Cada Voto Cuenta (Every Vote Counts) is LatinoJustice’s new voter protection initiative to respond to discrimination and voter suppression by mobilizing nonpartisan volunteers to serve as our eyes and ears on the ground during primary and general elections in New York, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and beyond. Using LatinoJustice PRLDEF’s Cada Voto Cuenta App, anyone in New York, Florida, or Georgia can instantly report voter suppression tactics, language barriers, or other types of discrimination they either experience or witness. They can also access a hotline and electronic information to help them understand their rights as voters.
We are excited to announce our 2016 Gala Honorees! Make sure you get your tickets soon! You can also read about how we are challenging how the Census counts people who are incarcerated.
We are excited to announce our 2016 Gala Honorees! Make sure you get your tickets soon! We also have legal updates on the Right To Know Act, Racial bias in jury selection and more!
The Seventh Annual Latina Trailblazers Breakfast highlighted the important role Latinas play in shaping the social, political and civic environment in American society. Then, SCOTUS rejected Puerto Rico's attempt at self governance in the face of the PR Debt crisis. This and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate.
LJPUpdate: Meet Jessica Gonzalez, an LJP Trailblazer; DACA recipients can apply for professional licenses and more
Meet Jessica Gonzalez, a #LatinaTrailblazer who advocates for the reproductive rights of Latinas around the country. Then, hear about a recent update that helps DACA recipients work in New York. This and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate.
Meet Daisy M. Auger-Dominguez, a #LatinaTrailblazer who is blazing a trail for Latinas in the tech world. Then, we challenge the deportation procedures being used for Central Americans who are fleeing violence in the Northern Triangle. This and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate.
In this week's LJPUpdate we introduce you to Damaris Hernández the first Latina partner in Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. Then, we recap some of the oral argument that took place at SCOTUS regarding the DAPA and DACA case. This and much more in this week's LJP Update
Still time to sign up for our SE Inaugural reception and honor the contributions to social justice of the 2016 LatinoJustice Southeast Regional Awards honorees. You can also find out more about an amicus we filed in the SCOTUS case that will address President Obama's executive action on immigration. Find out this and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate.
Join us on March 17th for our Inaugural Southeast Reception and meet some of the leaders who are instrumental to our work in the Southeast. Martha Pardo also provides her insight into a rally she recently attended where advocates expressed their disdain for anti-immigrant legislation in the Florida legislature. Find out this and much more in this week's #LJPUpdate
LJP Update: Urging SCOTUS to review Puerto Rico Debt Restructuring, Cesar Vargas Sworn in as Lawyer and more
We filed an amicus brief on behalf of twenty organizations urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Puerto Rico to move forward with a plan to restructure part of its debt. César Vargas was sworn in as a lawyer on February 5, 2016. Cesar was one of the first DREAMers to graduate from law school and apply for bar admission in New York State. And more.
The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review United States v. Texas, the case about DAPA and expanded DACA. These executive actions would provide temporary administrative relief to over 400,000 immigrants. Still time for the first Líderes event focused on hate crimes against Latinos. This and much more in the LJP Update.
Latinos across the country are in a state of panic after ICE raids escalation in the 2016. We provide updates and some need to know information. Líderes organize their first event for 2016 focused on hate crimes against Latinos. This and much more in the LJP Update.
LJP Update: Urging Supreme Court to Protect Executive Action on Immigration, End of the Year Giving and More
LJP Update: We filed an Amicus Brief Urging the Supreme Court to protect President's Executive Action on Immigration and make sure that it is addressed in this cycle. As we wrap up the year we also encourage you to donate to LatinoJustice so we can keep advocating for rights of Latinos in the court.
That #LJPFamilia wishes you a Happy Thanksgiving. We also recap some major LatinoJustice news such as a national convening of Latinos leaders to discuss the role of Latinos in the Criminal Justice System.
Meet the Comcast NBCUniversal Telemundo, the Corporate Leader. We also recap Law Day 2015 where over potential law students had a chance to mingle with over 80 Law Schools.
Meet the Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton LLP, the CAP Leader and Pilar Ramos, Lucero Recipient for the 2015 Gala. We also have big news about a litigation
Get to Know Junot Diaz, Community Champion for the 2015 Gala. Then, find out about the latest Supreme Court case that could change the redistricting process as we know it. This and much more is covered in this week's bi-weekly news and events update.
Employment credit check band takes effect in New York City - Washington Governor grants rare commutation for Latino inmate and more
News and Events: Florida Redraws Congressional Districts, Protections Reinstated for Home Care Workers and more
A federal court approves key reforms in NYC Stop-and-Frisk Case. Florida legislature redraws Congressional districts. Court reinstate Federal protections to home care workers
August 6th marked the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act. We joined advocates to commemorate this moment while calling for Congress to act and restore the VRA. Learn about our outreach to high school students through social justice presentations, and our LAWbound program. These stories and more can be found in our bi-weekly newsletter.