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.
January 26, 2018 -
A proposed constitutional amendment would give the state legislature control over choosing judges — a power it has not had since the Civil War.
April 14, 2017 -
When states preempt progressive local policies, it's not just a political power struggle that ensues but real suffering for those who would benefit most from anti-discrimination, minimum wage and other measures.
March 3, 2017 -
With several Southern legislatures considering bills to penalize cities that decline to cooperate with federal immigration authorities, faith leaders and college students are taking steps to protect the undocumented from deportation.
January 27, 2017 -
On transgender rights, immigrant protections, minimum wage increases and more, Southern cities are facing escalating efforts by state and federal officials to block local progress.
August 10, 2016 -
The first-ever national Fight for $15 Convention kicks off Aug. 12 in Richmond, Virginia. Organizers chose the capital of the former Confederacy to emphasize the overlap between economic and racial justice.
February 26, 2016 -
With millions of Americans disqualified for good-paying jobs because of criminal pasts, a growing number of states and local governments across the South are joining the movement to end the practice of asking about convictions on job applications.