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 with questions.

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News Coverage

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National news highlights

Transgender people are three times as likely to go hungry, census data shows, Washington Post

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Latest Map and Case Count (Highlight: NC prisons), New York Times

“We Never Made It to the Polls”: Police in North Carolina Pepper-Spray Voting March, Arresting Eight, Democracy Now

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

Planting a Life—and a Future—After Prison at Benevolence Farm, Civil Eats


Feature TV segments

Map shows removed confederate statues, WRAL 9am Show

‘Necessity, not a privilege’: College students rally to cancel student debt, Spectrum News 1


Local news highlights

A group of moms stopped a crypto mine from building next to an N.C. school, Southerly

Greenville LGBTQ+ center opens, Post and Courier

How a trans-led food pantry aims to eliminate food insecurity in WNC, North Carolina Health News

North Carolina HBCU students travel to D.C. to push for debt cancellation, Queen City Metro

Family of 5 facing eviction in Fayetteville, ‘we have nowhere to go,’ Fayetteville Observer

Activistas piden moratoria estatal contra desalojos, hacen manifestaciones en Carolina del Norte, La Noticia

Gov. Cooper says option is on the table to mandate vaccine for more state employees, CBS17

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

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