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Oxford/North Mississippi Provisional Unit

Co-Presidents Mary Ann Everett and Carolyn Townes met with over 70 people in Oxford on April 11, 2017, to discuss re-establishing the League of Women Voters of Oxford/North Mississippi. The State Board previously approved the designation of provisional unit for the group under the leadership of Dianne Ferguson. The provisional officers and board have been named, and the State Board has presented them with $300 seed money to help them begin operations. This unit already has 55 members. At the organizational meeting, the Mayor-Elect of Oxford, Robin Tannehill, gave the opening speech, stressing the importance of everyone working together across party lines to accomplish common goals. Co-Presidents Everett and Townes discussed some of the League activities and answered questions from the floor. We look forward to working closely with the LWVO/NM leadership and following the growth and development of the provisional unit.

Mississippi News

Upcoming May 20, 2017
Annual State Convention
Anjou Restaurant Ridgeland
Speaker: Alysia Burton Steele

The state Board meeting took place at Anjou Restaurant. The program included music from Grammy winning League member Dorothy Moore and a talk by University of Mississippi law professor and lecturer Michele Alexandre on "Sexploitation: Sexual Profiling and the Illusion of Gender." Among the business addressed, Dierdre Payne gave a national items report noting the 23rd anniversary of the Motor Voter provision.
Dorothy Moore

Michele Alexandre

The League of Women Voters of Mississippi held its fall board meeting on November 14, 2015, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Ocean Springs. Hosted by the LWV of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the meeting had full Board participation as well as interested League members from the Coast and Jackson areas. We were particularly pleased to have Peg Ciraldo from Hattiesburg who plans to organize a League in that area.

Around the table, clockwise from the bottom: Dary Shenfeld, Gene Everitt, Marcia Weaver, David Stephens, Karlyn Stephens, Brenda Beauchamp, Robin Cooley, Chris Friedley, Peg Ciraldo, Keri Friedley, Fran Leber, Elaine Talbott, Carolyn Townes, and Mary Ann Everett. Also attending were Dorothy Moore, Dierdre Payne and Natalie Maynor.


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