Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund Endorses Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive

Thursday, March 15, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund Endorses Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive

SILVER SPRING, Md._ On March 15, the Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund, a sister organization of Jews United for Justice (JUFJ), announced their endorsement of Marc Elrich for Montgomery County Executive. JUFJ engages in grassroots advocacy “toward a Montgomery County where everyone has what they need to live and thrive, where all our residents live in dignity and have a voice in democracy, and where our government focuses on the well-being of all residents and in particular the needs of those who are most vulnerable.”

“Marc Elrich shares our vision for a more just region that works for all residents,” said Laura Wallace, JUFJ Campaign Fund Senior Organizer for Montgomery County. "Elrich has spent his career in public office fighting to advance social, racial, and economic justice, and we are excited to endorse Marc Elrich as a champion of the values we believe in.”

Elrich has worked with JUFJ on a variety of initiatives during his time on the County Council, including on his recent legislation to raise Montgomery County’s minimum wage to $15 an hour. He and JUFJ both believe in a society in which housing and early education are affordable for all, workers’ voices are heard, and our society's structural inequities are addressed.

“I am honored to receive Jews United for Justice Campaign Fund’s endorsement - they’ve been a real partner in pushing for policies that advance economic and social justice,” Elrich said. “I would look forward to working with them as County Executive on expanding early childhood education, implementing a racial equity lens, and other initiatives that will make Montgomery County even stronger.”

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Marc Elrich has been an at-large Montgomery County Councilmember since 2006. He chairs the Public Safety Committee, serves on the Education Committee, and is the County Council’s representative to the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board. Prior to his election to the County Council, he served on the Takoma Park City Council for 19 years and taught at Rolling Terrace Elementary School for 17 years. For more information, see www.marcelrich.org.

Media Contact: Ben Spielberg, Campaign Manager Ben@marcelrich.org 609-828-3783

By Authority: Marc Elrich for County Executive, Dale Tibbitts, Treasurer, 9511 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901

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