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Empower Mississippi will host the inaugural Unleash Mississippi, a solutions-centered discussion among state leaders and policy experts on the biggest challenges in Mississippi. The event will be held on Tuesday, June 8.

The event will include an interview with Speaker Philip Gunn on the proposal to eliminate the income tax, a testimonial from Eddie Spencer on justice and rehabilitation, expert panels on education, justice, and work, and legislative awards.

The media is invited to attend any parts of the events. Please see the schedule below. Speakers will be made available to the media. You can come as early as 12:30 to set up. Please let me know if you have further questions.

WHAT: Unleash Mississippi, a solutions-centered discussion among state leaders and policy experts in the areas of education, work, and justice.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 8 at 1 p.m.

WHERE: Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, 222 North St #2205, Jackson, MS 39201


The schedule of the program:

Welcome: 1:00-1:15 p.m.
Grant Callen – CEO, Empower Mississippi

Rethinking Education: 1:15-2:15 p.m.
Andrew Clark – Executive Director, Yes. Every Kid.
Donald Nielsen – Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute
Grant Callen – CEO, Empower Mississippi
Elyse Marcellino – Director of New Schools, Empower Mississippi

Testimony of Change: 2:15-2:25 p.m.
Rev. Eddie Spencer – Pastor, Alta Woods United Methodist Church and Mt. Salem United Methodist Church

Justice for All: 2:25-3:15 p.m.
Senator Juan Barnett
Representative Kevin Horan
Brett Tolman – Executive Director, Right on Crime
Steven Randle – Director of Justice & Work, Empower Mississippi

Work that Matters: 3:15-4:05 p.m.
James Broughel – Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center
Whitney Lipscomb – MS Deputy Attorney General
Conor Norris – Research Analyst, Knee Center for the Study of Occupational Regulation

One-on-One with Speaker Gunn: 4:05-4:35 p.m.
Speaker of the House Philip Gunn
Russ Latino – President, Empower Mississippi

Rise Awards: 4:35-4:50 p.m.

Call to Action: 4:50-5:00 p.m.
Russ Latino – President, Empower Mississippi

Reception: 5:00 p.m. is an online news source covering Simpson and surrounding counties as well as the State of Mississippi.


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