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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.

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Event Date: 
Sep 16 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Join the LWVO for a Virtual Candidate Forum:  Oakland Unified School District - District 7.   Register here!

100 years Strong Equality Day presentation

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 - NOW available on demand!

Get Ready to Vote in Election 2020
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Get a head start and organize for the November 3 Election!

Let LWVO help you:

Stacey Abrams
Event Date: 
Sep 17 2020 - 4:30pm

Candidate Stacey Abrams, who refused to concede the questionable outcome of the gubernatorial election in Georgia, has gone on to found the voting rights organization, Fair Fight.  Suppressed 2020: The Fight To Vote, by Robert Greenwa

VerifyIt game
News

The start of a new school year coupled with the covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 election makes this year one of the most important for students in recent history.

redistricting graphic
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The City of Oakland announced its full redistricting team. 

Read the City's press release here.

Be a Poll Worker!
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County elections officials depend on reliable, dedicated teams of poll workers to make every Election Day run smoothly. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, poll workers will be even more critical to our democracy.
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Event Date: 
Sep 20 2020 - 4:00pm

The Piedmont League of Women Voters will host an event on the credibility and mechanics of election polling with Amy Simon, a founding partner of Goodwin Simon Strategic Research.

City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission
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The City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission (PEC) is now accepting applications to fill two PEC-appointed Commissioner  positions, as part of its seven-member volunteer citizen board. 

2020 Census
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Due to Covid-19, the deadline for collection of Census data has been moved to October 31 from July 31.   So there is plenty of time for League members to help insure that Alameda County has a full count.  As of April 20, 53% of