Mailing Address: Office Address:

League of Women Voters of Oakland

P.O. Box 71838

Oakland, CA  94612

League of Women Voters of Oakland

710 40th Street, Room 102

Oakland, CA  94609

Located in the Sacred Heart Parish Center.  Entrance accessible from parking lot, gate on 41st Street.  During school hours, LWVO visitors must check in at Yu Ming Charter School office at 675 41st Street, then walk across playground to LWVO office. 

Telephone: 510-834-7640


Learn more about our Board Members here!  Read their bios!

Title Name Email Term
President * Deborah Shefler '21
Voter Service, VP * Peggy Graybill '21
Speaker Series, VP * Ernestine Nettles '20
Administration, VP * Bonnie Hamlin '20
Action, VP * Gail Wallace '21
Secretary Helen Sundergill '20
Treasurer * Amy Lyons '20
Communications Kathleen Cha '20
LWV Bay Area Inter League Rep Louise Anderson '20
Webmaster Eleni Hub '21
Legislative Policy Analyst * Mary Bergan '21
LWV Centennial, Coordinator Louise Rothman-Riemer   '21
Development, Co-Chair Carolyn Devol '20
Re-Entry Task Force Elaine Ginnold   '20
At Large 1 Amy Baker '20
At Large 2 * Viola Gonzales '21
At Large 3 Nina Senn '21
* Executive Committee      


Off-Board Leaders:

General Information  
Development Co-Chair Kathryn Moir  
Education, Chair Rebecca Haskell  
Membership, Co-Chairs Meg Bowerman  
  Cynthia O'Malley    
Nominating Committee, Chair Theresa Nelson  
Observer Corps, Coordinator Gen Katz, Trisha Gorman  
Office Coordinator Bonnie Hamlin  
Social Media, Coordinator Rachel Davis-Leathers  
VOTER Editor, Tech Lead Renea Davis-Leathers  
Voter Services      
Candidate Forums Coordinator Pat Raburn  
Oakland Easy Voter Guide Coordinator Lori Lieneke  
Pros and Cons Speaker Training Helen Neville  
Pros and Cons Speakers Venue Coordinator Allene Warren  
Registration Affadavits Distribution Pete Bank  
Voter Guides Distribution      
Voter Registration, Co-Chairs Carmen Murray  
  Breeanna Decker    
 Who Represents Oakland, Editor Mary Weinstein    
 Neighbor to Neighbor Program Elaine Ginnold  

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 2019 - 2020 the chair is from LWV Eden Area.

Our members are also members of:

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


Resource Web Site Address Notable Contents
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, info about state ballot measures, Register to Vote Info, links to Easy Voter Guides
Voter's Edge All about every election: candidates, ballot measures, polling places.
Easy Voter The Easy Voter Guide: order or print PDF, Fast Facts, handouts, 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