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Attorney in Brooklyn, NY

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Company name

The Center for Popular Democracy

Organization Type

Public Interest

Job Type

Attorney

Location

Brooklyn, NY

Date Last Verified

Jul 23,2018

Posted on

Jun 11,2018

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Law Graduate Public Interest Fellowship The candidate will be demanding divestment from the criminalization, overpolicing, and mass incarceration of communities of color, and investment into community resources that truly promote public safety. Will be fighting for strong public schools and against the privatization of public education, and to dismantle the school-to-prison-and-deportation pipeline. Championing the rights of immigrants, including the fight for Sanctuary Cities and legal representation for those facing deportation or detention. Advancing the next-generation of worker justice policies, including fighting wage theft and fluctuating work hours, winning minimum wage increases and the right to paid sick days, and policies that facilitate organizing low-wage workers in industries including fast food, logistics/warehousing, retail, and childcare. Securing access to affordable, safe housing for urban communities and ensuring that states provide affordable housing region-wide. Advancing ambitious climate justice policies rooted in the priorities of low income communities and communities of color, such as cap & div policies. Advocating for policies that expand the franchise and make it easier to vote. Pressing for elite economic institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank to be more transparent and accountable to low-income communities. Supporting local elected officials across the country who are seeking to move progressive local public policy in communities. Through our work with state affiliates we are building and exercising power to protect our communities, fight to defend and advance our rights, and to win and protect progressive policy gains. We are working to advance high-impact city and state policy changes that working families can see, touch and feel every day, while also helping to build a base for a broader shift in values and national priorities.

Additional info

Send a cover letter, resume, an unedited or lightly edited legal writing sample, most recent transcript (unofficial is fine) and three references, including daytime telephone numbers, to fellowships@populardemocracy.org.

Company info

Hiring Coordinator
The Center for Popular Democracy
802 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205