SPLC awards grant money for upcoming elections

Twelve organizations receive grants for voter registration, education, and mobilization in the Deep South. Application information for second round of grant distributions also detailed.  MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announces ....

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SPLC Action Fund Responds to House Vote to Remove Confederate Symbols from the U.S. Capitol

The SPLC Action Fund Chief of Staff Lecia Brooks released the following statement in response to the U.S. House of Representatives approval of H.R.7573, 305-113, legislation which directs the Architect of the Capitol to remove and ....

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SPLC Action Fund Responds to U.S. House of Representatives Approval of the National Defense Authorization Act

SPLC Action Fund Chief of Staff Lecia Brooks released the following statement in response to the bipartisan U.S. House of Representatives approval of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), 295-125, which includes provisions to prohibit ....

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SPLC Responds to DHS Collecting Personal Information on People “Threatening” to Confederate Monuments

SPLC Action Fund Chief of Staff Lecia Brooks released the following statement in response to guidance aligned with President Trump’s executive order, which allows collection of personal information and monitoring of social media posts to protect Confederate ....

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Project Say Something Demands Removal of Florence Confederate Statue

Racial justice nonprofit Project Say Something (PSS) has been leading a movement to protest the Confederate statue at the county courthouse for over three years. When Birmingham’s mayor took down the statue in Linn Park, ....

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SPLC Responds to SCOTUS Stay in Voting Lawsuit

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an emergency stay of a lower court injunction in People First of Alabama v. Merrill. Four justices noted in writing they would deny the application for stay. Alabama Secretary ....

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SPLC Responds to Trump’s Threat to Veto the Defense Authorization Bill

The SPLC Action Fund’s Lecia Brooks released the following statement in response to President Trump’s tweet threatening to veto the Department of Defense Authorization bill if it includes the amendment submitted by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), which ....

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