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.

Dr. Sylvia Earle will speak at the LWV Oakland All-City Luncheon on May 13th

The League of Women Voters of Oakland will hold its 24th Annual All-City Luncheon on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in the Ballroom at the Scottish Rite Center on Lakeside Drive. Dr. Sylvia Earle, renowned oceanographer, explorer, author, lecturer, and National Geographic Society Explorer-in-Residence (though she calls Oakland home) will be our featured speaker. Her topic: "Exploring and Protecting Our Oceans -- Why It Matters and What We Can Do To Help."

In keeping with Dr. Earle's theme and in recognition of Oakland as a waterfront city, we will present this year's "Making Democracy Work" Awards to Sandra Threlfall, founder of the Oakland Waterfront Coalition and Executive Director of Waterfront Action, and to the Oakland Museum Women's Board, whose White Elephant Sales have raised $20 million over the past 61 years for the Museum to fund special exhibits such as the one in the Natural Sciences Gallery featuring Cordell Bank Marine Sanctuary.

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April Hot Topic: Reading the City Budget

Oakland's new city budget process calls for more complete information available to everyone, and for more public involvement. But money is still tight, and putting together a budget responsive to community needs can be daunting. Come learn how to read the budget, ask questions, and be informed.

Wednesday, April 22
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
436 14th Street, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Meet the Mayor Meet and talk with Mayor Schaaf about our city's budget!
First stop on the Mayor's straight-talk budget series:
Wednesday, April 15th, 6-8pm at
Actual Cafe, 6334 San Pablo Ave.

The Bay Area Monitor

The LWV Bay Area Monitor provides coverage of transportation, air quality, water quality, open space, and land use issues in the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area. Here is the link

The LWV Bay Area Education Fund distributes the Monitor both online and in print at no cost to interested readers. To receive email notification for when new issues of the Bay Area Monitor have been published online, please use this link:.

Tax-deductible donations in support of this free publication are greatly appreciated, and may be made through their website using the "donate" tab.

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Results of the November 4th Election

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You can see the results of ranked choice voting in the mayoral election here:

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