MISSISSIPPI RISING COALITION is a non-profit, non-partisan, all-volunteer grassroots organization based on the Mississippi Gulf Coast comprised of residents and ally and affinity organizations which support  our collective vision.


Our goal is to facilitate the state of Mississippi’s rise from the bottom to the top of the list of quality of life metrics by empowering individuals and communities through community organizing, popular education, community care & defense, coalition-building and advocacy in the areas of human rights and social justice, and by increasing citizen engagement in the governance of our state.


board of directors

Lea Campbell
Fred Chestnut
Morris Mock
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Melissa Garriga
Charlotte Ciobanu
Laronne Lewis
Lisa Foster
Sonia Davidson