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House Bill 1020 Moves to Mississippi Senate

Tuesday night, the Mississippi House of Representatives passed House Bill 1020, a plan that increases policing, strips voting and political power away from the majority Black citizens of Jackson, and diverts tax dollars away from communities in need. 

February 8, 2023

ACLU-MS Statement on HB 1020

HB 1020 is a move to take voting power, political power, and tax revenue away from the majority Black citizens of Jackson.

January 26, 2023

ACLU-MS Statement on HB 1125

Everyone, no matter their age, deserves to live as their authentic selves. Legislation like House Bill 1125 is an attempt to criminalize parents and healthcare providers for supporting Mississippi youth during their most challenging years.

January 19, 2023 LGBTQ Rights

Media Advisory: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance is an annual observance on November 20th that honors the memory of transgender individuals who were victims of anti-transgender violence. It also serves as a day of awareness to the hate crimes endured by transgender individuals.

November 17, 2022 LGBTQ Rights