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Endorsements

As part of work in creating change and demanding a more just system, we at Public Justice believe that there is strength in numbers, especially when it comes to holding our government accountable and ensuring it works the way it was meant to.

This means joining together with our allies and partner organizations in supporting the appointment of leaders who seek social and economic justice for all, as well as calling for legislation that corrects unfair policies, expands protections, and preserves access to justice for everyone.

Below, you’ll find the most recent list of Public Justice’s endorsements, including pending legislation, policy, and nominee positions, and letters we’ve signed onto or initiated.

There must be accountability for government leaders and institutions who say they are working for us. When they fail to do so, we cannot stay silent. As part of our advocacy work, we take these positions in service of our organizational mission seeking to fight injustice and effect positive change.

In addition to our letters of support, we also harness the power of our members and partner organizations to call on the general public to join us in taking action. Learn more about how you can get involved with our latest movements by visiting our Public Justice Action webpage.

Legislation

2021
  • We joined United Food and Commercial Workers and over 90 organizations (July 2021) to support the Farm Systems Reform Act introduced by Senator Booker. (Press release)
  • We joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (July 2021) and more than 150 ally organizations in urging President Biden and Vice President Harris to continue their support for passing the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. (PDF)
  • We joined the Consumer Federation of America (July 2021) and over 180 ally organizations calling on Congress to pass the Veterans and Consumers Fair Credit Act. (PDF)
  • We joined AFL-CIO (July 2021) and more than 25 ally organizations calling on Congress to support the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act, which would restore the FTC’s authority to obtain monetary relief for consumers. (PDF)
  • We joined the Food Chain Workers Alliance and 40 other organizations (March 2021) to support Senator Booker’s Safe Line Speeds During COVID-19 Act of 2021, which would limit line speed increases for meatpacking workers. (Press release)
  • We joined the Rural Coalition and 180 other organizations (March 2021) to support the Emergency Relief for Farmers of Color Act, which would provide debt relief to farmers of color. (PDF)
  • We joined the coalition Marylanders for Food and Farmworker Protections in Maryland (February 2021) to support Maryland House Bill 577 to Protect Maryland’s Farm Workers from COVI-19 and Ensure Adequate Workplace Housing Conditions. (PDF)

Nominees

*indicates nominations are still pending
**nominees have been confirmed

2021
  • We called on our supporters and allies to join us urging members of Congress to confirm Rohit Chopra for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director (PJ Action)**
  • We joined the National Women’s Law Center (July 2021) and more than 45 ally organizations to call on the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions to support the nomination of Catherine Lhamon for Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Education. (PDF)*
  • We joined the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights (March 2021) and more than 50 organizations in support for the nomination of Julie Su for U.S. Department of Labor Deputy Secretary. (PDF)**
  • We joined over 350 LGBTQ+ and ally organizations (January 2021) to co-sign a letter to Members of Congress in support of Dr. Rachel Levine’s nomination for Assistant Secretary of Health.**

General Advocacy

2021