Join us for 529 Day at the Mississippi Children’s Museum
I am so thankful that each year the Mississippi Children’s Museum partners with my office to promote saving for college. Our annual 529 Day is held in September, which is designated as National College Savings Month. This year, 529 Day will be on Saturday, September 9.

Admission to the Children’s Museum all day on September 9 will be just $5.29. Echo and College Savings staff will also be on hand from 10 am to 2 pm to help kids with fun activities that encourage them to see college in their future and promote financial literacy skills to achieve that goal. 

We’ll also be giving away two $529 Mississippi Affordable College Savings (MACS) scholarships. So, you don’t want to miss this! For more information check out the attached video or my website . I hope to see you there!
Great Day at Ready to Run

This weekend, the Stennis Center for Public Service Leadership kicked off its newest program to promote civic involvement, Ready to Run, and I was excited to play a part in it.

Ready to Run is a non-partisan program that encourages more women to be involved in public service. This weekend’s workshop brought together professionals from both parties to teach skills like issue advocacy, fundraising, and social media best practices. It also gave women the opportunity to sit with other Mississippi women to find ways to bridge the gap between political views and discover common ground from which to launch a better future for our State.

Women make up 51.5% of our State’s population, but we’ve been underrepresented in the political sphere. Mississippi has never sent a woman to represent us in Washington, and we’ve never elected a woman governor. In fact, we’ve only had four women elected statewide in our whole 200 year history! And, women comprise less than 14% of our Legislature. We all benefit when women from all walks of life bring their perspectives to public policy discussions. I’m proud to work with the Stennis Center to encourage women to be more involved.
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