Information about the City of Alameda League of Women Voters
Established in 1920, the League of Women Voters (LWV) is a national grassroots, nonpartisan, and nonprofit educational and political organization. Its members--both men and women--are committed to "making democracy work."
The League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA) is a member of The League of Women Voters of the United States (LWVUS).
Like its sister Leagues throughout the nation, this local League's mission is to encourage the informed and active participation of citizens in government and to influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Our advocacy reflects the consensus of our members. At local, state, and national levels, selected League positions are adopted by consensus only after a thorough study and discussion of the issues.
The LWVA organizes many public events for the community throughout the year, including public forums on elections and other issues of interest to Alameda. The public is invited to attend our meetings. Please check our calendar of events for the schedule and locations.
The LWVA offers several voter education and election services, including voter registration campaigns, voter education materials, such as Pros & Cons presentations of state and local ballot measures.
The League of Women Voters of Alameda also assists with mock elections in the schools, provides speakers to local groups, and sponsors candidate forums.
We invite you to join in our efforts to "make democracy work."
League of Women Voters of Alameda
PO Box 1645
Alameda, CA 94501
The City of Alameda's website contains information about the city, including the mayor and city council members, city boards and commissions, an up-to-date calendar with dates and locations for all city meetings, plus information on how to contact all city departments.
Definition: The League of Women Voters as an organization neither supports nor opposes political candidates.
Policy Statement: Responsibility for the maintenance of the League's reputation as a non-partisan group rests with the League Board. The League Board must be consulted if questions arise. In making decisions, the Board will rely to a large extent upon the whole situation.
1) League Board members may serve on appointed Boards, Commissions or Committees. 2) League Board members who run for or hold an elected or party office many not retain their position on the Board. 3) The President, Action Director and Voter Service Chair may not take a public or active role in elections or recalls of candidates.
The League of Women Voters of Alameda, in both its values and practices, affirms and actively promotes its commitment to diversity and pluralism, which means there shall be no barriers to participation in any activity of the LWV on the basis of gender, race, creed, age, sexual orientation, national origin or disability.
(First adopted November 1978, Revised March 1986, Readopted June 1999, Amended June 2001, Readopted July 2002, Amended 2009.)