THE DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT IN Mississippi
MAKE AN IMPACT FOR DEMOCRACY
Democracy starts with each of us—and together, we can make a major impact when we speak up for what’s right. We know the ultimate power in a democracy is the people. We are powerful, fearless, ordinary Americans working together to build a democracy that works for us all.
Take action! Join in the democracy work of the organizations below:
- ACLU of Mississippi
- Common Cause Mississippi
- League of Women Voters of Mississippi
- Mississippi Rising Coalition
- NAACP Mississippi
LEARN MORE ABOUT NEW VOTING AND ELECTION BILLS IN MISSISSIPPI
An online database created by the Brennan Center has all the most recent information on restrictive and expansive voting bills that are being proposed or have passed in your state. Make sure to stay up-to-date!
VISIT A ‘ONE-STOP-SHOP’ FOR ELECTION INFO: VOTE411.ORG FOR MISSISSIPPI
VOTE411 is a “one-stop-shop” for election information created by League of Women Voters. Get your Personalized Voting Information to find your polling place, see what’s on your ballot, check your voter registration, learn ID requirements, and much more!
VOLUNTEER AT THE POLLS IN MISSISSIPPI
An online portal developed by the Fair Elections Center to share state by state information on poll worker requirements and applications for each state.
LEARN WHERE THE POLITICAL MONEY COMES FROM IN MISSISSIPPI
A searchable database by Open Secrets with profiles showing you who’s making the big political contributions in your state, as well as where the money’s coming from.
LEARN HOW DEMOCRACY REFORMS BECOME LAW IN MISSISSIPPI
Twenty-six states, including Mississippi & DC, allow citizen-led ballot initiatives and have a process for citizens to get measures on the ballot to be voted on to become law. This means that a group of citizens may place a measure on the ballot through gathering signatures, and, in some states, getting legislative approval once the set number of signatures is reached. LEARN MORE!
Mississippi DEMOCRACY REFORM AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL IS POSSIBLE TOO!
Learn more about the Freedom to Vote Act.
Pass Early Voting in Mississippi
Pass early voting in Mississippi! We must give Mississippians of all backgrounds and political parties a better opportunity to participate in our electoral process. Let legislative leaders know that this common-sense measure is important to all Mississippians — please add your name today!
TELL YOUR LAWMAKERS TO SUPPORT ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION
Mississippi and New Hampshire are the only two states that do not provide voters the opportunity to register to vote online or vote early in person before Election Day. Send a message to your legislators urging them to support three bills that would provide online voter registration and early voting.
Why Mississippi is ground zero in the fight for voting rights
In the wake of the 2020 election, over a dozen states passed laws that make it harder for residents to vote. Mississippi wasn’t among them. It’s not a battleground state. And Mississippi already has some of the most restrictive voting laws in the country.
House Republicans pass redistricting plan that creates sprawling majority-Black congressional district
The 2nd Congressional District will meander the almost length of the state along the Mississippi River under the congressional redistricting plan approved 76-42 Thursday by Republicans in the House of Representatives.