Raising Wages NC Campaign To Date

Carolina Jews for Justice is a proud supporter of Raising Wages NC, an organization dedicated to raising the minimum wages for North Carolinians to a livable standard. 

CJJ also works Orange and Durham County Living Wage groups, which certify businesses who meet the standards set forth by their org, namely: 

  • To reward and recognize employers based in Orange and Durham County who pay their workers a living wage

  • Provide employers with incentives to pay a living wage

  • Connect consumers to employers that provide a living wage & encourage them to become customers, patients, clients of those businesses and organizations.

CJJ has sponsored or hosted several events relating to fair wages over the last year. Included below are photos from events in Asheville and Durham.

NC Rabbis Call for Immigration Justice

Inspired by the experience of the Jewish people throughout history and confirmed by the Torah’s repeated commandments to protect the immigrant, we rabbis of North Carolina, along with Carolina Jews for Justice, call upon the United States government to uphold the highest ideals of our democracy and the founding principles of our nation.

House Bill 2 aka "The Bathroom Bill"

In 2016, the North Carolina Legislature passed a bill known nationwide as NC's "bathroom bill"-which specified that individuals must use public bathrooms labeled in accordance with the gender specified on their birth certificate.

Pushback was swift and immediate. The bill sought to undermine the rights of trans individuals, as well as give conservative political interests a strong foothold in  the state. Alongside many other progressive organizations, Carolina Jews for Justice stood firmly against the bill from its inception.

Some examples of the work Carolina Jews for Justice put in toward the repeal of HB2 include:

Lavender Seder 2018

Welcome to CJJ's #LavenderSeder2018! Because March 31 is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDoV) and Pesach (Passover), we've created this resource to help you discuss transgender issues at your seder table. Below, you'll find some fun facts about the intersection between trans issues and Pesach, a video interview with Jewish leaders in the trans community, and a discussion guide. 

CJJ participates in the Jewish Social Justice Roundtable. You can check out the Passover Resources Roundup here.