The League of Women Voters of North Carolina honored the Southern Coalition for Social Justice with its Outstanding State League Partner Organization Award at the League’s statewide biennial convention in Durham on Saturday, June 6th. The award recognizes organizations for “their collaborative services that have enabled the LWVNC to be a stronger, more effective organization congruent with its mission and purpose.” SCSJ Executive Director Anita Earls accepted the award on behalf of the organization at the banquet where she further gave the keynote speech commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and examining recent attacks on voting rights.
Partnering with community organizations to defend and advance political, social and economic rights through the combination of legal advocacy, research, organizing and communications is central to SCSJ’s mission. It is honored to receive this recognition for its work protecting minority voting rights, advancing environmental justice and advocacy, challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system, and ending discrimination against immigrants and the mistreatment of undocumented persons.
The League of Women Voters of North Carolina is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy for a diverse range of issues such as environmental protection, fair elections, voter protection immigrant rights, public education reform, and health care. SCSJ is proud to be a LWVNC partner organization and it looks forward to further collaboration with the League in the future.