Good Ally Collaborative Gathering

The Equal Justice Society and the Good Ally Collaborative invite you to an evening of conversation featuring a panel with Amy Everitt, State Director of NARAL Pro-Choice California and Wei Lee, ASPIRE Program Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus. Thursday, November 30, 2017 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM  Lieff, Cabraser, Hemann, & Bernstein LLP 275 Battery Street, Floor 29 San … Continue reading Good Ally Collaborative Gathering

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

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

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 … Continue reading EJS Endorses Leadership Conference Principles for Fair Federal Budget

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 … Continue reading EJS Joins Alliance for Justice, 50 Plus Organizations, in Objecting to the Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) Hearings

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 … Continue reading Commentary by EJS’ Eva Paterson and Reggie Shuford in New America Media

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 … Continue reading Give Women in Wal-Mart v. Dukes Their Day in Court

EJS Supports Effort to Protect Communities from Transit Discrimination

The Equal Justice Society is supporting efforts by Transit Riders for Public Transportation (transitriders.net) to have Congress expressly establish a private right of action in the Federal Surface Transportation Authorization Act (FSTAA) that enforces the disparate impact regulations adopted by the Department of Transportation (DOT). By restoring private enforcement of DOT’s antidiscrimination regulations, the FSTAA … Continue reading EJS Supports Effort to Protect Communities from Transit Discrimination