FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 13, 2022 Contact: Donna Ladd (601) 966-0834, donna@mississippifreepress.org   Rob McDuff (601) 259-8484, rmcduff@mscenterforjustice.org    Mississippi House Republican Caucus Illegally Shuts Public & Press Out of Key Policy Meetings, says Mississippi Center for Justice Behind closed doors, Republican House representatives formulate policy without public scrutiny   Late yesterday,...

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 3, 2022 Contact: Carolyn Clendenin, comms-mcj@rabengroup.com, 347-869-7382 Passage of Anti-Critical Race Theory Legislation Is An Attack On The Truthful Teaching of History, Says Mississippi Center For Justice Jackson, MS—  Today, Mississippi House legislators passed a bill that they claim will root out critical race theory...

MEDIA CONTACTS: MCJ - comms-mcj@rabengroup.com MAPS - Melissa Garriga - melissa@msrising.com / 228-990-4168   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 24, 2022   MISSISSIPPI CENTER FOR JUSTICE AND FIVE MISSISSIPPIANS FILE LAWSUIT AGAINST THE JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT’S UNCONSTITUTIONAL ROADBLOCK POLICY   In a direct challenge to the Jackson Police Department’s roadblock policy known as “Ticket, Arrest,...

Jackson, Miss. ‒ The Mississippi Advocacy Network for Change (MAN-C), a coalition of statewide Mississippi organizations dedicated to social justice and improving the lives of all Mississippians, has highlighted four bills that use provisions in the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act to address pressing concerns facing communities in the state.

A PDF of the letter can be found here. The full text is below.   Dear Secretary Walsh:    We are writing to you regarding our concerns about the U.S. Department of Labor’s administration and oversight of the temporary agricultural guestworker program, also known as the H-2A program.    American agricultural...

‘Unchecked Culture of Abuse’: Immigrant Rights Coalition Demands Federal Intervention Amid ICE Field Office’s Anti-Blackness and Life-Endangering Violations   As civil rights division opens unprecedented investigation into the New Orleans ICE Field Office, survivors and immigrants’ rights organizations call for closures and releases   NEW ORLEANS –– A coalition...

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...