Making Democracy Work

Making Democracy Work

The League of Women Voters encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. The League does not support or oppose political parties or candidates.

Jean Lythcott, co-director for Voter Services at the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto, speaks to students at Palo Alto High School about the importance of voting in a democracy. "You are ... a generation that is so large, that the forecast is that your voices, along with Gen[eration] X, will determine public policy in these United States for the next 35 years," Lythcott said. "You are all a force to be reckoned with." Read the article at

If you missed the recent "Conversation on Immigration" with Ali Noorani and Evelyn Rengal-Medina---a conversation moderated by Raj Mathai, primary news anchor at NBC-owned KNTV---no problem! Watch the whole event here.

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The event was sponsored by Congregation Beth Am and LWVPA and co-sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations, AAUW Palo Alto Branch, Avenidas, ACLU of Northern California, and