Discover more about our recent advocacy and the communities we fight for through our latest blog posts and media releases.
All people confined in prisons and detention facilities deserve basic health care, nutrition, and safety from violence.
In 2020, we are asking state policymakers to: promote economic self-sufficiency and keep people housed, respect the safety and dignity of workers, stop juvenile records from shaping the future of young people, and end the use of private for-profit detention in the state.
Join us Monday, January 13th, for a discussion on why we must pass policies to increase housing access for people with a criminal history.
In 2020, we continue to work with Washington State Legislature to ensure that every person enjoys full human rights and economic opportunities.
Tenants should not fall into debt because of exaggerated, unsubstantiated damage claims.
Washington State needs a fair, uniform system that prioritizes the prompt recovery of unpaid wages to keep working families strong and stable.
Happy New Year!
While so many of us enjoy being with our families over the holidays, there are also many of us caught up in a system of incarceration and detention, that keeps us far from our loved ones. During this season of generosity, your gift to Columbia Legal Services is...
Yesterday was Human Rights Day - the day in 1948 that the UN adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states that everyone is entitled to be treated humanely regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or...
I recently visited the Legacy Museum in Montgomery, Alabama with our Executive Director Merf Ehman and a group from the Access to Justice Board, the Endowment for Equal Justice, and the Legal Foundation of WA. When I arrived, I did not know what to expect. As an...