This Week’s To-do List: Vote Tuesday, Call Legislators

Tomorrow is primary election day in Mississippi, and your vote is important for two reasons:• a strong and viable democracy relies on voters making their voices heard• a recent change in Mississippi’s election law makes it more important than ever for you to be in the habit of voting in every election Last year, the Mississippi […]

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Lots of New Faces

Many thanks to all who exercised your right to vote yesterday – and to all those who put themselves forward for service to our state as candidates for public office!We will be welcoming many new faces into the 2024 Legislature. Nearly three dozen House and Senate seats have changed in this election. If you have new

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VOTE Today!

Whatever you have on your agenda for today, please make time to VOTE! Polls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. If you are in line by 7:00 p.m., you must be allowed to vote, so don’t leave until you do! Before you head to the polls: Find your polling place Check candidates’ answers

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Your County is Critical

The fate of Mississippi children over the next four years rests in our hands, and your county could decide tomorrow’s election. It is absolutely essential that we pull out all the stops and ensure a victory for our children and our public schools. We must get every single public education voter to the polls, and we

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High Stakes for Teacher Pay and School Funding

Your vote on Tuesday could have a dramatic impact on our children’s futures! When it comes to teacher pay, school funding, special education services, access to quality pre-k, keeping public funds in public schools, and more, the stakes are incredibly high, and recent history is likely to provide a more accurate picture of some candidates’

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Only 8 Schools Districts Have Sufficient Funding

Researchers at two universities teamed up with the Albert Shanker Institute to determine what it would cost individual school districts across the country to bring their students to the national average in student achievement. They considered things like cost of living, poverty rates, labor costs, and enrollment to figure the total estimate, then compared that

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Several Bits of Important News

Mississippi’s Broadband Expansion and Accessibility office (BEAM) is working hard to ensure that all Mississippians have access to high-quality internet service, something that is critical to the success of our school children and teachers, as school resources increasingly are found online. Please help BEAM identify the areas of the state that need improved internet access

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