Advocacy Allies

EJC cannot accomplish its advocacy work alone. Please click below to learn more about EJC’s allies in fighting for Good Jobs here in D.C.

D.C. Jobs with Justice
DC Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor organizations, community groups, religious organizations and student groups dedicated to protecting the rights of working people and supporting community struggles to build a more just society.

D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute
The DC Fiscal Policy Institute conducts research and public education on budget and tax issues in the District of Columbia, with a particular emphasis on issues that affect low- and moderate-income residents. By preparing timely analyses that are used by policy makers, the media, and the public, DCFPI seeks to inform public debates on budget and tax issues and to ensure that the needs of lower-income residents are considered in those debates.

Fair Budget Coalition
The Fair Budget Coalition fights for a just and inclusive District of Columbia through advocacy and organizing and by advancing budget and public policy initiatives which reflect the interdependency of the District’s community and economic development systems.

Jews United for Justice
JUFJ’s mission is to lead Washington-area Jews to act on our shared Jewish values by pursuing justice and equality in our local community.JUFJ is a community of folks of all ages and from all over the greater Washington area. JUFJ provides Jews with an opportunity to weave together Judaism and activism and creates a community in which to explore and strengthen commitments to both.

Restaurant Opportunity Center DC
The mission of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC-United) is to improve wages and working conditions for the nation’s low-wage restaurant workforce.  Despite employing more than 10 million workers and producing more than $1.7 trillion in revenue each year, the United States restaurant industry is less than 1% unionized. Until ROC-United’s growth and development, the lack of organization left millions of restaurant workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation around the country. Through participatory research and policy work, employer engagement, workplace justice campaigns, membership and leadership development, and more, ROC-United has become a powerful national vehicle for restaurant workers to lift their collective voice on issues affecting all low-wage workers, including the minimum wage, paid sick days, compliance with basic employment standards, and lack of health care.

…and now, ROC is offering two training courses–front of house/fine dining and bartending with the idea that upward mobility is crucial in increasing one’s quality of life.  The training courses go over hard and soft skills (resume building and interview techniques) and are taught by restaurant industry veterans (see the ROC-Free Job Training Flyer)

Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless
The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless works to end the unnecessary suffering caused by poverty and advocates for justice for people who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1986, the Legal Clinic has become a principal force in protecting the rights of homeless and other low-income people here in the District of Columbia through a unique combination of direct representation, class action litigation, policy and budget advocacy, and community outreach and organizing.