Because we know that law and policy alone is not enough to shift massive power imbalances, we partner with organized grassroots organizations committed to fighting oppression.
While these organizations are mobilizing people, planning actions and protests across the City and creating policy changes at the local, state and federal level, TakeRoot’s community lawyering supports them by:
- Defending their members when they face aggression from landlords, employers and the government,
- Filing strategic lawsuits that compliment campaigns for social change,
- Utilizing transactional lawyering tools to create and sustain movement organizations, and
- Supporting communities in furthering their own research agendas.