BRYAN STEVENSON, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE EQUAL JUSICE INITIATIVE, IS THE WINNER OF THE 2016 PUFFIN/NATION PRIZE FOR CREATIVE CITIZENSHIP. THE AWARD WILL BE PRESENTED TO STEVENSON AT THE NATION INSTITUTE'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER ON DECEMBER 6, 2016 IN NEW YORK CITY

Stevenson is a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated, and the condemned. Under his leadership, the EJI has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent death row prisoners, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Stevenson has successfully argued several cases in the United States Supreme Court, including an historic ruling that mandatory life-without-parole sentences for all children 17 or younger are unconstitutional. Learn More...

 
 

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In The News

2010 RECIPIENT Bill McKibben
More than 1,000 organizations have pledged support for the People's Climate March on September 21, including Bill McKibben's 350.org. Learn more...

2013 RECIPIENT Barry Lynn
Americans United for Separation of Church and State is represented in a Florida lawsuit seeking to bring down the school voucher system, which Lynn says is an attempt to "siphon taxpayers' dollars to private religious schools. Learn more...

2010 RECIPIENT Cecile Richards
Richards reacts to the Hobby Lobby decision and the right to birth control under the Affordable Care Act." Learn more...

 

Selected Articles

2013 RECIPIENT Barry Lynn
In response to the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision, Lynn argues why corporations have no right to religious freedom. Learn more...

2006 RECIPIENT Amy Goodman
In a column, Goodman writes about the "Guns of August," connecting violence in Gaza, Syria, and Ferguson, MO, and argues why war is not the answer to conflict in the 21st century. Learn more...

2010 RECIPIENT Cecile Richards
Richards discusses her role as head of Planned Parenthood in a profile for The Hill and the growth of the organization's grassroots activism. Learn more...

 

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