Mandatory Election Training Dates Set
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s official website has announced the start of the required election training for county executive committees.
The dates are as follows:
February 5, 2019 – Lake Terrace Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Hattiesburg, MS
February 12, 2019 – CappsTechnology Center, 920 Highway 82 West, Indianola, MS
February 26, 2019 – Itawamba Community College, Belden Center, 3200 Adams Farm Rd., Belden, MS
March 12, 2019 – Brandon City Hall Convention Complex, 1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon, MS
The form and training materials links have been activated on the page. Everything you need for the training can be found there.
The Start of a New Movement
As pundits in Mississippi and throughout the nation dissect Mike Espy’s unsuccessful campaign for U.S. Senate, Mike himself and a large swath of Mississippians revel in it not as a loss but as the start of a movement.
In his Nov. 27 concession speech before a crowd of supporters at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, Espy voiced this sentiment and called for his many supporters, especially young people, to keep the movement going to make Mississippi a better place for everyone.
We will not interpret Mike’s speech for you. The transcript can be found by clicking the link below. Mississippians of good faith and good will, we who know Mike Espy and what he represents, need no such interpretation.
Thank you Mike!
From our Chair
Chairman Moak Shares Latest DNC Agenda Statement
Dealing with Our Sordid Past
This week The Clarion Ledger carried two opinion pieces which eloquently speak to perhaps the main challenge we face in Mississippi. While neither are partisan in nature, they are especially germane to us Democrats as we continue to struggle personally to get beyond our past, to struggle with our demons of division and to face mean, racist and often profane derision. If you have not read either, please follow the links below.
The 2019 Elections Page has been completed except for a couple of minor tweaks. Work is now under way on candidate pages which will be activated when authorized by the chairman.
As always, please inform me via email@example.com about any typos, corrections and broken links and I will fix them as soon as possible.
UPDATE: 2019 Election Page and related links.
COMING SOON: Democratic Candidate Listings
IN THE WORKS: A 2019 Voter Registration Basic Guide
David Rushing, Mississippi Democratic Executive Committee member/volunteer website manager
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Come on in
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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.