“Grave Dereliction of Duty,” Coalition of National Advocacy Groups Issues Statement on Senate Vote to Acquit President Trump

A coalition of national advocacy groups representing millions of people issued a statement castigating the U.S. Senate for voting to acquit President Trump.  Led by Free Speech For People, the statement is co-signed by: By the People, Center for Popular Democracy, Common Defense, Equal Justice Society, Greenpeace USA, Progressive Democrats of America, Revolving Door Project, and Women’s March.

Amalee Beattie and Josh Cottle to Join EJS as Summer Law Clerks

Amalee Beattie, a 1L at Berkeley Law, and Josh Cottle, a 2L at University of Minnesota Law School, will join the Equal Justice Society as summer law clerks on May 26. EJS summer law clerks perform legal research, writing, and analysis in the areas of civil rights and racial justice. They may also include assist with … Continue reading Amalee Beattie and Josh Cottle to Join EJS as Summer Law Clerks

Lisa Holder on ABA Webinar ‘Education as Preparation for Civic Participation’

UPDATE FEBRUARY 3, 2020: The recording of the webinar is embedded below and additional resources are posted on the ABA website. https://youtu.be/5E82JMfaeNc Lisa Holder, Of Counsel to the Equal Justice Society, will be one of the speakers on a webinar sponsored by the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice. The webinar, … Continue reading Lisa Holder on ABA Webinar ‘Education as Preparation for Civic Participation’

Join Us on April 4 for a Voter Mobilization & Protection Summit

Voter suppression is happening in many states throughout the country. Voter purging and restrictive identification requirements are preventing voters from fully participating in our democracy, disproportionately affecting voters of color. There’s an active movement working in those states to silence people who were historically denied access to the ballot box. The Equal Justice Society is … Continue reading Join Us on April 4 for a Voter Mobilization & Protection Summit

Round-up: Eva Paterson on KQED Forum + Thursday Impeachment Vigils + Saturday Women’s March

In this round-up of news and announcements: Eva Paterson on KQED Forum on January 20, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day This Saturday: 2020 Women’s March on Washington Nationwide Vigils for a Fair Impeachment Trial - Likely Thursday Review of 'The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution … Continue reading Round-up: Eva Paterson on KQED Forum + Thursday Impeachment Vigils + Saturday Women’s March

Sacramento City Unified School District and Advocacy Groups Pursue Settlement of Lawsuit Alleging Disability and Race Discrimination

Update: Article in the Sacramento Bee The Sacramento City Unified School District (District) and plaintiffs suing the District for alleged discrimination against students based on race and disability asked the federal court to pause litigation so the parties may seek potential resolution through settlement. The lawsuit, alleged as a class-action, was filed by a coalition … Continue reading Sacramento City Unified School District and Advocacy Groups Pursue Settlement of Lawsuit Alleging Disability and Race Discrimination

Tuesday Evening: Impeachment Demonstrations Across the Country

Trump used military aid to pressure Ukraine to interfere in our 2020 elections, before trying to cover it up. Let's be clear: the President tried to cheat to win the 2020 election- proving a pattern of abuse that started in 2016. The only appropriate recourse is impeachment and removal. GET READY TO TAKE THE STREETS! … Continue reading Tuesday Evening: Impeachment Demonstrations Across the Country