Yes, I want to create more fully informed jurors!

Together, we can ensure access to fully informed juries for all.

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We have raised $675.00 of our goal.

Your donation is critical RIGHT NOW.

As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit many people hard—including in their pocketbooks. Long-time monthly supporters have regretfully requested to suspend their monthly giving due to the economic impact of the pandemic on their income.

At the same time, the right to trial by jury has been suspended in most courts in the United States for months now. The clock is ticking on whether or not or full jury rights will be restored just as FIJA's operations and resources have taken major hits due to the pandemic. As a result, FIJA:

  • has retooled our educational outreach programs in light of the pandemic and associated restrictions,
  • has dramatically increased our research on the status of trial by jury and how our jury rights are being affected by pandemic-related changes, and
  • is in the midst of the major tasks of kicking off our new programs and publishing our research findings.

Out of respect for the tough time everyone has been going through, we opted to skip our usual Spring Fundraiser, and I have deferred part of my compensation to make our resources last as long as possible and give everyone time to recover from the financial shock of pandemic-related closures.

And, as has always been our policy, FIJA has maintained its independence by taking no funds from government. We have not participated in the Paycheck Protection Program established by the CARES Act or any other government loan, grant, or other assistance program. 

FIJA has not held a fundraiser since December 2019. Now we are at the very limit of what we can do with the resources we have on hand. We MUST hold a summer fundraiser, and WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. Please make your contribution here on our website or by mail to the address below. 

Your generous donation is MOST APPRECIATED and will be put to good use.

THANK YOU!

Sincerely,

Kirsten C. Tynan
Executive Director

P.S. If you prefer to mail your donation, please send it to:

FIJA
P.O. Box 5570
Helena, MT 59604

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