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Every spring, the Equal Justice Coalition travels to Washington, D.C. to advocate for increased federal funding for civil legal aid. From April 10-12, we met with all of the members of the Washington State Congressional Delegation and urged them to increase funding for civil legal aid to $482 million. Our efforts were part of the […]

We are excited to announce the 2018 Goldmark Equal Justice Intern, Kate Means. Kate, a second year law student at the University of Seattle, will join the Seattle Community Law Center’s Disabled Homeless Advocacy Program (DHAP) for a 10-week internship. With DHAP, Kate will assist people living with disabilities who are homeless with their claims […]

Thanks to your efforts, we continue to have success in the Legislature.  Yesterday – March 8, 2018 – marked the end of the 2018 Supplemental Session, and this short session was full of historic wins for low-income families across our state. Legislators heard from you and they are responding to your insistence on “justice for […]

On Friday, February 23rd at the 2018 Goldmark Award Luncheon, we presented the Charles A. Goldmark Distinguished Service Award to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) and Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) for their outstanding work combatting the Trump Administration’s travel ban, supporting immigrant and refugee communities, and defending the fair and just rule […]

Good news – both the House and Senate have passed their supplemental budgets and both include increased funding for civil legal aid! However, there is an important difference between the House and Senate budgets, and we need your help in contacting your legislators to make sure the House budget for civil legal aid is the one that’s […]

During the legislative session, we are constantly seeking to keep civil legal aid top-of-mind for legislators and policymakers, in an effort to better fund the critical work being done by our alliance of providers throughout the state. Last Sunday, the Tri-City Herald published an op-ed entitled To Keep People out of Poverty, We Must Support […]

The 2018 State Legislative Session officially began earlier this week, on Monday, January 8. As you may know, this year’s session is a “short” session, meaning it is only scheduled to last for 60 days. Last year, with the hard work and support of advocates from around the state, we secured a $4.8 million increase […]