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Jessica Jones Capparell

Policy & Legislative Affairs Senior Manager

Jessica Jones Capparell is the Policy & Legislative Affairs Senior Manager at the League of Women Voters of the United States. In this position, Jessica works to deliver the League's message around federal advocacy priorities through lobbying and the development of advocacy strategies. Jessica manages the day to day operations of the League's volunteer Lobby Corps, a group of League members from Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia who work to deliver the League's message to Capitol Hill on behalf of state and local Leagues across the country. She is an expert on League policy positions and works to implement grassroots strategies in coordination with League members and organizational partners around the country. 

Prior to joining the League, Jessica worked on political campaigns throughout the United States focusing mostly on grassroots engagement but also running statewide operations with communications, field, and an online focus. Jessica has a B.A. from Culver-Stockton College.

When not working to advance the League's impact and priorities Jessica can be found cooking, attending baseball games, or training for her next marathon. She resides in Washington, DC, with her husband Rich, and their dog, Lilly.

Today is Census Day, the official launch of the 2020 Census!

March 26 is the one-year anniversary of the arguments of the League’s consolidated redistricting cases Rucho v. League of Women Voters. Here's what has happened since.

On January 27, 2020, Virginia became the 38th state to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. Now that the amendment has passed the 38-state threshold for ratification, several questions have arisen about its path to final enshrinement.

Legislation that responds to the Shelby decision will now come to the floor of the U.S. House. H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act (VRAA), has broad support from civil rights and voting rights groups across the country. 

On Thursday, September 19th, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform Committee will hold the first hearing on DC statehood in more than a quarter-century. 

With just one more state needed to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment, we are closer than ever to ensuring that equal rights for all are guaranteed under the U.S. Constitution.

On the sixth anniversary of Shelby v. Holder, the Supreme Court decision that gutted the heart of the Voting Rights Act (VRA), the U.S. House Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on the continuing challenges to voting rights in our country. 

In less than one year, on April 1, 2020, the Census will be in full swing. This process of counting will ensure that the political power, health, and safety of every community is maintained or enhanced in the upcoming decade.

U.S. House leadership unveiled a democracy reform bill, HR1 (the For the People Act), that will make elections fairer and put power back in the hands of the American people. 

Activists are arranging in-person meetings with incoming members of the 116th House of Representatives and dropping in to have conversations with staff members on the need for HR 1, the first bill that the House plans to take up in January.