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Virginia Ratifies ERA!

Read about how Virginia ratified the ERA and helped take us one step further toward making the ERA a permanent part of the Constitution!

League Celebrates VA's ERA Ratification!
Photo Credit:  Charmian Reading

Listen: In the Shadow of the Voting Rights Act

Hear Kezia Simister interview photographer Charmian Reading in 2006 and her work documenting lives of residents in the south after the voting rights struggle, and learn about the painful story behind this photograph.

Reflection on the Voting Rights Act
Photo Credit:  Charmian Reading

Suffragist Profile: Fannie Lou Hamer

After the 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote, Fannie Lou Hamer continued to fight racist Jim Crow laws that obstructed African American voting rights, galvanizing President Lyndon Johnson to sign the Voting Rights Act in 1965.

Read about her voting rights work!

Oakland

Growing Democracy...Building Community!

Who are we? We are the League of Women Voters, an organization of women and men who want to make a difference in the political future of our country. We are a diverse, non-partisan, political group with a long-standing tradition of educating voters.

LWVO All-City Luncheon
Event Date: 
May 8 2020 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Event location: 

Oakland Marriott City Center

Save the date, pledge a table, nominate an MDW Award recipient!

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News

Be part of the resident-driven Redistricting Commission!

Program Planning Meeting
Event Date: 
Feb 19 2020 - 5:45pm to 9:00pm
Event location: 

Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

 

Centennial Event at Mills College
Event Date: 
Feb 27 2020 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Mills College Student Union

Centennial Program, Looking Back, Moving Forward!

Census2020
Event Date: 
Feb 27 2020 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Alameda County Community Development Agency

Be a Census Ambassador!  Come to a training and learn more about how you can help!

Action you can take now

Bay Area League Day 2020
Event Date: 
Feb 29 2020 - 9:30am
Event location: 

Dominican Center

Voting Poll Clip Art
Event Date: 
Mar 3 2020 - 8:00am to 8:00pm
Event location: 

Northern California and Central Valley

Help prevent voter disenfranchisement, secure access for voters with disabilities, and provide language access for limited English speaking voters at polling places throughout Alameda County on March 3.

Census2020
Event Date: 
Mar 4 2020 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

Oakland City Hall

Be a Census Ambassador!  Come to a training and learn more about how you can help!

Action you can take now

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News

Election Day Registration is about to become a reality statewide. Starting in 2020, EVERY polling place in the state will allow voters to register and vote all the way up through Election Day.

Schools and Communities First Initiative
News

The Schools and Local Communities Funding Act will restore over $12 billion per year to California’s schools!

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To broaden and deepen the Oakland League’s understanding of the diversity of our community and the factors that influence civic participation within diverse Oakland communities, LWVO commissioned a unique research project to help us better underst

LWVO Tote BagGet Your Stylish LWV Tote Bag!

 

A shopping bag to let everyone know you "stand with the League." 

Large capacity eco-friendly canvas tote bag.