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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 …

MFJ Statement on Justice for Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor has not received justice. The decision to only charge one of the police officers involved with her killing is bad enough. The fact that the charge is for property damage rather than murder is further proof that we cannot rely on a criminal justice system that refuses to hold the police accountable for …

Mobilization for Justice Statement on the police shooting of Jacob Blake

This brutality must stop! We condemn the racist, brutal attack on Jacob Blake, who was shot in the back at least seven times by police officers – in front of his children –  in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Millions of people around the world have taken to the streets to, once again, emphasize that Black Lives Matter! …

MFJ Statement on the Passing of Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C. T. Vivian

The fight for equality and racial justice has lost two great titans, Rep. John Lewis and Rev. C.T. Vivian. Both worked alongside Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during the 1960s, risking their lives to ensure freedom for millions of Americans. Throughout their lives and careers, Lewis and Vivian continued to serve as activists, advocates, educators and allies for social progress. Lewis’ voice from the podium and Vivian’s from the pulpit always championed equality, justice, and freedom.

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