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Best Stories of 2014: Social Justice

Social Justice coverage at casts a wide net. We look at prisoner rights, LGBTQ advocacy, economic justice and more. These stories include just some of the topics we cover under Social Justice.

Q&A: Pennsylvania ACLU Executive Director Reggie Shuford on the future of LGBTQ Advocacy

The legalization of gay marriage in Pennsylvania was a big win for the LGBTQ community. But there is still much left to do before their is true equal rights. We talked to Reggie Shuford, head of the PA chapter of the ACLU, about what's next.

March to End Rape Culture Broadens Message with Name Change

How advocacy organizations market themselves matters, and The March to End Rape Culture made a strategic decision to change its name to reach a broader audience.

Coalition to Raise Minimum Wage, 15 Now, Expands Philly Chapter

The local chapter of 15 Now, a national coalition advocating for a $15 per hour minimum wage, has made some notable gains since it first came to Philadelphia in February. Here is an overview of their progress, as well as on-the-scene details from one of their biggest protests.

Protests in Harrisburg Call for Increased Commutation for Lifers

The Pennsylvania Board of Pardons voted on August 28 not to grant Avis Lee, who has been imprisoned since she was a teenager, a chance to reduce her sentence of life without parole through the commutation process. This story looks at the movement building to increase commutation -- one of the only ways lifers get a second chance.

HollabackPHILLY Launches New Anti-Street Harassment Campaign

HollaBACKPhilly (now Feminist Public Works) launched its new transit ad campaign earlier this year. The ad campaign included a total of 25 ads in the interior of subway cars, on the subway platforms, and in bus shelters across the city called for an end to street harassment.