Anita Earls, has worked for 30 years protecting civil rights, fighting for families, and advocating for fair political processes in the state of North Carolina. She is running for North Carolina’s Supreme Court. She is the founder of the Southern Coalition for Social Justice, a civil rights nonprofit that partners with communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in the South to defend and advance their political, social, and economic rights.
Anita worked during the Clinton administration as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice, with responsibility for the voting, education, disability rights, and federal coordination and compliance sections. From 2000 to 2003, she directed the Voting Rights Project at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Previously as a private practice attorney, she worked on litigating voting rights, police misconduct, school desegregation, and employment discrimination cases. To learn more about Anita’s campaign visit here.
“In these times state constitutions and state courts are a vital avenue of protection for everyone’s rights. Equal justice under law requires having judges who will rule the same for all people, without regard to race, gender or how much money they have in their pockets.”