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Big Day: Flag Rally, Mississippi Primaries and Campaign Parties

Today at noon, Pastor Dwayne K. Pickett and Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant will lead a http://www.jacksonfreepress.com/weblogs/jackblog/2016/mar/05/dr-jamal-h-bryant-to-help-lead-straight-outta-pati/">rally to take down the Mississippi flag on the Miss. capitol steps. The Take It Down team released this statement today:

On this day of history where Mississippians head to the polls for its primary presidential race, Pastor Dwayne K. Pickett, chairman of BMA Inc., will be joined by Pastor Jamal Harrison Bryant of Baltimore, Md., for a rally to TAKE DOWN THE REBEL FLAG. Jamal Harrison Bryant, former director of the NAACP youth and college division, (a) leading voice for black lives matter, and mega-church pastor in America has come to Jackson. Jamal Bryant will voice the grave concern about the state of Mississippi still flying a flag that was used to lynch African Americans and is a known tool at KKK gatherings across the United States of America.

It's also presidential primary election day, and polls will be open until 7 p.m today. If you're in line at 7 p.m., you can vote. For those who don't have their voter ID, these are forms of ID accepted at the polls:

  • Driver's License
  • Photo ID card issued by a branch, department, or entity of the State of Mississippi
  • United States passport
  • Government employee ID card
  • Firearms license
  • Student photo ID issued by an accredited Mississippi university, college, or community/junior college
  • United States military ID
  • Tribal photo ID
  • Any other photo ID issued by any branch, department, agency or entity of the US government or any state government
  • A Mississippi Voter Identification Card

For more information on elections or to find your polling place, visit the Secretary of State's website http://msvoterid.ms.gov/Pages/VoterIDAcceptID.htm">here. If you see any problems at the polls, call the JFP at 601-362-6121 ext. 12, or email news@jacksonfreepress.com.

As votes come in tonight, campaign parties for presidential candidates will take place across the metro area. The Hillary Clinton Mississippi Campaign party will start at 6:30 p.m. at Hal and Mal's (200 S. Commerce St.). Please call 601-720-7653 for more information. The Bernie Sanders Mississippi Campaign will be following the returns at their headquarters at 824 Foley St. in Jackson. Please call 601-937-1524 for more information.

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