Southern Poverty Law Center lays off dozens of employees during restructuring period

The SPLC argued that the reductions were difficult, but necessary. 

Published: June 14, 2024 8:50am

The Southern Poverty Law Center is laying off over 60 employees, a union representing the group's employees announced recently. 

While the group did not confirm the exact number of those being let go, it stated that the organization is "undergoing an organizational restructuring."

The SPLC Union issued a statement Thursday in which it criticized the decision to reduce staff. 

“Today, the Southern Poverty Law Center — an organization with nearly a billion dollars in reserves, given an F rating by CharityWatch for ‘hoarding’ donations — gutted its staff by a quarter,” the statement reads, according to The Associated Press.

“SPLC’s decision has a catastrophic impact on the organization’s work in support of immigrants seeking justice and its mission to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements and advance human rights through support of educators,” the statement continued.

The SPLC argued that the reductions were difficult, but necessary. 

The Facts Inside Our Reporter's Notebook

Unlock unlimited access

  • No Ads Within Stories
  • No Autoplay Videos
  • VIP access to exclusive Just the News newsmaker events hosted by John Solomon and his team.
  • Support the investigative reporting and honest news presentation you've come to enjoy from Just the News.
  • Just the News Spotlight

    Support Just the News