This year has been challenging on so many levels. The pandemic has hit in waves that have included a public health crisis, an economic crisis, and now an eviction crisis -- all of it underscoring the racial and economic disparities that exist in our communities. It has been our low-income neighbors who have been hit hardest of all.
As a member of the Massachusetts legal community, you know that legal assistance is the key to so many of the issues people are facing in this moment. Legal aid attorneys help low-income clients address:
- Food insecurity by fighting for benefits or appealing denial of benefits.
- Economic insecurity by advocating for unemployment benefits, fair wages, and consumer rights.
- Housing instability by fighting evictions, representing small landlords, and resolving housing disputes.
- Inequities in remote learning by advocating for special educational services, enforcing state and federal policies, and intervening in unfair disciplinary actions.
Please join us in rising to meet this moment by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Massachusetts Bar Association's philanthropic partner, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation (MBF). With an anticipated significant decline in IOLTA funds in the coming year, your support is more critical than ever.
With your help, thousands of people who are struggling to keep themselves and their families safe and sound during this pandemic will obtain the legal assistance that will make the difference. Click here to make your tax-deductible donation today.