The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, multipurpose organization of women and men that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. We do provide a forum where all candidates to an office can state their own positions.
Hosted by The League of Women Voters, Oxford/North Mississippi
Schedule & Location
Registration and Council will take place at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. There will be an evening reception on Friday night and a closing reception at the conclusion of Council on Saturday. Those locations will be given to you upon your arrival.
Friday, May 18, 2018
12:30 p.m+ 5:00 p.m. + Registration and program pickup + St. Peter's Episcopal Church Parish Hall
5:30 p.m. + 7:00 p.m.+ Opening Reception + Burns Belfrey Multicultural Museum
Saturday, May 19, 2018 All sessions in the parish hall at St. Peter's Episcopal Church
9:30 a.m. + 10:30 a.m. + Registration and Breakfast
10:30 a.m. + 10:45 a.m. + Welcoming and Opening Remarks
10:45 a.m. + 11:30 a.m. + Panel No. 1 Women Writers + a panel discussion of support and obstacles for women writers in Oxford featuring Ann Abadie, Sarah Frances Hardy, and Lisa Howorth.
11:30 a.m. + 12:15 p.m. + Panel No. 2 Women Leaders + a panel discussion of the obstacles and challenges facing women in leadership positions featuring Baretta Mosley, Katrina Caldwell, and Julia Thornton
12:15 p.m. + 12:50 p.m. + LWV-MS Business Meeting LWVOXNMS will be recognized as a chapter of LWV-MS during this session
12:50 p.m. + 1:00 p.m. + Break
1:00 p.m. + 1:45 p.m. + Catered Lunch
1:45 p.m. + 2:45 p.m. + Keynote Speaker "How Legislation is Made in Mississippi" + Representative Jay Hughes
2:45 p.m. + 3:00 p.m. + Closing Remarks
3:00 p.m. + 3:45 p.m. + LWV-MS Board Meeting (open to all)
5:00 p.m. + 6:30 p.m. + Closing Reception + Location TBA
Letter to the Editor
The League of Women Voters of Mississippi commends Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann for his decision not to release voter records to the Elections Integrity Commission, if asked to do so.
The Commission has requested other states to provide a myriad of demographic information about registered voters, including the last four digits of the Social Security number, felony convictions, military status, and voting history.
If the Commission requests Secretary Hosemann to submit this information, he states his reply will be "...go jump in the Gulf of Mexico."
The League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization which encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League believes the release of this information to the Elections Integrity Commission would be a barrier to an open election process. The League applauds Secretary Hosemann's decision to protect our citizens' rights.
Mary Ann Everett, Co-President
Carolyn S. Townes, Co-President
League of Women Voters of Mississippi
"1 vote by itself may not make a difference, but when you add 1 to 1 and then add another and another and another and so on, 1 vote becomes powerful. I used to think my vote didn't count because it was only 1. I was so wrong. When we put all of our voices together, we are taking care of one another, taking care of those that can't vote or are too young to vote and can't even fathom anything related to the future beyond how many more days until Christmas. As it should be. They'll get their turn. I take my responsibility seriously. And so very proud to be an American and a Mississippian." #MSvotes #ActivateYourVoice #YourVoteYourVoice