Action Committee

The Action Committee is where our League decides how to take "action" to make democracy work best in Oakland. We follow important civic issues and entities in Oakland, such as the new Police Commission. When appropriate, we speak out, addressing the City Council or meeting with the Mayor and City Administrator to inform them of the League's position and to inquire about how the League can have an impact. We follow and inform our members about pending legislation that supports League values and which we believe will make a positive difference in our city. Currently, we are re-establishing the LWVO Observer Corps which monitors and sits in on Oakland's Boards and Commissions. We are also gearing up for the 2018 election and will be working with other leagues to make sure that "Oakland Votes Informed." Redistricting is yet another important topic, as districts will be redrawn as part of the 2020 census. Check out our action items!

This committee meets the Tuesday before the second Monday at 5:30 PM in Room 710 of the League's office building 436 14th Street, Oakland 94612. Contact us at action [at] for more info!

Helen Hutchison, Chair         
Louise Anderson
Louise Rothman-Riemer
Mary Bergan, Legislative Analyst
Sandy Threlfall
Allene Warren
Deborah Shefler
Gen Katz
League to which this content belongs: 

All Posts Related to this Committee


Action Alerts

The members of the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto  are asked to sign a petition in support of Palo Alto's affordable housing measures.


 The 1990 Convention took the then rare step of adopting the gun control position by concurrence. Proponents had sent two informational mailings to all Leagues before Convention. Spirited debate on the Convention floor persuaded the Convention to concur with the statement proposed by the LWV of Illinois.

graphic of binoculars with figures in the lenses
Event Date: 
Mar 26 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Laurel Book Store

Oversight committees in Oakland.... Come, learn, and discuss!

written by Catherine Rader on behalf of the LWV of Vermont board

written to: 

  • members of the Vermont House and
  • Senate Health Care Committees,
  • the Speaker of the House,
  • the President pro tem of the Senate.

Last session, the League of Women Voters of Vermont  advocated for H.248/S.53, which calls for universal, publicly funded primary care for all Vermonters.

Woman writing her Vermont Representatives

Action Alerts

Please write your Vermont State respresentatives to pass universal primary health care in the current legislative session.


The 2017 California legislative session is a wrap, and thanks in part to League advocacy, we have new laws addressing many of the critical issues we face in California.