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. 


In 2020 we commemorate the Centennial of Women's Suffrage!

Please explore our Universal Suffrage page for a short history of amendments and laws that have brought us closer to universal suffrage. The struggle continues but we celebrate the steps we've taken.

Thanks to the National Park Service for this list of "20 Women to Know for 2020". You will be impressed with the variety of people on this list.

As you scroll this home page you will see a growing list of scheduled events many of which will highlight the suffrage struggle.

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Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 North Ridge Rd. East
Lorain, OH 44055
women's empowerment series
Event Date: 
Feb 27 2020 - 7:00pm
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Event location: 

Landmark Centre Building

Beechwood, OH
Women's Empowerment Centennial Lecture Series #2
Einav Rabinovitch-Fox, speaker

The lecture is free and open to the public, but registration is recommended (Go to "Read More" for details)

board meeting
Event Date: 
Mar 10 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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Event location: 

CoWork Oberlin

Monthly Board Meeting

Meetings are open to any members but please notify Rhys Price Jones if coming as space is limited.

Take Action
Event Date: 
Mar 11 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
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Event location: 

Green Room at Kendal

Take Action! with LWV of the Oberlin Area

Join us as we write postcard to legislators or/or unregistered voters. Postcards provided. 

This postcard writing event will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Ohio suffrage centennial
Event Date: 
Mar 16 2020 - 7:00pm
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Event location: 

Oberlin City Council Chambers

A proclamation recognizing the Centennial of Women's Suffrage will be presented to representatives of the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area and the Girl Scouts.

Nathan Manning
Event Date: 
Mar 20 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:45pm
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Event location: 

Kendal at Oberlin, Fox and Fell Dining Room

State Senator Nathan Manning will join us for a Legislative Luncheon on March 20th.

Purchase your tickets now. Click on "Read More" for details.

votes for women
Event Date: 
Mar 26 2020 - 6:30pm
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Event location: 

Lakewood Public Library, Main

Event Date: 
Mar 30 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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Oberlin CoWork

Consensus Meeting to discuss a recently completed study on Health Equity.

An agenda and links to readings will be sent out in early March.

Maria Hinojosa
Event Date: 
Mar 31 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Event location: 

OSU Fawcett Center

Celebrating 100 Years and Embracing the Future

Introduction - Joseph L. Mas, Esq.

Keynote Speaker - Maria Hinojosa, Emmy Award winning journalist

state capitol
Event Date: 
Apr 16 2020 - 9:00am
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Event location: 

Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square


Suffrage Symposium
Event Date: 
Apr 18 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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Event location: 

Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

This symposium brings together leading voices on the women's struggle for the vote and will reflect on the historical meaning of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the extension of the franchise to women.

save the date
Event Date: 
Apr 20 2020 - 9:00am to Apr 21 2020 - 4:00pm
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Save the Date. More details to follow

let ohio women vote
Event Date: 
Apr 28 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
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Event location: 

Stocker Arts Center

A Discussion with Jen Miller, Dr. Treva Lindsay and Dr. Carol Lasser

Ida B Wells
Event Date: 
May 7 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
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To Tell the Truth Freely by Mia Bay
Published Feb. 2010

save the date
Event Date: 
Jun 6 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm
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This is a tentative date

2020 convention
Event Date: 
Jun 25 2020 (All day) to Jun 28 2020 (All day)
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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