LWV of Mississippi

LWV of Mississippi

Educating and advocating for the citizens of Mississippi!

The League of Women Voters of Mississippi is a 501(c)4 organization with non-deductible dues. Our Education Fund is designated a 501(c)3 tax-deductible entity.

LWVMS members at dinner event

Local Leagues

Our state has 4 local Leagues. They are:

League of Women Voters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast : an active and growing Local League including the counties of Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson. The Gulf Coast League meets regularly 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.

League of Women Voters of the Jackson Area, Inc. : a Local League with a long history of engagement including the Jackson metro area and the counties of Hinds, Madison, and Rankin. 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.

League of Women Voters of the Pine Belt, Inc. was formed in March 2016 in Hattiesburg to serve and the surrounding area. The active chapter keeps busy with voter registration drives and other events. Their goals are to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives.

LWV Oxford/North MississippiOrganizing in 2017, the League of Women Voters Oxford/North Mississippi serves the counties of Marshall, Union, Pontotoc, Calhoun, Yalobusha, Panola, Tate, Benton, Lee and Desoto. First meeting date: April 11, 2017.

Members at Large : Members who do not live near a local league or unit are considered Members-At-Large (MALs) of the state League.

Our new MAL group, East Central Mississippi, located in Meridian, started organizing in 2018 and was approved by LWV-MS in 2019. They are making great contributions already and we look forward to their becoming a fully accredited local league next year.

Issue Positions

The League of Women Voters of Mississippi takes positions on issues when there is an existing U.S. League position that supports the issue or when the state has reached a consensus on the issue after deliberative study.  Our positions are under revision.

Action & Advocacy

The League of Women Voters takes action on an issue or advocates for a cause when there is an existing League position that supports the issue or speaks to the cause.

Bylaws

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