Your support is making a difference. The Philadelphia Bar Association resolution attacking Jenkins in support of HB 1937 has been withdrawn. HB 1937 will cripple Jenkins by diverting two-thirds of its primary funding source to the First Judicial District’s general fund. It’s still important to sign our letter against this resolution, and HB 1937.
Together, we can be appreciative of our combined efforts but we need to keep fighting. HB 1937 is still very much alive. Mayor Kenney must still find money to fund conflict counsel. I plan on sending a letter to Mayor Kenney urging him to support funding at the state level. Pennsylvania is the only state that does not fund indigent counsel. We stand shoulder-to-shoulder with our conflict counsel and support funding that is sufficient and sustainable.
I hope you will join me in contacting Mayor Kenney. Please take a few moments to let him know how important it is for Jenkins to continue to level the playing field for those seeking justice in Philadelphia. Be sure to tell him that HB 1937 threatens Jenkins’ ability to make a difference in your practice and every day for ordinary Philadelphians who are facing legal challenges.
Phone: (215) 686-2181
Thank you for your support,
Theodore “Ted” Simon
President, Jenkins Law Library