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Press Association calls for change to state flag

Wednesday, June 24, 2020   (0 Comments)
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June 24, 2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Layne Bruce, Executive Director
Mississippi Press Association
601-981-3060
lbruce@mspress.org

JACKSON, Miss.—The state’s newspaper media association is joining with other trade groups and business and religious leaders in calling for a change to the Mississippi flag.

Leadership of the Mississippi Press Association said change is needed now to adopt a new banner that represents people of all races and ethnicities who call the state home.

“We believe the state flag should be one that speaks for all people of Mississippi today and in the future,” said MPA President Kevin Cooper.

“We consider MPA an apolitical organization, but we feel this is a significant moment in our state’s history and calls on us to speak out,” said MPA Executive Director Layne Bruce. “We urge lawmakers to act upon it and help ensure a future that is respectful and inclusive to all in this state.”

As one of the Mississippi’s oldest trade or professional associations, MPA represents over 100 print newspaper and digital media organizations in the state.

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