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.

Join Us for Art and Soul Festival Oakland August 19 and 20!

Come down to downtown Oakland for the Art and Soul Festival for two sensational days of music, food, fun and art in beautiful downtown Oakland! For the third year in a row, the Oakland LWV will have a booth at Art & Soul--Oakland's flagship city festival. This wildly popular 2-day annual event is packed with music, food, fun, dance and art. Aligned with our goal of promoting a civically informed and engaged Oakland, we will also be there to share League membership information and voter education and voter registration materials. Spread the word about the LWVO, and enjoy the festival for free!

See our calendar here to sign up to help.

Read about LWVO's Capacity Building Grant in the May VOTER!

A new VOTER newsletter has been published! Read about the Probation Grant LWVO received, as well as our work with the reentry community HERE!

We would love to hear your feedback on the VOTER....please complete this survey to help us improve it!

LWVO Tours Port of Oakland!

LWVO got some interesting perspective on Oakland Port issues during a recent tour!

Who Represents Oakland?

Want to know who represents you? Want to let your rep know something? Let LWVO help! See our updated listing of local and federal government reps here!

GovTrack.us tracks the United States Congress and helps Americans understand what is going on in their national legislature. Check it out!

LWVOakland President's Blog, by Louise Rothman-Riemer

Thoughts on July 4th...

Well folks, it is July 4th once again, an important date in our country's history. On this day we recall the Declaration of Independence, written primarily by John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, which declared: "We hold these Truths to be self-evident, that all Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with Certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness -- that to secure these Rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just Powers from the Consent of the Governed..."

Read more here!

The LWV's Journey to 2020 and Beyond!

Throughout the LWV, we are having important conversations about where we are as an organization + and where we want to be in 2020. We are looking at ways to grow our mission impact by engaging new members, increasing our visibility and sharpening our focus on core issues.   We are exploring opportunities to make us a stronger organization at all levels. We are aligning our Making Democracy Work™ campaign to ensure that our organization flourishes for generations to come. Watch our video!

Know Your Rights: Information from the National Immigration Law Center

Many of our members and the communities we serve have expressed uncertainty and worry about the future of our immigrant communities in Oakland.

The Oakland League has been part of many community conversations. We want to share with you valuable resources from our friends at the National Immigration Law Center. You can share these resources with students, parents, educators, friends and family who might have questions. Know Your Rights!
Thanks to the LWV Los Angeles!

League About Town!

LWVO, LWV Berkeley/Albany/Emeryville meet
with CA Assembly Member Tony Thurman recently in Sacramento!