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SCSJ saddened following passing of League of Women Voters US President 

DURHAM, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2024)— Southern Coalition for Social Justice is mourning the loss of the League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS) President Dr. Deborah Turner.   Read LWVUS’s statement on Dr. Turner’s death here. She was the organization’s 20th president and also served as chair of the Board of Trustees of the…

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Voting Rights

Black North Carolinians, voting rights groups file lawsuit against racially discriminatory NC electoral maps

RALEIGH (Dec. 19, 2023) – North Carolina voters and nonpartisan voting rights groups filed a lawsuit in federal court today against the state legislature’s illegal gerrymandering of voting districts that attack the rights of Black North Carolinians. The lawsuit was filed jointly by individual Black voters, NAACP North Carolina State Conference, and Common Cause. Attorneys…

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Many of the voting rights success stories across the South have been the result of small but mighty organizations working tirelessly and fearlessly to make sure all voices are heard, despite efforts from politicians in many places to suppress the vote, particularly among communities of color.

Mitchell Brown, SOLVE Network Coordinator and Senior Counsel for Voting Rights at SCSJ

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Move the Monument Coalition Edenton-Chowan

Case Summary: SCSJ and Emancipate NC are representing Move the Monument Coalition Edenton-Chowan in their fight to remove a Confederate soldier statute from the town’s historic waterfront. The Coalition took root on June 19, 2021 – Juneteenth, which commemorates the final enforcement of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1865, nearly two and a half years after…

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