As word of the Danbury 11 case spread across the country, organizations are speaking out about the historic settlement.
Chris Newman, Legal Director for the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, commented:
"We are elated by news of this settlement. Day laborers have an undeniable constitutional right to seek work in public, and we are pleased Danbury has taken steps to compensate day laborers whose rights were violated. Federal courts have repeatedly enjoined municipal ordinances and actions that unlawfully punish day laborers. We are hopeful the outcome of this case, particularly with its unprecedented monetary settlement, serves as further warning to other cities that may consider trampling day laborers' civil rights. Congratulations and thanks are owed to the brave Danbury day laborers and their counsel for having the courage and conviction to defend our bedrock civil rights."