July 20, 2023 -
An Arkansas law that goes into effect Aug. 1 weakens oversight on minors in the workplace. Advocates fear that immigrant children employed in agricultural industries are most vulnerable.
July 19, 2023 -
As the 2024 elections approach, Southern lawmakers are implementing discriminatory measures that undercut the ability of disabled voters across the region to have fair and equitable access to the ballot.
June 30, 2023 -
This year, a flood of anti-trans legislation has washed over states across the country, especially in the South. North Carolina has seen key legislation move rapidly this Pride month, including bills to ban gender-affirming health care for minors. In a state where corporations once wielded their influence to condemn anti-trans legislation and withheld their purse strings from North Carolina, how do businesses’ interests and policy agendas conflict when it comes to the latest attack on transgender youth?
June 29, 2023 -
On the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Shelby County v. Holder ruling, which weakened the Voting Rights Act, North Carolina's conservative majority is pushing a raft of new measures that voting experts say will add new barriers to voting and increase political meddling in elections.
May 25, 2023 -
The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear an appeal of a ruling that ordered South Carolina to redraw its congressional map after a lower court found it discriminated against Black voters. The ruling could leave communities of color with fewer protections against racial discrimination in elections.
May 23, 2023 -
We spoke with workers involved in a successful organizing drive at a Starbucks store in Louisiana's biggest city to find out what they previously thought about unions, and how the effort has changed their thinking.
May 12, 2023 -
Some states have taken steps to restore voting rights for people with felony convictions, but Republican officials in places including Florida and North Carolina later reversed the reforms. Proponents of permanent disenfranchisement say it promotes respect for the law, but a growing body of evidence suggests that such policies make their targets more likely to break it again.