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. 

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


Learn more about our Board their bios !

Title Name Email Term
President * Deborah Shefler president [at] '21
Voter Services, VP * Peggy Graybill voterservice [at] '21
Programs, Co-Chairs Viola Gonzales programs [at] '22
  Tracey Levy   '22
Administration, VP * Bonnie Hamlin admin [at] '22
Action, VP * Gail Wallace action [at] '22
Communications Kathleen Cha communications [at] '22
Fund Development TBD funddevelopment [at]  
Governance Nina Senn governance [at]  
Legislative Policy Analyst * Mary Bergan legpolicy [at] '21
LWV Bay Area Inter League Rep Kathleen Cha interleague [at] '22
Membership, Co-Chair Carolyn Devol membership [at] '22
Secretary * Viola Gonzales secretary [at] '21
Treasurer * Gail Kong treasurer [at] '22
Volunteer Development, Co-Chair Stacey Smith voldev [at] '22
Census Louise Rothman-Riemer    
LWV Centennial Louise Rothman-Riemer   '21
At Large Ernestine Nettles atlarge1 [at] '22
At Large Lenore McDonald atlarge2 [at] '22
At Large Jody Nunez atlarge3 [at] '22
At Large Katie Parker atlarge4 [at] '22
* Executive Committee      

Off-Board Committees & Leaders:

LWVO Office, General Info Bonnie Hamlin
info [at]
Book Club Trisha Gorman
bookclub [at]
Education, Co-Chairs Rebecca Haskell
education [at]
  Jignasha Pandya    
Homelessness Programs Task Force Pat Schwinn / Anna Mathai homelessness [at]  
Membership, Co-Chair Meg Bowerman
membership [at]
Nominating Rebecca Haskell
nominating [at]
Observer Corps Louise Anderson
observers [at]
Reentry Task Force, Interim Chair Elaine Ginnold reentry [at]  
Social Media Veda Florez socialmedia [at]  
Strategic Plan Oversight Elaine Ginnold strategicplanoversite [at]  
Student Outreach Committee Carmen Murray studentoutreach [at]   
Volunteer Development, Co-Chair Mony Flores-Bauer voldev [at]  
voter [at]
Webmaster Eleni Hub wmaster [at] '21
Voter Services      
Candidate Forums Pat Raburn
candidateforums [at]
Oakland Easy Voter Guide Lori Lieneke / Alec MacDonald
voterguide [at]
Pros and Cons Speaker Training Helen Neville
prosconsschedule [at]
Pros and Cons Speakers Venue Allene Warren
prosconsspeakers [at]
Registration Affadavits Distribution Pete Bank boxes [at]  
Voter Registration Carmen Murray registration [at]  
 Who Represents Oakland, Editor Mary Weinstein whorepresentsoakland [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 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