Author Archives: Jonathon Leiner

Amendment 4 in Florida passes, restoring voting rights to 1.4 million Floridians

Six weeks ago 1.4 million Floridians could not vote due to a felony disenfranchisement provision in the Florida state constitution, a law dating back to the Jim Crow era. But, on November 6, 2018, the historic Amendment 4 was passed, … Read More

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Grieving and standing together

“The harvest is past, the summer has ended, and we are not saved.” (Jeremiah 8:20) We are in grief, mourning with others across the country along with the Pittsburgh Tree of Life community. We grieve the loss of 11 precious … Read More

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Siyyum Graduation 2018: Making the Impossible Irresistible

On June 25th, close to 200 people gathered to celebrate both our 13 graduating Jewish Organizing Fellows and JOIN’s 20th anniversary at our Siyyum Graduation. The evening was a beautiful gathering to support our graduating 2017-2018 Jewish Organizing Fellows, with family … Read More

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In Conversation with Miles Meth

Miles Meth, JOIN Jewish Organizing Fellowship alum ’16-17 After years of organizing, Harvard graduate students voted to unionize. Miles Meth, organizer with Harvard Graduate Students Union – United Auto Workers, was instrumental in helping achieve this landmark victory. We caught … Read More

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May Day, May Day, May Day

by Rachel Plattus May Day is International Workers’ Day – a day of solidarity and resistance. In Puerto Rico, thousands of community members took to the street united against cuts to retirement benefits, rollbacks of labor laws, school closures, and … Read More

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