The NCBL-DC Chapter provides legal support to the homeless which fits squarely within its mission to serve as the legal arm of the movement for Black Liberation, to protect human rights, to achieve self-determination of Africa and African Communities in the Diaspora and to work in coalition to assist in ending oppression of all peoples. The homelessness population is multi-dimensional, consisting of veterans, the mentally challenged, the underemployed
and marginalized. It is disproportionately Black and people of color and reflects the failure to develop and implement policies that prioritize affordable housing, accessible mental health care, job training and employment. NCBL-DC members provide services via two venues: Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless (WLCH) and the Church.
Washington D.C. has embarked on a project to build a jail in the District of Columbia. NCBL-DC is exploring the impact such a project would have on our community. We feel that there is a great need for more and better education and jobs. Also, with the serious problem DC already has with homelessness, NCBL-DC is concerned that the building of a jail has the possibility of displacing citizens. Gentrification is rampant in DC and many African American citizens are being forced out. There is little attention being paid to providing much needed services in the African American community. Funds intended for building a jail could be used to address the needs of our community.
Through our Voting ducation & Protection Project we hold forums to educate our communities about the importance of voting, restoring voting rights, reporting voter suppression, getting to know the candidates and even running for office themselves. Through our Voter Education/Protection Project we aim to provide accurate information and to aid and assist those who want to vote to be able to do so. Our goal is to eradicate voter suppression which disproportionately and negatively affects people of color. It is one more step we're taking to level the playing field.
Through our Voting Education & Protection Project we hold forums to educate our communities about the importance of voting, restoring voting rights, reporting voter suppression, getting to know the candidates and even running for office themselves.
We believe education about voting is key to improving our plight as a people and protecting those rights is essential.
NCBL-DC is dedicated to educating people regarding the duty of jurors, the power they hold and the importance of serving on juries. Jurors have a profound effect on the make up of jails, the righting wrongs in civil cases and the fairness in which the law is applied. Jurors play an important part in meting out justice.
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