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Worked to get Medgar Evers home declared national monument

Senators Wicker and Hyde-Smith commended President Trump for signing the Natural Resources Management Act (S.47), which includes a proposal authored by the Senators to designate the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Home in Jackson as a national monument. "With this legislation, the Evers family home will stand as a national monument that not only honors the sacrifices of the Evers family but all those, who during the civil rights movement, risked their lives for fair treatment of all," Hyde-Smith said.

Wicker said, "I thank President Trump for signing this legislation that will provide additional resources to preserve their home for future generations of visitors. The Evers' pursuit of equality and justice will be an enduring part of American history."

[Medgar Evers, an African-American, was assassinated in 1963 for his civil rights work. His wife, Myrlie Evans, then moved in 1964 from their home in Mississippi, to a less civil-rights embattled state, California].

Source: 2020 Senate campaign website HydeSmith.senate.gov , Mar 12, 2019

Marriage is between a man & a woman

Q: Gay Marriage: Support gay marriage?

Mike Espy (D): Yes. "Committed to ALL Mississippians having access to their rights of citizenship," regardless of sexual orientation.

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): No. "Personally believes marriage is between a man & a woman."

Chris McDaniel (R): No. Supreme Court gay marriage decision "has absolutely no basis" in Constitution or common law.

Source: 2018 CampusElect Guide on MS Senate Special Election , Oct 9, 2018

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