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WLC works to create legal, economic and social equity through litigation, client and public education and public policy advocacy.
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 24
For more helpful context on the issue, we recommend reading a recent piece by , &
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 24
Replying to @councilofdc
We stand with the as they fight to allocate $48 million of taxpayer money to improve the living conditions for some of the District's most vulnerable residents. It's time for DC's CFO to stand down.
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 24
We applaud & for their efforts to allocate Events DC surplus funding to address critical public housing repairs. We encourage everyone to read their recent op-ed on the issue:
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The Leadership Conference Jun 23
Say it loud, say it clear: Immigrants are welcome here. Immigrant rights are human rights. We'll never stop fighting for immigrant families in our communities.
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 24
Replying to @MoFoLLP
Congratulations to on receiving their Outstanding Achievement award for successfully fighting to prevent income discrimination not only at one housing property but across the District.
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Charles Allen Jun 21
The President announced ICE will be conducting raids on our immigrant neighbors this weekend. Know your rights. I spoke w/ Chief Newsham, who affirmed MPD will not cooperate w/ ICE. Look after our brothers and sisters as best we can. This is dehumanizing, painful, & wrong.
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 21
If you see MPD working with ICE this weekend, please contact us wlc@washlaw.org.
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 21
We wrote Chief Newsham urging him to ensure MPD does not to cooperate with ICE in light of reported ICE raids taking place this weekend. He quickly responded that he has reminded the force & also will be messaging the public. Thank you !
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Kiva Zytnick Jun 20
The role of advocacy today is as vital today as it has ever been. Much as been accomplished, but much work still needs to be done. -
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 20
We want to celebrate with YOU! Join us on June 26th as we bring together members from the civil rights community for our 2019 Wiley A. Branton Awards Luncheon.
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Washington Council of Lawyers Jun 20
‼️TODAY’s the day for our annual Summer Forum! Feel free to share on social media using ! And be sure to tag us. We’ll be sharing our favorite Tweets here. ‼️
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The Leadership Conference Jun 19
An important reminder: The origins of the tipped minimum wage are deeply entwined in our nation's struggles with racial and gender inequality – and the custom of tipping itself is rooted in the history of slavery. It's time for .
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 19
Thousands of sick, dying & elderly federal prisoners who are eligible for early release will now have access to free legal representation in court through the newly established Compassionate Release Clearinghouse, a collaborative effort by , & .
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Elijah E. Cummings Jun 19
Today we celebrate and reflect upon the end of slavery on this day in 1865. Juneteenth is a reminder that while our nation has made tremendous progress, we must continue to work to ensure freedom, equality, and justice for all.
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Sanctuary DMV Jun 18
ICYMI: Trump threatened mass immigration arrests next week. He could be lying but please RT our hotline # in case: (202) 335-1183 Speak to a LIVE dispatcher 9AM-9PM; leave a message other times. We send trained responders to film ICE activity & support folx if detained
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 18
Thank you, , for your generous support!
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 17
Replying to @ACLU_DC @HIPSDC and 4 others
Congrats to on their Outstanding Achievement Awards, recognizing their hard work advocating for legislation to decriminalize fare evasion in DC!
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 14
Thank you for bringing this to our attention - can you send us more details? You can email wlc@washlaw.org.
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 13
JOB ALERT: We're looking for an experienced attorney to develop and conduct impact litigation and related advocacy in the area of prisoners’ rights. More info, including how to apply, can be found on our website.
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Washington Lawyers' Committee Jun 13
Wishing a very happy birthday to civil rights and feminist leader, fearless Representative for the District of Columbia and this year's Wiley A. Branton Award winner, Congresswoman !
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