Growing Democracy...Building Community!

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.

Women's Suffrage Turns 100
Event Date: 
Jul 8 2020 - 1:00pm

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, Airbnb Women@ and the League of Women Voters will offer an honest look at the 100-year history and future of American women’s fight for equality at the polls.

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This week, people from all over this country have exercised their First Amendment rights as they protested the killing of George Floyd and the countless other Black lives that have been taken at the hands of police.

Strengthening Democracy Award

Congratulations to the members of the Oakland League of Women Voters for winning the LWVUS Strengthening Democracy award at this year’s national convention.

54th National Convention Keynote Address

CBS Evening News's Norah O'Donnell delivered the Keynote Address at the League's 54th National Convention this year!  Check it out.

LWVO President Deborah Shefler

It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve as president of the Oakland League for the last year. I am excited about our plans for the future.

Measure Q Letter

League of Women Voters of Oakland is monitoring the Oakland City Council's allocation of Measure Q funds.

Book Club
Event Date: 
Jul 16 2020 - 6:00pm
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Virtual via Zoom

Many of us have extra time these days. What better way to spend it than with a book! In these trying times, it's also helpful to stay in community, even if we can't personally be with each other.

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Event Date: 
Jun 13 2020 - 10:00am

Get up to date on our virtual Annual Meeting held recently.   LWVO conducted our annual meeting and corporate business.  The nominating committee presented an exciting slate of new and continuing board members to lead our organi

2020 Census
Due to Covid-19, the deadline for collection of Census data has been moved to October 31 from July 31.   So there is plenty of time for League members to help insure that Alameda County has a full count.  As of April 20, 53% of
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Apply to be on the Police Commission, which is changing OPD policies and overseeing police discipline. The Oakland Police Commission is looking for new members. Are you interested?

Safe, Accessible Voting for All

Here’s how the LWVC is working to assure safe, accessible voting for all in November!

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A shopping bag to let everyone know you "stand with the League." 

Large capacity eco-friendly canvas tote bag.