The Board of Directors of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area would like to congratulate Senator Kamala Harris on being selected as a candidate for the office of Vice President of the United States. A longtime supporter of the Lawyers’ Committee, Senator Harris served on our board and was our board co-chair in 2002 and 2003.
As one of the oldest civil rights institutions on the West Coast, our goal at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area is to dismantle systems of oppression and racism, and to build an equitable and just society. Formed in 1968 to bridge the legal community and the Civil Rights Movement, we’re known for advancing the rights of people of color, immigrants, refugees and low income individuals. Our grounding in community and direct legal services help us identify the most pressing civil rights issues and informs the broader impact litigation and policy advocacy we undertake. Not only do we fight oppression and construct more just systems and institutions, we build the movement by investing in legal fellows and supporting a network of over 1,000 active pro bono attorneys who fight alongside us.