Jeramey Anderson Is Running For Congress In Mississippi And Touching People Disengaged From Political Process
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At age 26, Mississippi Democratic congressional candidate Jeramey Anderson is facing a three-term, pro-Trump Republican who opposes abortion in a state with some of the most lenient concealed carry laws whose flag still incorporates the Confederate battle flag.
Anderson is going against the grain, CNN reported. He’s pro-abortion rights, pro-gun reform and his campaign platform focuses on raising the minimum wage, improving public education and implementing criminal justice reform.
Winning may be a long shot for Anderson, but he’s no stranger to politics. Five years ago, a month before he turned 22, he was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives.
He believes that if he focuses on creating better communication and bipartisanship with his constituents, he can get votes from people who would have otherwise disagreed with his policies.
A progressive Democrat, Anderson wants to expand Medicaid in Mississippi and he considers the state flag retrogressive, according to Jackson Free Press.
While on the campaign trail, Anderson went on a seven-day, 14-county, 19-city “People’s Tour” of Mississippi’s 4th congressional district that he’s hoping to win.
The purpose of the trip is to just show up and listen to people in the small rural parts of Mississippi that politicians don’t often visit.