Civil Rights Advocates File Federal Lawsuit Over Mississippi’s Racially Gerrymandered Maps FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 20, 2022 JACKSON, Miss. — Civil rights advocates today challenged Mississippi’s 2022 state legislative district maps for unlawfully diluting the voting strength of Black Mississippians. The American Civil Liberties Union, ACLU of Mississippi, Lawyers’ Committee for...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 14, 2022 Contact: Donna Ladd (601) 966-0834, donna@mississippifreepress.org   Rob McDuff (601) 259-8484, rmcduff@mscenterforjustice.org Mississippi Center for Justice and Mississippi Free Press Will Appeal Ethics Commission Decision and Call on Legislature to Amend Open Meetings Act to Clearly Include Itself Within the Act’s Requirements Ethics...

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 29, 2022 Contact: Nikita Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 850-345-7092 Mississippi Center for Justice Applauds Department of Justice for Lawsuit Against Jackson Over Mishandling Water Crisis Jackson, MS— Today, the Department of Justice has filed suit against the City of Jackson, alleging violations of the Safe Drinking Water...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 28, 2022 Contact: Courtney Farrell, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, (989) 572-8162 Mississippi Center for Justice is Filing Petition With U.S. Supreme Court to Review Challenge to Racist Felon Disfranchisement Provision in Mississippi’s 1890 Constitution Jackson, MS— Today the Mississippi Center for Justice is filing a petition with the...

For Immediate Release October 13, 2022  Contact: Nik Sibley, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 850-345-7092 Hearing Update: The Illegal Funneling of $10 Million in Public Funds to Private Schools Today, the Hinds County Chancery Court ruled that the Mississippi Legislature illegally attempted to funnel $10 million in public funds into private schools. The...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2022 Press Contacts: Mississippi Center for Justice Courtney Farrell, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 989-572-8162 MacArthur Justice Center Cliff Johnson, cliff.johnson@macarthurjustice.org, 601-940-1357 Mississippi Alliance for Public Safety (MAPS) Lea Campbell, contactmsrising@gmail.com, 228-219-1548 MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE & MACARTHUR JUSTICE CENTER SECURE COURT OVERSIGHT TO OVERHAUL JACKSON POLICE ROADBLOCK POLICY JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI – Today, the...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 24, 2022 Contact: comms-mcj@rabengroup.com Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Mississippi’s 1890 Felon Disfranchisement Law Mississippi Center for Justice plans to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court   Jackson, MS— Today the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a provision in Mississippi’s racist 1890 Constitution that permanently...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 16, 2022 Contact: Courtney Holsworth, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, (989) 572-8162  Mississippi Center for Justice Applauds Heirs Property Funding and Health Care Provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act Jackson, MS - President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law today. The historic bill would slash healthcare...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 12, 2022 Contact: Nikita Sibley, nsibley@rabengroup.com, 850-345-7092 The Inflation Reduction Act Is A Great Forward Step, But More Must Be Done To Help Mississippians, says Mississippi Center for Justice Jackson, MS - Vangela M. Wade, president and CEO of the Mississippi Center for Justice, issued...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 3, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Clendenin, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 347-869-7382 Gov. Reeves’ Decision to End Emergency Rental Assistance Program Is Outrageous and Heartless Jackson, Miss. – Today, Gov. Tate Reeves announced that the state would stop processing applications for the Emergency Rental Assistance Program, which helps pay rent...