Mississippi Black Women’s Roundtable works tirelessly to increase the civic engagement of Black women and girls, equipping them to take their seats at the tables where policies impacting their lives are made. In a state where so few policy decisions are made in the best interest of women–especially Black women–MS BWR knows the importance of exercising the right to vote. Real change starts with you at the ballot box.
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Disenfranching crimes are specific crimes that bar you from voting in the state of Mississippi. People that have been incarcerated for crimes other than those listed below may register to vote and cast their vote by absentee ballot.
Voter Fraud • Murder • Rape • Bribery • Theft • Carjacking • Arson • Obtaining money or goods under false pretense • Perjury • Forgery • Embezzlement • Bigamy • Armed Robbery • Extortion • Larceny • Felony Bad Check • Felony Shoplifting • Receiving Stolen Goods • Robbery • Timber Larceny • Unlawful taking of motor vehicle • Statutory Rape • Larceny under lease or rental agreement
MSBWR advances the civic engagement of Black Women as voters in order to impact change in our communities and promote concrete policy changes that are responsive to our needs. Black women in Mississippi can drive change and lay out a pathway to a better Mississippi. The MSBWR Power of the Sister Vote Project is our part of NCBCP’s effort to ensure that “the strong voices of Black women are listened to, amplified, and heeded regarding the issues of most importance to us.” We do so by:
MSBWR is a state affiliate of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation’s Black Youth Vote! Empowerment Program. We successfully engage and train a new generation of civic leaders and political activists. Through BYV, students, community advocates, and young professionals have gained essential tools that enable them to lead their communities to participate fully in the democratic process, focused on attaining greater social and economic justice in the Black community.