Action Committee

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 for more info!

Helen Hutchison, Chair         
Louise Anderson
Louise Rothman-Riemer
Mary Bergan, Legislative Analyst
Sandy Threlfall
Allene Warren
Deborah Shefler
Gen Katz
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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.

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Event Date: 
Mar 26 2018 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Laurel Book Store

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


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.