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Black Caucus endorses Democrat David Baria

The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus (MLBC) endorsed Democrat David Baria in the Democratic US Senate runoff.

The Black Caucus is comprised of the 49 African American members of the House and Senate is considered the conscience of the legislature. Primarily concerned with the policy issues that most affect underserved and under-resourced communities, the Caucus has led the charge to secure health and mental health care for Mississippians, equitable and adequate funding for public education and equal pay for women. MLBC has also led the fight to change the state flag of Mississippi to one that is more representative of all Mississippians.

“David’s voting record on public education, Medicaid expansion, funding of mental health services and criminal justice reform is consistently in line with the votes of our Caucus,” said Sonya Williams-Barnes, Chair of the Caucus. “He has publicly called for the changing of the state flag, an important step in changing the economic climate of this state and legislative priority for us. He is not shy when it comes to voting on issues in which we favor or not favor. He is with us and for that, we, The Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus, are proud to call him a partner in moving forward.”

Representative Robert Johnson, HD echoes the chair’s remarks.

“David is a strong democratic voice in the Mississippi legislature,” said Johnson. “We need his intellect, understanding of policy and legislative process and his commitment to social and equal justice in the US Senate.”

Democratic members of the legislature recently announced a customized focus initiative to increase voter participation and turn out in the June 26th runoff. More than 30 legislators have committed to the initiative.

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