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One Voice and Mississippi Votes formed a statewide coalition to introduce 200 bills of suffrage during the 2021 Mississippi legislative session. These organizations are encouraging state lawmakers to automatically restore voting rights once returning citizens complete their sentences to ensure equal voting access for all. Photo courtesy Advancement Project

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OPINION: Bring Mississippi Into the 21st Century—Overturn Its Jim Crow-era Voting Laws

When it comes to voting, there is no denying a simple fact about Mississippi: our state has refused to eliminate antiquated laws that disproportionately silence Black and young voters.


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