October 14, 2022 -
Republican governors have been playing politics with migrants' lives even while their states rely on their labor to rebuild after storms. The migrants are part of a hidden and uniquely vulnerable workforce that travels from disaster to disaster — and that is now being organized by an initiative conceived in the wake of Hurricane Katrina called Resilience Force.
September 24, 2018 -
Will the problematic process for awarding aid that was documented after Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Maria in Puerto Rico repeat itself in the Carolinas in Florence's wake — and will other funders be ready to fill the gap?
November 4, 2015 -
From Kentucky to Virginia to Mississippi, the GOP's dominance in state-level races across the South continued in this week's elections. Meanwhile, Mississippi voters rejected a school-funding initiative, and an anti-discrimination measure lost big in Houston.
March 20, 2015 -
The Voting Rights Act, which protects minorities' right to vote, also ensures that limited English proficient voters can fully participate in elections. Enforcing those measures will be critical as the South's language minority population grows.
December 8, 2014 -
As the national debate over immigration rages on, some Southern mayors are taking steps to carry out the President's executive order protecting millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation -- even while most Southern states are suing to block the policy.
April 11, 2013 -
Yudith Nieto and Emmanuel Guajardo discuss their experiences organizing a Houston neighborhood that's been sickened by pollution from a Valero refinery slated to receive dirty Canadian tar sands oil via the Keystone XL pipeline.
October 26, 2012 -
With True the Vote and other tea party-affiliated groups planning a massive poll-watching effort for this election, voting rights advocates are mobilizing in unprecedented numbers to fight back against intimidation.