The Southern Poverty Law Center’s Voting Rights Practice Group is the organization’s most recent expansion as it increases the breadth and impact of its voting rights program. Given the onslaught of voter suppression tactics, especially those directed towards racial minorities and low-income people, the practice group’s work will focus primarily on litigation, legislative initiatives, and affirmative electoral reforms in the Deep South. The group builds upon the SPLC’s history of advocating for the most vulnerable members of our society and continues the work it already is doing in this arena.
The program currently includes a lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s felon disenfranchisement law; playing a leading or supportive role in the passage of laws to restore voting rights in Florida and Louisiana; registering formerly incarcerated people in Alabama; and GOTV activities throughout the South, especially on college campuses. The practice group will expand upon that work by delving even deeper into statewide and local redistricting, protecting the right of eligible voters to cast a ballot, and strongly advocating for reauthorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.
To assist in this exciting endeavor, we seek an outreach paralegal with at least two years of experience to perform extensive outreach to current and prospective clients and community organizations; conduct field investigations and advocacy; provide case management and support; conduct research; organize documents and information; and assist with community mobilization when appropriate. Substantial overnight travel is required.
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This job is performed under general office conditions and is not subject to any strenuous physical demands or dangerous conditions.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of a person in this position.
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Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and as an organization committed to diversity and the perspective of all voices, we consider applicants equally of race, gender, gender identity, color, sexual orientation, religion, marital status, disability, political affiliation, national origin, or prior record of arrest or conviction.