End of the Year Campaign

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GIDEONS PROMISE INC

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Gideon's Promise is in need of 10-12 volunteers for our End of Year Campaign, a major annual mail-out fundraising campaign. Volunteers will need to come to our office located in downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, October 29 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm and Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm. If you are available for any amount of time on either or both of these days, please reach out for this volunteer opportunity. Join us as we continue to transform the criminal justice system by building a movement and demanding Justice and Equality for all!

For any additional questions or concerns, please contact Allison Peters: allison@gideonspromise.org

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About GIDEONS PROMISE INC

Location:

101 MARIETTA ST NW250, ATLANTA, GA 30303, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to transform the criminal justice system by building a movement of public defenders who provide equal justice for marginalized communities.

Description

WE ARE THE VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS In 1963, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainright that state courts are required under the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to provide counsel in criminal cases to represent defendants who are unable to afford to pay their own attorneys. That same year, the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in our nation’s capitol. Both occurrences marked a monumental shift towards equality in the justice system and social infrastructure in our country.

Although 1963 was a pivotal year for civil and human rights, our jails and prisons are still populated with people who are not receiving quality representation due to financial, structural and cultural changes needed in the criminal justice system. Many people in the system are overwhelmingly poor and disproportionately minorities. For them, Gideon’s promise remains unfulfilled and justice out of reach.

Public defenders are necessary if we are to realize equal justice in America. We are the voice for the voiceless.

WHEN

Tue Oct 29, 2019 - Wed Oct 30, 2019
12:00 PM - 05:00 PM  

WHERE

101 Marietta Street NW Suite 250AtlantaAtlanta, GA 30303

(33.75684,-84.39207)
 

SKILLS

  • Administrative Support
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • *Tues Oct 29 report time: 1:00pm. **full shift not required; both days not required

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