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Environmental Justice

SCSJ Condemns Merger of Enbridge, Dominion 

RALEIGH, N.C. (July 12, 2024) - Southern Coalition for Social Justice stood alongside environmental and community advocates to condemn the potential merger of Dominion Energy…
Voting Rights

SCSJ Endorses Federal Voting Rights Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 29, 2024) — Senate Democrats and civil rights leaders announced the reintroduction today of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act…
Justice System Reform

TOMORROW: Rally With Us to End Death Penalty

From our partners at North Carolina Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (NCCADP): Please join people from across our state for a march and…

Honoring Maurice Holland, Sr.

Southern Coalition For Social Justice extends its deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Maurice Holland Sr. His foundational support for this organization…
Justice System Reform

Education Justice Alliance, Students from Enloe High School, and SCSJ Demand that the Wake County School Board End the School Resource Officer Program and Terminate Contracts with Local Law Enforcement Agencies

Durham, N.C.— Jasmin Loraine Benas, Srivani Edupuganti, Teya Franks, and Reagan Razon of Enloe High School, in partnership with Education Justice Alliance (EJA) and Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), sent a demand letter to the Wake County Board of Education urging the immediate end of all school policing contracts with local law enforcement agencies and greater investments in alternatives to school policing. This termination demand is in response to both Raleigh Police Department’s violent use of force against peaceful protesters following the death of George Floyd and Wake County Public School System’s school policing practices that disproportionately harm Black and Brown students.
Justice System Reform

CARES Act Vulnerable Students Letter

The Southern Coalition for Social Justice (SCSJ), in partnership with three organizations focused on racial and educational justice, is urging North Carolina to use $95.6 million in education funds earmarked for the state in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to benefit the most vulnerable students. These vulnerable student populations include students of color, economically disadvantaged students, children with disabilities, homeless students, immigrant students and youth in foster care and the juvenile justice system. Among the suggested uses for the funding are purchasing laptops or tablets for students who do not have them, creating quiet learning environments for students who are homeless or in foster care and providing training for students and teachers on how to better utilize technology for remote learning.