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Jessica Jones Capparell

Interim Senior Director of Advocacy

Jessica Jones Capparell is the Interim Senior Director of Advocacy 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 Leagues volunteer Lobby Corps, a group of League members from Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia who work to deliver the Leagues 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 Leagues 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 the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments in the case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky. The case is a challenge to a Minnesota statute that says that a “political badge, political button, or other political insignia may not be worn at or about the polling place on primary or election day.” 

The Fix NICS Act, legislation that will improve and enforce reporting to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS).

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced it’s plan to move forward with the repeal of the Clean Power Plan, which would regulate the carbon pollution from existing power plants.

Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is from November 1-December 15, 2017.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) voted unanimously to update and strengthen regulations for online advertisements after thousands of activists including League members and supporters sent comments calling for these upgrades.

LWVUS and LWVOH submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Husted v. A. Phillip Randolph Institute.

This could be our last chance to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Next week, the U.S. Senate is gearing up to vote on a new plan to replace the ACA before the end of the month.

The League of Women Voters United States (LWVUS) and the League of Women Voters of Oregon (LWVOR) filed an Amicus Brief in the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Juliana et al v.

The League filed a brief in the historic partisan gerrymandering case, Gill v. Whitford, which will be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court on October 3rd.