We believe that "equal justice" for people with low-income includes having an effective voice in public policy debates on issues that affect their lives. Through our advocacy program, we provide that voice.
The issues we work on are identified at the community level--by low-income people with problems that need solving. As lawyers, our advocacy work takes many forms, including research, technical legal expertise, litigation, legislation, media, public information, organizing, and more. We almost always work collaboratively with community organizations, service providers, legislators, and other allies to bring about change. We often pursue multi-year initiatives, and we pay attention to positioning ourselves to be influential over time.