Oberlin Area

Oberlin Area

Because Democracy is NOT a Spectator Sport

 

The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area, the only League in Lorain County, is a nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government. We welcome members from the entire county. 

 
"Today, I want to urge you to actively seek out the most contentious, polarized, gridlocked places you can find. Because so often, throughout our history, those have been the places where progress really happens - the places where minds are changed, lives transformed, where our great American story unfolds." 

Michelle Obama addressing Oberlin College graduates, 2015

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Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 North Ridge Rd. East
Lorain, OH 44055
440-326-5900
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News

The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area was pleased to welcome Jen Miller, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, to speak with us on October 8, 2019. Jen spoke about the League and various audience requested topics. Click on "Read More" to access the video and audio files.

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Opening comments from Oberlin City Council candidates available at the Oberlin Community Candidates Night Facebook page. Click on "Read more" to get the URL.

Take Action
Event Date: 
Nov 13 2019 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

Kendal at Oberlin, Green Room

TAKE ACTION is scheduled in the Green Room at Kendal the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Join other citizens as we write postcards or make calls to state and national elected officials. Information will be provided about current issues of concern to League members. Postcards and stamps provided but if you have some you would like to donate, much appreciated!

book
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Commemorate the 100th anniversary (February 14, 2020) of the founding of the League of Women Voters and the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage (August 26, 2020) by reading a book about suffrage history or the continuing battle for voting rights

Don't forget
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If you haven't renewed your membership yet, please do so as soon as possible. All non-renewed memberships expire at the end of our fiscal year on June 30, 2019.

Primary Membership - $60
Each additional person living in same household - $30
You may send a check for your membership amount to:
LWVOA Membership
PO Box 543
Oberlin, OH 44074

Follow Up
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Follow up to Move to Amend talk at LWVOA Annual Meeting. Additional information is available when you click on "Read More".

"The movement to abolish the 'citizenship' status held by corporations is one of the unheralded battles of our historical moment. Under the guise of freedom of speech and the protections of the 14th Amendment, corporations have slowly expanded their control over not just the economic life of the nation but its political life as well… It is a cruel irony of history that the amendment to the constitution which guaranteed freedom, justice and democratic participation to 4 million former slaves turned citizens, would become the foundation for the degradation of freedom, justice and democratic participation for every US citizen. As both a private citizen and public official, I support a constitutional amendment that abolishes citizenship rights for corporations. As the Supreme Court's decision on Citizen's United v. FEC demonstrates, this issue will determine whether government of the people, by the people and for the people, will endure." Charles Peterson, former Oberlin City Councilperson