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Dial Fellowship

Jill Habig

Working to ensure that laws written to protect vulnerable communities are actually being enforced.

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Electing strong leaders and passing strong laws isn’t always enough. To ensure justice, governments actually have to enforce laws that are designed to protect marginalized communities.

As the founder and president of Public Rights Project (PRP), Jill Habig is working to close the gap between the promise of our laws and their actual impact. By providing state, local, and tribal governments with the resources and knowledge to enforce existing laws, PRP helps communities protect access to jobs, housing, and more, for low-income and BIPOC residents, while developing innovative legal strategies to defend their civil, economic, and environmental rights. At the same time, PRP is building a pipeline of future leaders through fellowship programs that train and prepare talented attorneys to join the fight for civil rights.

Before founding PRP, Jill held numerous roles as a political strategist and policy advisor, including serving as the deputy campaign manager and policy director for Vice President Kamala Harris’ 2016 U.S. Senate run. In the office of the San Francisco City Attorney, Jill worked on the landmark case challenging “Proposition 8,” a California ballot initiative to ban same-sex marriage.

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A lawyer shares how we can work to ensure that laws written to protect vulnerable communities are actually enforced.