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Faith Leaders Letter On Jackson Garbage Contract

Working Together Jackson, a nonpartisan organization, urges the Jackson City Council to approve a garbage contract with Richard’s Disposal, Inc., before the emergency agreement ends this Friday, March 31, 2023. “The only vendor that is ready and willing to deliver service to Jackson residents is Richard’s Disposal,” the organization writes.

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Catholic Bishops to Gov. Reeves: Mothers, Children Deserve Postpartum Health Care

On March 7, 2023, Catholic Bishop Louis F. Kihneman III of Biloxi, Miss., and Bishop Joseph R. Kopacz of Jackson, Miss., celebrated the March 7, 2023, passage of Senate Bill 2212, which will give new mothers 12 months of postpartum Medicaid coverage, with Working Together Mississippi. It awaits Gov. Tate Reeves’ signature. “We believe that access to affordable health care is a fundamental human right, one that is necessary for the flourishing of families and communities,” the bishops write.

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Faith Leaders Mourn, Memorialize 10,000 Mississippians Lost to Coronavirus

One thousand white flags lined a park in downtown Jackson Tuesday, one for every 10 Mississippians who lost their lives to coronavirus. Behind them, the governor’s mansion loomed, only a street away. Before them, an interfaith gathering of Mississippi religious leaders joined together to mourn more than 10,000 individuals across the state who have died from COVID-19.

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‘The Consequences of Human Suffering’: Mississippi Clergy Organizing for Medicaid Expansion

Members of the Mississippi clergy invoked the tradition of solidarity and acknowledged the still-unfinished work when they hosted a press conference in conjunction with Working Together Mississippi to unveil a letter expressing their discontent with the Mississippi Legislature’s seven-year inaction regarding Medicaid expansion. The letter also endorses the Mississippi Cares plan, a version of Medicaid reform initiated by the Mississippi Hospital Association that is intended to provide health-care coverage for working-class Mississippians who currently fall into the “gap” between traditional Medicaid coverage and private health-care plans. 

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