Expanding Democracy means fostering and facilitating responsible, accountable governance that is responsive to the needs of the communities and constituency it serves. To accomplish this, Southern Echo works to foster and maintain an civically educated electorate and to ensure free, unfettered access to the polls.
Voting Rights and Access to the Polls
In the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic, safe and unfettered access to the polls is critical in maintaining the individual voting rights of Mississippi citizens. Safer options to in-person voting must be made available to communities. These may include early voting, multi-day voting, and vote by mail in addition to online voter registration. We must work to ensure that our legislators use federal funds to assist in Covid-19 safety adaptations and protocols around the upcoming elections.