November 17, 2023 -
In the 2023 elections, voters across the South faced difficulties including long lines, ballot shortages, and registration issues. Suppressive voting legislation and other structural barriers could exacerbate these issues as the 2024 election cycle swings into motion.
September 27, 2023 -
Republican lawmakers nationwide have introduced 400 anti-voting bills this year, while in Congress, GOP leaders have introduced an omnibus elections bill that would nationalize voter suppression. In response, Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced key federal voting rights legislation to expand voter protections and counter the attacks on the freedom to vote.
September 18, 2023 -
In late August, Georgia’s attorney general issued indictments under the state’s RICO statute targeting protesters against a planned new police and fire training center. An attorney with the Southern Center for Human Rights breaks down the charges and their implications for movements for racial justice and police accountability.
August 31, 2023 -
The co-founders of Rainbow Refuge in Carbondale want others to know it's not that difficult to protect trans people in their prolonged moment of political vulnerability, and the rewards are many.
August 30, 2023 -
Common Cause North Carolina launched a statewide town hall tour last month to challenge the extreme legislation being passed in the North Carolina General Assembly, including a recently approved measure that makes it harder to cast a ballot in the state. Organizers say that the town halls are designed to educate and mobilize voters for the upcoming 2024 election season.
August 21, 2023 -
Jeff Springman's suit raises questions about worker safety in the field, even as oil and gas workers have spent decades pushing for stricter safety standards. As the renewable energy industry grows, advocates continue to call for better policies.
July 27, 2023 -
Florida’s Senate Bill 1718 is the culmination of over a decade of restrictive policies in the South targeting undocumented immigrants. Organizers and legal advocates draw from historical challenges and victories across the region to understand outcomes of the Sunshine State's newest law.