Posts Tagged ‘Legal Aid’

What Do Local Progressives Have To Be Thankful For?

This week, various poverty rights orgs tried to blogged on what they're thankful for. Save Our Safety Net led the effort and a bunch of local progressives penned heartfelt thanks on their own blogs—maybe giving Councilmember Marion Barry material for his next op-ed. It's also their way of highlighting programs that they hope Mayor-Elect Vincent Gray [...]

More Should Be Done For Legal Aid Funding

As mentioned by LL in an exhaustive budget rundown, At-Large Councilmember Phil Mendelson kept funding in the city budget for a program that helps the poor pay for attorneys. Today, Bread for the City cheered the news on its blog ("Beyond Bread"):
"Yesterday, the DC Council Judiciary Committee voted unanimously to maintain funding for civil legal [...]