35th Anniversary

On January 31, 1982, Public Justice first opened its doors. In the 35 years since then, we’ve led the fight for real legal change that helps real people and communities. From forcing polluters to clean up their act to standing with courageous young people against bullying and harassment – and being a champion for consumers, workers and civil rights – we take the cases that make an impact and change lives. Join us as we look back at 35 years of fighting injustice and look forward to more innovative advocacy on issues that matter.

  • Champions of Change

    America’s Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and other critical environmental laws are only as good as their enforcement. Lax enforcement coupled with corporate greed and negligence expose land, air, water and people to damage and destruction. For decades, Public Justice has stepped up whenever government agencies step back from their obligations to keep America’s communities clean and safe.

Reflections on Public Justice at 35

In the below video marking Public Justice’s 35th Anniversary, board members, staff, and supporters of Public Justice share why they are a part of our organization, what makes Public Justice special, and their excitement for what comes next.

  • Justice Works

    A recent study from Intuit predicted that 40% of Americans will be classified as “independent contractors,” or other freelance occupations, by 2020. As a result, from Uber drivers to the truck drivers that move our economy forward, more and more workers will have fewer and…

  • Field Work

    Public Justice’s Food Project takes a multifaceted approach to support a more sustainable, honest, humane and safe food system. In our lawsuits, we represent farmers, rural communities, consumers, and workers who share our vision.

  • Lessons in Equality

    School bullying has reached alarming levels in America. Every day, countless students go to school in fear of their safety and in an environment where it is difficult, if not impossible, to learn. Similarly, reports of sexual assault and dating violence have skyrocketed in recent years. On college campuses, and in K-12 schools across the country, too many young people feel mistreated, powerless and forgotten. Public Justice is helping young people fight back and making a difference in their lives and the lives of other students, too.

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