LWVO Committees and Our Work

LWVO Committees and Our Work


The Action Committee of LWVO keeps its finger on the pulse of Oakland government and informs the Board when action is Action Committeeappropriate.  Learn more about Action!

Capacity-Building Grant from Alameda County Probation Department

LWVO's Capacity Building Grant activities were in full gear this past year.  Learn more about our progress!  As a result of the grant, our Reentry Task Force is hard at work.  Join us in our work connecting with this community.

Communications:  Social Media, Website, VOTER, Technology Planning

Social Media graphicThe Communications Committee was formed in 2016 to provide consistent, more innovative forms of outreach regarding League work in Oakland. We have expanded our social media use (FacebookTwitterPresident's Blog on Medium, YouTube) and have an eye on leveraging technologies.  Learn more about Communications!


The Development Committee's purpose is to raise funds to help LWVO fund its major election projects:  Oakland Easy Voter Guides in multiple languages and Pros and Cons Videos explaining Oakland and Alameda County measures on the local ballot.   Have fundraising talents to share?  Learn more about Development!


We follow the Oakland Unified School District, making sure they attend to the needs of all students, encouraging their success and focusing on balancing the budget.  Get educated about the Education Committee!


Our goal is to promote a civically informed and engaged Oakland. We work hard to recruit new members and to make the League more reflective of Oakland.  We bolster member retention and renewal through member social events and gatherings, as well as by leveraging members' interests, skills, and desired participation level. We share League membership information, voter education and voter registration materials and staff the LWVO table at Oakland events. Help us spread the word about the LWVO!  Contact us at membership@lwvoakland.org

Speaker Series

The Speaker Series Committee (formerly Programs) connects with Oakland individuals and organizations and calendars speaking engagements for monthly LWVO Speaker Series events. We actively lift up the work of Oakland organizations, often bringing panels together for discussion on different issues affecting the city of Oakland. Speaker Series events are followed up with Hot Topics discussion event for members and the public. Past topics include:

  • Formerly incarcerated individuals and their rights
  • Housing
  • Oakland as a sanctuary city and having a sanctuary school district

This committee meets as needed. Contact us at speakerseries@lwvoakland.org for info!

Voter Service

Voter Service coordinates voter education and registration for the league, and is especially active during election season.  Learn what Voter Service does!