EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

The Equal Justice Society signed on to an amicus brief by the Alabama State Conference of the NAACP opposing Alabama's HB 56 law, the Beason-Hammon “Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act.” The country’s most draconian anti-immigrant law, HN 56 will result in discrimination against lawful permanent residents and citizens of color. The brief was filed … Continue reading EJS Signs Amicus Brief Opposing Alabama’s HB 56

Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

On Jan. 25 in San Francisco and Jan. 26 in Sacramento, learn how you can apply to serve on the commission and ensure the commission reflects the diversity of our state at forums sponsored by MALDEF, EJS, CaCCR, APALC and NAACP California. In 2008, California voters passed Proposition 11, creating California’s first-ever citizens redistricting commission. … Continue reading Informational Forums on California Citizens Redistricting Commission

Minority, Women-Owned Small Businesses Seek Role in Caltrans Contracting Suit

Small business owners filed a motion today asking to intervene in a lawsuit that seeks to dismantle Caltrans' Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program (DBE). The group of business owners asking to intervene oppose the lawsuit and support the DBE program, which aims to give minority and women-owned businesses equal opportunity to compete for federal contracts. "Small … Continue reading Minority, Women-Owned Small Businesses Seek Role in Caltrans Contracting Suit

Gulf Coast Rally To Demand Speaker Pelosi Take Action on 4th Anniversary of Katrina

Supporters of the Gulf Coast Civic Works Act (HR 2269) announced yesterday that a rally and press conference will be held at Noon on Friday, August 28, in front of Speaker Nancy Pelosi's San Francisco office at the Phillip Burton Federal Building, 450 Golden Gate Avenue, on the plaza in front of the flag poles. … Continue reading Gulf Coast Rally To Demand Speaker Pelosi Take Action on 4th Anniversary of Katrina

NAACP Celebrates 100 Years; President Obama to Address Convention

The NAACP this week celebrates its 100 year anniversary in New York City highlighting a century of Bold Dreams, Big Victories with a visit from President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and many icons of the civil rights movement. The Convention started yesterday and runs through July 16th at the New York Hilton. “For … Continue reading NAACP Celebrates 100 Years; President Obama to Address Convention

NAACP Celebrates 100 Years; President Obama to Address Convention

The NAACP this week celebrates its 100 year anniversary in New York City highlighting a century of Bold Dreams, Big Victories with a visit from President Barack Obama, Attorney General Eric Holder and many icons of the civil rights movement. The Convention started yesterday and runs through July 16th at the New York Hilton. “For … Continue reading NAACP Celebrates 100 Years; President Obama to Address Convention

Eva Paterson on Panel Discussing Movement Building at Nonprofit Day 2009

Equal Justice Society President Eva Paterson will be among the speakers on a panel discussing the "Future of Movement Building" at Nonprofit Day 2009, presented by CompassPoint Nonprofit Services, an event that explores leadership and movement building in the context of today’s dynamic times. The 22nd Annual Nonprofit Day Conference takes place on Thursday, August … Continue reading Eva Paterson on Panel Discussing Movement Building at Nonprofit Day 2009

Ricci Decision Threatens Constitutional Values of Equal Justice for All

In a 5 to 4 decision in the case of Ricci v. DeStefano, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the city of New Haven, Connecticut violated Title VII when it declined to make promotions in the fire department on the basis of a test that disproportionately screened out minority candidates. The Equal Justice Society … Continue reading Ricci Decision Threatens Constitutional Values of Equal Justice for All