MISSISSIPPI RISING COALITION is a multiracial, multigenerational grassroots community comprised of residents of Mississippi, allies 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 and organize people and resources to advance the well-being, quality of life and political power of marginalized people in Mississippi.
We are guided by the following principles:
Every person in Mississippi has equal and dignity.
Our state’s diversity is one of our greatest assets.
The rights of every human being to self-determination, self-expression, privacy, freedom from harm and the pursuit of happiness are human rights.
Informed participation in the democratic processes of our state and nation plays a vital role in protecting those rights and creating healthy, equitable communities.
Progress in areas of racial, economic and climate justice and human rights are foundations for improved well-being and equality of all people in Mississippi.
All people in Mississippi will be empowered to shape the future of our communities and our state and have equal opportunity to reach his, her or their fullest potential and achieve the highest possible quality of life and well-being.