Making Democracy Work


Calendar of Events

Events listed here are open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

** denotes events sponsored or co-sponsored by LWVPA. Please note that co-sponsorship of an event does not imply endorsement of any of the speakers, groups, or the points of view expressed.

Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
5:30-8:00 pm
Private residence LWVPA Board Meeting.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
11:30 am
St. Mark's Episcopal Church
Kennedy Room
600 Colorado Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94306
** Pros & Cons of the June 5 Ballot Measures. The arguments for and against six ballot measures to be voted on June 5, 2018--plus information on California's primary and recall processes.

For a list of the ballot measures and more information, see Pros & Cons flyer.

Monday, June 4, 2018
6:30 - 8:30 pm
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
** Who has the power to build a new criminal justice system?.
The millions of people impacted by mass incarceration.

The facts about our criminal justice system are well known and overwhelming. Often, its many intricacies and branches across our political and economic spectrum can make it seem like solutions that get to the root of the problem are impossible. However, if we look outside of the walls of the judicial system, the prisons, the obvious places, we find that there is incredible potential not only to stem the harm of mass incarceration but to build something entirely new. Who has the power to build a new justice system? The millions of people impacted by mass incarceration.

Join Ashoka and these social entrepreneurs to learn about the biggest, most effective solutions to our national crisis and what the intersections across their work can teach us about empathy, democracy, and power.

Co-Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto.

For more information and to RSVP, click here

Saturday, June 16, 2018
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Sunnyvale Public Library
Program Room
665 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
** How We Elect the President--the Electoral College or the People?. The League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale invites you to attend the following event.

The American people do not elect their President. A process known as the Electoral College does. As a result, a President can be elected who did not win the popular vote- as was the case with George W Bush and Donald Trump. Why did our founding fathers choose the Electoral College rather than trust the people to elect the President directly? Find out from Professor Jack Rakove of Stanford University as he takes us through their concerns, how the electoral college process works, what it would take to eliminate it and a current effort to work around it.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Cupertino-Sunnyvale and the American Association of University Women.

Co-Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Palo Alto.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
7 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
** LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.