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EJS Among 65 Organizations Urging House Members To Support Historic Democracy Reforms

In a letter sent to Members of Congress today, the Equal Justice Society and sixty-four other organizations called on Representatives to support the comprehensive package of democracy reforms that House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has committed to bring to the floor as the first order of business in the new Congress. The sixty-five organizations are […]
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EJS Part of Challenge to Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians

​Social Justice Organizations Challenge Retention of DNA Collected from Hundreds of Thousands of Innocent Californians  California Arrestees’ DNA Profiles Become Part of Federal Database, Accessible to Law Enforcement Across the Country, Even for Those Not Convicted of Any Crime  Two social justice organizations—the Center for Genetics and Society and the Equal Justice Society—and an individual […]
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EJS’s Chris Bridges Featured in Talkback after Irma Herrera’s ‘Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?’

When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s a foreigner. She’s not. Irma proudly claims her Tejano roots and her Mexican and American identity as well as her native languages: Spanish and English. Irma worked three decades as a San Francisco civil rights lawyer and journalist. Her solo play […]
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EJS Board Chair Named as a 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow

We are delighted to share that EJS Board Chair, Priscilla Ocen, was selected as a 2018 PEN America Writing for Justice Fellow. Priscilla will use long-form journalism to push against the concept of community supervision as an antidote to mass incarceration, specifically in relationship to system-involved Black women, accompanied by photographic portraiture and community resource […]
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In new video, “Jack McCoy” implores Rosenstein not to resign

  Sam Waterston implores Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein not to resign in a new video supporting the Nobody is Above the Law (TrumpIsNotAboveTheLaw.org) effort. Waterston played attorney Jack McCoy from 1994-2010 on NBC’s Law & Order television series. “Some might like to see you resign because they don’t like what the Russia investigations are […]
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