Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Stop Denying Pandemic Relief Funds to Incarcerated Persons

Judge Phyllis J. Hamilton of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order certifying a nationwide class of people incarcerated in state and federal prisons, and granting the plaintiffs' motion for preliminary injunction requiring the U.S. Department of Treasury, the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, and the United States of America (“Defendants”) to stop withholding CARES Act stimulus funds from plaintiffs or any class member on the sole basis of their incarcerated status.

EJS Supports Transforming Public Safety, Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign AB 2054 and Other Bills

The Equal Justice Society calls for deep transformative change to our public safety system.  It is imperative that the current national reckoning on race in response to the brutal murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and countless other Black men and women at the hands of the police and White assailants results in real change.  The … Continue reading EJS Supports Transforming Public Safety, Urges Gov. Newsom to Sign AB 2054 and Other Bills

“Vision for Democracy” Platform Outlines Concrete Policy Proposals to Realize Truly Representative Democracy

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 150 other civil rights organizations, including the Equal Justice Society, released their policy platform, “Vision for Democracy: Fortifying the Franchise in 2020 and Beyond” today, marking the overwhelming support for comprehensive voting rights reform within the civil rights community. The platform offers concrete policy recommendations to … Continue reading “Vision for Democracy” Platform Outlines Concrete Policy Proposals to Realize Truly Representative Democracy

EJS Receives $150,000 Grant from the Open Society Foundations

The Equal Justice Society is thrilled to share that we are the recipients of a $150,000 general support grant from the Open Society Foundations! Founded in 1979 by George Soros, the Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. Learn more … Continue reading EJS Receives $150,000 Grant from the Open Society Foundations

Meet the New EJS Team Members

EJS’ dynamic and talented team has recently grown a little larger.  We would like to introduce you to the phenomenal four additions to our office: Estela Lopez Gilliam - Coalitions Manager: Estela will be responsible for facilitating the 600-member Good Ally Collaborative and developing the Collaborative’s leadership and coalition planning. She will also assist EJS in realigning … Continue reading Meet the New EJS Team Members

EJS Receives Grants from The California Endowment and Maja Kristin Fund

https://www.facebook.com/equaljusticesociety/videos/10154978521704624/ EJS President Eva Paterson describes the links between disproportionate school discipline and implicit bias in her remarks at a July 26, 2017, press conference announcing a landmark settlement with the Kern High School District on behalf of Black and Latino students. The Equal Justice Society recently received a $25,000 grant from The California Endowment and … Continue reading EJS Receives Grants from The California Endowment and Maja Kristin Fund