NLG Military Law Task Force to Obama: Pardon Chelsea Manning/Commute Sentence to Time Served

President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 December 16, 2016 Dear President Obama: The National Lawyers Guild Military Law Task Force joins more than 102,000 people who have called on you to pardon Chelsea Manning or, at the very least, commute the remainder of her sentence. You are well […]

WPLC Calls on Morton County to Remove Illegal Blockade of Hwy 1806 to Water Protector Camps

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brandy Toelupe, WPLC President (720) 876-8300 | Btoelupe@tildentoelupe.com Robin Martinez, WPLC Secretary: (816) 694-6304 | robin.martinez@martinezlaw.net Tasha Moro, NLG Communications Director: (212) 679-5100, ext. 15 | communications@nlg.org MANDAN, ND—The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), sent a letter yesterday to the Morton County Commission and Sheriff’s Department […]

Human Rights Advocates to Senate: Central American Aid Package Could Violate Internationally-Protected Refugee Rights

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laura Embree-Lowry, Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) laura@cispes.org | (202) 521-2510 Sixty organizations call on Senate to uphold international protections for asylum-seekers, end U.S. policies that contribute to regional violence and inequality Washington, D.C. – In advance of Senate’s markup of the FY16 State and Foreign Operations bill […]

NLG Files Urgent Appeal Request to UN Special Rapporteur on Torture Citing Life-Threatening Denial of Medical Care to Mumia Abu-Jamal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tasha Moro, Communications Director communications@nlg.org | 212-679-5100, ext. 15 NEW YORK— Members of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Heidi Boghosian and Natsu Saito, with Kathleen Cleaver of the Human Rights Research Fund, today delivered an Urgent Appeal Request on behalf of Mumia Abu-Jamal to Juan Méndez, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on […]

NLG and Other Legal Groups Send Letter to ICC Urging an Investigation into Potential War Crimes Committed by Israel and US in Gaza under “Operation Protective Edge”

For immediate release: August 22, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 MEDIA ADVISORY NEW YORK–Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), Center for Constitutional Rights, International Association of Democratic Lawyers, Arab Lawyers Union, and American Association of Jurists sent a letter to Fatou Bensouda, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), urging her […]

Signatories Call on White House to Investigate Beating and Detention of US Citizen and Palestinian-American Teen, Tariq Abu Khdeir

For immediate release: August 4, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 The NLG and other human rights groups urge President Obama and administration to demand Israel cease the Abuse and Unlawful Detention of Palestinians Today, the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) and nine other human rights organizations sent a letter to President Obama […]

NLG and Legal Groups to Senators: Rejection of DOJ Nominee Adegbile Threatens Justice System

For immediate release: March 14, 2014 Tasha Moro Communications Coordinator communications@nlg.org 212-679-5100, ext. 15 New York The National Lawyers Guild (NLG), along with other bar associations and legal groups, expressed profound concern over the rejection of Debo Adegbile to head the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice. In a letter to the 52 Senators […]