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It's Election Year, and we're involved! Are you?

Decisions made at the Capitol affect every classroom in Mississippi. That's why we're working to make sure we elect candidates who support public education.

The decisions made at the Capitol affect every classroom in Mississippi. That's why MAE members are working to make sure that candidates who support public education, educators, education support staff, our students, parents, and communities are elected.

Help us put public education supporters in office this year. There will be plenty of ways to help. Check this page regularly for opportunities!

Endorsement Updates:

MAE announces second slate of endorsed candidates on November 1

The Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) announced its second slate of endorsed candidates for legislative office on November 1. The endorsements are reflective of the support for Mississippi’s public schools that has emerged as a central theme in this year’s elections. Further, the active interest in the Raise Mississippi initiative sponsored by MAE has created a broad base of support and recognition of the important role that public schools play in the state’s economy.

After considering the candidates’ interest in endorsement, a thorough review of each candidate’s record and confirmed support of MAE’s vision of Mississippi’s public schools, the following candidates were approved for endorsement:


  • Donna Niewiaroski for House District 12, Lafayette County
  • David Olds for House District 24, DeSoto County
  • Sharon Moman for House District 56, Hinds and Madison Counties
  • John Dedeaux for House District 121, Harrison County


On June 26, MAE rolled out our first slate of endorsed candidates.

“Ninety percent of Mississippi students attend Mississippi public schools, and our state’s success depends on their success,” said MAE President and second grade teacher Erica Jones. “Every student in our public schools deserves a quality education, a great teacher in every classroom, and up-to-date learning materials in safe, clean schools. Electing candidates who will actively work to make that happen is a critical component of making Mississippi an economic and educational powerhouse.”


Help MAE Elect Pro-Education Officials

Everyone advocating for public schools has a part to play this election! We're asking you to sign up as a pledged voter and see how you can help us make sure Election Day is a celebration for Mississippi public education! 

Take the Education Voter Pledge

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Take the Education Voter Pledge!

Do you believe every Mississippi student deserves a great public school? Do you believe the strength of our public schools today will dictate the strength of Mississippi tomorrow?

Advocating strong public schools for every student and every public school employee

Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) represents thousands of Mississippians—educators, students, activists, workers, parents, neighbors, friends—who believe in opportunity for all students and in the power of public education to transform lives and create a more just and inclusive society.