Our Issues

The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society.  Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the Center works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.

We monitor hate groups and other extremists throughout the United States and expose their activities to the public, the media and law enforcement.

We’re working to ensure that vulnerable children in the Deep South have equal opportunities to reach their full potential.

We’re working to reform the criminal justice and immigration enforcement systems so they operate fairly and equitably; to ensure the dignity and humanity of those interacting with these systems; and to reduce the population of jailed, detained, and incarcerated juveniles and adults in the United...

We’re working to eliminate disenfranchisement and discriminatory voting practices in the Deep South.