Oberlin Area

Oberlin Area

Because Democracy is NOT a Spectator Sport

 

The League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area, the only League in Lorain County, is a nonpartisan political organization that promotes informed and active participation in government. We welcome members from the entire county. 

 

In 2020 we commemorate the Centential of Women's Suffrage!

Please explore our Universal Suffrage page for a short history of amendments and laws that have brought us closer to universal suffrage. The struggle continues but we celebrate the steps we've taken.

Thanks to the National Park Service for this list of "20 Women to Know for 2020". You will be impressed with the variety of people on this list.

As you scroll this home page you will see a growing list of scheduled events many of which will highlight the suffrage struggle.

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Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 North Ridge Rd. East
Lorain, OH 44055
440-326-5900
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board meeting
Event Date: 
Mar 10 2020 - 4:30pm
Event location: 

CoWork Oberlin

Monthly Board Meeting

Meetings are open to any members but please notify Rhys Price Jones if coming as space is limited.

Take Action
Event Date: 
Mar 11 2020 - 1:30pm
Event location: 

Green Room at Kendal

Take Action! with LWV of the Oberlin Area

Join us as we write postcard to legislators or/or unregistered voters. Postcards provided. 

This postcard writing event will take place the 2nd Wednesday of each month.

Ohio suffrage centennial
Event Date: 
Mar 16 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Oberlin City Council Chambers

A proclamation recognizing the Centennial of Women's Suffrage will be presented to representatives of the League of Women Voters of the Oberlin Area and the Girl Scouts.

Equality/Equity
Event Date: 
Mar 30 2020 - 6:00pm
Event location: 

Oberlin CoWork

Consensus Meeting to discuss a recently completed study on Health Equity.

An agenda and links to readings will be sent out in early March.

 

 

Maria Hinojosa
Event Date: 
Mar 31 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

OSU Fawcett Center

Celebrating 100 Years and Embracing the Future

Introduction - Joseph L. Mas, Esq.

Keynote Speaker - Maria Hinojosa, Emmy Award winning journalist

state capitol
Event Date: 
Apr 16 2020 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square

 

8:30AM-5:OOPM

Suffrage Symposium
Event Date: 
Apr 18 2020 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

This symposium brings together leading voices on the women's struggle for the vote and will reflect on the historical meaning of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and the extension of the franchise to women.

save the date
Event Date: 
Apr 20 2020 - 9:00am
Event location: 

LCCC

Save the Date. More details to follow

Ida B Wells
Event Date: 
May 7 2020 - 6:30pm
Event location: 

TBA

To Tell the Truth Freely by Mia Bay
Published Feb. 2010

save the date
Event Date: 
Jun 6 2020 - 11:00am

SAVE THE DATE

This is a tentative date

book
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Commemorate the 100th anniversary (February 14, 2020) of the founding of the League of Women Voters and the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage (August 26, 2020) by reading a book about suffrage history or the continuing battle for voting rights