This fall, the Mississippi Senate Study Group on Women, Children and Families will hold four public hearings designed to learn the needs of families and young children in Mississippi. Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann formed the committee after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court this summer. Senator Nicole Boyd of Lafayette and Panola counties is chairwoman of the study group.
The group will convene hearings in Jackson at the Capitol Building on four dates this fall, covering four different topics:
- September 27: Maternal/child healthcare
- September 28: Adoption, foster care and child support
- October 25: Childcare availability
- October 26: Early intervention
The hearings will take place at the Capitol and be webcast, archived and open to the public, and we encourage you to attend.
You can also offer your thoughts by sending written testimony to firstname.lastname@example.org—your email will be shared with the study group.
Thanks to Calle Poole at the Policy Research & Systems Change Unit of the Social Science Research Center at Mississippi State University for sharing this information.
Also, you can read more about the committee in this interview that Senator Boyd did with Y’all Politics.