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Election Special
From President Viola Gonzales:
“Making Democracy Work” is critical, now more than ever. Our votes determine who makes decisions about nearly every aspect of our lives. In these challenging times, we must work with both established and emerging leaders to increase voter engagement and government accountability. The League cannot do this alone. We’ve expanded our circle of partners, engaged a more diverse set of moderators and speakers, and responded affirmatively to requests to collaborate, helping others do for themselves. Below is a “re-cap” of the many resources we hope will be of value to both the individual voter as well as the many hard-working organizations that serve them. Join us!
31 days till you receive your ballot in the mail for the November 8 election
City of Oakland – Mayoral candidates
3 City Council races: Districts 2, 4 and 6
10 ballot measures on city ordinances and parcel taxes. 
   You decide: 
Our water and sewer (EBMUD Ward 3)
Our buses (AC Transit: At Large and Ward 3), 
Our community colleges (Areas 3, 5 and 7), and 
Who represents you in the State Assembly
And that’s just for Oakland! 
See our re-launched website
for expanded voter resources
  • Is your voter registration up to date? Register for the first time?
  • Troubleshoot registration issues 
  • More than 10 candidate forums, starting September 19, of special note:
    • September 21 Oakland Chinatown Coalition (Mayor & City Council)
    • October 3, Mayoral Forum, in partnership with UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland & The Five Chamber-One Oakland Coalition
  • Voter Registration Help
    • September 20, National Voter Registration Day, in 3 locations:
      • UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, 1 – 3 p.m.  
      • MacArthur and Fruitvale BART stations, 5 -7 p.m.
    • October 2, Fairyland, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Visit our website to request a Pros and Cons presentation for your group.
League of Women Voters California Education Fund releases Pros and Cons summaries for voters on seven State ballot measures on a wide range of issues.  Available on line or as downloads here. Coming soon in Spanish.
  • Expanded languages: Spanish, Cantonese in many forums
  • Pros and Cons summaries and videos of Oakland ballot measures
  • Downloadable Oakland Easy Voter Guides for all reading levels. Printed copies distributed through community groups and public libraries, in English, Spanish and Chinese
  • NEW! Neighbor to Neighbor. League materials and training so you can host a gathering using nonpartisan information and a discussion guide with friends and neighbors on the 10 measures appearing on your ballot.
  • Civics classes and on-campus voter registration at high schools and community colleges.
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