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.

SPUR Joined Annual Meeting to Discuss Oakland Development

At LWVO's Annual Meeting on June 3, we heard about the future of urbanism in our city--specifically downtown--from Robert Ogilvie, the Oakland director of renowned civic planning organization SPUR. Check out their website, click here.

Mr. Ogilvie is the director of SPUR's newly-opened Oakland office. Over the past 20 years he has worked extensively in community development and planning to help improve low- and middle-income neighborhoods.

Photo of Robert Ogilvie, Director of Oakland SPUR
Robert Ogilvie, Oakland SPUR Director

LWVO Held Annual All-City Luncheon, featuring Keynote Speaker Dr. Sylvia Earle

More than a luncheon, more than a fundraiser, this year's annual All-City Luncheon really felt like a celebration! Dr. Sylvia Earle spoke inspiringly about the importance of our oceans.

Read more about the Luncheon and see more photos here!

2015 Luncheon Sylvia Earle
Dr. Sylvia Earle, Luncheon Keynote Speaker, Marine Biologist, Author and National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence since 1998

2015 Luncheon John Sutter, Sandy Threlfall, Katherine Gavzy
Making Democracy Work awardee Sandy Threlfall, between EBRPD Board Member John Sutter and Katherine Gavzy

Collage of 15 Luncheon

2015 Luncheon Rose Jellison, Katherine Gavzy, Lori Fogarty
Making Democracy Work awardee Rose Jellison, President of the Oakland Museum Women's Board, Katherine Gavzy, Lori Fogarty

2015 Luncheon Scottish Rite
2015 All-City Luncheon at Scottish Rite Auditorium

Oakland Rocks the State League Convention!

2015 State Convention Photo
LWVO delegates Mary Bergan,Ernestine Nettles, Louise Rothman-Riemer, Katherine Gavzy, Judy Merrill, Amy Lyons, Deborah Shefler, Bonnie Hamlin with LWVUS President Elizabeth MacNamara and LWVC President Helen Hutchison. May 2015.

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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