The Mississippi Legislative Conservative Coalition is a bipartisan organization comprised of like-minded conservative members of the Mississippi House of Representatives. The MLCC is not a caucus, and its members are not bound to hew a party line or to vote as a block; rather, members expect each other to adhere generally to the organization’s guiding principles. The stated purposes of the Conservative Coalition, as set forth in its Bylaws, are “to influence the adoption of conservative legislation in the Mississippi Legislature, and to promote on a bipartisan basis conservative principles of limited government, free enterprise, individual liberties, and strong traditional families, at all times consistent with the progress of our state and with the well-being of our fellow Mississippians.” Although membership in the MLCC varies from year to year, as of the end of 2009 the organization boasted fifty-six (56) members — 48 Republicans and 8 Democrats.
The MLCC membership roster may be accessed here.
The Conservative Coalition meets weekly during the Regular Session at 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday, in Room 113 of the Capitol. Meetings are open only to Coalition members and invited guests.