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Mobilization for Justice Names Tiffany Liston Executive Director

NEW YORK, May 11, 2021 – Mobilization for Justice (MFJ), a social justice civil legal services provider prioritizing the needs of New Yorkers who are low-income, disenfranchised, or have disabilities, announced today that Tiffany Austin Liston, who served as MFJ’s Interim Executive Director since September 2020, has been named Executive Director. Ms. Liston succeeds Jeanette …

MFJ Statement on Derek Chauvin Verdict

Guilty on all three counts.  Yesterday, a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering George Floyd. We sincerely hope that this verdict brings a small amount of peace for George Floyd’s family, loved ones, and community. The fact that a white police officer has been convicted of murdering a Black man provides …

Special Litigation

MFJ and Towards Justice filed a class action lawsuit on April 8, 2021 against Uber and Checkr, challenging their failure to comply with the New York City Human Rights Law and federal and state fair credit laws when deactivating and refusing to hire drivers based on their background checks, and contending that this unlawful practice …

MFJ Daunte Wright Statement

We are sickened and appalled by the senseless murder of Daunte Wright at the hands of the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Minnesota. The fact that a police officer has unjustly killed a Black man mere miles from the site of the trial for George Floyd’s killer, Derek Chauvin, is as heart-wrenching as it is …

Uber Named in First Class Action Lawsuit Challenging Discrimination Against Drivers with Criminal History and Violations of the Fair Chance Act and Fair Credit Laws

NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 – Uber has abruptly terminated and failed to hire thousands of workers in New York City due to their criminal history, a practice that violates Fair Chance Act provisions of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) and disproportionally harms people of color, according to a class action lawsuit …

Report Reveals Discharges of Elderly Nursing Home Residents to New York City Homeless Shelters Against Their Will

Often lacking legal representation to defend themselves, elderly residents are being discharged from nursing homes directly into homeless shelters illegally and against their will without adequate due process. For a vulnerable nursing home resident with medical needs, the prospect of an involuntary discharge to a homeless shelter can be terrifying – especially during the devasting …

MFJ Statement on Anti-Asian Violence

A man walking home from work. A grandmother shopping at a grocery store. A teenager spending time with friends. And now several young women working in massage parlors in the Atlanta area, in a clearly racist assault by a young white man. These are just a few of the circumstances in which Asian Americans have …

MFJ Statement on the police murder of Daniel Prude

Daniel Prude deserved to be treated with care during a mental health crisis. Instead, police officers murdered him in the street, and the grand jury has decided that none of them will face charges for his death. The justice system has failed Daniel Prude in life and in death. This horrific incident should never have …

MFJ Statement on Casey Goodson Jr.’s Murder

We are appalled by the unjust and senseless murder of Casey Goodson Jr. by a police officer in Columbus, Ohio. As a Black man in America, Casey wasn’t even safe from police brutality in his own home, and his story is tragically similar to the countless known and unknown stories of Black people who have …

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