We are members of Jews for Racial & Economic Justice [JFREJ], fundraising for our beloved comrades at CAAAV! At this year's CAAAV Karaoke Battle, JFREJ will bring the best of our harmonies, sequins, and moves for the love of this transformative grassroots organization.
JFREJ and CAAAV’s collaboration dates back to the 90s, when we began to organize together for police accountability. In the early 2000s, we partnered closely with Domestic Workers United, then a project of CAAAV. In 2007, CAAAV and JFREJ joined scores of other grassroots organizations to form the Right to the City Alliance, a unified response to gentrification. JFREJ members joined hundreds of other New Yorkers to support post-Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in Chinatown led by CAAAV. JFREJ and CAAAV are among the organizational members of Communities United for Police Reform, a ground-breaking citywide coalition that has been organize to change the NYPD. Most recently, we teamed up to defeat the corrupt Amazon HQ2 deal! Now we're envisioning the future of economic development and participatory democracy together.
CAAAV is consistently pushing social justice campaigns and coalitions to be transformative, not transactional, and to center the voices of frontline communities. We honor them as a unique and powerful grassroots organizations, with an incomparable record of risk-taking.