After a national search, we are thrilled to announce the inaugural cohort of the Affirmative Leaders Fellowship. Our Fellows were selected from 23 state and local government offices and in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
At the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office, the Fellow will help enforce laws that protect residents from predatory lenders and financial service providers, wage theft, and financial crimes and fraud. The Fellow will also work to develop a program to utilize the civil arm of the State’s Attorney’s Office to further criminal justice reform and increase the public safety of residents of Cook County.
Local Action, National Impact: A Guide To Affirmative Litigation draws from the pioneering partnership between the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office and Yale Law School, as well as from successful case studies across the country on issues like fair housing, predatory lending, and LGBT rights. The guide offers a roadmap and concrete tips for local governments that want to pursue this kind of work by starting or building an affirmative litigation practice.
We are thrilled to announce that the application for the 2019-2021 cohort of the Public Rights Project Fellowship is now live !
"In addition to access to affordable credit for home ownership, amici are concerned that the panel's interpretation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act will impact access to employment, rental housing and more. Inaccurate credit reports and background checks may wrongfully prevent residents--including some of City amici's most at-risk residents, such as low-income and formerly incarcerated individuals--from obtaining affordable rental housing or employment."
“I am excited to bring my experience in litigation, policy and politics to support PRP’s work! I believe that cities and states—as the units of government closest to the needs of their residents—have a unique opportunity to ensure that the laws are enforced to protect our most vulnerable communities, especially now.”
JOIN THE FIGHT. Together, let us build an inclusive future, one that is not determined by one’s zip code and where every child can live up to his or her potentials; and a future where our nation’s leaders and institutions can work hand in hand with our communities to turn this vision into a reality.
We recently received a match challenge of $50,000 to help us close the gap between the values expressed in our laws and the lived reality of our most vulnerable communities. This giving season, I’m inviting you to JOIN THE FIGHT.