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ArchCity Defenders and Partners Kick Off Freedom Summer Campaign on Juneteenth 

St. Louis, Mo – June 3, 2024 This summer marks the 60th anniversary of Freedom Summer, as well as the 10th anniversary of the Ferguson Uprising following the killing...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Deaconess Foundation Awards $100,000 to ArchCity Defenders for Freedom Summer STL

St. Louis, Mo. – April 10, 2024 This funding from the Foundation’s Policy Campaign Grant will support civic engagement, community organizing, and grassroots advocacy during this critical election year...

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For Immediate Release: COURT PRELIMINARILY APPROVES CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT ON BEHALF OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE JAILED BY THE CITY OF FERGUSON FOR MONEY DAMAGES

Ferguson, Mo. – Febraury 27, 2024 On February 27, 2024, a federal judge preliminarily approved a $4.5 million settlement of a class action lawsuit filed against the City of...

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For Immediate Release: Florissant Becomes Sixth Missouri City to Settle Debtors’ Prison Claims Brought by ArchCity Defenders. Over 85,000 People Eligible to Cash In.

St. Louis, Mo. – January 3, 2024 Yesterday, the federal court preliminarily approved a $2.89 million settlement to be distributed amongst over 85,000 people who were jailed by and...

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Media Advisory: People’s Plan Coalition Asks the St. Louis Community for Input on Policy Priorities at Town Hall Event

St. Louis, Mo – October 11, 2023 What: People’s Plan Town Hall Registration for the event may be done online here. Who: The People’s Plan is a comprehensive policy...

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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Fountain Apartment Homes, LLC, for Unlawfully Bulk-Filing Evictions

St. Louis, Mo. – June 14, 2023 ArchCity Defenders has filed a lawsuit and a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Fountains Apartment Homes (FAH) LLC, the most recent owners...

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Media Advisory: As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel

St. Louis, Mo – May 31, 2023 As the Eviction Crisis Escalates, St. Louis Tenants Rally for the Right to Counsel In the face of an escalating eviction crisis and dried-up rental...

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Media Advisory: Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail  

January 13, 2023 Upcoming Art Exhibition Honors Stories of Women Whose Loved Ones Have been Killed by Police and Died in Jail   For years, St. Louis has made...

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2022 ACD Community Appreciation Event – photos recap

At our Community Appreciation Event on October 7, 2022, ArchCity Defenders gathered with supporters, clients, volunteers, advocates, and more! We presented the first-ever “ACD Guardian” Awards to a range...

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Court rules thousands of people are now part of a class action lawsuit against Ferguson

June 10, 2022 On Thursday, June 9, 2022, the court granted class certification in Keilee Fant, et al. v. City of Ferguson, a lawsuit we filed in February 2015...

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