NLG Southern Region Statement Supporting Angela Davis and the BDS Movement

Contact: Amy Mei Willis, Southern Regional VP southernrvp@nlg.org Atlanta, GA—The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute announced it was canceling its gala and rescinding the Fred Shuttlesworth Human Rights Award that was to be given to activist and scholar Dr. Angela Davis, a vocal supporter of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement for Palestinian rights. As lawyers, […]

Here’s what you made possible in 2018!

We are so grateful to all our members in joining us to fight back against the increasing attacks on our lives and communities. As we look back on 2018, we are overwhelmed by how much you have made possible with your support! By making a year–end donation today, you will ensure we can continue to defend human rights over […]

Hunger Strike Demands by Central American Migrant Exodus

The following is a list of demands issued by the Central American Migrant Exodus at the Mexico-US border that started on 11/28/18 . Scroll down for English and Spanish transcriptions of the PDF below. Related: 12/5/18: [BLOG] Refugee Caravan: A Legal Observer’s Report from Tijuana 11/29/18: [MEMO] “Deployed to the Border: A Test of Conscience for […]

NLG Alabama Statement on the Occasion of the Funeral of EJ Bradford

Today, as Emantic “EJ” Bradford, Jr. is being laid to rest, the Alabama Chapter of the National Lawyers Guild joins all those demanding justice for him and his family and calls for the immediate release of all video footage related to his killing. We condemn the use of the cop-talk term “officer involved shooting.” It […]

Statement Against Antisemitism & Islamophobia

The following was originally submitted as an emergency resolution before the 2018 #Law4thePeople Convention, and was adopted instead as a national statement. The National Lawyers Guild notes with alarm the re-emergence of virulent and violent antisemitism, a core element of historical and currently resurgent white supremacy in the United States and around the world. Adherents […]

NLG Statement in Support of a Non-Binary Future

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and its chapters nationwide are proudly in solidarity with transgender, non-binary, Two Spirit, and intersex members, supporters, and activists currently under attack from the U.S. President and federal administration. With the U.S’s midterm election even more important than prior years, we know this hateful discourse and transphobic rhetoric is an […]