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Advocacy

We believe that equal justice for people living in poverty includes having an effective voice in public policy debates on issues that affecting their lives. Through our advocacy program, we provide a voice to the 43 million Americans living in poverty.

The issues we work on are identified at the community level—by people with problems that need solving. As lawyers, our advocacy work takes many forms, including research, technical legal expertise, litigation, legislation, communications, public information, organizing, and more. 

We work collaboratively with community organizations, service providers, legislators, and other allies to bring about change. We have a track record of accomplishments in our home state of Illinois, and we aim to broaden our policy wins, state by state and at the federal level. We often pursue multi-year initiatives, that yield systemic change. 

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