JACKSON, Miss. — The SPLC Action Fund today endorsed Marty Haug for Oktibbeha Justice Court Judge. As a former public defender, Haug would bring a much-needed perspective to the bench while prioritizing the rule of law.
“The criminal legal system in Mississippi is riddled with racial inequities from arrests, to overincarceration to a broken system that too often prevents successful reentry,” said Madison Hollon, program manager of political campaigns for the SPLC Action Fund. “Given the enormity of these challenges, it is essential we have judges who put fairness before all else. This is why we are proud to endorse Marty Haug who has demonstrated his commitment to these principles.”
The SPLC Action Fund is focused on lifting up communities of color, particularly in the Deep South, who face systemic oppression, poverty and structural racism. To overcome these injustices, the organization is committed to reimagining the political, economic and social systems that sustain them to create a world where all people can thrive.
In pursuit of this bold agenda, the SPLC Action Fund supports candidates who share its commitment to addressing the deep inequities that plague our nation.
About the SPLC Action Fund
SPLC Action Fund is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. SPLC Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate organization to the Southern Poverty Law Center. For more information, visit www.splcactionfund.org.