Mississippi Democratic Party
The Party of Progress
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Mississippi federation of democratic women

Keepers of the Light

Women at Work

The Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women is the state's official branch of the National Federation of Democratic Women and shares its ideals and goals. The MFDW has chapters scattered across the state and is working to establish an active presence in each county.

The MFDW was formed in 1983, when a group of interested women from across the state of Mississippi met when the State Democratic Executive Committee in Jackson, MS. Their purpose was to establish a state federation of Democratic women.  The counties that pioneered this effort were Adams, Harrison, Hancock, Hinds, Jefferson, Lee, Neshoba, Tate, Pike, Marion, Walthall, and Washington.  The Democratic Party of the State of Mississippi provided initial and sustaining support of the federation.

The group chose the name, Mississippi Federation of Democratic Women for the chapter and aligned itself with the National Federation of Democratic Women as a Chapter and is a full member of the national group.

The objectives of the organization are to unite women of the Mississippi Democratic Party, to encourage full participation of women in every level of the Democratic Party structure, and to promote the cause of the Mississippi Democratic Party.


MFDW Leadership

2017  MFDW Officers

  • President — Tanya Gray
  • President Elect — Felicia Brown-Williams
  • Secretary — Grace Amos
  • Treasurer — Allison Pena
  • 1st CD VP — Tiffany Sturdivant, Director — Kegdra Gray
  • 2nd CD VP — Ashley Floyd , Director — Delores Lee
  • 3rd CD VP — Marcelean Arrington, Director — Kate McNeel
  • 4th CD VP — Lula Cooley, Director — Ruthie Thaggart-White

Join the movement

Any person, female or male, interested in the objectives of this organization who openly declares her/his allegiance to the Democratic Party, is a registered voter and belongs to a local chapter, where one exists, is eligible for full membership.  Where no local chapter exists, anyone who wants to join the MFDW may do so by paying $10.00 annual membership dues to the State Chapter, payable on April 1st, each year.