Sample Ballot – March 2020 Primary
2020 Election Information
Precinct Caucus Information:
Date: Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 10 AM
Location: Your precinct that you vote at for Federal and State elections.
Jackson County Caucus Information:
Date: Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 10 AM
Location: Jackson County Circuit Clerk Court room on the 3rd floor of the Jackson County Court House, 3104 Magnolia Street, Pascagoula, MS 39567
Medical Marijuana Measure Officially Qualifies For Mississippi 2020 Ballot
A measure to legalize medical marijuana in Mississippi has officially qualified for the November ballot. Four months after activists turned in more than 214,000 signatures for the initiative, the secretary of state’s office confirmed on Wednesday that the group amassed more than enough valid submissions to qualify. Under the proposal put forth by Mississippians for Compassionate Care, patients suffering from debilitating medical issues would be able to access cannabis after consulting with a physician and receiving a recommendation. The measure lists 22 qualifying conditions such as cancer, chronic pain and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Mississippi Democratic Party Needs to Overhaul Strategies, Outreach, Diversity
Jackson Free Press 11.7.19
DEMOCRATS OPEN NEW FIELD OFFICE IN JACKSON COUNTY
The Democratic Party of Jackson County, Mississippi is set to open its new Field Office.
During the past year, the Jackson County MS Dems, as they have come to be known, have stepped up interaction with the public in multiple communities. Each month the Jackson County MS Dems host a “Monthly Mingle” event located in an upscale bar and restaurant along the coast. The Monthly Mingles feature non-partisan community leaders who make themselves available to visit with the public in relaxed, casual settings. And each week, the Jackson County Dems gather for breakfast. The “Breakfast Socials”, as they are called, provide educational talks by representatives of diverse organizations which serve various aspects of Mississippi coastal communities, visits from political candidates of both parties, and the opportunity to socialize with like-minded people.
More information may be found regarding both the Monthly Mingles and the Breakfast Socials, as well as other events you won’t want to miss, on the Events Calendar on the Jackson County MS Dems website at www.jacksoncountymsdems.com and on Facebook at One Coast Democrats.
Now Jackson County MS Dems Spokesperson, Linda Mabry, announces it’s time for the Jackson County Dems to “put down roots.” The Party has chosen Moss Point, a strongly supportive Democratic community, for its Field Office location.
The Field Office will celebrate its Grand Opening Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10am to 2pm. The office is located in space generously donated by coastal Realtor Mr. Lazaro Rovira at 5013 Main Street, Moss Point MS. Refreshments will be served. The public is invited.
Contact: Linda Mabry
June 10, 2019
Democratic AG Candidate Touts Support for Small Farmers
Rickey Cole, the Democratic candidate for commissioner of agriculture and commerce, spoke to Lee County voters on Friday and campaigned on increasing access to local meat by removing current inspection regulations.
Medical Marijuana Program on 2020 Ballot in Mississippi
A medical marijuana ballot initiative, means that Mississippi voters, rather than the Mississippi Legislature, will decide the issue. Next year, assuming the secretary of state is able to certify enough signatures, voters will decide whether or not to legalize marijuana and introduce a strictly regulated program in the state.
(Jackson Free Press 6.7.19)
The Jungle Podcast – Ep. 55: The Candidates: Jay Hughes
Jay Hughes, Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, joins host Adam Ganucheau and political reporter Bobby Harrison to discuss what he’d hope to accomplish in office, the ins and outs of his campaign and his likely GOP opponent Delbert Hosemann.
Mississippi Today (6.3.19)
‘Pushing Forward’: Mississippi’s Youngest Freedom Rider Is Finally Telling His Story
Hezekiah Watkins takes a look at his 1961 mugshot as he recounts his time as a Freedom Riders while at the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum in Jackson, Miss., Friday, May 24, 2019
(Mississippi Today 5.30.19)
Lawsuit: Mississippi Has Racist Way of Choosing Governors
The federal lawsuit being filed Thursday takes aim at Mississippi’s unique requirement that candidates for statewide office must win both a majority of the popular vote and at least 62 of the 122 state House of Representatives districts.
(Jackson Free Press 5.30.19)
Top Mississippi Congressman Calls for Trump Impeachment
U.S. House Rep. Bennie Thompson, a top Democrat in Congress, is calling for House leaders to begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump.
(Jackson Free Press 5.29.19)
Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi Abortion Law
A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on Friday that forbids abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.
Waging a Living: How Mississippi’s Abundant Low Wage Earners Earn Less Today Than 50 Years Ago
Mississippi has roughly 42,000 cashiers. It is the single most common job in the state, outnumbering teachers, police officers, registered nurses and the population of Meridian, the state’s 6th largest city.
The Last Mississippi Democrat to Win the Governor’s Mansion
Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove joins host Adam Ganucheau and political reporter Bobby Harrison to forecast the 2019 governor’s race, to discuss what it takes for a Democrat to be elected governor in Mississippi, and to talk about the importance of fundraising.
(Mississippi Today 5.10.19)
Feeding the Gulf Coast
Feeding the Coast has begun to work with its community partners and agencies to identify and fill any gaps in the food supply.
The Jackson County Democrats Breakfast Group collected $1,000 and 76 pounds of food on short notice (under one week!) and transferred the items and funds to Feeding the Coast. While the shutdown has ended, those whose lives were impacted may still need help.
If you are interested in joining the Democrats for breakfast, we meet at McElroy’s on the Bayou in Ocean Springs on Tuesday mornings at 8 am.
Jackson County Democrats In Action