Sacramento County

Sacramento County

What are some of our activities? 

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is an organization of both women and men that welcomes diversity and inclusion.  

    • We encourage informed and active participation in government.
    • We work to increase understanding of major public policy issues.
    • We influence public policy through education and advocacy.

Located in California's Capitol, League of Women Voters of Sacramento County is uniquely positioned to participate in the study of political issues at both the local and state level. 

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  • Act now!!!  Urge Governor Newsome to sign SB  212 giving cities, counties, and school districts the option to use more democratic, majority-winner voting methods.  Some cities already have the option to use runoff elections or ranked choice voting to ensure candidates are elected with majority support. But state law prevents other cities and school districts from using majority-winner voting systems.  (more....)

  • The Sacramento League is recently featured as a case study in Vote for US, by Joshua Douglas, Ph.D.   (more information)He tells the story of how we led a governance reform effort in Sacramento.  (more....)

  • The League of Women Voters Sacramento County has an Observer Corps for the Sacramento Police Review Commission and we are working on something for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department as well.  (more...)

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The League does not support or oppose candidates or political parties.

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Where did we teach people about voting this September? (past events)

  • Language Accessibility Committee (Registrar's Office) 10/9/19
  • Collaboration with the National Council of Jewish Women at Take Back the Night voter registration 10/12/19
  • Colonial Village tree planting voter registration 10/12/19
  • California Free Thought Day voter registartion 10/13/19
  • Community Egagement Center voter registration (CSUS) 10/17/19
  • United States of Women ranked choice voting 10/16/19
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Sacramento Carolyn Mullins voter registration training arrangemen 10/7/19
  • League of Women Voters Sacramento County Unit meetings (La Bou Watt and Folsom) voter registration training 11/3/19

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How do I vote in California?

  • Voting is easier than ever with Voter's Choice
    • You will get your ballot by mail
    • You can vote early or on election day
    • You can put your signed ballot in any Ballot Drop Box or mail it in
    • You can bring your ballot to any Vote Center
  • Visit Voting & Elections for more of the California League's voter services including positions on Statewide propositions.

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What are some upcoming events (upcoming & past events)?

 

League of Women Voters Sacramento logo
Event Date: 
Nov 2 2019 - 10:00am
Event location: 

La Bou Bakery & Cafe

 

United States of Women logo
Event Date: 
Oct 26 2019 (All day)

The League of Women Voters of Sacramento County will distribute information on Ranked Choice Voting.

Suffragists with posters in air

The Suffragist Club, offers additional support for the many activities our League offers to encourage active and informed voter participation in our democracy. You may send your donation of at least $100 or more to the LWVS Suffragist Cub when you pay your annual membership dues.

The 2019 Anne Rudin Scholarship award winner is Clarissa Laguardia.  Congratulations to Clarissa whom we recognized at a Suffragist Club reception on October 9, 2019!  Clarissa is a graduate student at CSU Sacramento working on her Masters in Public Policy and Administration.  At the same event, the League thanked the long-time hosts of the award ceremony, Suzanne Phinney and Trisha Uhrhammer.

People in a crowd
Event Date: 
Oct 13 2019 - 11:00am
Event location: 

State Capitol

The League of Women Voters Sacramento County will register voters at the California Freethought Day.  This event encourages freedom of speech and thought, civic engagement, enthusiasm for science, social justice, and the separation of church and s

Take Back the Night artwork
Event Date: 
Oct 12 2019 - 5:30pm
Event location: 

Sacramento Native American Health Center

Join us for voter registration!