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, equity and inclusion.  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.

    • 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.

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  • New members welcome!  We will have an orientation on Saturday, January 18, 2020.  Lots of good information about ways you can immediately contribute to voter participation in Sacramento
    • voter registration  *  candidate forums  *  children's advocacy  *  climate change
    • census challenges  *  criminal justice reform  *  ranked choice voting  *  more

Become a member to join an active and engaging group of people!  Participation in areputable organization such as the Sacramento League, gives your voice more power.

  • The Sacramento League launched an education campaign about Ranked Choice Voting. Ranked-Choice Voting or "Instant Run-Off Voting," allows voters to rank candidates, in order of preference, when marking their ballots.  Some cities and districts are currently using this method.  We are available to come to your site for voter education, voter registration and  Ranked Choice Voting
  • The Sacramento League was recently featured as a case study in the book Vote for US, by Joshua Douglas, Ph.D.  He tells the story of how we led a governance reform effort in Sacramento.
  • 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.
  • The Anne Rudin Scholarship award winner this year is Clarissa Laguardia, a graduate student at CSU, Sacramento.  Suffragists Club members celebrated with her at reception on October 9, 2019. For more information about joining, see the various membership levels. 
  • More...

The League does not support nor oppose candidates or political parties.

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Where do we teach people about voting? (past events)

  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Sacramento Carolyn Mullins voter registration training arrangement 10/7/19
  • Galvanize California, United States of Women at CSUS, discuss Ranked Choice Voting, 10/26/19.
  • Dia De Los Muertos, Latino Center of Art and Culture, voter registration, 11/2-3/19
  • League of Women Voters Sacramento County Unit meetings, voter registration training 11/2/19
  • Cosumnes Oaks High School, over 150 students registered, 11/5/19
  • Ulezi Family Heath Fair, UC Davis Medical Center at McClatchy Park, voter registration and information, 11/17/19.
  • Women in Politics, AAUW and CSU Sacramento, voter education, 11/21/19

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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)?

 

Event Date: 
Jan 18 2020 - 10:00am
Event location: 

Colonial Heights Library

  • New members welcome along with curious current members!  Lots of good information about ways you can immediately contribute to voter participation in Sacramento!  
Portrait of Carrie Chapman Catt
Event Date: 
Jan 9 2020 (All day)

Founder of the League of Women Voters, Carrie Chapman Catt (January 9, 1859 – March 9, 1947) was peace activist before becoming a guiding force in the women's suffrage movement.

 

Bill of Rights
Event Date: 
Dec 15 2019 (All day)

The Bill of Rights was ratified on December 15, 1791. President Franklin D. Roosevelt designated December 15 Bill of Rights Day in 1941.

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 $100 or more to the LWVS Suffragist Club when you pay your annual membership dues.