Mississippi Center for Justice

The mission of the Mississippi Center for Justice is to advance racial and economic justice. The Center carries out its mission through a community lawyering approach that combines legal services with policy advocacy, community education and media advocacy. The Center's campaigns are creating better futures for low-wealth Mississippians and communities of color in the areas of educational opportunity, financial security, access to healthcare and child care, affordable housing and community development. The Center is working toward advancing access to health care through a community approach that combines legal services with policy advocacy, community education, and media advocacy. See below for more information about the Mississippi Center for Justice’s recent activities, accomplishments, and advocacy work and tools!

Medicaid Expansion

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  • Mississippi KidsWell Partners Launch New Coalition to End Care Gap

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    MS: KidsWell partners, Mississippi Center for Justice and Children’s Defense Fund – Southern Regional Office, joined eight other local organizations to launch the MS Left Me Out initiative. The initiative, modeled after a similar one in Texas, aims to draw attention to those who fell into a care gap after Mississippi failed to expand its Medicaid program.

  • Jackson Advocate Publishes Two-Page Story on NAM & MS ACA Ethnic Media Round Table

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    New America Media & MS: As a result of New America Media and the KidsWell Mississippi Advocates’ successful ethnic media press briefing on the ACA in February, the Jackson Advocate Publisher published a two page story on the state’s legislative activities around Medicaid Expansion.

  • MCJ Works to Spread the Word on ACA Trainings and Educational Tools!

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    MS: Linda Rigsby, Health Law Director for the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), published an article in the Clarion Ledger discussing the benefits of expanding Medicaid in the state.  In addition, MCJ hosted an educational training session for over 60 individuals at the Sunflower County Courthouse on the ACA and Medicaid expansion. The session also made the front page of the Enterprise-Tocsin.
  • MCFJ was Quoted in an Article Applauding the SCOTUS Ruling on the ACA

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    MS: Linda Dixon Rigsby, Health Law Director at the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCFJ), was quoted in a Clarion Ledger article  stating that the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling was good news for the state’s families and children and noted that insurance companies will no longer be able to deny coverage to children with pre-existing conditions.

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