Press Releases

Statement on the January 6 Anniversary

Today, January 6, marks the one-year anniversary of a dark day in American history, one in which thousands of violent insurrectionists—encouraged by the nation’s Commander in Chief—stormed our nation’s capital in an unprecedented attempt to stop the essential democratic process of the peaceful transfer of power from one president to another. Their actions and the …

MFJ Statement on Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Words escape us yet again when a 17-year-old can purchase a weapon of war, brandish it aggressively at a legal and peaceful protest, kill two participants, claim self-defense in court, and pay no penalty whatsoever. And all of this is protected by Wisconsin law. The verdict, acquitting him on all counts including first-degree intentional homicide …

In honor of Kinship Care Month, Mobilization for Justice is recognizing some of our recent kinship care victories on behalf of kinship caregivers.

Last year, Ms. T called the MFJ Kinship Caregiver Law Project hotline seeking help obtaining custody of her 6-year-old grandson, A. In May 2020, A’s mother passed away at 23 from brain cancer.  A was raised by his mother until she fell ill.  This May, Senior Staff Attorney Karla Johnson, submitted a custody petition via an emergency …

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 …

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 …

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