Category Archives: Coalitions

Vanita Gupta to be New President and CEO of The Leadership Conference

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights announced today that it and its sister organization, The Leadership Conference Education Fund, had selected civil rights litigator and advocate Vanita Gupta to assume the leadership of both organizations. (The Equal Justice Society is a proud member of The Leadership Conference.) Gupta will hold the titles of president and […]
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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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