Making Democracy Work

Because democracy is not a spectator sport

The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose any political party or candidate. It is a political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Great turn out at our Fall Kickoff

The fall kickoff got election season off to a rousing start at the Oceanside Library on Saturday, September 10th.  A superb panel from CSUSM, Carlsbad Unified, Vista Unified, Valley Center/Pauma and the League of Women Voters North County San Diego captivated and enlightened the audience with the work that is being done right here in North County to assist graduating high school students with their career paths.  And, if college is not on their radar in elementary or middle school, the Alliance to Accelerate Excellence in Education at CSUSM and partnering school districts is helping guide their path to real possibilities they never thought possible.

Their work is powerful, their words were inspiring, and the audience was energized.  Thanks to our outstanding panel:  Mary Thompson, LWVNCSD; Dr. Erika Daniels, CSUSM Alliance Director; Kelly McKinney, Vista Unified Coordinator of Career Technical Education; Dr. Benjamin Churchill, Carlsbad Unified Superintendent; and Gary Wilson, retired superintendent Valley Center/Pauma School District.

Election Season is really here

book cover with photo of the White House at night It's official! Election season is upon us. Let League help you sort the spectacle from the substance. The League of Women Voters California, in partnership with Maplight - the folks who track money in politics - have created a one-stop website for voters. Click here to bring up your personalized ballot on the Voter's Edge California website. Avoid 20/20 hindsight. The stakes are too high.

The League of Women Voters has teamed up with the Newspaper in Education Institute to produce Electing the President, a handy guide designed with teachers and students in mind. We encourage you to make this your "go-to" resource until Election Day. Download the guide in PDF.

Voter Service

I Voted Display at ROV Voter Service forums and presentations are in high demand during election season for those who view the League as an honest broker of voter information. This work remains the heart of the League and the main reason that many of our members joined.

If you are a sponsoring group requesting League's help in moderating a candidate forum or you wish to have a presentation on the many ballot propositions this fall, please contact our Voter Service chairs, Cathy Greene and Barbara Lorenzen, at

Please check our calendar above if you wish to attend a candidate forum or ballot proposition presentation in your community.

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