Making Democracy Work

Make Democracy Work!

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.


"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito."

--Attributed to the Dalai Lama XIV


Be a part of the process of deciding what to recommend to our LWVMC board and membership and to LWV California about the programs and positions YOU want our local and state Leagues to focus on in the next year (local) or two (LWVC). This meeting is the best way to find out where the League of Women Voters stands on issues that impact all our lives!

Please invite others to come: 2017 Program Planning Meeting

LUNCH & LEARN: Code Enforcement: What Does It Do?

Our next Lunch & Learn:

As always, we need to know if you plan to attend, so please RSVP by February 8th at:

Please share this event information with others: February Lunch & Learn flyer

Program Planning Meeting

Twenty-two members and guests took advantage Saturday, January 23rd, of the best opportunity to understand what League stands for -- is REALLY all about -- by partcipating in our Program Planning meeting held at the Multicultural Arts Center. Nine presenters gave us timely and interesting background information about our local and national positions: Merced County Library; Financial Operations of Merced City and County; Merced County Planning; Merced City Planning; International Relations; Natural Resources/Water and Environmental Protection, Pollution Control, Air Quality & Water; Representative Government/Voting Rights & Campaign Finance Reform-Money In Politics; Social Policy/Health Care.

This is always one of our most lively discussions covering the impressive number of local and national issues that can be addressed by our League because these positions have been adopted by League members after extensive and thorough study and consensus. A great opportunity that allows members -- newly joined and long time -- to share their perspectives on several positions.