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Phonathon Volunteers Use Friendly Competition to Boost Fundraising

By Aidan O’Shea Communications Specialist Together, the two teams of volunteers in this year’s competitive Public Justice Phonathon May 1, the “Rustlers” and the “Rangers”, competed to raise $407,295 and recruited or renewed 285 members, far outpacing their combined goal of $325,000 and 120 new…

F. Paul Bland, Jr., Named Executive Director of Public Justice

Bland Succeeds Arthur H. Bryant, named Public Justice’s Chairman Washington, DC – Public Justice Foundation’s Board of Directors has unanimously appointed F. Paul Bland, Jr. the new Executive Director of Public Justice. “This organization has successfully been doing public justice for more than 30 years and…

Stolen Wages: Coming to a Workplace Near You

photo credit: WisconsinJobsNow via photopin cc By Vicky Ni Senior Attorney What do fast-food workers and high-tech workers have in common? Neither have any bargaining power in their workplaces or in their industry, as Pandodaily’s Mark Ames has recently observed. Both have wages stolen from…

  • Winning the Fight to Protect Citizens from Sewage Sludge

    By Jim Hecker Director, Environmental Enforcement Project A Pennsylvania appeals court has revived a nuisance lawsuit by 34 Pennsylvania residents who claim that the spread of 23 million pounds of sewage sludge on a neighboring farm created a repulsive, nauseating stench similar to that of a…

Lead-Paint Decision: Providing A Safer Place for Children

Judge Orders Lead Paint Companies to Pay $1.15 Billion into State Fund to Clean Affected Homes When Nathaniel Stone moved into an Oakland, Calif. apartment with his 2-month-old son Antonio, he said he was simply looking for a place where the two could “lay our…

Fighting for Access to Justice, Part 2

Michelle Nemphos wanted to protect her child. What she found herself in was a little-understood legal fight for her right to a day in court. The Nemphos case highlights why Public Justice takes on cases to fight for the people we represent, protect and advance…