Jackson, MS Water Crisis

The Issue:

The water crisis in Jackson, Mississippi left more than 150,000 without access to running water and with a quickly depleting supply of bottled drinking water. The failing of the water system is well-documented and follows after multiple water treatment incidents in the majority-Black city of Jackson. This incident is an environmental justice issue that must be met head on.

What We Are Doing

The National Bar Association (“NBA”) and National Bar Institute (“NBI”) are taking action to help the residents of Jackson, MS. Under the leadership of NBA President Lonita Baker, NBI Chair Dr. Walter Sutton, NBA Vice President of Membership Ashley L. Upkins and Chief of NBA Service Initiatives & Member-at-Large Kimberley Ann Ward, the NBA and NBI are deeply engaged in organizing and executing disaster relief and emergency assistance for the people of Jackson.

The NBA and NBI are partnering with NBA local affiliate Magnolia Bar Association led by President Monica McNeely and other local organizations.

How You Can Help

We are asking members, sponsors, and partners to make donations to support our efforts to address these environmental inequities. Your donation will be used to fund safe drinking water initiatives for Jackson, MS residents. Please consider donating to the NBI indicating your donation is for the Jackson, MS Water Crisis.

Donate Now!

You may donate to the NBI (a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization) by utilizing one of the following payment methods

Check payable
to “National Bar Institute” and mail to
1816 12th Street N.W Washington,
D.C. 20009
Credit Card
by contacting
NBI Treasurer Frank Seales, Jr.
at (202) 497-3187

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