Summer Justice

Economic Justice, Immigrant Rights, Police Accountability, Race and Climate, Racial Justice, Voting Rights

Injustice doesn’t take a break during the summer. That’s why our legal warriors have been busy fighting for equality and justice.  

On the policing front, we’re suing the Needham Police Department on behalf of Marvin Henry, a Black man who was arrested and falsely accused of shoplifting. We’re also publicly calling for greater police transparency and fairness.

In our latest voting rights battle, we’re demanding the dismantlement of the at-large electoral system in Haverhill.

We’re standing against discrimination on multiple fronts: calling on federal authorities to review the MBTA for compliance with federal civil rights laws; and filing a federal complaint against DCF on behalf of parents who don’t speak English to make sure the agency is more responsive to their needs. 

As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our economic justice project, BizGrow, we’re also supporting 300 entrepreneurs with free legal and technical support. As we emerge from the pandemic, this work is critical to help revitalize the local economy and our communities. 

We’re grateful to our pro bono partners, community allies and supporters. Thank you for fueling our life-changing work! 

P.S. Check out the latest from our Race & Climate Justice Project. We’re calling for greenspace plans.