by Sara DiNatale
January 3, 2023
Mississippi Center for Justice attorney Ty Pinkins (right), is overcome with emotion as Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh listens, as Pinkins describe the unfair treatment of Black farmer, during a panel discussion at the Mississippi Center for Justice in Indianola, Thursday, June 30, 2022. Credit: Vickie D. King/Mississippi Today
Ty Pinkins, the Army veteran and Delta advocate who fought against racist pay for Mississippi farm workers, announced Tuesday he will run against incumbent Sen. Roger Wicker for a seat in the U.S. Senate in 2024 as a Democrat.
“I am excited to announce my candidacy for the U.S. Senate. I am running because I am concerned about the direction in which our country is going,” Pinkins said in a statement. “My educational, military, and professional qualifications are perfectly suited to meet this precarious moment our state and our country faces, and ensure that our democratic ideals endure and prevail for future generations.”