What Is An Observer?

Jennifer Waggoner
Nov 13, 2018 · 3 min read

An Observer attends, watches or listens to a government meeting. You’ll see who is there, what they are doing, the process they use, what decisions are made, and what actions are taken. You can do this on your own, to whatever standards you set.

Want Help Getting Started?

Register for one of our online trainings. All are welcome, whether you live in San Francisco or not.

Anyone Can Be An Observer

  1. You don’t have to be an expert.

You Can Choose

  1. Learn what your government is doing.

What is an Official League Observer?

If you’re willing to meet League requirements, you can work with us to be an Official League Observer. In addition to the above, you’ll report back to the League about the meetings you observe and your report may be published as an Official League Observer Report.

Requirements of Official League Observers

  1. Be a League member.

About the League

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan, multi-issue organization that encourages your informed and active participation in government. The League works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Observers are part of our mission: you ensure government transparency and accountability.

We have more training materials and are eager to answer questions!

Find out more: LWVSF.org/police

LWVSF Observer Corps

League of Women Voters of San Francisco (LWVSF) volunteers…

LWVSF Observer Corps

League of Women Voters of San Francisco (LWVSF) volunteers attend, watch or listen to a variety of government meetings related to policing practices in The City. These are our reports. We also will share stories about the League, the Observer Corps, and policing.

Jennifer Waggoner

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Justice civic tech leadership gender finance nonprofit. Former President of @lwvc and @CAvotes. Volunteer for @lwvsf. Founder http://consultjenny.com

LWVSF Observer Corps

League of Women Voters of San Francisco (LWVSF) volunteers attend, watch or listen to a variety of government meetings related to policing practices in The City. These are our reports. We also will share stories about the League, the Observer Corps, and policing.