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Ernestine Nettles at Glide Memorial Church

Leaguer Spotlight: Ernestine Nettles

Ernestine is a committed and civically engaged member of the Bay Area community.  As LWVO VP, she coordinates the League's Program schedule, bringing speakers and topics to our community each month for education and discussion.  GLIDE is honoring Ernestine for 50 years of service!  Congratulations, and thank you, Ernestine!

GLIDE Honors LWVO Volunteer!
LWVO Marches in January 2019

LWVO Marched in Oakland!

Women's March 2019 was a great event!  LWVO marched and registered voters.

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Looking forward to the Annual All-City Luncheon 2019!

Join us for this year's luncheon on April 11, 2019!

Learn more!


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.

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The LWVO has issued this statement to the Oakland City Council protesting the certification of Measure AA.

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Do you have Project Manager Experience?  Are you a good Administrator? Would you like to help the League organize Voter Registration events or Candidate Forums before elections?

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LWVO is holding a text-to-give campaign to run through Mobile Cause!  Text LWVOGIVE to 41444 to donate.  The campaign will run through March 31, 2019. 

Luncheon Mailer

Our annual All-City Luncheon will be held at the Oakland City Center Marriott Hotel in Downtown Oakland, April 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Our speaker for the Luncheon will be Rosie Rios, the 43rd Treasurer of the United States. Consider hosting a table at our All-City Luncheon!

Questions? Please contact LWVO Development Committee Chair Lori Lieneke at Development [at] LWVOakland.org

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Event Date: 
Feb 20 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

Come hear a report from Oakland Police Captain Ersie Joyner about the state of the Oakland Police Department.

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Event Date: 
Feb 27 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

Come join community leaders and others for a wide ranging discussion of how we can support the Police Commission to help assure voters that the promise of Proposition LL is fulfilled.

California redistricting
Event Date: 
Mar 19 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Dimond Library

Come join a round table discussion of how the 2020 Census may lead to changes in City Council and Oakland School District boundaries.

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Message from LWV President Chris Carson: “Last month, voters sent a clear message across the country that they are ready for bold, comprehensive democracy reforms.

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The Police Commission (Previously Policing Advisory Board) is barely a year old and is experiencing growing pains.

LWVO Tote BagBuy a Stylish LWV Tote Bag!


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

Large capacity eco-friendly canvas tote bag.