FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2024 Media Contact: Aquita Brown, mcjcomms@mscenterforjustice.org, (601) 352-2269   PHOENIX, Ariz., – Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), joined some of the nation’s leading nonprofit and business leaders at GreenBiz 24 to discuss an innovative corporate-community partnership...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   December 8, 2023   Contact:  Shannon Augustus, saugustus@lwv.org  Mandesha Thornton, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com  Phoebe Plagens, pplagens@naacpldf.org   JACKSON, Miss. —The League of Women Voters of the US, the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, the Mississippi Center for Justice, One Voice, Mississippi Votes, Mississippi State Conference of the NAACP, Black Voters Matter,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   November 8, 2023      Contact: Mandesha Thornton   Phone: 601-487-7504 Email: comms-mcj@rabengroup.com     Contact: Henry Goss   Phone: 601-955-8711 Email: henry@msvotes.org        Jackson, MS — During yesterday’s statewide elections, Hinds County—Mississippi’s most populous county—had ballot shortages throughout the day across a wide swath of precincts, impacting thousands of Mississippi voters. As a result, two...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   October 13, 2023   Contact: Mandesha Thornton   Phone: 769-230-2839 Email: mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org Celebrate “Champions of Justice” with the Mississippi Center for Justice Highlighting MCJ’s 20-Year Stand for Justice and Equality in Mississippi   [Jackson, MS] – The Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) will host “Champions of Justice” on Thursday, October 26, at...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 26, 2023 Press Contact: Nik Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com Five-Year Broadband Expansion And Accessibility Action Plan Fails To Establish Broadband Equity In Mississippi, Says Mississippi Center For Justice JACKSON, MS — The Broadband Expansion and Accessibility of Mississippi (BEAM) office’s Five-Year Action Plan inadequately addresses the needs of...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AUGUST 31, 2023   Fourteen Black Farmworkers Sue Mississippi Farm for Lost Wages and Job Opportunities Due to Abuse of the Immigration System  MISSISSIPPI DELTA— Fourteen Black farmworkers filed a lawsuit in federal court last week against a farm in the Mississippi Delta, alleging that...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 29, 2023 Press Contact: Nik Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com NEW REPORT CONFIRMS THE DEVASTATING NATURE OF COVID-19 ON UNDERSERVED SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND COMMUNITIES IN MISSISSIPPI JACKSON, MS — Today, the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) released an extensive report analyzing the impact of COVID-19 on 12 public...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2023 CONTACT:  Ashley Levett, ashley.levett@splcenter.org  ACLU Media, media@aclu.org  Candi Richardson, comms@aclu-ms.org  Jane Walton, jwalton@drms.ms Mandesha Thornton, mthornton@mscenterforjustice.org Shannon Augustus, saugustus@lwv.org    JACKSON, Miss. — A federal court has granted a request by Disability Rights Mississippi, the League of Women Voters of Mississippi, and three Mississippi voters to block S.B. 2358...