August 5, 2020 -
As the U.S. marks the 55th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, there's a political fight underway in the U.S. Senate to restore the law after its 2013 gutting by the U.S. Supreme Court.
May 21, 2020 -
Previous efforts to pass a hate crimes law in Georgia have failed, but Ahmaud Arbery's killing has renewed the urgency to move legislation there. South Carolina is also once again considering putting a hate crime law on its books.
April 7, 2020 -
Southern states are among those with the nation's highest rates of homelessness. Some places in the region are taking targeted action to protect the unhoused, who are particularly vulnerable to the novel coronavirus.
February 28, 2020 -
With experts predicting record turnout of young voters this year, states across the country — and especially in the South — continue to put up roadblocks to participation.
January 15, 2020 -
With the cost of higher education skyrocketing, many young Americans from economically struggling communities across the South and elsewhere have turned to the military as a solution for student debt.
December 10, 2019 -
With the 2020 elections approaching, efforts to repeal laws that strip ex-felons of their voting rights are gaining momentum across the South.
October 11, 2019 -
With states taking aim at abortion rights and finding a sympathetic ear at a Supreme Court that's become more conservative under President Trump, Planned Parenthood has unveiled a $45 million effort to elect politicians who support abortion access.