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Equal Justice America to award a two-year $130,000 Veterans’ Rights Fellowship to a Georgetown Law Graduate at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in Washington, DC

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Voting rights are under attack nationwide. More than 400 bills with provisions that restrict voting access have been introduced in 49 states in the 2021 legislative sessions. In many cases, these laws are aimed directly at suppressing the votes of people that Equal Justice America fights for every day.

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EJA Fellow Saves Vietnam Vet from Homelessness

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Kristin Hendriksen, Northwestern Law (JD 2020) – Upon returning from the Vietnam War, many veterans confronted Post Traumatic Stress Disorder…W.W., a 65-year-old Vietnam vet who suffers from drug and alcohol addiction, is one of those who has struggled.

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Welcome Anesa Kajtazovic, to our EJA team!

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At age 10, Anesa immigrated with her parents to the United States from war-torn Bosnia. She was the first person in her family to graduate from college. At the age of 24, she became the youngest woman ever elected to the Iowa Legislature and the first Bosnian-American elected to any public office in the United States.

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2nd Brian Lewinstein Fellow Chosen

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Racism, inequality, and criminalization place youth of color at an enormous disadvantage. By connecting youth to resources and coalitions, I hope to lead systemic reform that empowers system-involved youth to …

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EJA Awards two-year $130,000 Immigration Fellowship to Julia Rigal at Ayuda!

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Thank you to Equal Justice America for the opportunity to begin my legal career providing trauma-informed immigration services through a fellowship at Ayuda. Lack of access to legal representation remains …