League of Women Voters of Oakland
436 14th Street, Suite 1213
Oakland, CA 94612-2723

Email: info [at]
Telephone: 510-834-7640
Fax: 510-834-7640

Or contact one of the people below:

Title Name Email
President (Board) Louise Rothman-Riemer president [at]
VP Voter Service (Board) Deborah Shefler voterservice [at]
Co-VP Speaker Series (Board) Ernestine Nettles speakerseries [at]
C0-VP Speaker Series (Board) Deleign Thompson speakerseries [at]
VP Administration (Board) Bonnie Hamlin admin [at]
Secretary (Board) Helen Sundergill secretary [at]
Treasurer (Board) Amy Lyons treasurer [at]
Communications (Board) Kathleen Cha communications [at]
Info   info [at]
Pros and Cons Speakers Allene Warren
prosconsspeakers [at]
Pros and Cons Schedule and Training Helen Neville
prosconsschedule [at]
Voter Registration Sandy Venning registration [at]
Co-Chair Membership (Board) Courtney Welch membership [at]
Co-Chair Membership Meg Bowerman membership [at]
MDW Award Lori Lieneke award [at]
Voter Registration Boxes Pete Bank boxes [at]
At Large 1 (Board) Amy Baker atlarge1 [at]
At Large 2 (Board) Pam Hall atlarge2 [at]
At Large 3 (Board) Elaine Ginnold atlarge3 [at]
LWVBA Inter League Rep (Board) Judi Bank interleague [at]
Development (Board) Lori Lieneke development [at]
Voter Guide   voterguide [at]
Voter Mailing Nancy Auker votermail [at]
Voter Editor Renea Leathers voter [at]
Webmaster (Board) Eleni Hub wmaster [at]
MTA Lianne Campodonico mta [at]
Office Coordinator Bonnie Hamlin office [at]
Nominating Committee Joey Hansell nominating [at]
Observer Corps Gen Katz, Trisha Gorman observers [at]
Education Yolanda Schonbrun education [at]
Juvenile Justice Liaison (Board) Louise Anderson juvjustice [at]
Grants Dawna Williams, Chair grants [at]
Grant Manager (Board) Dawna Williams grantmgr [at]
Legislative Policy Analyst (Board) Mary Bergan legpolicy [at]
Neighbor to Neighbor Program Elaine Ginnold neighbor2neighbor [at]

Other League Organizations

Our Oakland League is one of six local Leagues in Alameda County. The others are: 

Each League designates a rep and an alternate to attend meetings of the Alameda County Council of Leagues of Women Voters every other month.  A county Council chairperson is chosen from one of the Leagues and serves a two-year term.  The job rotates thru the 6 Leagues in an alphabetic order.  In 2017 - 2019 the chair is from LWVBAE.

Our members are also members of:

See other Leagues in California and other state leagues and a directory of Leagues within the United States.

Online Resources

All League resources are online in these days. Consider bookmarking these for your convenience.

Resource Web Site Address Notable Contents
LWVO Public calendar, positions, VOTER, Who Represents Oakland, Contact Info, links to other League Web sites. For Board records, forms, other, see
LWV Bay Area VOTER, Monitor (bimonthly review of regional issues), Decision Makers (directory of regional agencies), positions, action, a document library.
Bay Area Monitor Published for over 30 years as a project of the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Education Fund, the Bay Area Monitor provides coverage of transportation, air quality, water quality, open space, and land use issues in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area.
LWV California Issues (including Positions), State issues for emphasis, League stands on propositions. Contact info for other Leagues in the state, info about conventions, councils, and workshops. Sign up for newsletters.
LWV California Ed Fund Pros & Cons, In Depth info about state ballot measures, Register to Vote Info, About Voting in California, Education Fund projects, links to Smart Voter and Easy Voter Guides
Voter's Edge All about every election: candidates, ballot measures, polling places. Info you need to decide how to vote.
Easy Voter The Easy Voter Guide: order or print PDF, Fast Factshandouts, and more about registering and voting
Alameda County Registrar of Voters Official Election Site of Alameda County
CA Sec'y of State - Elections Official Election Site of California
City of Oakland Official Site of Oakland