Dear clients, colleagues, and friends,
Andalman & Flynn is proud to be a long time supporting Patron of the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ), which is dedicated to advancing racial and economic justice in Mississippi. It is an affiliate of the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Elliott’s wife, Martha Bergmark, was a founder and initial President and CEO of MCJ, and is currently a Board member and Senior Counsel. Elliott and Martha did civil rights work in Mississippi from 1973 to 1987, at which time they moved to the DC area.
Elliott is grateful for the interest and support that Andalman & Flynn has shown over the years in the Mississippi Center for Justice. MCJ has been inspired by the commitment of Andalman & Flynn as well asmany others in the DC area to social justice causes far beyond the Beltway — including but certainly not limited to one that’s close to Elliott’s heart, the fight against Mississippi’s entrenched culture of injustice. We’ve been touched by your generous contributions, in myriad ways, to MCJ’s progress over the years.
The 2020 Mississippi on the Potomac Reception was the first ever to be conducted digitally. Previously, it was an in-person event for DC-area friends and supporters. But 2020 was accessible through Facebook or Youtube free of charge from the comfort of home or office throughout the country. As a result, the event reached more people than ever before, drawing more than 2000 views and raising a record amount – close to $400,000.
Please see below for the program details. The program is only an hour long and can still be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/MississippiCenterforJustice/videos/278469386604594. Martha will be there to welcome you during the first couple of minutes, and then it’ll be over to a varied 60-minute program about what MCJ is up to lately, as well as performances by Mississippi bluesman, Vasti Jackson, and ending in a very timely seven-minute video dedicated to taking down confederate monuments as well as the flag.
Hope you can take a few minutes to watch. Thanks for any support you can provide — it means more to us than you know.