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
Be A Hero Fund, Demand Progress, Equal Justice Society, Free Speech For People, and Women’s March have formed a coalition to block action on Trump’s nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
The Senate Democratic caucus is united against allowing a Supreme Court nominee to go forward before inauguration, meaning that this is a fight we can absolutely win. There are a handful of Republicans who have publicly stated their discomfort with a nomination this close to the election. The next president must nominate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s … Continue reading What You Can Do to Protect #OurCourt and Honor RBG’s Legacy
EJS mourns the loss of Justice Ginsburg, a trailblazer, breaker of glass ceilings, legal icon, and SHEro. We express our condolences to the Ginsburg family and her loved ones on her passing and vow to honor her last wish that her vacant seat be filled by the next President. We must not allow this vacancy … Continue reading RBG: “Mourn and Organize”