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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.

Money in Politics: Price Tag on Democracy

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
6-7:30 PM
Oakland City Hall Hearing Room 2

Money in Politics: As the role of money becomes increasingly prominent in government, the LWVO brings you an important program on the latest developments and implications. We will first hear from someone who intimately knows the National and State Positions on Campaign Financing: LWV of Oakland Member Helen Hutchison, who recently became the president of the LWV of California. Then, members will get to hear a local politician's perspective on this same subject, Assembly Member for the 15th District Nancy Skinner.

We also will see a short video on the subject provided by the LWV of Massachusetts, which League members attending the National Convention in Dallas found very worthwhile.

The League "is deeply committed to reforming our nation's campaign finance system to ensure the public's right to know, combat corruption, and undue influence, enable candidates to compete more equitably for public office and allow maximum citizen participation in the political process..." LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF THE UNITED STATES

November 4th Election

Monday, October 20 is the last day to register to vote in the November, 2014 election.

Find information about how to register on our Elections page

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Candidate Forums

These are some of the dates for League of Women Voters of Oakland Candidates Forums.
See the Calendar page for more. Some dates and participants in the paper VOTER are no longer valid.

Monday September 22, 6-9pm City Council Districts 4 and 6, City Auditor
Monday September 29, 6-7:45 pm Alameda County Office of Education Superintendent, Peralta Community College Trustee Area 7
Wednesday October 8, 6-7:45 pm BART Director District 4 and Peralta Trustees Area 5
Thursday October 9, 6-8 pm Mayoral Forum
Friday October 17, 6-9 pm Mayoral Forum
Monday October 20, 7-9 pm Mayoral Forum

see the Calendar page for more dates and the locations.
We will continue to update this list.

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