March Meeting/Workshop-Tuesday, 3/12/19

It’s time to hit the ground running to get Democrats elected in November.  We have lots of work over the next several months.  Please join us at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Butt, 438 Millbrook Parkway in Picayune.  The Democratic Party meeting begins at 7 p.m. and the Federation of Democratic Women begins at 8 p.m.

We will be planning voter registration, voter information events, hiring poll workers, and preparing for the Picayune Street Fair in April.

If you have any questions or want to get involved, contact the Democratic Chair, Agnes Dalton at 691-746-6020; or Federation President, Ruthie Long at 985-788-1158.

The Legal Way to Steal an Election?

Mississippi say unprecidented national media coverage of the CHS/Espy race for many reasons both positive and negative.  For the first time in recent history, Mississippi was the spotlight of the county and arguably the world as the only remaining Senate seat of the 2018 Election cycle.

Well, hold onto your hats folks; we may be poised to be in that spotlight once again for all the wrong reasons this time.  The Mississippi Today explains in clear detail how Jim Hood could win the popular vote but lose the election.  Click on the link to read how this travesty could happen.

https://mississippitoday.org/2019/02/03/based-on-state-constitution-hood-could-win-governors-race-and-not-be-seated/?fbclid=IwAR25HcNtd8WqRVSTWKtBEDCs0X715Cc52Fzdir-IxxRcSsF56dHtl4n4LNo

Solution:  We must start spreading the word to our voters that we need even bigger numbers to turn out in November to assure we elect a Democratic Governor and down the chain of offices.

Let’s get our folks registered, educated, enlightened and out to vote!

Our Next Governor?

Is this who we want as the next Governor of the State of Mississippi?  How much longer must we endure the blatant display and respect for that symbol of oppression, suppression and hate?  Apparently Lt. Gov. and Republican candidate for Governor Tate Reeves does. If you think that flag and those philosophies should be retired to the nearest museum, then help up elect an alternative.

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The Democratic Party is strong and on the move in Pearl River County and Mississippi, but we need everyone engaged.  Have you ever considered running for office?  If you need assistance in helping you make that decision andor planning your campaign strategies, please contact us through our Chair, Agnes Dalton at 601-746-6020 after 7 p.m. or by email at rockman1935@aol.com.  The local committee is here to help you.  Qualifying for all county, district and statewide offices will remain open until 5 p.m. on Friday, March 1.  If you are considering running, please let us help walk you through the  process.

Southeast MS Activists Retreat a Tremendous Success

Starting at 8 a.m. Saturday morning, 44 Democratic activists representing 10 counties kicked off a two day workshop on precinct organizing. Two hours in, and everyone is fully engaged, learning and sharing.
Every participant paid $50 to be here, and the entire event is organized, managed and funded by local volunteers.

Nine months out from the general election, on a cold January weekend in the spartan accommodations of a state park, Democrats have rolled up our sleeves and have gotten deadly serious about organizing and cooperating in Southeast Mississippi. It is truly a new day.

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Representative Anderson Needs Your Help

CALL TO ACTION: I urge you to call your Representative, the Chairman of Rules and the Speaker’s Office today! Request that they support and bring House Resolution 20 to an immediate floor vote. We need more transparency in Mississippi. Capitol Switchboard 601.359.3770

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Meet Jay Hughes

February 8,2019

6-9 pm

Pelican Landing, Moss Point

Everyone please join me, this is serious! If you care about Education & Our Educators, If you care about our Children, If you care about our Future you have to come meet Jay Hughes For Lt. Governor!

This is not about Democrats or Republicans, this is about voting for people who will put us first and will fight for all of our Futures!

Come see him for yourself and make up your own mind!

This event is 100% Free to the public!

Please call to Reserve your spot

228-205-3844 or inbox me

We have yard signs, stickers, car magnets available!

#ItAllStartsWithEducation

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Mississippi’s Lame Duck Governor Threatens 400,800 Mississippi Jobs

Mississippi stands to loose billions of dollars if Trump closes the southern border.  So why is the lame duck governor encouraging this action?  Mississippi’s economy ranks below the national average begging the question, “Can Mississippi afford to elect another Republican Governor?”  Thank you Jackson Free Press for your insight.

http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/news/2018/dec/31/bryant-urges-trump-close-border-threatening-40800-/?fbclid=IwAR0PTTET4VCp-oQa_3P5SHdBBvvsJZ55KeSUBsciywEjFoIDLWlol9O406w

Qualifying for State and County Elected Offices Begins January 2, 2019

The new year marks another Election year in Mississippi.  Qualifying for state offices (Gov., Lt. Gov., etc), district offices (Legislature, Dist. Attorney), and county officers (Supervisors, Clerks, etc.) begins January 2, 2019.

The following is the schedule for qualifying, basic qualifications, and a link to the Secretary of State’s 2019 Candidates’ Qualifying Guide.  If you are considering running for office at any level, please consult this guide.  Qualifying fees have changed considerably, so please refer to the guide as you consider your options.

QUALIFYING SCHEDULE

Statewide, State District, and Legislative Office Qualifying Period:
  • Begins Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Ends 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019
County and County District Office Qualifying Period:
  • Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Ends 5:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019

ELECTION DATES

Primary Election Day …………………………………………….Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Primary Runoff Election Day ………………………………..Tuesday, August 27, 2019 General Election Day ………………………………………..Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Regular Special Election Day …………………………… Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Special Runoff Election Day ……………………………Tuesday, November 26, 2019

 

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS FOR OFFICE

All candidates must meet the following requirements to qualify for office:

  • Qualified elector (registered voter) of the State of Mississippi and of the district of the office for which the candidate seeks election.
  • Never have been convicted of bribery, perjury or other infamous crime, being defined as a crime punishable by a minimum of one (1) year confinement in the state penitentiary, unless pardoned for the offense.
  • Never have been convicted of a felony in a court of this state; or, of a felony in a federal court or of a crime in a court of another state which is a felony under the laws of this state on or after December 8, 1992; excluding, however, a conviction of manslaughter or a violation of the United States Internal Revenue Code or any violation of the tax laws of this state, unless the offense also involved the misuse or abuse of an office or money coming into a candidate’s hands by virtue of an office.

Additional qualifications for statewide, state district, legislative, and county offices are listed in the Candidates’ Guide at the link below.

If you have any questions regarding running as a Democrat in Pearl River County, please email Agnes Dalton, PRCDEC Chair at rockman1935@aol.com or call (after 7 p.m. on weekdays) 601-746-6020.

http://www.sos.ms.gov/Elections-Voting/Documents/QualifyingForms/2019%20Candidate%20Qualifying%20Guide.pdf

Mississippi’s Lame Duck Governor Secretly Discusses Expanding Medicaid

After 8 years of denying healthcare to the working poor, an overwhelming mandate from the 2018 Mid-term Elections may have Phil Bryant singing another tune.

So, why the change of heart?  Follow the money.  For years we have heard the plight of rural hospital and their financial difficulties stemming from the reduction in Medicaid payments for uninsured patients coming through their emergency rooms.  What we haven’t heard is that many of these hospitals are privately owned or governed by a board of Republican donors and voters.  Now faced with bankruptcy and closure looming, they have finally started putting pressure on this governor who openly refused to shake President Obama’s hand let alone accept matching Federal funds that would have provided healthcare to the most vulnerable – the working poor.

The mid-term elections showed healthcare or lack thereof as a driving issue among voters, even in Mississippi.  It’s a pity that this governor has denied his citizens affordable healthcare both Medicaid and a competitive Exchange.  For years citizens have had to use the national Exchange for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).  These policies and their rates have always been higher than neighboring states who accepted the Federal funds and established competitive Exchanges.  Even our own Insurance Commissioner Cheney tried to establish a competitive Exchange when ACA first rolled out but was thwarted by Bryant who informed the Federal program that Mississippi would not be accepting the Federal funds.

Now that Federal matching percentages have dwindled to almost nothing, Bryant is clandestinely trying to join 38 other states who provide for their citizens in spite of their politics.

Are Republicans finally losing control of the Southern vote?  Is the base going to finally follow their own best interest instead of an R or a D behind a candidate’s name?  The answer may not be far away as Mississippi begins its local election cycle on January 2, 2019.

 

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/22/mississippi-medicaid-expansion-phil-bryant-obamacare-1050178?fbclid=IwAR2XsmvrxIdItF8v8B8qCyJzO2udnKTbc5pu_lXDkXzGmv8TeWvP1v4h4FQ