Making Democracy Work

LWVO All-City Luncheon 2017!

LWVO's 26th Annual All-City Luncheon will be held on Wednesday April 19, 2017 at the Scottish Rite Center on Lake Merritt. See the luncheon flyer!
The luncheon helps underwrite the Oakland Easy Voter Guide, which we translate into Spanish and Chinese and make available free of charge to the people of Oakland.

Our guest speaker is Ari Berman, acclaimed author of Give Us the Ballot: the Modern Struggle for Voting RIghts in America. Watch Ari talk about voting rights here!

Congressman John Lewis called Mr. Berman's book "a must read" and "a primer for every American." He is a frequent guest and political commentator on MSNBC, NPR and C-Span. He has lectured extensively around the country, including at the White House, Congress and the Supreme Court.

Making Democracy Work Awards were presented to:

  • Arabella Martinez, a founder and original CEO of the Unity Council; and
  • Martin Luther King Junior Freedom Center


    Interested in our past LWVO All-City Luncheons? See more on the 2016 Luncheon and the 2015 Luncheon!