League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area, Inc.
The Jackson League, comprised of the Jackson metro area and the counties of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin, has a long history of engagement and advocacy. The Jackson League meets to listen to speakers from the community, to study local issues, to develop policy positions, to advocate for League positions, and to conduct voter service projects.
To keep up with the latest news and updates check out The Jackson Voter here.
Watch Bringing History to Life, a dramatization performed at the 2010 Annual Meeting: Part 1 and Part 2
This spring, the LWVJA will focus on voter service efforts for the upcoming municipal elections. In partnership with The Clarion Ledger and WAPT, LWVJA will host mayoral debates in Jackson, Clinton, and Madison. The LWVJA will also be working on advocacy around air and water quality in support of Earth Day (April 22nd). See upcoming events for more information. Contact President Marcia Weaver or Barbara Powell if you need more information or want to volunteer.
Elections are an important time for our country. Don't miss out on the action!
Learn more about our priorities and positions.
Check out our Calendar
for more upcoming meetings and events.
Monday, April 15th - Mayoral Debate: Clinton
605 E Northside Dr
Clinton, MS 39056
Monday, April 22nd - Mayoral Debate: Madison
994 Madison Ave
Madison, MS 39110
Tuesday, April 30th - Mayoral Debate: Jackson
Mississippi College School of Law
151 East Griffith Street
Jackson, MS 39201
Come hear what the candidates have to say about how they will lead their respective cities.
Saturday, April 20th - LWVJA Annual Meeting
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jackson Municipal Art Gallery
839 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
The LWV of the Jackson Area will hold its annual meeting featuring Penick & Jamie Bardwell from the Women's Fund of Mississippi as out Guest Speakers. Members are encouraged to bring items for the silent auction and a finger food to share.
Also, don't forget to bring a friend!
- Sat, Nov 10th - General Meeting
- Tues, Oct 16th - Candidate Forum: Hinds Co. Election Commissioners
- Sat, Sept 22nd - Membership Meeting
- Sat, Sept 17th-29th - Voter Registration Drive
- Sat, Sept 12th - Voter Registration Training
- Sat, Aug 14th - LWVJA Board Meeting
- Sat, July 21st - LWVJA Board Orientation
We are looking forward to seeing all members and their guests at the Annual Meeting! (See information above)
We want to thank Keri Friedley for organizing the silent auction!
Deloris Lee, our Membership Director, will be available to talk with anyone interested in becoming a League member. Now more than ever, we need more non-partisan voices and civic education!
Let us all join to grow the Jackson League this year!
President: Marcia Weaver
Vice President for Administration: Fran Leber
Vice President for Programs: Gene Everitt
Vice President for Voter Service: Barbara Powell
Secretary: Keri Friedley
Treasurer: Margaret Wodetzki
Membership Director: Deloris Lee
The Voter Editor: Dierdre Payne
National Items Director: Carolyn Townes
Public Relations Director: Krista Buckhalter
Phone Tree Director: Dary Shenefelt
Nominating Committee: Janet Crawford, Effie Clay & Judy Lacy
The LWVJA Bylaws were updated at the April 2011 meeting. You may review the most recent edition of our Bylaws
LWV of the Jackson Area
P.O. Box 68214
Jackson, MS 39286-8214