Southern Movement Presswire
Southern Vision Alliance hosts a regular, semiweekly Southern Movement Presswire that we send to more than 1500 journalists across the South to amplify the work of grassroots organizers. Each presswire includes 8-12 updates from Southern movement organizations in short, mini-press-release style. Our priority is to highlight stories that haven’t already been covered with a focus on local “leads” for stories. What’s included? Any kind of grassroots update—an emerging campaign, an upcoming action or event, or an issue going on in your community that needs more coverage from the media. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Have an update that you’d like the press to cover? Submit it here.
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If you’re a member of the press who would like to talk, please reach out to email@example.com.
National news highlights
Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count (Highlight: NC prisons), New York Times
Can’t See the Forest for the Trees, The American Prospect; A proposed wood pellet plant in North Carolina would increase air pollutants in a majority-minority community already hammered by climate change
Feature TV segments
Map shows removed confederate statues, WRAL 9am Show
Local news highlights
Greenville LGBTQ+ center opens, Post and Courier
How a trans-led food pantry aims to eliminate food insecurity in WNC, North Carolina Health News
Family of 5 facing eviction in Fayetteville, ‘we have nowhere to go,’ Fayetteville Observer
An Intersex, Transgender Woman Incarcerated at a Men’s Prison Wants to Transfer to a Women’s Facility for Her Safety, IndyWeekWhy Ashlee Inscoe, an incarcerated intersex, trans woman is fighting for her safety, Reckon South