For Immediate Release December 3, 2021 Contact – Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2841    Judge Rules Mississippi’s Landlord-Tenant Laws Unconstitutional    “Now is the time for legislators to act,” says MCJ President and CEO Vangela M. Wade.    Jackson, MS – Mississippi Center for Justice is pleased with Hon. Judge Michael P Mills’ order declaring Mississippi’s eviction laws unconstitutional. MCJ has long argued...

Mississippi Center for Justice and Center for Reproductive Rights urged Justices to uphold Roe v. Wade    Thousands rallied outside the Court today, including abortion providers from across the country, legislators and advocates       12.1.21  – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization—a case that will decide the fate of abortion rights in...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 19, 2021 CONTACT – Patrick Taylor, ptaylor@mscenterforjustice.org, 769-230-2841    Build Back Better is Important but Temporary Fix for Working Mississippians Without Health Insurance, says Vangela M. Wade of the Mississippi Center for Justice    Jackson, MS – Today, Congress is one step closer to passing the Build Back Better Act, which includes measures...

MCJ’s director of health law and public benefits, Linda Dixon, was honored by The Counter Narrative Project for her incredible commitment and dedication to the HIV justice movement. “Linda is a brilliant attorney and courageous advocate. She builds bridges and tears down barriers. She leads with...

MCJ has received a $1.5M grant from the Hilton Equity Fund to be put towards operational support.   “MCJ fights for the most vulnerable Mississippians. Our work is testament to our conviction. Fighting difficult battles and overcoming insurmountable odds is what we do in Mississippi," said Vangela...

Mississippi Center for Justice is among the 204 signatories on a letter to President Biden, Vice-President Harris, U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas and Secretary Blinken reinforcing their initial request for temporary protected status (TPS) or deferred enforced departures (DED) for Cameroon.   As explained in...

On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Biden Administration announced an important shift in immigration enforcement policy—that instead of focusing on large workplace enforcement raids against immigrant workers, it would instead shift its focus to investigating and punishing exploitative employers. We applaud the Biden Administration’s decision...

The Mississippi Center for Justice and the Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, with support from World Wildlife Fund and Kimberly-Clark, will provide legal services, assistance and resources to help historically underserved Mississippians keep generational land and conserve working forests.   JACKSON, MISS., OCT. 14, 2021 - The Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation™ and the Mississippi Center...