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MS Attorney General Lynn Fitch's Bi-Weekly Update


January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month 
As we close out the month, I'd like to bring to your attention the terrible crime that is human trafficking. President Donald J. Trump has declared the month of January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Month. According to the President's proclamation, an estimated 25 million adults and children around the world experience some form of modern slavery.

 

 

To view President Trump's full proclamation, Click Here

 

This week, I will be speaking at our State's Human Trafficking Summit in Jackson. There I will discuss why a whole community response is necessary to combat this evil, which is one of my top priorities as your new Attorney General.

 

We are going to work with our Law Enforcement Partners to hunt down traffickers, then prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law.

 

We will assist victims of this horrific crime at every level: physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. This will allow them to recover and rebuild their lives so they can re-enter society as a whole person with restored dignity.

I was honored to provide remarks at the closing session of the Mississippi Municipal League's Mid-Winter Legislative Conference.

 

I want to partner with our State's municipal leaders so that we can better serve the families and businesses of our communities.

 

Several municipal leaders were a part of my transition team and I am grateful to them for sharing their knowledge and understanding of what you need from your Attorney General's Office.

  


National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn 
On January 22nd, the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I joined Governor Reeves on a day of prayer for the sanctity of life. It is important to remember that over 61 million babies have been denied the right to life.

 

 

As Mississippi’s Attorney General, I will always defend the laws that promote the values important to Mississippians, including our respect for life.

 

That is why I will defend our pro-life law before the United States Supreme Court.

 

Please continue to pray for the unborn as we move forward in our fight for life.

Republican Attorneys General urge Senate to reject Articles of Impeachment

Last week, I joined Republican Attorneys General from 20 other states to submit a letter to the United States Senate, laying out the legal case for rejecting the Democrat House articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.

 

The Democrats have sidelined important work for the people of Mississippi and the nation in pursuing this hyper-partisan and baseless inquiry. Their legal case lacks any foundation in law or fact, and the Senate should reject the House Articles and get back to work on the people's business.

 

The letter was signed by the attorneys general of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and West Virginia.

 

Click on the image (upper right) to view and download the entire letter that was submitted to the Senate.



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