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


Annual Meeting & Reception

Members & Guests - Please Join Us!

Learn about our recent accomplishments and what we have planned for 2017-18

Reception immediately following.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

6:00 - 8:00 PM

Home of Ryan Heller

(Address provided with your RSVP confirmation)

To assure enough seating & food, we'd love your RSVP by 04/12/17 to


Our next Lunch & Learn:

2016 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.