JACKSON, Miss.- The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi held a press conference in the rotunda of the Capitol at 11:30 Tuesday morning.
The program was held on the second floor of the Capitol as members of the ACLU gathered behind a podium with signs promoting the organizations 2016 campaign “We are all Mississippi.”
The ACLU was advocating for the following pieces of legislature:
The Mississippi Civil Rights Act
Abolishing Debtors’ Prisons
School Resource Officers Training
Written Consent to Search Vehicles
Policies for Law Enforcement Body Cameras
The group spoke on equality for Mississippians in government and the workforce regardless of race, sex, or religion. They encourage lawmakers to seek the best process of equality as they review these pieces of legislature.