In support of our campaign for increased state funding for civil legal aid in FY21, we are seeking endorsements from community-based organizations. We will share the names of endorsing organizations on our website and in our materials. If your organization would like to endorse our campaign, please fill out the form below. Thank you for your support!
Statement of Support
We endorse the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation’s FY21 budget request for $29 million in state funding (line item 0321-1600) to provide critical civil legal aid in our communities. As an organization dedicated to serving low-income residents and building stronger, healthier communities, we recognize the pivotal role civil legal aid plays in helping residents across the Commonwealth maintain safe, stable and healthy lives. The free legal advice and representation provided by civil legal aid organizations to low-income individuals and families facing legal issues arising from poverty – including homelessness, domestic violence, lack of access to public benefits and health inequity – are essential to achieving equal justice for all in Massachusetts.