Category Archives: ejs

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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EJS and 100+ Organizations Oppose Gorsuch for SCOTUS

The Equal Justice Society joined The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and a group of 115 national organizations in opposition to the confirmation of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. The Leadership Conference sent the opposition letter today on behalf of the organizations […]
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EJS and 150+ Civil and Human Rights Groups Call for Stronger Response to Hate Incidents

The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights and 155 civil and human rights groups, including the Equal Justice Society, today called upon the Executive Branch to respond more quickly and forcefully to hate-based incidents, which have been occurring at an alarming rate in recent months. The statement reads: Our diversity is part of what […]
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Rosenberg Foundation Provides EJS with Grant for Grand Alliance Efforts

UPDATE: We now have the position announcement listed. The Rosenberg Foundation (rosenbergfound.org) has awarded the Equal Justice Society with a discretionary grant of $15,000 to support EJS’s “Grand Alliance” efforts, specifically the coalition management of the Good Ally Collaborative. The Good Ally Collaborative (goodally.us) is a network of attorneys and activists that grew out of […]
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EJS Joins 20+ Groups Signing on to Brief Opposing Criminalization of Poverty

On March 1, 2017, East Bay Community Law Center filed an amicus brief in People v. Duenas on behalf of over twenty nonprofit and grassroots organizations in California.  The brief opposes the imposition of court fines and fees when a defendant is unable to pay. EJS was one of twenty-plus groups that signed on to […]
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