Carol Burnett

America Has Become…Mississippi

In Mississippi, we are the most religious state (Pew American Forum) and the worst in child well being (Kids Count). In Mississippi, we are accustomed to conservative Christianity being the only religion. In Mississippi, we have extreme racial disparities (16% of white children are poor while 50% of black children are poor). In Mississippi, poverty […]

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Annual economic security summit

2nd Annual MS Women’s Economic Security Summit pushed for removal of barriers impacting vulnerable women The Mississippi Women’s Economic Security Initiative (MWESI) recently hosted its 2nd Annual Women’s Economic Security Policy Summit on Dec. 2, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn (former King Edward Hotel) in Jackson, MS. The event was held from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The free summit […]

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One gain, more to be done

Mississippi uses the federal Child Care and Development Fund to provide child care vouchers to low-income working parents. CCDF vouchers make a huge positive difference by making child care affordable so low income parents can work. Unfortunately, CCDF is so inadequately funded that vouchers only reach 14 percent of working families who qualify. Mississippi is […]