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
Confronting Hate
Event Date: 
Aug 20 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Black River Organics Farm

Join us for an evening of music, mingling, and solidarity. Each year during Fair Week we gather as a reminder that the confederate flag is a symbol of hate that has no place at OUR county fair.

local food
Event Date: 
Aug 21 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Russia Township Lodge Pavilion

Save the date for a summer celebration of local food. 

Women's Equality Day
Event Date: 
Aug 24 2019 - 12:00pm
Event location: 

Kendal at Oberlin, Fox and Fell Dining Room

Women's Equality Day Event
constitution day
Event Date: 
Sep 14 2019 - 9:00am
Event location: 

First United Methodist Church

We are a nation of LAW!!

Come celebrate the social and legal contract we have with our leaders.

Workshops-Lunch provided ($5.00)

Scholarships available by calling 440-670-6027

Event Date: 
Oct 1 2019 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

First Church in Oberlin UCC

DETAILS will be announced soon.

Jen Miller
Event Date: 
Oct 8 2019 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Henry's Barn

Jen Miller


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

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

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

End of Gerrymandering for Ohio?

League of Women Voters of Ohio Wins Fair Maps Lawsuit
Ohio Election Maps Declared Unconstitutional Partisan Gerrymander,
to be Redrawn in Time for 2020 Election