Charlottesville racists also shamed Mississippi
Like many who have reviewed the pictures from Charlottesville, Virginia, in horror and tragic disbelief, we could not help but notice the many, many images of the Mississippi flag being carried by attendees of a rally for white supremacy. The Mississippi Democratic Party called for the immediate action from lawmakers on both sides to keep this conversation of flag change moving forward. We are proud to do so again without reservation. While the Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus answered the call, we now wait for leadership from the other side. However, the most recent inflammatory statements from President Trump go well beyond the local issue of changing our flag and tears at wounds that need healing.
Operation 20 for 17 under way
Friday, Sept. 8 is the new deadline for a major fundraising effort among state Democrats which includes a cost-sharing feature for county committees.
Coming Events this week:
- Marion County Beans and Greens, Sept. 21
- 4th CD Meeting, Hattiesburg, Sept. 21
- Know Your Rights Workshop, Moss Point, Sept 31
For a quick look, click the date on the interactive calendar
From our Chair
One Year Ago ...
On August 1, 2016, our current Mississippi Democratic Party Executive Committee took office. There are many projects we want to complete, but we have made some significant headway toward our initial goal of getting this party back to where we should be: productive, significant, respected, and in the business of winning elections.
New web design offers enhancements
David Rushing, Web Editor
Aug. 1 marks the launch of the newly designed Mississippi Democratic Party Website with an eye towards reaching out to a broader audience, providing more timely notices of Democratic events, news and messages, better access to information at every level and more of it, and, most importantly, improved intra-party communications.
Come on in
This is where it all begins and all else follows. They are the engine of the party. Our ranks are open to everyone. Learn about your local Democratic party, how you can help and how you can join.
As goes our youth, so goes our future. The Mississippi Democratic party is committed to identifying, encouraging and supporting youth involvement at all levels. Join them in their most important work.
Mississippi Democrats have a long, strong tradition of dedicated local leadership. Committed, diverse and with roots deep in their communities, county committees form the backbone of our party.
We all know that women do all the work that really counts and that's especially true in the Democratic Party. The Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women is essential to or commitment to maintaining and advancing women's rights as well as those of every one.
We elect these women and men starting at the grass roots level to be our out-front torch bearers. Composed of working people, retirees and professionals, our leadership is direct evidence of the dynamic diversity of our party.
These life-long, committed, Democrats stick with us even if the levees break. They fill the sand bags and tote them to the crevasse not only by generous donations but by reliable and invaluable volunteerism. They and other affiliate groups help us keep the furrows straight.