Thomas A. Saenz, Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor, Named MALDEF President and General Counsel

The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) today announced Thomas A. Saenz, Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, as its new President and General Counsel. Saenz will join MALDEF in mid-August. (Tom has been an extraordinary ally and supporter of EJS for many years. We congratulate him and wish him much success … Continue reading Thomas A. Saenz, Counsel to Los Angeles Mayor, Named MALDEF President and General Counsel

Tanene Allison: Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

EJS has been fortunate to work with Tanene Allison on the past, especially when she worked for the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. The topic of dissent and the role of artists in helping us more towards a new and improved American democracy is something that resonates with our work. This was originally published … Continue reading Tanene Allison: Follow the Artists to Our New Democracy

Why Did the Obama Administration Renege on Its Offer to Tom Saenz?

All of us at EJS were ecstatic when we learned earlier this year that Tom Saenz was under consideration for Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights Division, Department of Justice. Tom would have brought to that position an extensive and celebrated background as a champion for civil rights, social justice and progressive values. We were surprised … Continue reading Why Did the Obama Administration Renege on Its Offer to Tom Saenz?