Making Democracy Work

A voice for citizens and a force for change in Alameda since 1978

The League of Women Voters of Alameda (LWVA), founded in 1978, is a nonpartisan political organization in Alameda, CA. The LWVA encourages informed and active participation in government and influences public policy through impartial education and nonpartisan advocacy.

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Anne Spanier and Alice Fried, Co-presidents


Elected as co-presidents at LWVA's Annual Meeting in June 2015, Anne Spanier and Alice Fried are long-time friends, former tennis partners, and passionate advocates for the League of Women Voters.

Anne's goals for this year are primarily issue-oriented: organizing a community forum and other activities relating to the Open Primary (top-two) voting system in California; campaigning for easier registration and voting in California and registering local high school students to vote; educating local citizens on the upcoming Prop. 13 "Make It Fair" ballot initiative; and participating in national, state and local initiatives relating to money in politics and the effects of the Citizens United decision.

Alice's goals include improving our communications process and infrastructure (both the media and the message); engaging more LWVA members in our activities through volunteer recruitment; building partnerships with local organizations; and reaching out to engage the community--and especially high school and college students--in the League's education and advocacy projects.

Read more about the backgrounds and interests of these remarkable women and of LWVA's officers and Board members by clicking on LWV Alameda Board link.

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