May 25, 2023 -
A new report from the Movement Advancement Project ranks the states on their risk for election denialism and finds that more than a few states in the South are vulnerable to attempts to overturn the will of the voters. It also highlights policies that can protect elections from deniers.
April 27, 2023 -
A MAGA attorney from North Carolina recently asked attendees at a Republican donor retreat in Tennessee for help to curb student voting. A look at the role young voters played in recent elections shows why conservatives are worried.
April 14, 2023 -
After a shooter recently killed six people at an elementary school in Tennessee's capital city, mass protests demanded tougher gun laws, which are supported by most Americans. But the state's Republican-controlled legislature instead took action to lift restrictions on guns while refusing to debate new ones — and it's not alone in the region.
January 24, 2023 -
The poverty rate for people with disabilities is more than double that of our nondisabled counterparts, and the disparity is being driven by state policy choices that force us into institutions unnecessarily and allow employers to pay us subminimum wages. Some Southern states have already embraced reforms, and others should act now.
December 2, 2022 -
The dramatic Republican gains that many pundits predicted in this year's federal elections did not pan out, but legislatures in Southern states continued to shift to the right.
October 5, 2022 -
As part of a group called Seniors Taking Action, Ilene Freedman of North Carolina runs a Giving Circle with The States Project that focuses on electing state lawmakers who will improve people's lives and defend democracy.
July 21, 2022 -
Unless the dynamics of this year's elections significantly change in the coming months, election analysts predict Democrats could lose more than 40 state house and senate seats across the South in 2022.