Category Archives: Coalitions

Coalition Stands Firm on Civil Rights in the Face of Threats from Trump Administration and Congress

In advance of the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights coalition of more than 200 national civil rights groups – including the Equal Justice Society – released an open “Statement on Achieving Equal Justice and Opportunity” promising to protect vulnerable communities in the face of a hostile Congress […]
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EJS Endorses Leadership Conference Principles for Fair Federal Budget

The Equal Justice Society is part of a coalition of more than 110 civil rights, labor, economic, and other advocacy groups have signed on to a Leadership Conference letter outlining essential principles for the FY2012 federal budget. Current budget discussions in Washington are going in the wrong direction and pose a threat to the economy […]
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EJS Joins Alliance for Justice, 50 Plus Organizations, in Objecting to the Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) Hearings

Equal Justice Society has joined Alliance for Justice and more than 50 other organizations to send an open letter to Representative Peter King (R-N.Y.), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, strongly objecting to the committee’s hearings on the “radicalization” of American Muslims. “Under the guise of homeland security, a member of the United States […]
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Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media

The following op-ed by EJS President, Eva Paterson, and Director of Law and Policy, Reggie Shuford, appeared yesterday in New America Media. A recent decision handed down by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals raises this important question: Can victims of contemporary forms of discrimination and disparity find justice in our courts? The court […]
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Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court

Equal Justice Society (EJS) joined the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center (LAS-ELC) this week to file an amicus brief in the United States Supreme Court case Dukes v. Wal-Mart, the largest civil rights class action lawsuit in U.S. history. On March 29, the Court will conduct a limited […]
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