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Causes: Crime & Law, Legal Services

Mission: The southern coalition for social justice promotes justice by empowering minority and low-income communities to defend and advance their political, social and economic rights, using the combined skills of lawyers, social scientists, community organizers and media experts to help underrepresented people develop strategies to achieve their visions for themselves and their communities, incorporating an international human rights perspective and linking their efforts to broader processes of political, legal, social and economic change in the south.

Programs: Voting rights - work to ensure that minority voting rights are fully protected, focusing on election administration policies that restrict voter participation, including laws requiring voter identification, limits on voting registration, administrative barriers at the polls, and protection of the voting rights act; and on the redistricting process that has resulted in redrawing of election districts after the 2010 census.

immigrant rights -eliminate the abuses of the 287(g) and secure communities programs; provide pro bono legal representation to individuals thrust into the unjust system of deportation proceedings; document human rights abuses involving immigrants.

human rights - general human rights and civil engagement issues which includes conducting educational events for families and advocates to raise awareness about heirs' property retention and black land loss in the south, and working to develop community-based solutions to criminal activity and counter police harassment and intimidation.

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