Arekia Bennett, who organized the people’s caucus that inspired Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba’s endorsement of Bernie Sanders for 2020 president, joins Mississippi Today political reporter Adam Ganucheau to give a behind-the-scenes look at the caucus itself and discuss the importance of young organizers in Mississippi’s political process.

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Adam Ganucheau, as Mississippi Today's editor-in-chief, oversees the newsroom and works with the editorial team to fulfill our mission of producing high-quality journalism in the public interest. Adam has covered politics and state government for Mississippi Today since February 2016. A native of Hazlehurst, Adam has worked as a staff reporter for, The Birmingham News and The Clarion-Ledger and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Adam earned his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Mississippi.