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.
Policing in Oakland: Make Your Voice Heard!
Last week, we kicked off our fall Speaker Series with Oakland's new Police Chief, Anne Kirkpatrick. Thanks to Chief Kirkpatrick and the event attendees, we had an informative and far-reaching discussion about her plans for Oakland's police force.
This Thursday, we'll discuss whether LWVO shall adopt a league position on policing practices.
RSVP for this free event!
Observer Corps--Wine, Pizza, and Talk on September 27
Part of LWVO Observer Corps? Interested in more information about becoming an Observer? Come to a get-together where we'll share experiences about being Observers at various City of Oakland committees, commissions, and agencies, and learn how to subscribe to--and read--different kinds of agendas. Pizza and wine provided, just bring yourself!
See our calendar
LWVO Speaker Series Kicked Off September 21 with Oakland Police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick
Oakland's new Chief of Police, Anne Kirkpatrick, addresses community concerns at our first Speakers' Series event of the fall! Thanks to Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church - Oakland for hosting.
LWVO Invites Community to Nominate Making Democracy Work Award Recipients
Who is making democracy work in Oakland? You? A friend? A favorite non-profit? It's time to nominate someone or an organization for a 2018 Making Democracy Work award. The awards will be presented at the League's 27th All-City Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25th 2018.
Each year the League of Women Voters of Oakland celebrates community leaders-individuals and organizations-that have envisioned a way to improve Oakland and that have mobilized others to work with them to effect a change that has benefited the broader community. The deadline for nominations is Friday, November 17, 2017 and is open to any Oakland resident or Oakland-based organization.
Nominate Online! You may also print this form and mail to our office.
Questions? Call (510) 834-7640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
LWVO is Proud!
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!
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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!
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
Fair, transparent, and accountable: Our vision for government
This Labor Day weekend, the San Francisco Chronicle published a headline reading, "Terminator takes on Gerrymandering," accompanied by a photograph of current California Democratic Governor Jerry Brown and former California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Why? Because, Arnold Schwarzenegger -- former muscle man, actor, and California Governor -- is focused on a non-partisan effort that's near and dear to the League of Women Voters nationwide: gerrymandering! Yes, he is!
Read more here!