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The recent deaths of African Americans across the country at the hands of police has ignited a mass movement of people ready for change. Recent protests in Mississippi have resurfaced calls to change the state flag. The flag represents Mississippi's troubled past of racial violence and oppression.  A bipartisan group of Mississippi lawmakers began whipping votes and drafting a resolution on Monday to change the state flag.

However, to remove the state flag, the legislature would have to suspend the rules of the legislative session, which would require a two-thirds vote in both chambers. It is time act NOW to ensure that the Speaker of House Philip Gunn, Lt. Governor Delbert Hoseman and members of the Mississippi State Legislature hear from you.

Call your state representative and state senator and urge them to suspend the rules and change state the flag. It is our responsibility to make our voices heard and to demand action!

To call your state representative and state senator please click  here  for their contact information.

If you do not know who your current state representative or state senator is, please click  here  and enter your address.

In the work,
Cassandra Welchlin, LSW, MA-SID
MS-BWR Co-Convener/Lead Organizer
Co-Founder of the MS Women's Economic Security Initiative (MWESI)

Phone:  (601) 487-1189
Twitter:  @cwelchlin | @msblackwomensr1
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