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Causes: Civil Rights, Crime & Law, Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration, Public Interest Law

Mission: The equal justice center's mission is to empower low-income workers, families, and communities so they can achieve fair treatment in the workplace and in the justice system, regardless of their immigration status. Most significant activities consist of legal assistance and advocates for legal and economic fairness for low-income individuals and communities.

Programs: Low-income employment program is a civil rights and employment rights program which provides legal assistance to help low-income working men and women to recover their unpaid wages and protect their basic employment rights. Served approximately 600 working people, of which approximately 280 were represented in court and /or administrative proceedings.

deferred action for childhood arrivals (daca) provides relief from the deportation for young people, whose parents are undocumented, who have grown up in the united states. Equal justice center organizes workshops across texas to assist low-income young people in applying for legal relief.

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2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the privilege of being an Equal Justice Works Fellow at the Equal Justice Center from 2008 through 2010. I have personally witnessed the incredible heart and legal skill of the attorneys, law students, staff, and volunteers of the Equal Justice Center who make its mission possible. The workers who are helped by your donations receive first class legal representation at no cost to them, and always to recover a fair day's pay for a fair day's work and equitable treatment in the workplace. Please give to the Equal Justice Center as generously as you can. Your donations are what ultimately helps low income workers be able to exercise their legal remedies against oftentimes unscrupulous employers, giving them back not only their wages, but their dignity and self-confidence. Your generosity will pay off. Thank you!

Review from JustGive

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This well-run organization fills a vital role in helping working people get the pay they have earned. We are reminded in Deuteronomy (24:15) that an employer must pay workers promptly "because they are poor and need their pay." The Equal Justice Center, by helping workers obtain pay that has been wrongfully denied, truly brings about justice.

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