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.
June 28, 2023 -
Over the past few years, the number of attempted book bans has skyrocketed, going hand-in-hand with proposed laws to limit what can be taught in classrooms. The book titles most often targeted are those written by people of color and LGBTQ+ authors, and those featuring discussions of race, gender, and sexual orientation. In this Voices piece, we share a recent speech given by civil rights veteran Judy Richardson on the necessity of truth telling and teaching in the face of book censorship.
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.
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.