S.T.A.N.D. - Sisters Taking Actions and Nurturing Decision-makers - is an initiative of the Public Policy and Advocacy and Leadership Development Committees of the National Coalition of 100 Black Women Central Mississippi Chapter, Incorporated under the leadership directives of Corinne W. Anderson, Public Policy & Advocacy Chair and Mary Katherine Brown, as Vice Chair. NCBW CMS Chapter Representatives for this inaugural program initiative were Belinda Arnold Fields, NCBW CMS Chapter President and Sharolyn Smith, 1st Vice President of Programs. This idea was birthed as a coalition of organizations and pioneered in April, 2013 as a collaboration with twenty other organizations invited and attending a planning meeting hosted by NCBW Central Mississippi (NCBW CMS) Chapter, American Association of University Women (AAUW), Jackson branch and Women for Progress, Inc. (WFP).

FOCUS - Public Policy Areas:

Advocacy | Legislative Priorities

Affordable Healthcare | Medicare Expansion

Education - School Choice | Higher Education

Effective Legislation - Education - Economic Empowerment - Civic Engagement - Health - Quality of Life

Domestic Violence

Fair and Equal Pay Equity for Women | Liveable Wages | Minimum Wages

Human Trafficking

Public Safety - Gun Violence and Health Prevention

Legislative Accountability - guides the process of monitoring key legislation and coordinating feedback to the S.T.A.N.D. member interest organization on a bi-weekly or as needed basis.

 

                               Awareness> Advocacy >Agenda >Action >Accountability                         

S.T.A.N.D.* with Women in the Halls

LEGISLATIVE DAY AT THE CAPITOL

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16,  2016 ~ MISSISSIPPI STATE CAPITOL                                                         

 9:00—10:00   ARRIVAL—SIGN-IN—MEET PRESS   (ROOM 216)

 9:30— 11:00   ADVOCACY - ACTI0N - ACCOUNTABILITY:  Women in the Halls Training  &  DEBRIEFING SESSION - S.T.A.N.D. COALITION & INVITED LEGISLATORS

                                                                       “Legislation, Appropriations, Amendments“                                                              

11:0012:00    Introductions of S.T.A.N.D. Coalition Organizations in the House  & Senate

   *(Sisters Taking Action and Nurturing Decision-makers): Founding organizations

 ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, BETA DELTA OMEGA INC.            

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, JACKSON        

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN, MS

                                  ALPHA KAPPA ALPHA, RHO LAMBDA OMEGA, INC.                                  

                                    DELTA SIGMA THETA, INC., JACKSON ALUMNAE                                

 DELTA SIGMA THETA, INC., MADISON ALUMNA

HOLY FAMILY LADIES’ GUILD

       JACKSON CHAPTER of the LINKS , INC.                                                     

                                LEFLEUR'S BLUFF CHAPTER of the LINKS, INC.                          

      MARY CHURCH TERRELL LITERARY CLUB

  NCBW, INC., CENTRAL MS  CHAPTER

                                    NATIONAL COUNCIL OF NEGRO WOMEN                                 

WOMEN FOR PROGRESS, INC. 

   ZETA PHI DELTA, ALPHA BETA DELTA OMEGA, INC.   

12:00—1:30    LUNCH  &  LEGISLATIVE MATTERS”           

REFRESHMENTS – 1ST FLOOR              

Open lobbying/Advocacy “Meet and Greet”/S.T.A.N.D. organizations   

- Reserved display tables & open signage on 1st Floor/Rotunda -

  1:30—3:30    MEETINGS WITH INDIVIDUAL LEGISLATORS: STAND-up and BE COUNTed                                                                                                                                                              

S.T.A.N.D.  ADVISORY / RESOURCE GROUPS                                             

CHILDREN’S DEFENSE FUND    

HINDS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

JACKSON ADVOCATE NEWS MEDIA

P3 STRATEGIES, LLC

HINDS COUNTY FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN     

JACKSON-HINDS COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH CLINIC

MS LINK NEWS MEDIA

MS ASSOCIATION FOR COMMUNITY JUNIOR COLLEGES

MS ASSOCIATION OF BLACK SCHOOL EDUCATORS      

MS CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION

MS CENTER OF VIOLENCE PREVENTION           

MS FAITH-BASED COALITION        

MS FEDERATION OF DEMOCRATIC WOMEN

MS HEALTH ADVOCACY PROGRAM      

MS WOMEN’S ECONOMIC SECURITY INITIATIVE        

WOMEN’S FOUNDATION OF MS       

PARENTS FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS      

PLANNED PARENTHOOD, SOUTHEAST REGION

MEDGAR & MYRLIE EVERS’ INSTITUTE

SOUTHERN ECHO

THE PARENTS' CAMPAIGN              

 

 

  S.T.A.N.D.*  a public policy initiative and coalition project of NCBW, Inc. Central MS Chapter and founding organizations

 

If you or your organization are interested in joining us, you may contact us at 601-589-0050 for more information.