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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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For Immediate Release: ArchCity Defenders Files Class-Action Lawsuit Against Calverton Park Alleging Illegal Towing Scheme

St. Louis, Mo. – October 24, 2023 Last night, ArchCity Defenders filed a class-action lawsuit against the City of Calverton Park alleging the city has violated residents’ constitutional rights...

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For Immediate Release: Over 35,000 People Eligible to Claim Settlement Money from Debtors’ Prison Lawsuit Against St. Ann

St. Louis, Mo. – October 18, 2023 After seven years of litigation in the debtors’ prison lawsuit, Thomas, et al. v. City of St. Ann, the federal court has...

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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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10 Songs to Listen to on Your Way to Protest

Protest in Pop Culture, Part 1: Streaming the Revolution By Makayla Gathers September 11, 2023 “Freedom songs serve to give unity to a movement.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr....

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For Immediate Release: Video Footage and Reports Released in Lawsuit Expose Inhumane Treatment of People Detained at St. Louis City Jail

St. Louis, Mo. – July 28, 2023 Last night, in federal court, plaintiffs in a putative class action lawsuit, Jones v. City of St. Louis, filed a motion containing...

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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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