Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored (POPULAR)
is a legal reform organization, committed to helping poor and other
disadvantaged people access affordable and competent legal
representation, important civil and criminal justice system reforms,
as well as appropriate judicial oversight.
ACCESS TO LEGAL COUNSEL and
JUSTICE . . . DENIED:
|POPULAR chronicles cases of American citizens who, for |
|various reasons, have been unable to retain legal counsel |
or representation to challenge what they seem to
reasonably believe is government misconduct.
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POPULAR's FLAGSHIP PROJECT:
As its name suggests, POPULAR strives to tear down the figurative
"Wall Of Poverty" by helping safeguard justice and the rule of law in
America. For Americans, the "rule of law" holds the promise of due
process, fair hearings, equal protection, and justice - - even for
unpopular people, in unpopular cases, and unpopular causes. Yet
an integral part of POPULAR's work is addressing retribution, too
often visited upon people seeking justice.
What many may not realize is that law school graduates seeking
bar admission and legal professionals (including lawyers, judges,
and court administrators) are quite susceptible to retaliation for
supporting POPULAR's work and mission. By providing your
electronic signature, you help: (1). an international campaign to
protect these particularly vulnerable supporters; (2). display
community support for POPULAR's general mission; and (3). tear
down the Wall Of Poverty.
RIA's Honors All
Award winners are all
"prolific truth tellers"
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Organize For Lawsuit
Watchdogs Rally In
From Paternalism to
Empowerment - an OpEd
on the DOJ's Civil Rights
Calls on Conyers and
Holder to Meet with
As of December 18, 2008 and continuing
indefinitely, we want groups of one or more
holding candlelight vigils for justice all over
the world . . .
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Those who suffer injustice know it is dark,
surreal, and frightening; world devoid of
guidance, place markers, or stepping stones.
In POPULAR we are like blinded people, able to
move and linked by joining hands and
experience. The more faith we show in each
other, the stronger we become and can
overcome the darkness. We are the candles in
Nancy Swan, former Advisory Board member
OAK stands for Organizations
Associating for the Kind of
Change America Really
Needs. It is a consortium of
POPULAR's Holistic Approach:
When legal systems seem to break down, leaving poor and
other disadvantaged groups particularly vulnerable to abuses
of power, POPULAR helps move them towards effective
self-help through a unique blend of corporate problem
solving strategies and old fashioned, grassroots advocacy.
Yet progress can be hindered by community dysfunction akin
to a post-traumatic stress disorder among people long
plagued by social injustice.
POPULAR's Restore Integrity Award
- POPULAR's “Restore Integrity Award” is awarded bi-annually in the categories of public sector, private sector,
and / or grassroots advocacy.
- All of POPULAR’s award recipients have taken or otherwise pursued one or more specific acts or measures
to eliminate significant inequity, waste, fraud, abuse, or other public and/or private sector corruption in
- POPULAR defines corruption as any illegal or unethical conduct contributing to the systemic malfunction of
government, commerce, and/or democracy in America as contemplated by the U.S. Constitution.
- Nominations are always welcome!
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