September 20, 2019 -
Big-city leaders in the early primary states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina have told presidential candidates that it will take the promise of funding focused on racial justice and equitable housing, climate, and infrastructure policies to win their support.
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September 19, 2019 -
Workers from across the low-wage economy convened in Durham, North Carolina, recently to discuss how to build on victories in the fight for a livable wage and union rights in the region.
September 16, 2019 -
A Facing South analysis of federal election data shows that nearly 500 residents of Southern states have already contributed as much as they're legally allowed to Trump’s re-election campaign. Among them are major players in the oil and gas and private prison industries.
September 13, 2019 -
As the nation prepares for the 2020 election season, voting rights advocates testified before a House Judiciary subcommittee this week about the damaging effects of the Supreme Court's gutting of the Voting Rights Act and how to improve protections for voters of color.
September 12, 2019 -
The more intense hurricanes now developing due to human-driven global warming are causing widespread pain throughout the U.S. South. But current policy choices mean some communities suffer more than others — and that environmental injustice will be among the topics addressed during this month's climate strike and U.N. climate summit.
September 11, 2019 -
Lawmakers are again redrawing legislative election districts after a court ruled last week that the state constitution prohibits "extreme partisan gerrymandering." Republicans claim they want a fair process, but some are asking whether the first draft map favors the GOP.
September 11, 2019 -
To win control of the U.S. Senate in 2020, Democrats need to hold on to all their current seats and win at least three new ones. These are the races in Southern states that could prove to be key.