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The Mississippi Public Education PAC endorses 20 incumbents in primary election

TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed 20 candidates for the upcoming 2019 primary elections.

MSPEPAC was founded in 2016 by a group of passionate public school parents from around the state who advocate for high-quality public schools. The PAC’s mission is to help elect pro-public-education candidates to the Mississippi Legislature in order to strengthen, support and protect existing public schools in the state.

“The Mississippi Public Education PAC has been successful in seven special elections since we launched,” said Leslie Fye, a founding MSPEPAC board member. “We are looking forward to having an impact in the 2019 election cycle. We need to elect public education champions in the Mississippi Legislature, leaders who are willing to make informed decisions to ensure our children have the resources and support they need for success in school.”

The Mississippi Public Education PAC has endorsed Lamar County native Kent McCarty in the April 2 runoff for HD 101 special election

 

Kent McCarty, MSPEPAC endorsed candidate for District 101 special election runoff on April 2, 2019

TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed Kent McCarty in the District 101 House of Representatives special election runoff to replace Representative Brad Touchstone, who was elected Lamar County Court Judge.

MSPEPAC was founded in 2016 by a group of passionate public school parents from around the state who advocate for high-quality public schools. The PAC’s mission is to help elect pro-public-education candidates to the Mississippi Legislature in order to strengthen, support and protect existing public schools in the state.

 

AG Opinion Will Strengthen State Legislature

Every year around this time, the Mississippi Legislature develops a variety of policies and bills designed to reinvent or reform public education – school choice, high-stakes testing, letter grades for school performance, you name it.

Sadly, teachers are very rarely a part of these education reform initiatives, and they have been actively discouraged from participating in the legislative process thanks to bills that have been introduced over the years, such as the one to prohibit educators from contacting their legislators during working hours. And even more disheartening, Mississippi teachers have been excluded from serving as legislators due to a regulation of the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) that, for decades, has forced educators and other public employees to forfeit their retirement benefits if elected to serve in our Legislature.

The Mississippi Public Education PAC has endorsed Sunflower County native Otis Anthony in the November 27 runoff for HD 31 special election

TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed Rev. Otis Anthony in the District 31 House of Representatives special election runoff to replace Representative Sara Thomas, who retired at the end of June. 

MSPEPAC was founded in 2016 by a group of passionate public school parents from around the state who advocate for high-quality public schools. The PAC’s mission is to help elect pro-public-education candidates to the Mississippi Legislature in order to strengthen, support and protect existing public schools in the state.

The Mississippi Public Education PAC has endorsed Tallahatchie County native Tracey Rosebud in the May 8 special election

TUPELO, Miss. – The Mississippi Public Education PAC (MSPEPAC), a nonpartisan political action committee that champions public education, has endorsed Tracey Rosebud in the District 30 House of Representatives special election.

Founded in 2016 by a group of passionate public school parents from around the state who advocate for high-quality public schools, MSPEPAC has completed a selection process to endorse a candidate in the Delta’s District 30 special election to replace Representative Robert Huddleston, who retired at the end of February. The PAC’s mission is to help elect pro-public education candidates to the Mississippi Legislature in order to strengthen, support and protect existing public schools in the state.

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"I donated to MSPEPAC because the future of Mississippi depends upon the strength of our public schools, and the strength of our public schools depends, in large part, on the support they receive from our Legislature. We need to elect legislators who will support our public schools and our state's future."

Dr. George Schimmel -- MSPEPAC member from Jackson, MS

"Public schools make a difference in the lives of Mississippians every day; they need the support of lawmakers."

Rana -- MSPEPAC member from Eupora, MS

"I believe that all of Mississippi's children deserve access to a great public education. We owe it to our children, and we owe it to our state."

Nelle -- MSPEPAC member from Starkville, MS

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Carrie -- MSPEPAC member from Gulfport, MS