompson for Ward 7

One of the JUFJ Campaign Fund’s priorities is making sure that every child in DC, no matter their race, family wealth, or neighborhood, has the resources they need to thrive. We have fought to elect leaders, pass laws, and fund programs that support families and educators across the District. And we are proud to endorse a candidate who will be a champion for DC’s kids and families, Eboni-Rose Thompson. Thompson serves as President of the State Board of Education (SBOE) and its Ward 7 member. She has made education funding and equity a priority in her time on SBOE, as well as holding the school system accountable to the public. In both her campaign for SBOE and for DC Council, she has been endorsed by our partners at the Washington Teachers Union.

The JUFJ Campaign Fund endorses Eboni-Rose Thompson for DC Council Ward 7

As the annual debate over DC’s budget heats up, residents, advocates, and Councilmembers are debating how to spend our shared public resources. Republicans and their local conservative allies have decided that we should waste millions of dollars on unnecessary recall elections. Here at the JUFJ Campaign Fund, we disagree.

Brianne Nadeau for Ward 1

Brianne Nadeau has been a champion of early childhood education, fair taxation, and real solutions to public safety. She is facing a coordinated right-wing push to recall her from office, despite having been re-elected in 2022. This is a cynical attempt by folks who could never get elected to the Council to skirt the electoral process and unseat a Councilmember who has made a real difference for DC.

Together with Councilmember Lewis George, Councilmembers Nadeau and Allen were the sponsors of the transformative Homes and Hearts amendment that helped raise the pay of thousands of early childhood educators, fund programs to house people experiencing homelessness, and provide basic income to families in desperate need.

JUFJ Campaign Fund endorses Brianne Nadeau again

Charles Allen for Ward 6

Charles Allen has been a champion of early childhood education, fair taxation, and real solutions to public safety. He is facing a coordinated right-wing push to recall him from office, despite having been re-elected in 2022. This is a cynical attempt by folks who could never get elected to the Council to skirt the electoral process and unseat a Councilmember who has made a real difference for DC.

Together with Councilmember Lewis George, Councilmembers Nadeau and Allen were the sponsors of the transformative Homes and Hearts amendment that helped raise the pay of thousands of early childhood educators, fund programs to house people experiencing homelessness, and provide basic income to families in desperate need.

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