Legal Aid is pleased to announce the Fair Budget Coalition (“FBC”) as the 2010 recipient of Legal Aid’s Partnership Award. Legal Aid’s Partnership Award was created to recognize significant collaborations between Legal Aid and other non-legal organizations that directly increase our ability to serve our clients. The FBC will accept the award at Legal Aid’s Servant of Justice Awards Dinner, scheduled for Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the JW Marriott Hotel.
The Fair Budget Coalition is a worthy organization which has provided extraordinary advocacy on behalf of communities living in poverty in the District of Columbia. The Fair Budget Coalition mission is to “fight for a just and inclusive District of Columbia through advocacy and organizing and by advancing budget and public policy initiatives which reflect the interdependency of the District’s community and economic development systems.” Last year, the FBC worked hand in hand with Legal Aid to oppose changes to the TANF program that would have hurt families living in poverty. Every year, the FBC is a powerful voice at the City Council focusing on issues of economic justice. To read more about the FBC’s work, click here: http://www.fairbudget.org/. Or, better yet, come to the SOJ dinner on April 27 and hear about the Fair Budget Coalition in person.