Emilee Shell rallies poor and low-wage Mississippians to march on their state capital

March 1, 2024

Emilee Shell (Leading with Conviction™ 2023) is a tri-chair with the Mississippi Poor People’s Campaign. On February 20, she spoke at a press conference in front of the Mississippi state capitol in Jackson, MS, to announce the group’s statewide voter mobilization plans for the 2024 election.

The group also announced plans to march on the Mississippi state capitol on Saturday, March 2, as part of the national Poor People’s Campaign’s “Mass Poor People’s and Low-Wage Workers’ Moral March on State House Assemblies,” a day of coordinated, simultaneous direct action in 30 state houses and in Washington, D.C.

In Mississippi, the march will start at 11am. Program starts at 12pm, “as we march and rally bringing the demands of poor and low-wealth people for living wages, healthcare, housing, education, environmental justice, an end to gun violence, and voting rights directly to our lawmakers.”

Watch video of Emilee speaking on February 20:

(Photo above: Rogelio V. Solis / Associated Press)

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