Making Democracy Work

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 year the LWVJA will focus on responsible conservation and development of our natural resources including advocacy around air and water quality. See upcoming events for more information. Contact President Marcia Weaver if you need more information or want to volunteer.

This is the time to learn about issues in our environment and to take action! Don't miss out!

Learn more about our priorities positions policies


Upcoming Events

Check out our Calendar for more upcoming meetings and events.

Recent Events


Saturday, April 18 2015 Annual Meeting Luncheon, held at the Mississippi Craft Center.

Guest Speaker: Donald Campbell, Associate Professor of Ethics, Mississippi College School of Law.

Subject: Redistricting. See Prof. Campbell's speech notes here Redistricting Speech Notes


March 21, 2015 General Meeting. Speaker: Tomie Green, Circuit Court Judge, District 2, Hinds County February 12, 2015 LOBBY DAY AT THE CAPITOL


A hearty thank you to Keri Friedley, who is moving with her husband to the Gulf Coast to be with family, for all of her service. We will miss her but are happy to know she'll join the Gulf Coast League where her mom is the president.

Thank you to Megan Tidwell who has agreed to serve as secretary, replacing Keri. We are thrilled to have you on the board!

Thank you to Dierdre Payne, Barbara Powell, Fran Leber, Kay Brodbeck, Gene Everitt, Natalie Maynor, Barbara Powell, Hariett Tanzman, Ashley Hewitt, Margaret Wodetzki, and Dick Johnson for helping with voter registration events in September. Dierdre Payne organized an event at Holmes Community College on National Voter Registration Day (9/24) and LWVJA members helped register voters at Wellsfest in Jackson. Twenty-four people from Hinds, Madison, and Rankin counties were registered.

Let us all join in thanking our Jackson League members for all of the hard work they do!

LWVJA Officers

President: Marcia Weaver
Vice President for Administration/Programs: Barbara Powell
Vice President for Voter Service: Carmen Castilla
Secretary: Megan Tidwell
Treasurer: Gene Everitt
Membership Director: Fran Leber
The Voter Editor: Dierdre Payne
National Items Director: Nicki McLaurin Green
Public Relations Director: Carol Andersen
Phone Tree Director: Dary Shenefelt
Nominating Committee: Elaine Talbott, Harriet Tanzman, Margaret Wodetzki

LWVJA Bylaws

The LWVJA Bylaws were updated at the April 2014 meeting. You may review the most recent edition of our Bylaws here.


LWV of the Jackson Area
P.O. Box 68214
Jackson, MS 39286-8214