Giving (To Mississippi For) Tuesday

  • Week of November 25, 2018

On Tuesday, we make sure November 9th’s blue wave keeps rolling on into Mississippi. Mississippi voters will decide who gets the final Senate spot of 2018 in a runoff election between former Democrat Congressman Mike Espy and the Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith.

Espy, a former USDA secretary and experienced politician who understands the importance of this election to rural black and white farmers (who are hugely impacted by the Farm Bill and Snap benefit cuts), has a fighting chance to be the first Democrat to win a Senate race in Mississippi since 1982 -- and the state’s first black senator since Reconstruction.

Hyde-Smith has publicly celebrated public hangings and suppression of the college vote, promoted a measure that praised a Confederate soldier's effort to "defend his homeland", and pushed a revisionist view of the Civil War. Companies are fleeing her campaign. It’s time to make sure everybody else does too.

Here’s how:

1 Use the VoteWithMe app to find your friends in Mississippi and remind them to go vote.

2 Use Facebook to find your friends in Mississippi and remind them to go vote.

3 Donate to Black Voters Matter and help them win and build progressive infrastructure. Black Voters Matter is helping to support and anchor a statewide coalition effort of about 28 groups called Mississippi Matters.

4 Give your social media attention to the election by following and sharing the digital ads of Mississippi Rising, reposting articles about the election and posts using the hashtags
#MississippiMatters #MississippiRising #MississippiForward #BlackVotersMatter