CRLA has a rich history of serving the rural poor in California. We opened our doors in 1966 and have been providing, free high-quality legal assistance ever since. The unwavering dedication to our clients has resulted in numerous ground-breaking and precedent setting legal victories that have made California a safer place to live, work and raise a family. These victories, though directly impacting rural communities, will continue to effect low-income populations in urban areas as well.
This kind of justice requires the resources of urban supporters, who understand that the well-being of rural areas is tied back to the same urban communities where they live.
CRLA has evolved over the years to address changing community needs and shifting rural populations. We were founded to provide legal services to farmworkers, and we are still the only statewide organization doing that critical work. Today, the farmworker populations include folks from indigenous communities in Mexico and Latin America. The face of the rural poor includes the Sikh community in Marysville, or African-Americans in Stockton. Our work has expanded to include LGBT communities facing discrimination in rural areas, making sure all low-income people have access to fair housing, and ensuring that rural students receive a quality education.
This year's Tardeada theme, Connect Power to Justice, aims to strengthen urban ties to rural populations.
2012 Statewide Sponsorships: This year CRLA offers Sponsorships for: Los Angeles & San Francsco Events. For complete info and purchase of Sponsorship Packages click here.