Recognizing the sizeable damage Donald Trump has done to the judiciary with over 220 ultraconservative judges, Alliance for Justice along with the Equal Justice Society and 70 other organizations shared a statement of principles today urging the Biden administration to quickly fill judicial vacancies with judges who are representative of the people they serve and … Continue reading Statement of Principles: The Biden Administration Must Prioritize Judges
This will come down to every last vote. And if 2016 taught us anything, it's that no race is over until it's over. Election Day is near and while the number of days goes down, the number of virtual events you can attend is going up! Our movement is people-powered and our supporters mirror the great diversity of our beautiful state. We have many ways to plug in and make sure we finally end California’s ban on affirmative action.
Make a plan to vote! Call 866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683) or chat with an Election Protection volunteer at https://866ourvote.org if you need voting help. Visit https://866ourvote.org for help on: Locating your polling placeFinding early voting locationsLocating a ballot dropboxLearning what's on your ballot Don't let anyone intimidate you at the polls! Know your rights as a voter.
On Friday, October 23, with your help, AFJ Action is leading a Lawyers Day of Action alongside partners Lawyers for Good Government, Equal Justice Society, and lawyers across the country to #BlockBarrett and raise the legal community’s voice in opposition to Amy Coney Barrett. Sign and share this lawyers letter of opposition, joining over 7,500 lawyers. Barrett … Continue reading Lawyers, Law Students: Take a Stand to Save the Supreme Court
On October 19, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra urged Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter to expand efforts to stop the spread of disinformation designed to harm the upcoming U.S. election on their platforms, saying the companies "should take responsibility for their role in spreading misinformation and voter suppression.”
Chris Bridges of the Equal Justice Society and Program Manager of the National Implicit Bias Network was quoted extensively in a new article by Jesse Washington on ESPN's The Undefeated reporting on a new poll revealing that unconscious racial bias has been a major barrier in the lives of Black people and posing as much or more of a problem than structural racism and individual discrimination.
A new Maynard Institute study on structural racism by Brenda Payton includes more than 260 studies showing racial disparities in various aspects of American life. This report is designed as a tool for journalists and researchers and highlights examples of work by institutions and initiatives working to solve the problem of structural racism. Many of … Continue reading New Maynard Institute study on Structural Racism by Brenda Payton
Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ryan Michelle Bathe, and Alfre Woodard Endorse Prop. 16 As ballots drop, a powerful coalition of Black women artists are coming together to raise awareness about the fight for racial and gender equality on the ballot in California. Ava DuVernay, Issa Rae, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ryan Michelle Bathe, … Continue reading Black Women Artists Raise Awareness About Prop. 16 and the Fight for Racial and Gender Equality on the Ballot in California