Prominent local progressive organization cites Jordan’s depth of experience, commitment to racial and economic justice and equity, and bold vision to tackle residents’ most pressing needs

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Jews United for Justice (JUFJ) Campaign Fund endorsed Jordan Grossman to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council. The prominent local progressive organization conducted an extensive endorsement process, led by a team of community members, that considered questionnaires, interviews, incumbent voting records, the viability of each campaign, and community leadership.

“As a fifth generation DC resident who’s spent my entire career working for progressive change, I’m so honored to have the JUFJ Campaign Fund’s support,” said Jordan Grossman, who is running in the June Ward 2 Democratic primary. “After nearly three decades of the shamelessly corrupt Jack Evans, Ward 2 deserves a councilmember focused on fighting for a more equitable and inclusive city, not selling his office to paying clients. I’ll work everyday to make it easier for residents to afford a place to live, find high-quality child care, walk, bike or take public transit, and pay off student loan debt.” 

The JUFJ Campaign Fund mobilizes the Jewish community of DC and Maryland to advance campaigns for social, racial, and economic justice and support progressive candidates for local office.

“In our interview with Jordan, our team was struck by his genuine passion, depth of experience, and commitment to racial and economic justice and equity,” said Sarah Novick, DC Director of the JUFJ Campaign Fund. “He has a bold vision to tackle DC residents’ most pressing needs, from building much more deeply affordable housing to approaching violence as a public health crisis and standing for strong ethics on the DC Council. Our Jewish community believes DC must be a place where we all have a voice in democracy and have what we need to thrive. A vote for Jordan is a vote to move the District in that direction.”

Jordan is a fifth generation DC resident and former Obama Administration, Capitol Hill, and DC government official. He’s running for the Ward 2 seat on the DC Council to end corruption, fight for DC statehood, and make it easier for residents to afford a home, find high-quality child care, walk, bike, or take public transit, and pay off student loan debt. Jordan is challenging scandal-plagued incumbent Jack Evans in the Democratic primary in 2020. He leads the Ward 2 field in grassroots fundraising support – both in terms of the total amount raised and the number of donations of $50 or less from DC residents – by a wide margin. The vast majority of these donors have never contributed to a DC Council campaign before this cycle.

To learn more about Jordan, visit JordanforWard2.com.

To learn more about JUFJ Campaign Fund, visit www.jufjcampaignfund.org.

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