Episode 004 - Phil Telfeyan - Equal Justice Under Law
In this episode, we talk with Phil Telfeyan about his pro bono practice, Equal Justice Under Law. We touch on his time at the DOJ, his decision to start a non-profit, how Trump has affected his work, and a little bit about his magic habit. Tune in for some great information and inspiring tidbits on how to start your non-profit and how you can help Equal Justice Under Law.
ABOUT PHIL TELFEYAN:
Phil Telfeyan founded the civil rights non-profit Equal Justice Under Law with the goal of ending inequality in our justice system. Under Phil's leadership, Equal Justice Under Law has become an aggressive agent of change and a powerful advocate for those living in poverty. Prior to founding Equal Justice Under Law, Phil served as a trial attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. He spends his spare time volunteering in the D.C. community and performing magic for charities all across the country.
A LITTLE ABOUT EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW:
Equal Justice Under Law is a civil rights non-profit based in Washington DC, dedicated to eradicating discrimination in our justice system against people who are poor. Over the past four years, the organization has filed over 30 lawsuits across the country targeting money bail, abuses of private probation companies, modern day debtors' prisons, driver's license suspensions, and trailer home banishment. They do truly incredible and interesting work.
***** PODCATS LEVELS OF ACTION*****
ONE CLICK WONDER - Send in your stories and experiences if you have been abused by the criminal justice system. Call or email Equal Justice Under Law.
TUB THUMPER - Volunteer in your community (Boys and Girls Club, local schools, Homeless shelters)
SUPER SOLDIER - Join the Board of Investors or be an Ambassador for EJUL - email firstname.lastname@example.org
KEEP THE CHANGE - Go to the website at equaljusticeunderlaw.org AND/OR you can buy the coloring book Alternative Facts on Amazon.com. You can learning more about the coloring book here - https://www.alternativefactscoloringbook.com.
RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THE PODCAST
Election Protection Hotline: (866) OUR-VOTE -- (866) 687-8683
United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division