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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!
Voter Registration Team meets

Voter Registration Team Gearing Up for Election Season!

Julie Dunkle presents to the Voter Registration team as it prepares for Election 2020!

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.

November 2019 VOTER

Check out our November 2019 Newsletter, the VOTER!

LWVO President Deborah Shefler
News

On behalf of the League of Women Voters of Oakland, we wish you, your families and friends a happy, healthy New Year.

Image of CA statehouse
Event Date: 
Jan 11 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

CA State Railroad Museum

There is limited space at this event— register now before we fill up!

2020 Census
Event Date: 
Jan 23 2020 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Oakland City Hall

January Speaker's series will be on the 2020 Census. It will be a panel discussion and will provide information about what is on the Census, why it is important, and what residents must do to complete the census. 

Schools and Communities First Initiative

Action Alerts

The Schools & Communities First (SCF) Petitions are hot off the press!

Graphic of electric vehicle
News

Learn about electric cars and their impact on the environment!

Voting/Ballot box image
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.

LWVC Bill Status Report
News

The League of Women Voters of California was out in force.

Schools and Communities First Initiative
News

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

Scenic cover for demographic report
News

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 October 2019 letter to City Council re: Measure AA
News

Court upholds LWVO view of Measure AA vote, LWVO disappointed that city appeals.

2020 Census

Action Alerts

In summer 2019, the Supreme Court ruled that 

Impeachment graphic
News

LWVUS has published a new article explaining the process of impeachment.

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.