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! Vote Informed!
Go to LWVO's Voter Toolbox for information!

Baffled by the Ballot? Let LWVO Help!

With all the excitement about the presidential race, it's important to remember that local ballot measures have the most direct and immediate impact on our daily lives. LWVO is here to help Oaklanders cut through the confusion and misleading advertising, with a series of impartial pros and cons of both state and local ballot measures at locally-sponsored events open to the public! See the details for these events!

Check out our series of short 2-3 minute unbiased and informative videos on Oakland ballot measures. Be an informed voter, check out our videos on our website here! or on LWVO's Youtube channel

Local Leagues have created videos discussing pros and cons of state ballot measures! Click here to learn more!

Upcoming Program: ReEntry Community and Voting Rights Special Event!

Arthur League, Co-Founder and Board Member, All of Us or None
On Wednesday, October 26, come to our LWVO Program and hear about the challenges facing the formerly incarcerated, with a focus on their voting rights and the election. Learn about our panelists here!

See our calendar for more info.

Oakland's Easy Voter Guide Now Available!

Oakland Easy Voter Guide: Find information about local ballot measures and candidates. Look for the local Easy Voter Guide at Oakland City Hall, your local library!

Check out the Oakland Easy Voter Guide in Chinese and the Oakland Easy Voter Guide in Spanish!

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

Oakland Votes, Oakland Votes Informed!

Election Day will soon be here, to ensure Oakland votes and votes informed the League of Women Voters of Oakland is launching a new Neighbor-to-Neighbor campaign, titled Oakland Votes, Oakland Votes Informed!. We invite you to Vote with The League and ask your neighbors in to talk about the ballot and have a personal plan to vote.

Interested? Read more about this program!

LWVOakland at Nerd Nite East Bay Monday, October 24th!

LWVO will be registering voters and providing non-partisan election information at this Halloween-themed, 21-and-over nightclub event! This is the last day to register to vote for the election! See our calendar for more info! Questions? Contact Phyllis at

LWVO Co-Sponsored Election Candidate Forums!

Be an informed voter! LWVO partnered with city civic groups, such as Block by Block Organizing Network (BBBON), and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women to hold Candidate Forums for local elections.

Look at LWVO Candidate Forum videos here!

Or, watch these videos on our Youtube Channel!

Introducing....LWVOakland's President's Blog

LWVO is using the software Medium to publish a new "President's Blog." Read the blog here

Vote with the League!

Wonder what the LWVO recommends for voting on Oakland measures? Or what the LWV California recommends for State measures! Learn more here!

Join LWVO at Dia de los Muertos Festival!

Join LWVO Sunday, October 30, at the Dia de los Muertos Festival in the Fruitvale Village! This annual free event brings over 60,000 people to the culturally-rich Fruitvale to enjoy live music, family-friendly games, Latin American artisans, and stunning altars paying homage to los muertos.

Volunteers are needed to share League and voting information, as well as register people to vote for future elections (the deadline for registering to vote for this election is October 24).
For more info or to volunteer see our calendar!