Philadelphia's Legal Community Partners
to Form 'Take Action Philly'
Initiative to Help Protect & Assist Vulnerable Residents
Convening Number One:
Immigrant & Refugee Policy
The Philadelphia Bar Association, with the support of the City of Philadelphia and several non-profit legal aid organizations, has formed Take Action Philly (TAP) - an initiative uniting lawyers, government, community organizations and residents to protect and assist some of Philadelphia's most vulnerable residents. Together, we will identify ways to become involved and engaged in response to federal and state policy decisions.
Through this unprecedented effort, TAP will convene local public and private sector lawyers, as well as community members and the general public, for a series of discussions. The goal of convening is to educate Philadelphia's legal community about the anticipated impact of federal and state policy decisions in various topic areas, and identify an action plan for people to get involved.
The first event of the series will focus on Immigrant and Refugee Policy. Members of the legal community are encouraged to attend and learn how to take action by working together to design solutions that can truly make a difference in the lives of many of our residents.
Partnering organizations include:
American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania
AILA Philadelphia Chapter
City of Philadelphia
Community Legal Services of Philadelphia
Nationality Services Center
City of Philadelphia Office of Immigrant Affairs
Philadelphia Bar Association
Public Interest Law Center