The Hard Work Begins Now

If you truly want to change the tone in both Washington D.C. and Jackson, we must all get involved.  It will take participation of all Democrats to get our candidates elected.  Over the next 2 years, we will have 8 important elections beginning this November with Congressional Mid-terms, a primary, run-off, general in 2019 for state and county offices, a primary, run-off,  and general for President and Congress in 2020.  We have a plan, we need help.

To accomplish our goal of electing Democrats, we must follow this strategy laid out to us by former MS Democratic Party Chair Rickey Cole last night at the 4th Congressional District workshop.
  • An Absentee Ballot Team
    •  A coordinator who keeps track of volunteers and location where absentee ballots can be completed and notarized
    • list manager who collects list of phone calls and absentee voters for future use and submits them to the Democratic Chair
    • Gathering locations
      • Churches or clubs where elderly or other types of absentee voters can come to have their ballots notarized and delivered to the Post Office
    • Notaries willing to provide their services for free at each location
    • Transports – drivers willing to pick up voter to bring to the location and to deliver completed ballot envelopes to Post Office
    • Donation of stamps for voters’ ballot envelopes
  • Phone Banking Committee– can be done anywhere using lists provided.  Its simple, you ask if they will be voting, do they need an absentee ballot, or do they need a ride to the polls; record the answers for another committee. If phone numbers are incorrect, these names go onto the canvassing list. Volunteers needed to do the following:
    • Precinct coordinator – work with phone bankers withing your voting precinct, gather lists and get them to the County Phone Bank Coordinator for future canvass lists
    • Phone bankers (callers) – make phone calls to Democratic voters asking if they will commit to vote in November, if they need an absentee ballot, and if they need a ride; record the answers and return to your precinct coordinator
  • Get Out the Vote effort.  This will be leg work in the neighborhood but from the phone list of those who did not have good numbers as well as social gathering areas like barber shops and churches. Volunteers needed:
    • Precinct coordinator – someone who really know their neighborhood and precinct.  Can identify best non-geographic area to canvass
    • Canvassers to walk/drive the precinct visiting Democrats who are not regular voters and asking them to commit to vote in November, if they need an absentee ballot and if they need a ride; record the answers and return to the coordinator for use on Election Day
  • Finally, Poll Watchers for Election Day.  Did you work the primary but are not working the polls this November?  Could you volunteer to be a poll watcher?
  • Duties of a Poll Watcher:
    • You will be present at the polling place all day seated where you can hear the voters’ name.
    • You will have a list of committed voters from above activities and you will check them off as they vote
    • You must have a working cell phone so you can report to the County List Manager who has voted in your precinct.
    • Reports are called in at 10 am, 2 pm, and 4 pm.
I hope you see that we need lots of committed volunteers.  Our committee can coordinate and do some of this but we have 28 precincts that should be covered and not that many members of our committee.  It will take all hands on deck to deliver Pearl River County to Jeramey Anderson, Mike Espy, David Baria in the Congressional races and either Vanassa Jones or Stacy Barber in the Chancery Court District 10 Place 4 judicial race.  Please help us change our county, state and nation.

Mississippi’s Special Senate Election Could Flip the Senate

Given the track record of the Democratic Party in Special Election, Mississippi has been thrust into the spotlight.  Voting is more important than ever. Do not vote alone.  Take as many people as your vehicle will hold.  Call those who have never voted and get them registered before October 5 so they may vote in November.  Don’t stop there, make sure they get to the polls on November 6.

4th District Congressional Nominee Embarks on His People’s Tour

Pearl River County will have two opportunities to meet Rep. Jeramey Anderson, Democratic nominee to replace “No Show” Palazzo.  Anderson will meet with voters from the Poplarville and Lumberton at Green Grove Baptist Church on Wednesday, September 19 from noon to 2 p.m.

Everyone is invited to come meet this dynamic young man and discuss any issue that concerns you.

People’s Tour Poplarville flyer

Rep. Anderson will return to Pearl River County on Thursday, September 20.  This time he will attend a Meet & Greet/Sweet Sampler Soiree at Coach Eddie Young’s Gym in Picayune.

Coach Eddie Event



“Let’s Turn Mississippi Blue” Luncheon

What a wonderful day of friendship and sharing ideas with like-minded people from all over the state of Mississippi.  Pearl River County sent seven people to represent us.  Not pictured in photo is Martrenia and Edward Hawkins. If you want to join us and turn Pearl River County “Blue” contact us

L-R: Ruthie Long, Dr. Glenn Butt, Angela Cales, Debbie Craig, Agnes Dalton. Not pictured: Martrenia & Edward Hawkins








Keynote Speaker
John Bel Edwards

Rep. David Baria, Nominee for U.S. Senate
Mississippi Democratic Party
Rep. Jeramey Anderson, Nominee for U.S. Congress, 4th Congressional District


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                  Catch the Blue Wave in November

To join our movement, contact the Pearl River County Democrats at or Federation of Democratic Women at

Turn Mississippi Blue Luncheon


                    Mississippi                             Democratic Party


Turn Mississippi Blue Luncheon

Keynote Speaker – Gov. John Bel Edwards (LA)


Lunch with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards
Please join us for a Let’s Turn Mississippi Blue luncheon with Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards! Our Democratic candidates have plans for Mississippi that they will share with us after the Governor speaks. You don’t want to miss this!
Our Let’s Turn Mississippi Blue luncheon will be held on Saturday, August 25th. The doors will open at 10:00am for mingling, and our program will begin at 11am sharp. Our Hamer-Winter dinner SOLD OUT in January, so please purchase your tickets in advance if you want to join us, as we anticipate there will not be any available tickets sold at the door.
Let’s Turn Mississippi Blue and enjoy lunch with fellow Democrats and the Governor of Louisiana at the Brandon Convention Center located at 1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon, MS 39042
Order your tickets now online
If you would prefer to pay for your reserved table or ticket(s) with a check, please mail your check and your reservation information to:
The Mississippi Democratic Party
P.O. Box 1583, Jackson, MS 39215
Deadline for pre-sale tickets is Wednesday, August 22nd. Please note that you will not be mailed any tickets, but your name(s) will be on the list of reservations.



Political activist groups from Pearl River, Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties gathered to march across the Bay Bridge from Pass Christian to Bay St. Louis on June 30. The marchers protested the Trump administration’s immigration policies of separating migrant and refugee children from their parents, and the continued internment of children.
Joining the marchers were Democratic Party candidates for MS 4th Congressional District  and the U.S. Senate,  State Representatives Jeramey Anderson and David Baria. Representative Anderson will face incumbent Congressman Steven Palazzo, while Representative Baria will face incumbent Senator Roger Wicker in the General Election November 6
There were over 600 marches nationwide on June 30, including marches in nearby Jackson, MS;  Covington, LA; and New Orleans, LA.

Rep. David Baria in blue on the right. Rep. Anderson in “Jeramey” shirt middle left.