Related Areas


EJS calls for a broad vision of justice that explicitly acknowledges the interconnectedness between various issues, struggles, and constituencies. We believe that the separation of progressive activists into isolated “silos” hinders a broader progressive movement. With that in mind, we participate in numerous silo-busting efforts as part of our ongoing commitment to building a Grand Alliance among progressive advocates. Our work in this area includes administering the California Civil Rights Coalition, a statewide community of civil rights organizations, activists, educators, lawyers, and advocates representing a wide range of issues and working as one to create a just and healthy society.

We manage several coalitions and frequently sign on to legal and policy initiatives or join as co-counsel onto cases that relate to broader issues of civil rights, including immigrants’ rights and marriage equality.

Access to Justice
Lewis v. City of Chicago
Ashcroft v. Iqbal

Voting Rights
Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District v. Holder

Immigrants’ Rights
Arizona v. United States
Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, et al. v. Bentley, et al.

LGBT Rights
Windsor v. United States of America
Golinski v. U.S. Office of Personnel Management, et al.
Cardona v. Shinseki
Gill v. Office of Personnel Management
Perry v. Schwarzenegger
Strauss v. Horton
In re Marriage Cases

Gender Equality
Wal-Mart v. Dukes

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