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October 20, 2023

2023 Forward Justice Gala

Join us as we journey through the history of our organization and the bold visioning for our future within the movement as we usher in the Third Reconstruction.

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June 9, 2023

Forward Justice 2022 Annual Report

We made strides toward the creation of a Third Reconstruction in this country by establishing and protecting, and preserving the right to vote, addressing poverty and low wages, and continuing to dismantle mass incarceration.

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July 6, 2022

Unlock Our Vote Freedom Summer

We’ve won the biggest expansion of voting rights since the Civil Rights Act, and restored voting rights to over 55,000 North Carolinians.

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July 6, 2022

PPC June 18th Moral March on Washington

We spent Juneteenth weekend in Washington, DC with our partners at the Poor people Campaign for the Mass Poor People’s and Low Wage-Workers’ Assembly and Moral March on Washington and to the Polls.

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July 6, 2022

Forward Justice 2021 Annual Report

Protecting and expanding voting rights, ensuring pandemic protections for incarcerated people, and fighting for pardons after wrongful convictions were just some of our victories last year.

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March 4, 2021

Covid Decarceration Resources

We’ve reached a landmark settlement with the state of North Carolina that will result in the unprecedented early release of at least 3,500 people in custody inside state prisons. We invite you to use and share this page as a resource as we continue navigating the coming weeks and months together in our effort to quickly and safely reduce the population in state prisons to save lives.

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February 25, 2021

Uplifting Emerging Black Leaders of Today

As our nation stands in this pivotal moment, we want to introduce you to some of the emerging leaders of today who are leading in the movement and community to help ensure that we’re able to build strong Black Futures for generations to come.

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February 23, 2021

Building Black Futures

As we celebrate Black History Month and the wins and lessons from social movements of the past, we must also think about the Black Futures that are being built right now.

This week we’re uplifting our partners at Leading into New Communities (LINC) and Wash Away Unemployment.

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January 29, 2021

Voices From the Inside: The Impact of COVID-19 on Incarcerated People

The COVID-19 pandemic presents a clear and urgent crisis for those currently incarcerated or at risk of becoming incarcerated, as prisons and jails present the highest risk of illness from the virus.


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November 23, 2020

NC Copwatch Launch

Forward Justice launched, an interactive website that allows community members to access department & officer stop, search, and use of force data for every traffic stop reported in NC.


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