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. 


Lorain County Board of Elections
1985 North Ridge Rd. East
Lorain, OH 44055

Primary Election postponed until June 2nd.
Read all the PDF icondetails here including how to vote absentee.


In 2020 we commemorate the Centennial 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.


PDF iconLWVOA By-Laws 6/17   PDF iconPublic Transportation Study
Policies of the LWVOA   LWVOA Board Minutes 
votes for women
Event Date: 
Mar 26 2020 (All day)

Event Cancelled

Event Date: 
Mar 30 2020 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 

This meeting will take place online.

We are still working out the details of how to hold this consensus meeting digitally. You will receive an email soon with detailed instructions and materials to review before the meeting. Thank you for your understanding.

Maria Hinojosa
Event Date: 
Mar 31 2020 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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

Take Action
Event Date: 
Apr 8 2020 - 1:30pm to 3:00pm
Event location: 

Green Room at Kendal

Take Action! with LWV of the Oberlin Area - Kendal residents only due to CDC precautions.

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

board meeting
Event Date: 
Apr 14 2020 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
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.

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

Sheraton Columbus Capitol Square


Suffrage Symposium
Event Date: 
Apr 18 2020 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
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 to Apr 21 2020 - 4:00pm
Event location: 


Save the Date. More details to follow

let ohio women vote
Event Date: 
Apr 28 2020 - 6:15pm to 8:30pm
Event location: 

Stocker Arts Center

Join us for a reception from 6:15-7:00 - Appetizers and Cash Bar

Ida B Wells
Event Date: 
May 7 2020 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event location: 


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

save the date
Event Date: 
Jun 6 2020 - 11:00am to 2:00pm


This is a tentative date

2020 convention
Event Date: 
Jun 25 2020 (All day) to Jun 28 2020 (All day)

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