The Mississippi (MS) Voices Project begin in 2021 and focused on access to healthcare for Black and Latinx women, emphasizing Medicaid expansion as one solution. There are many issues faced by Black and Latinx women who cannot access quality healthcare or lack the resources to afford primary healthcare.
During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, this 27-month project aimed to build power in four targeted areas (MS Delta, Gulf Coast, Northeastern MS (Tupelo Area), and Central Mississippi) in Mississippi through grassroots organizing efforts. This project built power through grassroots organizing and leadership development by equipping community members with communications skills and advocacy knowledge, thus, providing them with transferable skills to help them take the lead and build power within their communities. This was done in partnership with community-based organizations to effectively advocate for healthcare coverage and economic security for low and middle-income Mississippi women.