Spread the Word and Support EJC on “Giving Tuesday”, Dec. 2
The #GivingTuesday movement was first announced in October 2012, when a group of friends and partners, led by the 92nd Street Young Men’s and Young Women’s Hebrew Association in Manhattan, came together to find ways to promote and celebrate the great American tradition of giving. As a response to the major advertising campaigns kicking off the holiday shopping season on after Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday has been celebrated as a counterpoint to consumer culture and as a way for people to give back. In just two years, the #GivingTuesday movement has gone international, with over 7,000 non-profits participating by promoting the event through their own friends and allies. The EJC is very excited about being a part of #GivingTuesday this year.
Behind the hustle and bustle of consumer chaos there are smiling faces and helping hands guiding us through the shopping extravaganza. They are restocking shelves, directing us to our items, processing our payments, and serving our meals between store visits. Many of these workers, like the workers served by the EJC, are working for low wages in temporary or part-time jobs. They face wage theft, discrimination and unfair treatment at the workplace. In the metro DC area, the EJC is the only organization providing comprehensive employment legal services, organizing and advocacy services to address workplace injustices.
· Juan Carlos and Rudis needed the EJC’s legal staff to help them recover thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.
· Dalia and others needed the EJC’s advocacy team to work with them to pass laws to protect the rights of all workers.
· Johnni, Bruno and many other worker activists needed the EJC’s organizers to train them to educate and support other workers who like them, have experienced workplace injustice.
This year, in partnership with the #GivingTuesday movement, EJC is asking that you think of all the workers helping you each day and take the time to donate in their honor on December 2nd. Also, please help spread the word about our campaign by joining our thunderclap here.