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Response to allegations of TANF funds embezzlement

MS-BWR’s Cassandra Welchlin releases statement in response to allegations of TANF funds embezzlement Statement from MS-BWR Cassandra Welchlin, lead organizer/co-convener, on allegations involving the former director of DHS and five others being arrested for embezzlement of TANF funds.  For the past several years, Mississippi has been ground zero for a growing crisis as thousands of …

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MS-BWR supports GOTV efforts

 The Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable (MS-BWR) is encouraging everyone to support the Mississippi Civic Engagement Roundtable’s Get Out the Vote (GOTV) push leading up to the Election Day in Mississippi on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The nonprofit coalition is hosting a statewide election protection program to assist voters with this year’s process. The Mississippi Election Protection call …

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Report details gender disparities in Mississippi

(Jackson, MS) – The MS Black Women’s Roundtable (MS-BWR) and the National Women’s Law Center released a joint report today detailing how Mississippi’s women and girls – especially Black women and girls – struggle to earn fair wages, lack access to adequate healthcare, and struggle to obtain affordable and high-quality child care. Despite women serving as the …

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