Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
WHY AM I RUNNING?
My name is Dianne Dodson Black, and I'm the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Congress for the 1st Congressional District of Mississippi. I am fighting for a seat at the table where decisions are made in Washington D.C. Vote for me on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
As the owner of a small business for the past 40 years in Olive Branch, Miss., I have a different perspective on the issues than our current representative for U.S. Congress. As the first African-American woman to be on the ballot for MS-01, I've made history. But there is one more history-making election to win if I'm to represent the voters of District 1. I will be the person to give voters a seat at the table, where decisions are made about how to spend our tax dollars, protect our health care, and how to address the climate crisis. I'm a mother and grandmother who has lived my whole life in Mississippi. I want to save our democracy, so the government will offer a fair and bright future for all Mississippi residents.
Right now, Mississippi is one of the poorest states in the nation both in health and income. Our past two governors refused to help our poor by not expanding Medicaid. Over $2 billion of federal money is not being spent on Mississippians every year because our GOP-controlled Legislature has supported the Governor and refused to expand Medicaid. This is heartbreaking!
I hope more women will run for state offices next year, so our shared concerns for private healthcare choices, our children's safety, Medicare for Mississippi's working poor, and universal healthcare are addressed.
I support the Women's Health Protection Act. My opponent voted against it.
When listening to voters, who are concerned about high gasoline prices, I see my opponent voted against H.R. 7688, the Consumer Fuel Price Gouging Prevention Act. It would have given the President more control over gas and oil prices. In my opinion, gas and oil companies are price gouging Americans. The war in Ukraine has caused a massive disruption in oil supplies, and it's being passed on to the consumers at a high rate.
If elected on November 8, 2022, I will hold town hall meetings to listen to my constituents. I will support legislation that will help Mississippians, including extending the child tax credit, raising the minimum wage, passing criminal justice reform, protecting our democracy and voting rights, requiring early voting for all federal elections, passing the Crown Act, and so much more.
Listening to people you represent is important.
Medicaid Expansion (Affordable Care Act of 2010)
Extending the “Child Tax Credit”
Student loan forgiveness under $50,000
The John Lewis Advance Voting Right Act of 2021
Tackling climate change
Women's right to reproductive health privacy
St. Luke C.O.G.I.C.
Zetas’ Amicea Auxiliary
League of Women Voters
Desoto-Marshall County Federation of Democratic Women
Desoto County Democratic Party
Mississippi Early Voting Initial
Contributing member of:
World Vision (humanitarian organization )
USO (military organization)
Christian United for Israel
Charter member of the Memphis Civil Rights Museum
Ida B. Wells Museum
National Police Association