NAPABA Pledges to Stamp Out Racism


Equal justice before the law is not a political issue. It is a constitutional right—one that lawyers pledge to protect when admitted to the bar.

Today, NAPABA is asking you to take another pledge. We ask you to pledge, as a lawyer, that you will challenge the racial discrimination that exists within our justice system.

As Asian Americans, we must stand in solidarity with the Black community. Collectively, we are a powerful force and we must demand change and address deeply rooted racism in our society. We must work to create trust and fairness in our legal system by addressing systemic bias in the law to safeguard civil rights, civil liberties, and justice for all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious background, or immigration status.

Join us in our pledge to address the inequities in our communities. Seal your decision by donating to the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit committed to protecting human rights. Learn more about the legacy of racial injustice and resolve to become part of the solution.

We all took an oath. Let us become a living testament to the principles we vowed to uphold.

Individual Pledge

As an attorney, advocate and ally, I will work to address the inequities within our communities. I choose not to accept these conditions as they exist. I choose to be part of the solution.

I will listen and understand. I will educate myself. I will take actions that will address access and opportunity for all. I will speak out against injustice. I will advocate for change. I will not stop until we forever stamp out racism and discrimination.

 Take The Pledge


We invite the legal community to join us in stomping out racism and discrimination.

*Sign-ons will be added below on a weekly basis.

Seal Your Pledge with a Donation to Equal Justice Initiative

Taking action today will help solidify your resolve to become an advocate for change. Your contribution enables EJI to provide pro bono services and conduct research that steers policymakers toward ensuring a more just society.




About the Equal Justice Initiative

The Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) is committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.

Founded in 1989 by Bryan Stevenson, a widely acclaimed public interest lawyer and bestselling author of Just Mercy, EJI is a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides legal representation to people who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced, or abused in state jails and prisons.

EJI works with communities that have been marginalized by poverty and discouraged by unequal treatment. We are committed to changing the narrative about race in America.

EJI is one of the nation’s most effective legal advocacy organizations, earning a Charity Navigator 4-star rating and winning a Skoll Award for its impact on social justice reform. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law and do not represent payment for goods or services received.



Matching Gifts

Many employers have gift matching programs that will make your donation more significant. Your employer may have a gift matching program that will either match a donation you made. For some employers, even retirees or spouses can have their gifts matched. Many employers will make a full or partial match of employee contributions in recognition of your generosity. Inquire today! Our Employer Identification Number (EIN) is 77-0233358.

Pledge Takers

Stephanie Chu Clausen I Josephine Dongbang I Sanat Kumar Ranganathan I Chae Kim John UyHam I Tacie Yoon I Jeanne R Lee I Veronica Ung-Kono I Elaine E Pascua I Vivian Li I Jennifer Fung I Jose Dino Vasquez I Samson Lim I Catherine Tran Kristin Asai I Sidney Kanazawa I Jack Chen I David J. Cho I Christopher Jison I Brian Byun Alexander Pechette I Julia Markley I Albert Tan I John Ratnaswamy I Donald Lee I Annie Huang I Frances S.P. Barbieri I Andrew Spaniol I Amberlynn Alualu I Joseph Sung I Erin Wong I Vivian Lam Coates I Clara J. Ohr I Lilian Davis I Tina Ngo I Valerie Uyematsu Kao I Erica Navarro I Janet Shih Hajek I Ji-In Houck I Bettina Yip I Amber Marie Seu Yin Pang Parra I Michelle Pham I Bruce Ishimatsu I Bonnie Youn I Riya Kuo I Christine Noma I Karen M Cheng I Amy Lin Meyerson I Ivan Fong I Amy Lin Meyerson I Morgan Sasaki I Brandon Kimura I Morgan Sasaki I Michael Chang I Cyndie Chang I Henry H. Ong I Calvin Woo I Roxanne Song Ong I John Rhee I Wendy C. Shiba I Steven Wong I May Che I Yuping Wang I Don Tamaki I Sandra Leung I Ricky DeMello I Andrew S. Hamano I Stephanie Pak I Hsu-Heng Ashley Chi I Alexandra Lee I Lisa Bragg I Maria Ronchetto Harrington I Sang Yup Lee I Allira Bailey I Amy C. Taber I Sam Pailca I Bicvan Brown I Panida Rzonca I May Lu I Kim Yapchai I Traci Kim I David On Chang I Maile Kobayashi I Osamu Watanabe I Patricia Konopka I Julia Ma Powers I Steven I. Awakuni I Pamela Palpallatoc I Elisa Dozono I Gina Shishima I

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