JACKSON, Miss. – The SPLC Action Fund today endorsed Tameika Smith in her campaign for Simpson County Chancery Clerk. In addition to her work as the longtime deputy clerk, Smith has served the 13th Chancery District as Youth Court Counselor.
“The role of Chancery Clerk is so important because it touches the lives of so many throughout the community – especially children and families. The interactions community members have with this office are key in determining their future trajectory,” said Madison Hollon, program manager of political campaigns for the SPLC Action Fund. “This is why it is so important to have someone as proven and as community-centered as Tameika Smith as Chancery Clerk. She has a deep understanding of the position and demonstrated her commitment to addressing inequities and ensuring fairness for all those who come in contact with the system.”
The SPLC Action Fund is focused on lifting up communities of color, particularly in the Deep South, who face systemic oppression, poverty and structural racism. To overcome these injustices, the organization is committed to reimagining the political, economic and social systems that sustain them to create a world where all people can thrive.
In pursuit of this bold agenda, the SPLC Action Fund supports candidates who share its commitment to addressing the deep inequities that plague our nation.
About the SPLC Action Fund
SPLC Action Fund is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people. SPLC Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate organization to the Southern Poverty Law Center. For more information, visit www.splcactionfund.org.