The Poor People’s Campaign’s “Third Reconstruction” resolution highlights what it calls a congressional failure to elevate the poor through social programs, voting-rights expansion and the elimination of systemic racism. It details suggested solutions for each of these problems, including an increase in the long-stagnant federal minimum wage, provisions to expand insurance coverage, a large-scale reduction of student debt and prison reform.
JACKSON WATER CRISIS
WHY SHE RUNS: WOMEN IN LOCAL ELECTIONS
Thousands of Mississippians significantly behind on their mortgage payments have still yet to take advantage of the CARES Act forbearance program, set to expire in only two weeks on June 30. Enrollment in the program provides homeowners with up to a year of protection against foreclosure, with very few restrictions and requirements to qualify and apply.
Next on MFP Live:
June 17, 2021 @ 6 p.m.
MFP Live - May 27, 2021:
Cliff Johnson, director of the MacArthur Justice Center at the University of Mississippi, sits down with Kimberly and Donna to talk about the criminal justice system.
MFP Live - June 10, 2021:
Kiese Laymon, author of “Long Division” sits down with Publisher Kimberly Griffin and Editor Donna Ladd of the Mississippi Free Press.
FOCUS: RACE AND RACISM
UM EMAIL: INVESTIGATION AND SOLUTIONS
by William Pittman
SOLUTIONS FOR MISSISSIPPI
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