Western Center for Poverty Law (2017)

Utilized grant funds to successfully litigate three cases in California where municipalities suspended driver’s licenses of persons not having the funds to pay traffic fines. Rubicon Programs v. Solano County Superior Court, Alvarado v. Los Angeles County Superior Court, and Hernandez v. Department of Motor Vehicles

“Funds from the Barbara McDowell Foundation allowed us to litigate on behalf of thousands of Californians who had their driver’s licenses suspended because they were unable to pay fines related to minor traffic tickets,” Cori Racela, Deputy Director.   

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