Peter Sabonis

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Director of Legal Strategies

Peter works with community groups to promote dignity and economic and social rights. During his 24 years of legal services to those with low or no income, Sabonis co-founded the Baltimore-based Homeless Persons Representation Project where he spearheaded a Day Labor initiative that resulted in the creation of the United Workers - a multi-racial human rights group that successfully campaigned to increase wages and improve working conditions of temporary laborers at Camden Yards. As an Assistant Director of Advocacy at the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau, Peter specialized in public benefits and employment, supervising the Farm Worker unit and directing systemic advocacy on unemployment insurance and barriers to employment. In 2010, he led the Bureau to adopt a human rights framework for its statewide advocacy. Sabonis was a former legislative counsel at the Massachusetts Senate Ways and Means Committee, and received a B.S. in Economics from the University of Maryland, and a J.D. from Northeastern University.