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.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy
LWV is an organization fully committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in principle and in practice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the organization’s current and future success in engaging all individuals, households, communities, and policy makers in creating a more perfect democracy.
There shall be no barriers to full participation in this organization on the basis of gender, gender identity, ethnicity, race, native or indigenous origin, age, generation, sexual orientation, culture, religion, belief system, marital status, parental status, socioeconomic status, language, accent, ability status, mental health, educational level or background, geography, nationality, work style, work experience, job role function, thinking style, personality type, physical appearance, political perspective or affiliation and/or any other characteristic that can be identified as recognizing or illustrating diversity.
Our state has 5 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 Mississippi Organizing 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.
East Central Mississippi, located in Meridian, started organizing in 2018 and was approved by LWV-MS in 2019. The state league is delighted this group of women sought out the League as their action outlet.
Members at Large : Members who do not live near a local league or unit are considered Members-At-Large (MALs) of the state League.
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.