PLSE 10th Anniversary Fundraiser

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Greetings all,

Three civil rights attorneys started PLSE a decade ago in response to the harm caused in communities of color by criminal records. From our first clinic 10 years ago, which was held in a church basement, to our current weekly clinics with community partners all over the city, it has always been our mission to help people become free from the limitations posed by their criminal records, which all too often prevent them from obtaining the jobs, housing, or other opportunities for which they are otherwise qualified.

In September of this year, PLSE passed two huge milestones simultaneously. We marked 10 years since PLSE was officially incorporated as a 501(c)3 organization. We also filed our 25,000th expungement petition on behalf of low-income Philadelphians seeking to move beyond the barriers posed by their criminal records.

As I reflect on our organization’s substantial accomplishments over the years—including receiving Uplift Solutions’ Trailblazer Award just last night—I am especially grateful to the community of donors who have supported our work and allowed us to provide critical services that promote the social and economic wellbeing of entire communities. Thank you for your generous support.

We are kicking off our 10th Anniversary Celebration with a fundraising drive to raise $10,000 to help us file an additional 1,000 expungement petitions before the end of the year. We do not charge our clients to file an expungement petition, but it costs PLSE $250 for each filing. Will you help us by donating today to help us reach our fundraising and filing goals?

You can donate and track our fundraising progress here, and stay tuned for more anniversary programming to come through the end of the year and as we move into early 2022. Give today and help our clients secure justice and the better life that they deserve.

When people are shackled by their criminal records, entire communities suffer. Please stand with us in our commitment to reducing the collateral consequences of criminal records as we enter our second decade of service.
Thank you again for your support, and be well,

Renee Chenault Fattah, JD, she/her

Executive Director

Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity