Making Democracy Work

"Democracy Is Not A Spectator Sport"

The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose any political party or any candidate. It does, however take action on selected government issues in the public interest.


At September's Membership Mixer, Mindy Romero founder and director of the California Civic Engagement Project at UC Davis presented some of her agency's latest research findings on voter engagement in Yolo County and California in a talk titled, California's Latino and Asian-American Vote: Dramatic Underrepresentation in 2014 and Expected Impact in 2016. To view the slide presentation click here.


The League will be conducting candidate forums for the following positions on the June 3 Primary Ballot: Woodland City Council Superior Court Judge Dept. 2 Yolo County Superintendent of Schools California State Assembly District 4 Yolo County Clerk-Recorder/Assessor

The dates and times are on our calendar.

20th Annual State of the Community Luncheon February 19, 2014

The 2014 State of the Community Luncheon will feature Dr. Jeff Loux, Director of the UC Davis Land Use and Natural Resource Program. Tickets are $12. More information can be found here.

Letter to City Council November 18, 2013

At the November 18 board of directors meeting, this letter was approved for sending to the Woodland City Council expressing concern about the General Plan decision-making process.

The LWV California Supports Community Solar Projects

League Sends Letter to U.S. House in Favor of Common Sense Gun Legislation

The LWVUS sent the following letter to members of the U.S. House urging them to pass common sense solutions to the gun violence plaguing our nation. Members of the grassroots Lobby Corps will also deliver this message in meetings with House members.

The Woodland League of Women Voters Joins the LWVUS in Urging Obama and the Nation to Act!

Read the complete op-ed that appeared in the Daily Democrat 1-6-13.

The Rules Have Changed for California Elections 2012

Read about these changes here.

Energy Benefits Yolo - Community wide discount program for energy efficiency upgrades and solar power!

The Yolo County Climate Compact, Yolo County and the Cities of Davis, West Sacramento, Winters and Woodland are inviting residents to consider going solar and upgrading your home's energy efficiency.

Please visit the program website by June 30th to register. Once registered, you will be able to schedule a site evaluation and receive a proposal. Please note that registration does not obligate you moving forward.

The Woodland LWV, in line with their position on climate change, supports energy efficiency and renewable energy. As part of that the Woodland LWV supports community programs such as Energy Benefits Yolo that allow people to utilize community /group buying to obtain pre-negotiated group discounts on vetted contractors. The Woodland LWV does not necessarily endorse any specific contractor.