Making Democracy Work

Educating Voters and Empowering Citizens to Have an Active Voice in Government

Welcome to the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County, a nonpartisan political organization of both women and men! The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

Located in California's Capitol, LWV Sacramento is uniquely positioned to participate in the study of political issues at both the local and state level. Members of LWVSC meet monthly throughout the county. We study governmental issues and provide a variety of voter education services to help voters make informed decisions at the polls.

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Voter registration is the key to ensuring all Americans engage in our political process. Take the League Challenge and Help Us Register New Voters! Share this eCard with your friends and family, especially with people who have moved, turned 18, changed their name, or recently become a citizen! Remind them that everyone of us has the chance to stand up for the issues that matter most to our families, our communities, and our country.

Did you know you can easily register to vote online at or at Read more information on the requirements, deadlines, and how to easily register to vote in California.

Read the Sacramento Bee's article about the city's new ethics reform, co-written by Paula Lee, Co-President of the League of Women Voters of Sacramento County!

`Third way' will produce strong ethics reforms for Sacramento

It is rare that a government chooses to reform itself, and rarer still that self-initiated reform is meaningful. It is far more common for reform to come from the outside, but the political landscape is littered with the remains of outsider "reforms" that failed due to lack of commitment from those being reformed, or simply failed to be enacted at all.

There is a third way, where government is willing to reform and tough-minded outside groups engage to ensure reform is meaningful and effective. It requires having straightforward conversations about core values and an understanding that there are many valid opinions and models of reform. It requires ongoing work to ensure reform is implemented and renewed.....Read the full SacBee article here.

10 public forums were held throughout the city on these topics. See our proposals and public comments at