I'm an ActivistArtist. I am a thorn in the side of narrow-minded GOP/Right-Wing-Nut-Jobs, and I'm running for U.S. House of Representatives, to be the first woman to represent Mississippi in the United States Congress. My activist site & blog: http://www.ArousedWoman.com, and my theatre publication: http://www.MusicalTheatreMagazine.com.

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The End of This Race and Looking Forward

The End of This Race and Looking Forward

Trish Causey - Liberal Democrat, Mississippi 4th District, running for U.S. House of Representatives 2014In February 2014, I entered this race because the idea of Steven Palazzo running unopposed made me nauseous.  As an activist, I knew little of the inside political arena.  I couldn’t get much help because there was a possibility of other candidates putting in and those with the Party didn’t want to show favoritism.  I understood that.  So I did the best I could with what I had and what I felt was…

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Ordinary People Can Do Amazing Things

Ordinary People Can Do Amazing Things

Trish Causey - Liberal Democrat, Mississippi 4th District, running for U.S. House of Representatives 2014One of the things I’ve learned in this process is that many people look at candidates and elected officials to be perfect or flawless.  Why are ordinary mortals put on such pedestals?  It certainly doesn’t help when the candidates themselves try to pretend to be perfect.

I openly admit I’m human.  I am an ordinary person just like you.  I have always traveled the path not taken to learn as much…

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Jobs Now and for the Future Economy of South Mississippi

Jobs Now and for the Future Economy of South Mississippi

Chiquita BananasWith Chiquita moving its bananas’ shipping plant from Gulfport, MS, to New Orleans, LA, we have to bring in more jobs to help our residents.  We will need to work together to replace these jobs and create more jobs to help the currently unemployed.

We can create jobs by bringing in solar power companies to help MS-04 switch to renewable, green energy practices.  As a culture, we must get off coal.

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Trish Causey’s Interview on Liberal-Fix Radio to Discuss Progressive Liberal Democrat Issues

Trish Causey’s Interview on Liberal-Fix Radio to Discuss Progressive Liberal Democrat Issues

Liberal Fix Radio Trish Causey Interview on Progressive Liberal Democrat IssuesLast night, I did an interview on the internet radio show, Liberal Fix.  All progressive, all liberal, all the time!

Keith and Naomi were great to talk to. They asked me about Mississippi and what we’re like politically, socially, economically, as well as what it’s like for me to be an open progressive liberal in such a Red State.  We talked about various issues, including women’s issues, LGBT,…

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Mississippi Should Take the Lead from Arkansas on Gay Marriage Rights

Mississippi Should Take the Lead from Arkansas on Gay Marriage Rights

Gay-Marriage-EqualityCongratulations to Arkansas and to all the LGBT couples who have won an important hurdle in equal rights in regard to marriage equality!

Today, Judge Chris Piazza stuck down the state’s 2004 ban on gay marriage.  According to Piazza’s ruling, he said:

“This is an unconstitutional attempt to narrow the definition of equality.  The exclusion of a minority for no rational reason is a dangerous…

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My Apology

As an activist and an artist, I have always pushed the boundaries.  That is what we do.  My comment about the Republicans using Benghazi for political gain was directed AT the Republicans.  I did not intend to dishonor the four who died.  I intended to make a satirical observation about how the Republicans have used the tragedy to go after Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

Even though I am a…

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Replay of my interview on 104.9 FM this morning, 04-10-2014

Replay of my interview on 104.9 FM this morning, 04-10-2014

Trish Causey - Liberal Democrat, Mississippi 4th District, running for U.S. House of Representatives 2014Hey, everybody!

I didn’t realize 104.9 FM was a conservative station until just before the interview when there was some message from Sean Hannity.  So I’m surprised and thrilled they let a progressive liberal hippie such as myself on the air.

Though an interview at 7 a.m. is a rarity for this theatre person, I thought it went okay.  I touched on the topics of women’s rights, pro-choice, LGBT…

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I am running for Congress, not Miss Congeniality.

I am running for Congress, not Miss Congeniality.

comment-sound-bites-anonI received this message on my Facebook page last night:

Hi Trish, Your sound bites are catchy and are point on. I’d like to edit your blogs, though, to soften up the rough edges and present your ideas respectfully. I like what Delores Huerta says in defining Peace. “Peace is respecting other’s civil rights.” Please contact me.

Thanks, but no thanks.

Did it ever occur to you that I write what I…

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Mississippi’s GOP allows “Religious Freedom” for Hate and Intolerance

Mississippi’s GOP allows “Religious Freedom” for Hate and Intolerance

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant Signing Religious Hate Anti-LGBT Bill into LawDear Self-Righteous Fake Christians:  Go spew your hate-filled, intolerant drivel elsewhere.

Last week, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law SB2681, the so-called “religious freedom” bill, which is in fact a license to hate and discriminate.

While many activists have rightly spoken out on the motivations of this bill’s initiators — to allow even further discrimination of LGBT, this…

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Do not leave Mississippi because of the bigots, misogynists, & homophobes

Do not leave Mississippi because of the bigots, misogynists, & homophobes

Trish Causey - Liberal Democrat, Mississippi 4th District, running for U.S. House of Representatives 2014I hear people talking about leaving Mississippi because of the legalized bigotry and misogyny being enacted by our state legislators and US Congress representatives.  I understand how you feel, after all my “day job” is covering Broadway theatre in New York.  The grass always seems greener, as it were.  But I’m asking all of you to stay and “be the change” with me.

Why?

We can’t make change if we…

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Bring on religious discrimination. I’m ready for battle.

Bring on religious discrimination. I’m ready for battle.

leonardo-da-vinci-vitruvian-man-pentacleIn honor of the hate-sponsored religious discrimination bill passed by the Mississippi legislature, I will start wearing pentacles again just to see if I get discriminated against.  I would take a case to the Supreme Court if need be.

FYI: the pentacle (5-pointed star in a circle) represents the 4 elements (earth, air, fire, water) and Spirit (universal energy/god, whatever you call it, etc.). …

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The Race Is On

The Race Is On

Trish Causey - Liberal Democrat, Mississippi 4th District, running for U.S. House of Representatives 2014Now that the race is officially on, let’s review.

I am not a politician.  I am an activist.  I am not here to play games.  I will not change who I am for anyone.

The government is supposed to be here for the People.  NOT the corporations.

The First Amendment, the philosophy of Separation of Church and State, and the Treaty of Tripoli are very clear on keeping religion out of government.

Women are…

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A Well-Funded, Viable Candidate…

A Well-Funded, Viable Candidate…

Trish Causey - Liberal Democrat, Mississippi 4th District, running for U.S. House of Representatives 2014I just had an really great conversation with a fellow MS-04 Democrat.  Because I’ve been talking with the other residents of Mississippi’s 4th Congressional District, I know I’m not the only one past ready for change in Mississippi.  I also know I’m more progressive than what even some of the Democrats want.  Well, I’m no DINO.  I’m a true blue, progressive liberal Democrat.

What’s more, I…

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By the People: Where do I stand on NSA, the Patriot, and NDAA(NOTE:  I am starting a new series of posts in which I answer questions submitted to me on…View Post
Campaign Timeline: From now until March 1stI spoke with the Mississippi Democratic Party office today, and they have received my paperwork. …View Post