Six Mississippi Democrats to Face-off in Primary June 5th

 

There were questions earlier as to whether the Democratic Party would qualify viable candidates for federal offices this year. That has been answered with a resounding YES!

This is the new Mississippi Democratic Party.

Following a very successful fundraising year, we have seen a renewed excitement in Mississippians who are universally tired of the same old politics. Democratic candidates offer a distinct difference to other parties candidates.

Democrats continue to ask ‘if the breadwinner loses their job today can they find a new one tomorrow right here at home’? When students graduate, will they find a job at home? If the answer is no then it’s time to join with Democrats who have plans to fix those problems.

The Republican leadership in DC and Jackson have failed our Mississippi economy. Our roads and bridges are in shambles, infrastructure is crumbling and cuts to healthcare and education force higher taxes at the local level on working families. There are fewer jobs in Mississippi today than after the 2007 Great Recession.

There is less money in our state’s coffers because Republican leadership has an institutional problem of giving away our tax dollars to their corporate buddies in the form of special tax break legislation and outright grants. These corporate donors will be the same ones scratching the backs of Republican candidates this season in the form of political contributions.

Democrats stand ready to answer questions truthfully because they offer logical and reasonable solutions to government problems. No spinning here! We encourage everyone, whether Democratic, Republican, or independent – those who want a real change in government – to step forward and vote in the Democratic Party primary on Tuesday, June 5th.

 

                 Howard Sherman, Meridian
             Rep. David Baria,                               Bay St. Louis

 

    Rep. Omeria Scott,                     Laurel

 

               Jensen Bohren,  Benton

                     

 Victor Maurice, Pass Christian
       Jerone Garland, Kosciusko

 

 

PRCDEC Secretary and Long Time Democrat Passes

      On Friday, February 23, 2018 our party lost a true friend.  Pat has been fighting a terrible disease for a long time and now it is time for her to rest.  She served her church, her community, her 4-H club and our Pearl River County Democrats.  She was a good friend to all of us and will be terribly missed.

Services for Pat will be Friday, March 2 at Hart’s Chapel Church in Derby.  Viewing is 10 – 11 a.m. Service to follow at 11 a.m.  Repast will be at the church.

Supervisor Donald Hart Proposes Well-Needed Community Center for District 1

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Donald Hart added 2 new photos.

I posted earlier this morning about the voting precinct/community center that we want to build on the old site of Beech Street apartments. This is a snapshot of what we desire to do and the rendering. The size really depends on how much we are able to raise. Go fund me page and fundraising letter coming in a little while. #getready#ibelieve #wearedistrictone #united

Legislative News from Jay Hughes

JUDGE POLITICIANS BY ACTIONS – not by promises, words or spin. Bills that died in the HOUSE Committees this week (meaning they were not allowed to be voted on in the committee, or out of the committee, so no way to know who would have voted how):
CLASSROOM SUPPLIES: Require all $36 Million taxes collected have to ACTUALLY be used for classroom supplies, instead of only $12 Million (HB395)
SALES TAX DIVERSION to Counties (18.5% like cities) for Roads & Bridges HB4, 191, 394
VO-TECH Education Programs in Each School District (HB15)
TESTING: Replace end-of-subject exams with ACT (HB25, HB411, HB719, HB939, HB982, HB996)
TEACHERS: Allow to serve in legislature without suspending retirement benefits (HB408)
DYSLEXIA COORDINATOR in each School District (HB25)
PAY RAISES FOR TEACHERS & Teacher Assistants (HB103HB536, HB699)
VACCINES – Allow religious exemption like 47 other states (HB1505)
Pay raises for HIGHWAY PATROL (HB264)
NOAH’S LAW: Minors could not purchase pure caffeine tablets/powder (HB1285) (Passed the House unanimously the last two years, only to be killed by Lt. Gov. Reeves)
PRIVACY: Require Secretary of State to use last 4 of DL# or ID# instead of SSN (HB397)
NURSE PRACTITIONERS: Broaden scope of practice (HB1275, HB398)
DIVORCE – Allow “Separation” as a ground, for spouses being forced to stay married long after they separated (HB1340)
FIRE PROTECTION – Divert half of homeowner insurance premium tax back to counties to improve fire rating and lower home insurance premiums (HB741)
DONATIONS TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Allow tax deduction and specific use of the donation (HB409)
EQUAL PAY for Women (HB1257, HB1258 & HB717) (BUT: When actually offered as an amendment on the floor Friday, in the light of day, the Amendment passed almost 2-1. NOW, let’s See what Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves thinks about equal pay for women and whether he will allow the bill to be brought up for a real vote)
MORE on PRIORTIES when we see what Bills are allowed to actually be voted on in the House and the Senate. Each chamber has until Thursday to vote on bills on their respective calendars (the ones that made it out of committees).
Jay Hughes
It ALL starts with education!

 

Complements of the Republican Super-Majority

Senators left in the dark about new education funding bill 

Ask your state senator what’s going on with the proposed new education funding bill and you’re likely to hear back “I don’t know.” Twenty Republican senators told Mississippi Today in interviews this week that they are not privy to Senate leadership plans for the House public education bill. Couple those 20 Republicans with the 19 Democrats who are rarely consulted on legislative plans and that means at least 39 of the 52 Mississippi state senators don’t have a clue about what’s going to happen on education funding more than a month into the legislative session.

 

 

Hamer-Winter Democratic Dinner Announces Keynote Speaker

Mississippi’s Democrats announces the Inaugural Hamer-Winter Dinner on Saturday, January 27, 2018.  Senator Doug Jones, D-AL will deliver the Keynote Address.  The reception and silent auction begins at 5 p.m. follow by the Dinner at 6.  The venue for the Dinner is the Brandon Municipal Complex, 1000 Municipal Drive, Brandon, MS 39042.

Annual Awards to be presented include:

  • CLAUDE RAMSEY AWARD presented to an individual Labor Union member or organization who has demonstrated a sustained commitment to the goals and objectives of the Democratic Party.
  • THE WILLIAM F. WINTER LEGENDARY PUBLIC OFFICIAL AWARD presented to an elected official or former elected official who has demonstrated through action, word and deed a lasting and sustained commitment to the ideals, goals and objectives of the Democratic Party.
  • THE FANNIE LOU HAMER AWARD presented to an individual member of the Democratic Party who best exemplifies and continues to carry forth the work, spirit and ideals of Fannie Lou Hamer.
  • THE STANFORD YOUNG AWARD presented to a Democratic attorney who has consistently demonstrated through service, loyalty and dedication a genuine commitment to the ideals and goals of the Democratic Party.
  • THE EVELYN GANDY LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD presented to a female Democratic activist in recognition of a lifetime of loyalty, service, giving, involvement, and commitment to the goals and objectives of the Democratic Party.
  • THE YOUNG DEMOCRATS AWARD presented to the Young Democrat who exemplifies through service, loyalty and dedication a genuine commitment to the ideals and goals of the Democratic Party.

Tickets Available – Call 601-969-2913 or through ActBlue.

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Doug Jones coming to Mississippi