The ACLU of Mississippi is working to ensure equality to all Mississippians. All Mississippians deserve to be treated equitably regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, immigrant status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, familial status, or disability. The ACLU of Mississippi also recognizes that while “equality” is a great goal to aim for, equity takes a step further by focusing on the unique circumstances and needs of individual groups. We recognize that we must commit our efforts and resources to understanding and addressing the issues that affect the way individual groups interact with and are impacted by certain systems.

We are working to:

• Advocate for equitable access to public benefits and services,

• Expand services for disadvantaged groups,

• Challenge embedded power imbalances through advocacy and policy recommendations.