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New LCCR Report – Paying More for Being Poor

”Paying More for Being Poor: Bias and Disparity in California’s Traffic Court System”, a new report we released last week, shows that Californians pay some of the highest fines and fees in the country. For example, we pay more than three times the national average … Continue reading New LCCR Report – Paying More for Being Poor



We who believe in freedom are weary today…

  “Until the killing of black men (and women), black mothers’ sons (and daughters), becomes as important to the rest of the country as the killing of a white mother’s son (or daughter), we who believe in freedom cannot rest until this happens.” ~ Ella Baker  We regret coming to you yet again to bemoan … Continue reading We who believe in freedom are weary today…



Reflections on a Challenging Year for Civil Rights

As the year comes to a close, we are reminded of the many instances that challenged our communities and challenged us as civil rights advocates during 2015. Bold instances of overt racism, anti-immigrant sentiment, and police brutality saturated media content and sparked protests throughout the nation. At times it seemed like the communities we serve were constant … Continue reading Reflections on a Challenging Year for Civil Rights



Justice Denied & Families Torn Apart: The Case for AB 813

“This came for you in the mail from Immigration,” said Sann Chey’s* 13-year-old son as he plopped a large envelope down on the table next to where Sann Chey sat, helping his youngest son, age 11, struggle through his math homework. Sann Chey opened the package, expecting to find the green card that he had … Continue reading Justice Denied & Families Torn Apart: The Case for AB 813



The Battle We Keep Fighting

Election Day is approaching, which means that we at the Lawyers’ Committee in the San Francisco Bay Area are gearing up our Election Protection efforts again. Election Protection is a nonpartisan volunteer legal effort that is aimed at protecting the vote. We coordinate it every two years, in conjunction with our national office. I recall … Continue reading The Battle We Keep Fighting