Latino Justice a non-profit dedicated to develop civil rights advocates to secure and promote the rights of the Puerto Rican and Latino community on the mainland started in 1970 by filing a lawsuit on behalf of the Puerto Rican educational improvement organization ASPIRA, against the New York City Board of Education that led to the establishment of the right of city public school students with limited English proficiency to receive bilingual education while they simultaneously became fluent in English.
Four decades of civil rights litigation and advocacy has left a successful legacy of landmark decisions in education rights, language rights, voting rights, workers’ rights and immigration issues that have touched the lives of millions of Latinos.
This month, Latino Justice, decided to focus their bipartisan efforts in 5 key states to make sure the Latino vote is protected in the FIRST Presidential Election where people will be seeking to vote without the key protections of the VRA that were struck down by the Supreme Court’s June 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision.
The states chosen are: New York, Pennsylvania, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia.
In each locality, LatinoJustice has recruited and trained local bar leaders, bar associations and community leaders to enforce voting rights protections on behalf of Latina/o communities across the Eastern Seaboard and the Southeastern United States.
If you want to volunteer in Georgia, we are focusing in Gwinnett and Hall counties. Please click here.