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MISSISSIPPI RISING COALITION is a multiracial, multigenerational non-partisan grassroots organization comprised of residents and affinity groups grounded in a collective vision for a free Mississippi. We are anti-racist and anti-fascist.


Our goal is to build the power of working class and low-income communities in Mississippi through bottom-up organizing, popular education, mutual aid, coalition-building, direct action and advocacy to advance human rights, economic and climate justice.


We mobilize people and resources to improve the well-being, quality of life and political power of marginalized Mississippians.

Values Statement

We recognize and are guided by the following principles:


  • Equal value and dignity is inherent in every Mississippian, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, sex, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, socioeconomic status, nation of origin, immigration status or housing status.

  • Our state’s diversity is one of its greatest assets, and every citizen has the potential to contribute to the progress of our state when given the opportunity to thrive in a healthy and supportive environment.

  • The rights of every human being to self-determination, self-expression, privacy, freedom from harm and the pursuit of happiness are human rights, and  informed participation in the democratic processes of our state plays a vital role in protecting those rights.

  • Progress in areas of social justice and human and civil rights are foundations for economic progress and improved overall well-being of individual citizens and our state as a whole.



All people in Mississippi will be empowered to shape the future of our state so that every Mississippian has equal opportunity to reach his or her fullest potential and achieve the highest possible quality of life and well-being.

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