BECOME A CARE MEMBER

BENEFITS:

- Membership ID
- Discount on Tax Returns
- Free assistance with NOC forms for lawsuits against NYC on Stop & Frisk Issues, Citizenship Applications, Opening a Bank Account, and Free Individual Membership with the New American Chamber of Commerce, (NACC) and the African American Chamber of Commerce, (AAICC)
- Free Consultations: Unlimited topics, legal, financial or business conditions

24/7 Emergency Assistance- Leave a message, we will call
After-hours legal consultation for covered legal emergencies such as: if you're arrested or detained, if you're seriously injured, if you're served with a warrant, or if the state tries to take your child(ren).

Legal Letters and Phone Calls on Your Behalf

Available at the discretion of Figeroux & Associates
Up to three per year on your behalf (up to two for the same legal subject matter)

Legal Document Review (up to 10 pages each)

Contracts/documents up to 10 pages each

Standard Will Preparation

Standard Will with yearly reviews/updates
Available to covered family members at no additional charge
Other documents available: Living Will, Health Care Proxy
10% off legal services: At Figeroux & Associates for legal situations that extend beyond plan coverage. The additional services are 10% off the law firm's standard hourly rate. Your Provider Law Firm will let you know when the 10% discount applies and go over these fees with you.

Concerned Americans for Racial Equality, Membership covers:

The member
The member's spouse
Never-married dependent children under 21 living at home
Dependent children under age 18 for whom the member is legal guardian
Full-time college students up to age 23; never married, dependent children
Physically or mentally challenged children living at home

Collaborating with the Community

Stop & Frisk, we need to litigate to end Civil Rights abuses
Membership Drive - Join CARE
Steps to Finding Coalition Partners

1. Talk to the Executive Director of Concerned Americans for Racial Equality, (CARE) and other members of CARE about the benefits of ending racial profiling by the NYPD on Stop & Frisk and about getting involved in coalition building.

2. Find out which associations, organizations, and community groups are already engaged in Stop & Frisk issues in New York. Some natural coalition partners will be easy to identify (ACLU, NAACP, Carl Dix, business owners, Chambers of Commerce, etc…) others will be more difficult, but are just as important to reach. These might include your local Church, small businesses in your community, neighborhood associations, City Council members, etc…

3. Thinking about our goals and who the decision makers are is critical when deciding who to reach
out to when starting a coalition.

4. Identify influential individuals in our community who may be able to help us make connections with
potential coalition members. Always ask one contact to introduce you to others who may have other
potential contacts. A personal connection will make beginning a coalition much easier. It’s worth
considering our own professional and personal networks – if people know that we are looking for
allies we are more likely to find them. Even using social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter
can help us reach people we might never have thought of otherwise.

5. In addition to being a great messenger for Civil Rights issues and legal reform, Coalition advocates are uniquely positioned to engage key spokes people on Civil Rights issues and can help our organization. Mr. Figeroux, a NYCHA NAACP attorney, and our legal adviser, regularly interact with individuals from different sectors of our community, employers who have an interest in eradicating Stop & Frisk violations and other Civil Rights violations or perhaps other issues such as race, gender, age or other types of discrimination. We will also work with other not for profits organizations that want us to represent refugees and asylum seekers escaping race discrimination in other countries

6. We can set up one on one meetings with as many people as we can to start identifying common areas of interest and shared values around Civil Rights and Stop & Frisk issues. These areas might be very different for different potential partners (i.e. business vs. a Church). Focus on the distinct strengths different organizations can bring to the Stop & Frisk, Civil Rights violation cause and how each can be enhanced by working together on a shared strategic plan.

7. We must always leave meetings with a clear follow up plans to ensure a continuity of the relationship. To enroll in our two, two hour, training program for Collaborating with the Community on Stop & Frisk and other Civil Rights violations, please complete the application below.

To enroll in our 5 week, two hours per session, on NYS Civil Rights Law training program, in order to do volunteer work with our Sue NYC initiative on Stop & Frisk Civil Rights violations and other outreach programs, please complete the application below.

To receive online notices for our CARE meetings, click here for agenda, held on Thursday and Saturday at the beginning end of each month, please complete the application below.

 

To become a member call 718-243-9431 and schedule an appointment or fill out the form below:

 


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