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Women's Health March, Ventura, Oct 2, 2021

Women's Health March, Ventura, Oct 2, 2021

LWV Ventura County Marching for Women's Health 2021

Voter Registration at Ventura HS, Sept 21,2021

Voter Registration at Ventura High School on Sept 21,2021

Registering students at Ventura High

LWVVC 2021-22 Board In & Out Meeting

2021-22 Board In & Out Meeting

LWV Ventura County Board Members for 2021 and 2022

Ventura College Voter Reg

Ventura College Recall Election Voter Registration - Aug 30, 2021

LWV VC Tabling at Ventura College to Register Voters for the Recall Election 2021

LWVVentura Co Mascot Harry T Burns

Harry T Burn, the Voter Bear of LWV of Ventura County

Harry T Burn, Voter Bear, LWV of Ventura County

Permanent Ballot Drop Box

Ballot Drop Box

Permanent Ballot Drop Box in Ventura County

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VC Women's Day Festival, March 8, 2020

VC Women's Day Festival, County Museum of Ventura

Ventura County

Holiday Luncheon

Come to our Holiday Luncheon on December 2!

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Join us for fun and a delicious lunch at Ottavio's Italian Restaurant in Camarillo.  Click HERE for more information.


Lunch and Learn with the League

SandwichEver wonder what your public officials do?  Get to know your Ventura County community leaders and elected officials, and their jobs.

  • Our most recent event was Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023, at noon - Reporting Hate in Ventura County and Beyond with Dan Meisel and Ashley Myers of The Anti-Defamation League.  WATCH as they discuss the difference between hate crimes and hate incidents, and why it's important to report both.  More information can be found on the ADL website including guidelines for having difficult conversations. Tips for intervening when you witness a hate incident can be found at the Right To Be website.
  • WATCH events from earlier in 2023, including: Water and Sanitation; Superior Court; Ventura County Education; Ventura County Community Foundation
  • WATCH events from 2022, including: Assessor; Sheriff; District Attorney; Clerk-Recorder/Registrar; Treasurer-Tax Collector; Auditor-Controller; County Supervisor


Watch VC County Presidential Primary Election Education Series

Michelle AscensionIn anticipation of the upcoming March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Election, Michelle Ascencion, County Clerk-Recorder and Registrar of Voters, is presenting a five-part Election Education Series at the Ventura County Board of Supervisors Meetings. Over the next few months, Ascencion will be covering election topics that are of interest to the Ventura County voting and candidate community.  You can attend, or watch video after the meeting.  Get more information

The Board of Supervisors’ schedule for the Election Education Series is as follows:

  • October 17, 2023           Candidates and Campaigns
  • November 7, 2023         Voter Registration and Primary Election Voting
  • January 23, 2024           Vote Centers and Vote By Mail
  • February 6, 2024           Election Technology, Security, and Observation
  • February 27, 2024         Canvass/Certification, Recounts, and Fraud Prevention 

How is your Civics Knowledge?

Find out with a fun game about civics and news literacy, courtesy of LWV of Alameda, CA VERIFY IT!

Volunteer Opportunities 

  • Voter registration of high school students - info [at] (subject: LWVVC%20High%20School%20Voter%20Registration%20Volunteer) (contact usHands Up)
  • See volunteer opportunities in our latest Voter Newsletter

Join the LWV Observer Corps

Let our city council members and County Board of Supervisors know the League is paying attention. Observers are asked to wear their blue League T-shirts and LWVVC "Observer" buttons so they'll know we're there.  Then report your observations using this easy two-page observer form.  We publish observer reports with our monthly newsletter. 

To join the team, email us at info [at] (subject: LWVVC%20Observer%20Corps)

Our Fall General Meeting - with Ranked Choice Voting presentation - was a great success!!

Ranked Choice Voting was explained and demonstrated by our guest speaker, Paul Copley of the CA Coalition for RCV.  We had fun games (with prizes) to test your knowledge of League members, voting, civics, state and local government and more.  Food Affairs by Stacy provided delicious savory and sweet hors d’oeuvres with iced tea and lemonade.  Learn more about Ranked Choice Voting in California (

The meeting was on Saturday, October 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00pm at the Poinsettia Pavilion - Cañada Larga Room, 3451 Foothill Rd, Ventura, CA 93003. 


March was Women's History Month

One of our vice presidents, Susan King Roth, presented  a "Moment of Inspiration" to the Ventura County Board of Supervisors about the League and the amazing women who founded it, and the Supervisors presented the LWVVC with a certificate commemorating Women's History Month.  The text of Susan's talk is available HERE.    

New Year, New Goals!

On Feb 21, 2023, the League of Women Voters of Ventura County met via Zoom for a lively and insightful discussion of what our priorities should be locally for the coming year, and in California for 2023-25. Meeting notes and video are HERE.

2022 Elections

For information about the 2022 elections, including links to forum videos, see our 2022 Election Archive.

Supreme Court Strips Americans of Constitutional Right to Abortion

LWV AbortionJune 24, 2022, the League of Women Voters of the United States President Dr. Deborah Turner and CEO Virginia Kase Solomon issued a joint statement in response to the 6 - 3 Supreme Court decision of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization, which overturns the constitutional right to abortion as recognized for nearly 50 years in the landmark cases of Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey.  Read their joint statement HERE.

How You Can Help Protect Reproductive Rights

The Ventura County Reproductive Rights Network is a countywide umbrella of organizations and individuals committed to educating Ventura County about reproductive health issues and mobilizing its members in support of reproductive access, rights and justice.  They publish a bi-weekly newsletter containing the latest news and local events.  See it and sign up for it HERE.

Curious about the real history of abortion in religion and the law? Read this excellent New Yorker article.

Defending Democracy!

See our January 6 Resolution here

BOOKS WE LIKE - From our Climate Change and other committees

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  • The Influential Mind: What the Brain Reveals About Our Power to Change Others - by Tali Sharot
  • No Miracles Needed: How Today's Technology Can Save Our Climate and Clean Our Air - by Mark Z. Jacobson
  • Video: Just Have a Think: Have we got enough minerals? (15 minute video on same topic)
  • Upheaval: How Nations Cope with Crisis and Change - by Jared Diamond
  • Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption - by Bryan Stevenson
  • See More

 2021 Redistricting Explained

Chris Carson, former LWV US President, explains how and why new districts are drawn after each census.

Redistricting Presentation


Aloha Steakhouse
Event Date: 
Dec 06 2023 05:30 pm to 07:00 pm
Event location: 

Aloha Steakhouse

We're back in person at Aloha Steakhouse in downtown Ventura.  At 5:30 for Happy Hour

Harbor view, Oxnard
Event Date: 
Jan 17 2024 05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Come meet League members by Zoom on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

Learn about what we are doing and join us as we carry out our mission:  Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy

Bring your favorite beverage and a friend or two.

LWV Ventura County publishes its newsletter, the VOTER, monthly.  
If you need additional information, please email us at info [at]

December 2023 VOTER

November 2023 VOTER

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