A New Mississippi Democratic Party
There were questions earlier as to whether the Democratic Party would qualify viable candidates for federal offices this year. That has been answered with a resounding YES!
This is the new Mississippi Democratic Party.
Here is the slate of candidates seeking our party's nomination in the June 5 Primary election:
For the United States Senate:
- David Baria of Bay St. Louis
- Jensen Bohren of Benton
- Jerone Garland of Kosciusko
- Victor G. Maurice, Jr. of Pass Christian
- Omeria Scott of Laurel
- Howard Sherman of Meridian
For House District 1:
- Randy Wadkins of Oxford
For House District 2:
- Bennie G. Thompson of Bolton
For House District 3:
- Kevin Michael Aycox of Newton
- Michael Ted Evans of Preston
For House District 4:
- Jeramey Anderson of Moss Point
Our Attorney General is Under Attack!
Mississippi Democratic Party Release
The Legislature pulls this card on the power of the AG every session, but this time, they're close to getting away with it. We need you to tell them, "Leave our AG alone!"
Coming Events this week:
- March 24 — March for Our Lives, Gulfport
- March 27 — Young Democrats Fundraiser, Jackson
For a quick look and details, click the date on the interactive calendar
From our Chair
Kudos to Cochran for Standing Up
Yesterday, we asked for Senator Cochran's position on the accusations against Roy Moore. This morning we read his response joining 13 other Republican senators calling for Moore to drop out of the race.
Thank You, Mr. Lewis
David Rushing, Web Editor
On October 4, Congressman John Lewis of Atlanta delivered a powerful speech decrying Congressional inaction to consider reasonable gun violence in the aftermath of the Las Vegas horror.
Mr. Lewis, a living legend and a powerful and wise voice steeped in personal struggle, knows better than most that of which he speaks. Though Mr. Lewis represents a Georgia district, he speaks for us all. Thank you again, Mr. Lewis.
Read a transcript of his speech here.
Emerge America Coming to Mississippi
At Saturday's meeting of the Mississippi Association of Democratic County Chairs,Vicki Slater, our National Committeewoman, detailed plans to found a Mississippi Chapter of Emerge America, a national program designed to encourage, support and train women to run for office as Democrats. This is an exciting program that promises to be effective and will be a boon to our party efforts in Mississippi. Please visit the national site at the link below and feel free to contact Vicki on the local effort.
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.