Press Releases

Jackson nonprofits win grant to plan local change

Apr 08, 2013

(JACKSON, MS) – Five local nonprofits were collectively awarded $100,000 from the Open Society Foundations to jointly design a plan to increase low-income and minority communities’ influence and access to economic,...

Mississippi making progress in reducing uninsured rates for children

Oct 23, 2012

-Still more than 60,000 children who lack health insurance statewide

-Research shows that covering parents helps children get coverage

(Jackson, Miss.) – The United States made meaningful progress in...

Social justice organization to honor Evers, Winter as Champions of Justice

Aug 22, 2012

(JACKSON, MISS.) – Mississippi Center for Justice will honor two Mississippi natives for their legendary roles in advancing racial and economic justice. Myrlie Evers and William Winter will be honored during the...

Mississippi Center for Justice and private counsel sue Virginia College over fraudulent practices

Jul 18, 2012

For-Profit College Deceived Students and Impeded Job Opportunities to Gain Revenue

Jackson, Miss. - July, 18, 2012 - Today, Mississippi Center for Justice, in collaboration with Warren L. Martin, Jr., P.A. and...

Issue brief stresses importance of consumer protections in ACA

Jun 25, 2012

Media Advisory

Contact: Sharon G. MorrisOffice: 601-352-2269 ...

Free foreclosure prevention assistance available to Mississippians

Feb 17, 2012


Contact: Sharon Garrisonsgarrison@mscenterforjustice.orgOffice: 601-352-2269

(Jackson, Miss.) –Jackson Housing Authority, Regions...

Legal advocates fight poverty caused by BP oil spill disaster

Feb 02, 2012

For Immediate Release

Media Advisory

LEGAL ADVOCATES FIGHT POVERTY CAUSED BY BP OIL SPILL DISASTERExperts discuss hard-hit coastal communities and the ways to seek economic justice

What: The long...

Steps Coalition to HUD: Halt Port Expansion

Jan 17, 2012

Steps Coalition to HUD: Halt Port ExpansionCoalition says state is failing to meet minimum requirements for jobs creation, environmental protections

(Gulfport, Miss.) January 17, 2012 - The Steps Coalition and...

Port restoration an economic disappointment

Dec 09, 2011

Port Restoration an Economic Disappointment and Likely Environmental Burden for Mississippi

Restoration Will Produce a Net Gain of Only 330 Direct Jobs over Pre-Storm Workforce and Have Significant Negative...

Mississippi Shortchanged on Child Poverty Funding New Analysis Shows

Dec 08, 2011

Washington – First Focus and the Mississippi Center for Justice...