Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work

Who are we? We are the League of Women Voters, an organization of women and men who want to make a difference in the political future of our country. We are a diverse, non-partisan, political group with a long-standing tradition of educating voters.


On Wednesday, June 3rd, LWVO members will gather to vote on a program and a budget for the coming year, elect a new Board for 2015 - 2017, enjoy sharing a delicious dinner with old and new friends, and hear about the future of urbanism in our city from the Oakland director of renowned civic planning organization SPUR.

Where: The Bistro on Laney College campus, 900 Fallon Street between 9th and 10th Streets. Street parking available, Lake Merritt BART parking lot is across from the campus with free spaces after 3 PM. Some spaces available in the Laney College lot. See a map and directions to The Bistro on the Laney College website by clicking here.

When: Wednesday June 3rd; registration at 5:45, dinner and program from 6 PM to 8:30 PM

Who: Our speaker Robert Ogilvie is the director of SPUR's newly-opened Oakland office. Over the past 20 years he has worked extensively in community development and planning to help improve low- and middle-income neighborhoods. He has served as a faculty member in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley, and as director of volunteers at the Partnership for the Homeless in New York City.

Tickets: Still only $15 for dinner and meeting. Reserve your place before May 28 by contacting the League office at 834-7640 or

Payments: To help us keep registration fast and efficient, please mail your check before May 28th to League of Women Voters of Oakland, 436 14th Street, Suite 1213, Oakland CA 94612. To pay by credit card, click here.

The Bay Area Monitor

The LWV Bay Area Monitor provides coverage of transportation, air quality, water quality, open space, and land use issues in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Here is the link

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Tax-deductible donations in support of this free publication are greatly appreciated, and may be made through their website using the "donate" tab.

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