South San Mateo County
South San Mateo County
Atherton • East Palo Alto • Menlo Park • Portola Valley
Redwood City • Woodside
Be Informed • Be Active • Be Democracy in Action
The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose candidates or political parties.
An Interview with California State Senator Jerry Hill
Recently, Shirley DesMarais, LWVSSMC President and a number of other LWVSSMC members met with California State Senator Jerry Hill to ask him a few quesitons regarding current issues facing California.
Read a recap of the interview
LWV of California
Early Legislative Victory -
SB126, Charter School Transparency
After earning bipartisan support in the Senate and Assembly, Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 126, requiring charter school governing boards to comply with the same accountability and transparency laws that traditional school district governing boards already follow.
LWV of U.S.
Partisan Gerrymandering at the Supreme Court
Last week activists from across the nation gathered in front of the Supreme Court, as the Justices heard a set of three redistricting cases that could result in ending partisan gerrymandering across the nation.
Our Next Event
LWVSSMC Annual Meeting
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Old Spaghetti Factory
2107 Broadway, Redwood City
Dinner - $30.00
Please join us at the LWV of South San Mateo County 65th Annual Meeting and Dinner.
We gather each year at this time to converse, dine, educate ourselves, elect new officers and directors, and celebrate outgoing board members.
Speaker: Carol Jensen
Why We Should Abolish the Electoral College.....
and How To Do It
The electoral college was originally established in the constitution as a compromise between election of the President by a vote in Congress and election of the President by a popular vote of qualified citizens. The college played a key role in the presidential elections of 2000 and 2016.
Carol Jensen spent over 20 years in TV journalism anchoring the local news; with 13 years in Sacramento and over 6 years in Portland, Oregon, where she won numerous awards including a regional Emmy award for specialty reporting. Her journalism roots have fueled her interest in politics and the impact it has on local communities and the people and families that live there.