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LJP Update: President's Address, Oscar Lopez Rivera Pardon and more

During the President's Address, Juan outlined the civil rights battles that LatinoJustice will focus on in 2017. Then, after year's of advocacy, Oscar Lopez Rivera was pardoned by President Obama. These updates and more in this week's #LJPUpdate

To Our Community Under the New Administration

On this day of a new administration, know that LatinoJustice will protect you.

Hours left to commit to fostering justice in 2017

The first one hundred days of the new presidential administration will test our collective resolve to stand for justice, fairness and dignity for Latinas, Latinos and all marginalized people in the country. Your support helped grow our institution. Your support never wavered when tested before by alarmist policies from Presidents, Governors or Mayors. And your support is what we need right now to fortify our gains, protect the most vulnerable and provide hope for future generations.

60 Hours to Support our 2017 Justice Fund

LatinoJustice has invested in the futures of thousands of young people, providing legal education and pipeline programs that helped more than 5,000 of them become lawyers and still thousands of others use the power of the law to effect positive change in their communities. I am one of the many who benefited from LatinoJustice’s commitment to fostering Latino lawyers, and I hope you’ll join me in supporting LatinoJustice with a year-end gift.

Stand with LatinoJustice

Debo P. Adegbile, newly appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, received the Vanguard Award at LatinoJustice’s 2016 Gala in November and spoke compellingly of why he stands with LatinoJustice and why he has donated to support the Justice 2017 Fund. Below is an excerpt from his speech; you can watch the video of his speech here.

Sowing the seeds of leadership this holiday season

As we celebrate the season of peace and giving, I hope you will consider making a donation in support of the LatinoJustice PRLDEF CAP Leadership Institute. Thousands have come through our doors as enthusiastic prelaw students seeking guidance to complete their successful journeys into the legal profession. As the Director of CAP, it has been my privilege and honor to assist aspiring law students in the pursuit of their goals. Many prospective lawyers that have come through our doors would not otherwise have had access to the necessary information, and thus LJP’s CAP Institute plays an important role in filling this gap. It is more imperative today than ever before that we continue to foster a cadre of lawyers dedicated to ensuring civil and human rights for all.

Stand for Liberty and Justice For All

Since 2008, I have served on the board of LatinoJustice PRLDEF, one of the premier civil rights organizations in the United States. In June 2016, I was elected chair of the board. I'm very proud and excited to serve LatinoJustice PRLDEF in this new role. For over four decades, this organization has provided educational opportunities to many aspiring law students and worked tirelessly to protect and defend the civil and human rights of all people living and working in this country.

Why Latino Leadership Matters

If the campaign rhetoric and the early appointments announced by the incoming administration so far are a true indication of intent, LatinoJustice and our allies all over the country are going to have a very busy few years ahead. We cannot afford to concede an inch on the civil and human rights of Latinos. And the young lawyers and leaders who have come through our programs and are joining us in taking up the struggle will have a critical impact on our eventual success.

La Lucha Sigue

Last month, more than 400 LatinoJustice leaders and supporters gathered at our Annual Awards Gala the week after the election to honor individuals and institutions helping to advance our mission and to raise critically needed funds to support our legal advocacy, education and community engagement programs.

Make a gift to LatinoJustice this #GivingTuesday

Now, more than ever, LatinoJustice needs your support. With news that Jeff Sessions is the incoming administration’s nominee for U.S. Attorney General, LatinoJustice is gearing up for a greater struggle. Sessions infamously called LatinoJustice an extremist hate group in 2009 during Sonia Sotomayor’s U.S. Supreme Court Justice confirmation process, when citing her service on our Board of Directors. At the time, dozens of allies, like the Hispanic National Bar Association and even then-NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, publicly defended the longtime civil rights work of LatinoJustice.

Remember LatinoJustice PRLDEF tomorrow for #GivingTuesday

Tomorrow as you consider the many organizations you wish to support for Giving Tuesday, we hope you will elevate the work of LatinoJustice. Since 1972, LatinoJustice has fought and won numerous victories defending the rights of Latinos. We’ve stood up to bullies, taken on government and fostered leadership to ensure that every Latino has the opportunity to flourish in the United States.

Giving Thanks and Going Forward

Tomorrow many of us will gather with families to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. This day has long been one to band together with loved ones a to express gratitude for the many blessings in our lives. At LatinoJustice, we are incredibly grateful for the support and dedication of the many individuals who stand beside us as we fight for the civil and human rights of Latinos – and all people – in this country. Particularly now, as hate and exclusion have become normalized by the incoming administration, we gain strength from the thousands of supporters and friends who have expressed their commitment to the struggle for justice and equality.

It Has Begun

News that Kris Kobach has been named to the president-elect's transition team signals that the incoming administration remains committed to its promise to aggressively round up and deport millions of undocumented immigrants, tearing families apart and dashing the dreams of young DREAMers who had anticipated a clear path to citizenship.

Our Resolve Has Not Changed

The result of the presidential election has created much fear, concern and angst in the Latino and broader community. We are already hearing stories of Latinos being harassed by those who now feel more freedom to target our community.

Election Day Toolkit to Make Sure Every Vote Counts

LatinoJustice PRLDEF has launched a new smartphone voter protection app tied to a broader Cada Voto Cuenta Voter Protection project to help citizens report voting rights violations while voting in the 2016 elections.

5 Ways to Defend Voting Rights Today

LatinoJustice PRLDEF has launched a new smartphone voter protection app tied to a broader Cada Voto Cuenta Voter Protection project to help citizens report voting rights violations while voting in the 2016 elections.

LJP Update: Meet two of our 2016 Gala Honorees, Cada Voto Cuenta Launch and more

Meet two of our 2016 Gala Honorees, David Arroyo, our Lucero Honoree and Debo P. Adegbile, our Vanguard Honoree. Then, find out more about our Cada Voto Cuenta voter protection app from our recent launch event. This and more in our LJP Update.

Events This Week: App Launch Party and Debate Watch Party

This a special newlsetter to highlight two upcoming LatinoJustice events. The Launch of Cada Voto Cuenta App, a voter protection app, and the LJP Lideres Debate Watch Party.

LJP Update: Protecting Florida Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Convening and more!

In this LJP Update we focus on our work to protect the vote in Florida through Cada Voto Cuenta leading up to the 2016 Election. Then, we recap a convening we helped organize in collaboration with John Jay.

LJPUpdate: Join us at our 2016 Gala, Law Day, Fight for Day laborer rights and more

In this LJP Update we highlight our ongoing fight for day laborer rights in oyster bay. Also, if you or someone you know is interested in Law School then make sure to check out Law Day. It is a great opportunity to meet with lawyers, law schools and law students.

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