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

Priorities

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 and positions.

Upcoming Events

Check out our Calendar for more upcoming meetings and events.

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Saturday, November 16th - LWVJA General Meeting
featuring Tom Pullen speaking on Pearl River Development
10:00 am

Ridgeland Library
397 Hwy 51 (at School St Crossing)
Ridgeland, MS 39157

Saturday, January 25th - Legislative Issues Panel
10:00 am

Willie Morris Library
Community Room
4912 Old Canton Rd.
Jackson, MS 39211

Saturday, April 12th - Annual Meeting and Luncheon
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Municipal Art Gallery
839 N. State Street
Jackson, MS 39202

The LWV of the Jackson Area will hold its annual meeting featuring 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!

Recent Events

  • Tues, Oct 22nd - LWVJA Board Meeting

  • Sat, Oct 19th - LWVJA Meeting: Day on the Farm

  • Sat, Sept 24th - LWVJA Board Meeting

  • Sat, Sept 21st - LWVJA Membership Meeting

  • Tues, Aug 20th - LWVJA Board Meeting

  • Sun, July 28st - Iron-Jawed Angels showing

Membership

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: Vacant
Vice President for Programs: Jo Ann Hall
Vice President for Voter Service: Barbara Powell
Secretary: Megan Tidwell
Treasurer: Carolyn Townes
Membership Director: Deloris Lee
The Voter Editor: Dierdre Payne
National Items Director: Fran Leber
Public Relations Director: Vacant
Phone Tree Director: Dary Shenefelt
Nominating Committee: Margaret Wodetzki, Vacant & Vacant

LWVJA Bylaws

The LWVJA Bylaws were updated at the April 2011 meeting. You may review the most recent edition of our Bylaws here.

Contact

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