Making Democracy Work

Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, July 8, 2017
10:30 am - noon
Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Voter Turnout Demographics: Using Maps with State and County Data to Focus Voting Rights Actions. National Voter Corps' Don McLaughlin will present the interactive maps at http://www.nationalvotercorps.org, relating voter turnout to demographics at state and county levels. National Voter Corps Steering Committee member and website manager Don McLaughlin has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Carnegie-Mellon University and worked as Chief Scientist for American Institutes for Research. He has created these maps to show how demographic attributes such as poverty, race, urbanicity, and age influenced voter turnout in the 2016 election. Learn how these maps can shape strategies for promoting voter participation at national, state and county levels.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm
Redwood City Main Library
Community Room
1044 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
PAMELA S. KARLAN. "A Republic If We Can Keep It: American Democracy at a Crossroad"

A lively speaker, Dr. Karlan is one of the nation's leading experts on voting and the political process. She has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an assistant counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Parking at the Redwood City Library can be difficult, so carpooling is advisable. Redwood City parking information and a map are at: http://www.redwoodcity.org/departments/community-development-department/engineering-transportation/transportation-parking/downtown-parking

Presented by the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County, co-sponsored by LWVPA.

Saturday, June 24, 2017
9:30 am - noon
For location, contact lwvpaoffice@gmail.com. RETREAT for Board and Off-board members. Time to plan our exciting year ahead! With new committees, new board/off-board members, and multiple goals and Issues for Emphasis, we will develop a blueprint for coordinating our activities. And enjoy a fun day together!

If necessary, a brief board meeting will follow.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
6:30-8:30 pm
Private home China & the US, with Dr. Nicholas Hope. Timely Topic Conversations Series

President Trump has pulled out of the Paris Climate Change Accord. North Korea continues to test medium and long-range missiles. Renegotiating trade deals and creating U.S. jobs remain a focus of the Trump administration. What are the implications of these events for China and the U.S. going forward?

Don't miss this opportunity to tap Dr. Hope's extensive knowledge of China and his perspective on the latest developments between two of the world's major economies. Bring your questions!

For more information, click here Timely Topics: China & the US, with Dr. Nicholas Hope.

Please RSVP to klweisenberg@gmail.com

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County

Friday, June 2, 2017
 
The Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
1230 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
League of Women Voters of California Convention. 10 am, Friday, June 2, through 3 pm, Sunday, June 4, with a special Lobby Day on Thursday, June 1.

Speakers include Alex Padilla, Secretary of State, and Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento. Add-on option: dinner and lively presentation by Jack Ohman, Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist and Pulitzer Prize winner. Workshop topics to be announced soon.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017
7:00 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA "Old Board, New Board" Meeting - All members are welcome.
Monday, May 22, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Rinconada Library
Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
"Understanding Islam" - A Three-Part Series. Part 3: Women and Islam
A discussion of what it means to be a Muslim woman, and how Islam intersects with gender in today's world.

Moderator: County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Panelists: Sumbul Ali-Karamali, author, The Muslim Next Door
Maha Elgenaidi, Executive Director, Islamic Networks Group

Presented by the Commonwealth Club and County Supervisor Joe Simitian - Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

All events are free. Please RSVP at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/sv or call 408-299-5050.

Thursday, May 18, 2017
6-8 pm
Private home at:

1001 Emerson Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Stanford University General Use Permit: A Salon. The LWV of Palo Alto and Palo Alto Forward are co-hosting a salon to learn more about the Stanford University General Use Permit (GUP). In November 2016, Stanford applied to Santa Clara County for an updated General Use Permit to authorize the next phase of campus land use in the coming years within unincorporated Santa Clara County. This effort requires Stanford to ensure that their physical spaces serve the needs of their students and faculty and facilitate the university's outstanding research. The process also involves consultation with neighbors and community partners.

Presenters: Whitney McNair, AICP, Director, Land Use Planning, Stanford University

Jean McCown, Associate Vice President, Government and Community Relations, Office of Public Affairs, Stanford

This event is free to League of Women Voters of Palo Alto or Palo Alto Forward members, and $5 for non-members. All members of the public are welcome to attend!

Please RSVP at http://www.paloaltoforward.com/stanford_general_use_permit

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
7:10-8:00 pm
The Old Spaghetti Factory
2107 Broadway, Redwood City 94063
Chinese-American Relations in an Increasingly Globalized World. Following the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County's 6:20 pm dinner and before their at 8:05 pm Business Meeting, Dr. Nicholas Hope will discuss areas of focus for the new administration in Chinese-American relations including:
  • Trade
  • Climate Change
  • The South China Sea
  • North Korea

Dr. Hope was the China Director for the World Bank and the Director of the Stanford Center for International Development, where his personal area of focus was China. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Tasmania, his Bachelor of Philosophy from Oxford, and his Ph.D. from Princeton. He retired from Stanford in January.

LWVPA members are welcome to stay for the Business Meeting, which is scheduled to conclude at 9:00 pm.

Saturday, May 13, 2017
9:00 to noon
Peninsula Conservation Center
Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Annual Meeting. Enjoy a light brunch and:
  • Hear City Council member, former three-term County Supervisor, and long-time LWVPA member Liz Kniss. Liz has inspired many women to consider a career in public service. (Note: Speaker change.)
  • Vote on the budget for 2017-18
  • Elect Officers, Directors and the 2017-18 Nominating Committee
  • Adopt LWVPA Positions, Program and Issues for Emphasis for 2017-18
  • And more

Find links to information about the Annual Meeting on this site's home page.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
7 - 8:30 pm
Rinconada Library
Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
"Understanding Islam" - A Three-Part Series. Part 2: Fear of a Faith: Sharia. Surveillance. Terrorism. The Muslim Ban. What's real, and what's not?
A discussion of the policies, politics, and current events that affect U.S. understandings of Islam and Muslims.

Moderator: County Supervisor Joe Simitian
Panelists: Ameena Jandali, Islamic Networks Group
Jihad Turk, ‎President of Bayan Claremont Islamic Graduate School

Presented by the Commonwealth Club and County Supervisor Joe Simitian - Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto

All events are free. Please RSVP at http://www.commonwealthclub.org/sv or call 408-299-5050.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
7:00 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Monday, April 17, 2017
noon - 2 pm
First Baptist Church of Palo Alto
305 North California Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Lunch with League: Agriculture's Role in Addressing Climate Change. In celebration of Earth Day, join us for a panel discussion on how we, as individuals and as a society, can lower the carbon footprint of our food.

Our panelists include:

Rob Jackson, Stanford Professor and Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment. Professor Jackson studies how people affect the earth, global carbon and water cycles, biosphere/atmosphere interactions, energy use, and climate change.

Suds Jain, of Citizens' Climate Lobby, who will discuss agriculture's role in contributing to CO2 emissions.

Gilonne d'Origny, Climate Solution Advisor, who will share her work on bridging the climate innovation gap, particularly in the production of meat.

Spring Menu includes: Spring Pea Risotto with Meyer Lemon Zest & Parsley Hazelnut Pesto; Mixed Green Salad, Toasted Almond with Rosemary Balsamic Extra Virgin Oil Dressing; Lavender-Orange-Infused Mini Cup Dark Chocolates with Fresh Berries and Lavender Tea. $15.00. (gluten and dairy free)

Please RSVP by Friday, April 14 either (a) at https://tinyurl.com/hjxwvdv or (b) by calling 650-903-0600 to leave your request, name and telephone number. Someone will call you back.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6 - 8 pm
Private Residence
1001 Emerson St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
TAMING TRAFFIC. With over 90,000 jobs in Palo Alto--more than 1.5 times the number of residents--we bear one of the worst commute burdens in the Bay Area. With few coordinated or effective transit options beyond Caltrain, a high-stress bicycling network and a patchwork of bus/shuttle/light rail, the best option for most people is still a single occupancy vehicle (SOV). On average, 75% of Palo Alto commuters use an SOV, but it's as high as 90% in less transitable areas.

While it feels like there is no relief in sight, some effective tools for taming traffic are quietly being honed by community members who have longtime roots in Palo Alto and the Peninsula. Come hear them share their methodology for reducing traffic, reflect on the process and explain how companies and institutions can apply these evidence-based tactics to begin Taming Traffic.

Panelists:

Evan Goldin -- first product manager at ride-sharing app Lyft and currently Director of Product & Design at Chariot, a SF-based, on-demand shuttle system.

Jamie Jarvis -- founder of Commute Smart and now Transportation Demand Manager, Stanford Research Park

Sponsored by Palo Alto Forward and co-sponsored by Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce, LWVPA and Imagine Menlo.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
7:00 PM
Cubberley Theater
4000 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA
The Wave: Palo Alto's 1967 Experiment in Fascisim Film. The Palo Alto History Museum invites you to a special screening of "The Lesson Plan" + a world-renown documentary never before shown in Palo Alto.

April, 1967: Innovative Cubberley High School teacher Ron Jones seeks to teach his students how people could accept the actions of the Nazi regime during WWII by creating "The Third Wave," a series of exercises modeled on certain characteristics of the Nazi movement. The experiment is successful + too much so.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7 - 9 pm
Cubberley Theater
4120 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
How to Navigate Information in a World of Fake News and Alternative Facts. Please join us for a lively panel discussion on, "How to Navigate Information in a World of Fake News and Alternative Facts." Our panel of experts will include:

  • Stanford Economist Matthew Gentzkow, co-author, Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election
  • Sarah McGrew, researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and one of the co-authors of the recent report "EVALUATING INFORMATION: THE CORNERSTONE OF CIVIC ONLINE REASONING," which found that college students have trouble judging the credibility of online information
  • Tech reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi of the New York Times, formerly with the Wall Street Journal

The moderator will be Dan Russell, search expert at Google.
Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
SEIU Local 521
2302 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95131
League Leadership Academy. Learn to tell powerful stories and deliver persuasive messages to move your audiences to action! See League Leadership Academy for more information and to register your attendance. Or go directly to the flyer.

For League leaders and our community partners. Maximum 50 people.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
7 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Thursday, February 16, 2017
7:30 pm
Megan Swezey Fogarty's home New Member Orientation + Action postcard writing.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
10:00 am - noon
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Mailing Party for LAT fundraiser.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 pm
First Congregational Church
1985 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(corner of Louis and Embarcadero)
Lunch with the League: Protecting our Civil Liberties*.
Speaker: Nayna Gupta, Staff Attorney for ACLU of Northern CA and a Racial Justice Project Fellow

RSVP by Monday, Feb.6. You can bring a check to the lunch but need to reserve by Monday: 650-903-0600 or lwvpaoffice@gmail.com. To order a Lyfe Kitchen vegetarian wrap or chicken wrap, please send a check for $11 to LWVPA, 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 209, Palo Alto, CA, 94303 OR go to http://lwvpaloalto.org/donation.html, click on the top Donate button and put in the special instructions "Lunch with League" and your lunch choice.

  • Note the correct day and date for this event, which was misprinted in the VOTER.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
9 am - noon
Sandra Slater's home Program Planning Meeting. Have your say!

All members are encouraged to come together to discuss what should be our 2017-18 local and county League work and our 2017-19 state League work. Your recommendations at this meeting will be voted on at LWVPA's annual meeting this spring and at the State convention in June.

All members welcome. Brunch provided by your Board.

RSVP: 650-903-0600 or lwvpaoffice@gmail.com.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
7-9 pm
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
1313 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Being Different Together. This forum will bring together a cross section of people who live, work or worship in Palo Alto for four active and thought-provoking conversations on building and nurturing a community that models respect for differences.

Moderated by Dr. Joseph Brown, Associate Director of Diversity & First Gen Office at Stanford University, and the Rev. Kaloma Smith, pastor at University AME Zion Church.

RSVP's required by Monday, January 30 - Space is limited. Please contact Mary Constantino at mary.constantino@cityofpaloalto.org or 650-463-4906.

This event is sponsored by the City of Palo Alto. Read about the BDT series here.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
9 am - 3 pm
Camden Community Ctr
Multipurpose Room
3369 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Bay Area League Day 2017. Focus on the Bay Area Housing Crisis

Open to the public. Register ahead or at the door.

Keynote Speaker: Tony Thurmond, Assemblymember, District 15

Four Panel discussions on the current housing situation in the Bay Area:
PANEL ONE - Measuring the Affordability Gap & Its Impact
PANEL TWO - The Relationship Between Housing Production & Affordability, & Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area
PANEL THREE - State, Regional & Local Roles in Addressing Affordability
PANEL FOUR - The Agenda Moving Forward

Tickets:
Pre-registration: $35 includes lunch
Pre-registration: $20 without lunch
Day of the Event: $40 with lunch
Day of the Event: $25 without lunch

More details: http://www.lwvbayarea.org/2017_League_Day.html

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome!.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Noon - 1:15 pm
Los Altos Youth Center
1 N. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Step Up for Pro-Choice. Celebrating the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Sponsored by the Los Altos-Mountain View LWV and the Santa Clara County Pro-Choice Community.

Lupe Rodriguez, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, will speak on the continuing assaults against Planned Parenthood, the shift in the political climate and action ideas to support reproductive rights. Dr. Sophia Yen will give a physician's response to the threats to reproductive choice.

Photos for use on social media will be taken and made available.

Registration is $3 at the door.

Step Up for Choice!

Saturday, January 21, 2017
The closest march is in San Jose, 10 am - 3 pm.
San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
Women's March. This is an opportunity for the League to make our voice heard on our priorities. We march for voting rights. We march to reform money in politics. We march for health care. We march for the environment. These are our core issues and we want to ensure they are front and center.

This historic day will bring Americans together in the spirit of democracy. After all, the League was founded because women and men marched. And this month, the League will march again.

We are Making Democracy Work!

For details on the San Francisco or Oakland marches, check https://womensmarchbayarea.org/#join-a-march.

Thursday, January 19, 2017
7-9 pm
Cubberley Theatre
4000 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Immigrants and Allies in 2017: Feeling Safe in a New Era. We must be ever vigilant in ensuring that there is no place for intolerance or anti-immigrant bias in our neighborhoods. There are members of our community who do not feel safe. That is unacceptable. Please join us for an important evening with a distinguished panel who will respond to concerns about possible changes in policy and laws that may affect families in our community.

You will walk away knowing what it means to be an ally and concrete ways to speak up and make a difference!

Sponsored by the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission, LWVPA, and others.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
7 - 9 pm
Congregation Beth Am Sanctuary
26790 Arastradero Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Can We Ever Get Rid of the Electoral College?. Speaker Jack Rakove, Professor of History and Political Science, Stanford. Dr. Rakove won the Pulitzer Prize for his Original Meanings: Politics and Ideas in the Making of the Constitution. Professor Rakove is one of the leading American political scientists advocating for the election of US President by popular vote.

RSVP: https://electoralcollege.eventbrite.com

Co-sponsored by Congregation Beth Am, LWV of Los Altos-Mountain View, AAUW Palo Alto Branch, Avenidas, and the Palo Alto Weekly.

Saturday, January 7, 2017
10:30 am - noon
Sarah Sands' home LWVPA Action Brunch. Energize new year's resolutions! We will discuss our recent election and democratic processes that should not be normalized. We will then kick-start our League to take action in 2017 on building an informed electorate, climate change, education inequity, and defending democracy.
Monday, December 12, 2016
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Garden Court Hotel
520 Cowper Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Annual Winter Luncheon. CLIMATE CHANGE: THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY by attending the LWV's annual Winter Luncheon with guest speaker Rodolfo Dirzo, Ph.D.

Topic: "Human Induced Global Environmental Change and the Decline of Animal Life"

Pay by either PayPal or check. Your payment must be received by Dec. 8.

For PayPal, go to http://www.lwvpaloalto.org/donation.html, click on the top Donate button, and put "Winter Luncheon" in the space for special instructions.

Send checks to LWVPA, 3921 E. Bayshore Rd, Suite 209, PA, CA 94303.

$40 vegetarian/ $45 chicken entree. For gluten-free, make a notation on your reservation.

Sunday, December 4, 2016
4:00 - 5:30 pm
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto
505 East Charleston Road
Main Hall
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Your Voice Matters: Empathy & the Marathon to Create Inclusive Community. This event is to start a conversation about how we can cultivate empathy, build a broad based coalition and converge action to create communities that are welcoming to all.

We will hear from two distinguished panels on our region's challenges and opportunities and connect the dots between each other on how we can work together.

Panel 1:

  • Ratna Amin, SPUR
  • Leslye Corsiglia, SV@Home
  • Malaki Seku-Amen, California Urban Partnership
  • Steve Levy, Center for Continuing Studies of CA Economy
  • Moderator: Joaquin Sanchez, Industrial Areas Foundation

Panel 2:
  • Palo Alto Vice Mayor Greg Scharff
  • Mountain View City Councilman Lenny Siegel
  • Menlo Park City Councilman Ray Mueller
  • Redwood City Vice Mayor Ian Bain
  • Moderator: Conor Dougherty, New York Times

Co-Sponsors: League of Women Voters of Palo Alto Bay Area Industrial Areas Foundation

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/your-voice-matters-empathy-the-marathon-to-create-inclusive-community-tickets-29457506194

Childcare available upon request. Please email organizer via the Eventbrite page to reserve.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016
7 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
12-1:30 pm
The Peninsula Conservation Center
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto 94303
Lunch with League. The Current State of Juvenile Justice in Santa Clara County

Speaker: LaRon Dennis - Deputy District Attorney in the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office and a contributing author for Seiser and Kumli on California Juvenile Courts Practice and Procedure, California's leading treatise on juvenile law.

Free

Please RSVP no later than November 15 to lwvpaoffice@gmail.com or (650)903-0600

Optional lunch: $10.00* or BYO

  • To order a lunch box from Lyfe Kitchen, send your check, made out to LWVPA, to our office at 3921 E. Bayshore Rd, #209, Palo Alto, CA 94303. Order must be received by Nov 15.

Include your choice of BOTH side salad and main course:(each box lunch comes with a cookie and a side salad):

salads (both are gluten free and vegan):

  • seasonal quinoa
  • simple greens

main courses:
  • Buffalo Chicken
  • Quinoa Crunch
  • Forbidden `Falafel'
  • Grilled Chicken & Avocado
  • Grilled Chicken & Hummus
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
7 am - 8 pm
  General Election. Get out and vote on Election Day! Polls are open 7am-8pm. Find your polling place and view your ballot on http://votersedge.org/ca
Saturday, November 5, 2016
5:30 pm
600 Stanford Shopping Center
Palo Alto, CA 94304
SoulCycle Fundraiser for LWVPA. Wellesley Alumnae Charity Ride: proceeds will benefit the League of Women Voters of Palo Alto Education Fund.

Hosted by the Wellesley Club of Silicon Valley

Information at Wellesley Club's SoulCycle Fundraiser for LWVPA

Sunday, October 30, 2016
11:30 am
St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Kennedy Room
600 Colorado Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Open to the public.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7:30 pm
Etz Chayim
4161 Alma Street
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Open to the public
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
7 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome!.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
7 pm
Channing House
850 Webster St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Open to the public
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Haas Center for Public Service
562 Salvatierra Walk
Stanford, CA 94305
Mixer with SIG (Stanford in Government). SIG will host members of LWVPA and other Stanford groups for
  • a get-to-know-you mixer
  • a presentation on Proposition 64, Marijuana Legalization, by Prof. Michael Ostacher and
  • a Q/A.
Friday, October 14, 2016
4 pm
Avenidas in
La Comida dining room
450 Bryant St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Open to the public
Thursday, October 13, 2016
7:30 pm
Los Altos Public Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94024
Candidate Forum for Foothill-DeAnza Board of Trustees. Meet the candidates and hear them respond to questions from the public. Co-sponsored by the LWV of Cupertino/Sunnyvale.

Videos of this event and the 6:30 pm County Board of Education Candidate Forum will be posted when they become available.

Thursday, October 13, 2016
6:30 pm
Los Altos Public Library
13 S. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94024
Candidate Forum for County Board of Education, Area 1. Meet the candidates and hear them respond to questions from the public. Co-sponsored by the LWV of Cupertino/Sunnyvale.

This will be followed by a Candidate Forum for Foothill-DeAnza Board of Trustees Candidates, at about 7:30 pm.

Videos of both events will be posted when they become available.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
2 pm
Rinconada Library
1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Open to the public
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
8 pm
Sunnyvale Public Library
665 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Candidate Forum for State Assembly District 24. Meet the candidates and hear them respond to questions from the public.

Send your questions, in advance, to CandidateQuestions@lwvcs.org.

Video of the event will be posted when it becomes available.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
7 - 9 pm
Mitchell Park Community Center,
El Palo Alto Room
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Candidate Forum for Palo Alto City Council. Meet the candidates and hear them respond to questions from the public.

Video of the event will be posted when it becomes available.

Sunday, September 25, 2016
3 pm
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Co-sponsored with the League of Women Voters of Los Altos-Mountain View

Open to the public

Thursday, September 22, 2016
7 - 9 pm
25 Churchill
Palo Alto, CA 94306
School Board Candidates Forum.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Morning, afternoon or both: 10:30-11:30 AM or 1:30-2:30 PM, possibly a third ceremony
Heritage Theatre,
Campbell Community Center
1 W Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008

(corner of Winchester and Campbell Ave)
Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremonies. Inspiring chance to provide very welcome help for brand-new citizens as they register to vote.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
7 pm
Stanford Law School
559 Nathan Abbot Way
Stanford, CA 94305

(parking at Wilbur Field)
2016-2017 Lecture Series Kick-Off. The Death Penalty in California: Pros and Cons of Propositions 62 and 66 with
  • Stanford Law Professor John J. Donohue
  • San Mateo County District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe
  • Santa Clara University Law Professor Ellen S. Kreitzberg

A reception will follow.

Co-sponsored by the Stanford Law School

RSVP: lwvpaoffice@gmail.com or (650) 903-0600

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10 am - 2 pm
Mitchell Park
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Voter Registration in the Park. Sponsored by the City of Palo Alto and the YMCA.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
6 - 8 pm
1001 Emerson Street (enter on Addison)
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Expanding Our Housing Toolkit. Speakers Sara Stephens and Cameron Rhudy from the Sustainable Economies Law Center (http://www.theselc.org)

This event is sponsored by Palo Alto Forward and co-sponsored by LWVPA. The topic is alternatives to traditional affordable housing approaches.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
7:00 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome!.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Morning, afternoon or both: 10:30-11:30 AM or 1:30-2:30 PM; possibly a third ceremony
Heritage Theatre,
Campbell Community Center
1 W Campbell Ave.
Campbell, CA 95008

(corner of Winchester and Campbell Ave)
Voter Registration at Naturalization Ceremonies. Inspiring chance to provide very welcome help for brand-new citizens as they register to vote.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
3-5 pm
Moldaw Residences, 2nd floor
Mountain View Room
899 E. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
"The Raising of America": Film and discussion on Early Childhood Education. Why do we, as a nation, make it so hard for our children to thrive? How can we do better?

Kim Kruckel, Executive Director of the Child Care Law Center, based in San Francisco, will moderate the discussion and questions following the film. You can watch the 11-minute trailer at http://www.raisingofamerica.org/

Free valet parking at front entrance. Check in at Front Desk.

See flyer at The Raising of America.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
7:00 pm
The Woman's Club of Palo Alto
475 Homer Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Summer Social with the Woman's Club. The LWVPA Summer Social, with the Woman's Club of Palo Alto, will feature Mary V. Hughes, speaking on "WHY We Need Women." Ms. Hughes founded and served as Director of The 2012 Project, a national, nonpartisan campaign of the Center for American Women and Politics to increase the number of women in Congress and state legislatures.

See Summer Social Flyer.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016
7:00 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome!.
Saturday, July 23, 2016
9:00 am -1:00 pm
  For Board & Off-board members only: Retreat. This gathering will provide not only a good introduction for all board and off-board members to each other but also:
- an orientation to the League and the way it does things and
- a chance to plan together for the coming year.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
7:00 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome!.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
7:00 am - 8:00 pm
  Voter's Edge CaliforniaPrimary Election
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Presidential Primary Election - for Presidential nominee and party County Central Committee members
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California Top Two Primary Election - for four statewide elections: U.S.Senate, U.S. Congressional Representative, CA State Senate, and CA Assembly District
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Three Ballot Measures - State Proposition 50, Bay Area Measure AA, and Santa Clara County Measure A
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
7:00 pm
Mitchell Park Library
Midtown Room
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Presentation of the arguments for and against the three ballot measures for the June 7 Primary Election
Saturday, May 21, 2016
2:00 pm
Downtown Library
270 Forest Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Presentation of the arguments for and against the three ballot measures for the June 7 Primary Election
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
 
  VOTER deadline.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
7:00 pm
Channing House
850 Webster Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Pros & Cons of ballot measures. Presentation of the arguments for and against the three ballot measures for the June 7 Primary Election
Monday, May 16, 2016
2:00 pm
Avenidas
Garden Room
450 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Pros & Cons of Ballot Measures. Presentation of the arguments for and against the three ballot measures for the June 7 Primary Election
Saturday, May 14, 2016
9:30 am-12 noon
Lucie Stern Community Center
Community Room
1305 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Annual Meeting. LWVPA members will enjoy a light continental breakfast and
  • Vote on the budget for 2016-17
  • Elect Officers, Directors and the Nominating Committee for 2016-17
  • Adopt LWVPA Positions, Program and Issues for Emphasis for 2016-17
  • Provide direction to the new Board

Preview the Annual Meeting information on pages 5-8 of the May VOTER, available on this website. Printed kits will be available at the meeting.

RSVP to lwvpaoffice@gmail.com or call the office at 903-0600.

Detective DuJuan Green will speak about The Palo Alto Parent Project

Palo Alto Police Detective Green is the coordinator of the Palo Alto Parent Project, a program created for parents with strong-willed or at-risk teens in our community.

Annual Meeting Kit

Thursday, March 3, 2016
6-7:30 pm
1001 Emerson St.
Palo Alto, CA
Entrance on Addison
Accessory Dwelling Unit Presentation.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
7-9:30 pm
Hermsen Board Meeting.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
11:45 am-1 pm
Bay Cafe Restaurant
Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course
1875 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA
Lunch with League. Dr. Anna Waring, Executive Director of the Foundation for College Education
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
 
  March VOTER deadline.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
9:30 - 2:30
San Pablo City Hall Complex, Maple Hall
13831 San Pablo Ave., #4 Alvarado Square
San Pablo, CA 94806-3703
Bay Area League Day: Bay Area Transportation. Reinventing Bay Area Transportation for the 21st Century. Keynote Speaker: CA Sen. Jim Beall, Senate Committee on Transportation & Housing
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
7-9:30 pm
Fogarty Board Meeting.
Saturday, January 23, 2016
9 am - noon
TBD Program Planning. Member meeting to review and recommend items for LWVUS, LWV Bay Area, County and LWPA.
Friday, January 22, 2016
10 am - 2 pm
Moore Residence LWV Book Group. Book for this event: "Corruption in America: from Benjamin Franklin's snuff box to Citizens United" by Zephyr Teachout. Annual Pot-luck meeting. Bring salad or dessert. Members are welcome. Call League office 650-903-0600 for more information.
Thursday, January 21, 2016
4-6 p.m.
Haas Center at Stanford, DK Room Stanford in Government and League of Women Voters Mixer. RSVP and questions: Meganfogarty@gmail.com
Thursday, January 14, 2016
7-8:30 pm
TBD New Member Orientation.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016
7:15 - 9:15 pm
Taft Residence Board Meeting.
Saturday, January 9, 2016
10 am - 2:30 pm
Rinconada Library, Embarcadero Room
1213 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Money in Politics: LWVUS Review Consensus Meeting. Members discuss and reach consensus on Money in Politics issues that, combined with Leagues across the US, will lead to positions for action. Non-members are welcome as observers.