Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work

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.
Your Voice Is Your Vote! Register at the DMV, post offices, or libraries, or online here to vote in the General Election!

LWVO Co-Sponsors Election Candidate Forums!

Be an informed voter! Don't miss this election year's candidate forums the LWVO is co-sponsoring with city civic groups, such as Block by Block Organizing Network (BBBON), and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women.

Look at only LWVO-Sponsored Candidate Forums here! Check out LWVO's full calendar!

Visit a new Oakland Election Calendar for city-wide election events sponsored by LWVO and other agencies and civic groups.

Watch videos of recent LWVO-sponsored Candidate Forums here!

Oakland's Easy Voter Guide Now Available!

Oakland Easy Voter Guide Need more information on the local ballot measures? The Oakland Easy Voter Guide is now available!
Check out the Oakland Easy Voter Guide in Chinese and the Oakland Easy Voter Guide in Spanish!

For statewide voter information check out the California Easy Voter Guide in English and Spanish!

Stay tuned! The Oakland Easy Voter Guide will be available in your local library shortly, and in the East Bay Express.
Visit our Voter's Toolbox page for more comprehensive information to prepare for this election!

LWVO Co-Sponsors 2016 Delilah Beasley Tea

Together with Oakland groups POWER and AAUW, LWVO is co-sponsoring the 2016 Delilah Beasley Tea. The purpose of the Tea is to "Celebrate Extraordinary Women in Extraordinary Times."

For specifics and tickets, visit our calendar!


It's time for Congress to take action to protect voters. Click here to send a message to your representatives in Washington and tell them to end voting discrimination in this country.
Three years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court gutted key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Since then, states and localities have used every tool available to make voting harder. Without Congressional action to repair the VRA, 2016 will mark the first presidential election in 50 years without its full protections.

Bring the Affordable Care Act in Compliance with the NVRA!

The NVRA requires that voter registration be made available whenever citizens interact with a wide variety of government programs--including federal-run health insurance exchanges set up under the Affordable Care Act.

Americans applying for health insurance in the more than 30 states that use federal-run exchanges are NOT given an opportunity to register. By some estimates, this failure has already cost 1.7 million lost voter registrations.

Tell President Obama it's time to act! Sign our petition today!