Since 1987, Atlanta Jobs with Justice has been working as a coalition with progressive grassroots leaders across Atlanta, bringing together labor unions, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, youth organizations, and individuals to lead and support campaigns for economic and social justice in our workplaces and in our communities. MADSA helped revitalize the organization after a period of transition about 10 years ago and has been a member of the coalition ever since.
On Jan. 30, MADSA members helped celebrate AJwJ’s move to a new office at 420 McDonough Blvd. Coalition members announced our plans for the new year and heard about AJwJ’s campaigns, including Vote With Justice, which alerts Atlantans to what’s at stake in the fall elections; raising Georgia’s minimum wage; expanding Medicaid; and stopping the profiling, detention and deportation of immigrants. For more info and a calendar of AJwJ events: atlantajwj.org. (L to R: Logos from AJwJ member organizations; AJwJ staff organizers Chartisia Griffin and Dee Dee Lay. Photos: Erin Parks.)