The SPLC is observing TDOR to honor the lives lost to hate crimes and is fighting for the rights of transgender Americans; people like Ashley Diamond, a 34-year-old African-American woman currently incarcerated in a men’s prison in Georgia.
After notifying more than half of New Orleans public schools that their enrollment and registration practices discriminate against children because of their immigration status or that of their parents, the SPLC reported today that the majority of the city’s schools now have enrollment forms that comply with federal law.
A quarter century ago, 6,000 people gathered in Montgomery, Alabama, to witness the dedication of the nation’s first memorial to the martyrs of the civil rights movement. Today, the Civil Rights Memorial remains a solemn tribute to sacrificed lives and a reminder that the march for racial and social justice continues.
The SPLC has joined the AARP and the National Health Law Program in filing an amicus brief in a case that could determine whether millions of Americans will have access to health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
Research shows that children prosecuted in the adult criminal justice system are more likely to reoffend than those held in the juvenile justice system. But thousands continue to be sent into adult courts every year in the Deep South. The SPLC is working to reform this practice.