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

  • The 2015 Annual Meeting Luncheon, held April 18, 2015 at the Mississippi Craft Center, featured speaker Donald Campbell, Associate Professor of Ethics, Mississippi College School of Law. See Prof. Campbell's notes on Redistricting here Redistricting Speech Notes
  • LWV-JA sponsored a voter registration table at Wellsfest in September 2015.
  • League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area held a productive meeting on October 17, 2015 discussing consensus questions on constitutional amendments. Consensus was reached on eleven of the fifteen issues discussed, with no consensus reached on four issues. Thanks to Dierdre Payne who presented Question 1, John Tidwell, Question 2, and Carolyn Townes, Questions 3 and 4, as well as our facilitator, Savina Schoenhofer. Thanks also to Barbara Powell who organized the meeting, Mary Ann Everett who served as recorder, Margaret Wodetzki, our timekeeper, Natalie Maynor, our photographer, and Marcia Weaver for refreshments. Thanks to all who participated in the thought-provoking discussion.


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

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