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We Stand for Racial Justice

In the wake of the recent killings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, Western Center on Law & Poverty has issued a joint statement with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, and other members of the Legal Impact Network.

We stand in solidarity with the Black community and other marginalized communities of color, and against the racialized violence and inequities that continue to plague our country. As an organization that works for and with our clients and partners to bring about the structural changes necessary to achieve real and lasting racial justice for the Black community and other communities of color, we renew our commitment to challenge our own biases and to work even harder to ensure that our advocacy in the courts, counties and capital is informed by and rooted in empowering and supporting those communities, and achieving equitable opportunities for all Californians.

Read our full statement, issued jointly with other legal advocates, here.