Weil Gives New York – October Beneficiary: LatinoJustice

civil, disaster, human
new york city, NY, USA

Support Weil Gives in New York

Please donate to 1) LatinoJustice’s DACA Program in support of DREAMers and/or 2) the Rebuilding Puerto Rico Project to help with the disaster relief efforts after Hurricane Maria

LatinoJustice DACA Program

LatinoJustice has been a steadfast supporter of the efforts of thousands of undocumented students who came to the U.S. as children (calling themselves DREAMers) and who advocated for years for temporary immigration status (DACA). Many DREAMers are no longer students; they have graduated, work, pay taxes, and are raising families. In short, they embody the best of the immigrant experience.

How this project makes a difference

LatinoJustice supports these hardworking individuals to ward off the rollback of DACA status in three critical ways: Privacy Protections; Increased Capacity for Legal Assistance; and Professional Licenses.

Your support of these efforts will go a long way to help keep families intact, preserve the contributions to this country by an amazing and accomplished set of immigrants, and respect the rule of law.

Rebuilding Puerto Rico Project

LatinoJustice is collecting funds to cover the costs to train and deploy attorneys to help Puerto Ricans navigate the rebuilding process. The organization is also bringing legal assistance needed for residents of Puerto Rico to complete claim forms that will help them qualify for FEMA aid, unemployment, public health benefits and insurance recovery. Trained, bilingual attorneys and paralegals will be sent to the island for both immediate and longer term support.

 

 

Support this project
19% Funded
8 Days To Go
  • 11/02/2017
  • $5,000
  • $965
Pledges are accepted and processed until the fundraising campaign expires.

  • Donate $5
    You can select DACA (LatinoJustice PRLDEF) or Disaster Relief or both when you donate.

  • Donate $25
    You can select DACA (LatinoJustice PRLDEF) or Disaster Relief or both when you donate.

  • Donate $50
    You can select DACA (LatinoJustice PRLDEF) or Disaster Relief or both when you donate.

  • Donate $100
    You can select DACA (LatinoJustice PRLDEF) or Disaster Relief or both when you donate.

  • Donate $250
    Your donation supports a LatinoJustice attorney review and submission of DACA renewal applications

  • Donate $500
    Your donation will subsidize a webinar on privacy protections for the DACA program

  • Donate $1000
    Your donation will defray costs assumed for DACA recipients asserting privacy in any litigation or other legal intervention strategies

  • Donate Other Amount$
Donors
  • Denise Alvarez

  • Joan Harvey $20.00

  • Chelsea Berry

  • Robert Taylor

  • Joan Ashland

  • Erica Bushc

  • Natasha R. Hill

  • khadhyja $25.00

  • Fred Doss

  • Sandra Angeles

  • Andrew Peli

  • Susan Lombino

  • Meggin Bednarczyk $25

  • Rick Levine

  • Chris Kim $25

  • Lisa Cuevas

  • Jonathan Bloom

  • Dan Dokos $25

  • Gaby Smith

  • Victor Leung

  • Hedieh F

    Hispanic Heritage Month

  • LatinoJustice PRLDEF

    LatinoJustice PRLDEF champions an equitable society. Using the power of the law together with education and advocacy, LatinoJustice PRLDEF protects opportunities for all Latinos to succeed in work and school, fulfill their dreams, and sustain their families and communities.

    By litigating precedent-setting impact cases across the country and training young people to be leaders in their community, LatinoJustice PRLDEF has profoundly improved the way Latinos are treated in U.S. society, working to ensure that they have more opportunities for political, economic, social and educational equality.

    Learn more here.

  • LatinoJustice Rebuild Puerto Rico Fund

    LatinoJustice is bringing legal assistance needed for residents of Puerto Rico to complete claim forms that will help them qualify for FEMA aid, unemployment, public health benefits and insurance recovery. Trained, bilingual attorneys and paralegals will be sent to the island for both immediate and longer term support including advocacy work to:

    • Extend the suspension of the Jones Act
    • Extend the 60 day FEMA  claims deadline
    • Place a moratorium on public debt payments
    • Eliminate formula for Puerto Rico’s ceiling on Medicaid
    • Appropriate additional funds for Puerto Rico
    • Approve the Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Weil Gives encourages employees across Weil’s office’s in the United States to contribute to charitable organizations over the course of the year. The Weil Foundation generously matches up to $25,000 annually for the office that has the greatest overall percentage participation in the Weil Gives program.

    The minimum donation for wearing jeans each Friday of the month is $25. If you do not plan to wear jeans, you may still make a donation to the organization in any amount. To donate via check, please make checks out to “LatinoJustice PRLDEF” and send to Hedieh Fakhriyazdi (Rm: 2311). Cash donations will not be accepted.

    To suggest a nonprofit beneficiary for an upcoming Weil Gives fundraiser, please contact Hedieh Fakhriyazdi.