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. We work to increase the understanding of major public policy issues and work to influence public policy through education and advocacy. The League's primary community efforts include:
- registering voters
- moderating local candidate forums and debates
- conducting state proposition presentations
- providing voters with Election Voter Guides
We never support or oppose candidates or political parties.
National Voter Registration Day - Tuesday, September 24, 2019
LWVSSMC Voter Registration Events
We Need Volunteers!
- Wednesday, September 18 - 9 AM - 1 PM
Cañada College, Constitution Day Observed - 4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City
- Tuesday - September 24 - National Voter Registration Day - 9 AM - 8 PM
♦ Times vary by location; two-hour shifts are open starting at 9 AM and ending at 7 PM ♦
|Boys and Girls Club, Moldaw-Zaffaroni Clubhouse
2031 Pulgas Avenue, East Palo Alto
4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City
|Fair Oaks Community Center
2600 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City
|Menlo Park Library, Belle Haven
413 Ivy Drive, Menlo Park
|Menlo Park Main Library
800 Alma Street, Menlo Park
|Redwood City Main Library
1044 Middlefield, Redwod City
We still need volunteers for all three days, so please sign up on our web form, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you can join us. No special experience is necessary, and we provide training in nonpartisan voter registration procedures to all our volunteers beforehand.
LWV South San Mateo County Annual Kick-Off Event
Saturday, September 21, 2019
9:00am to 12:00pm
Lida Urbanek's Home
75 Tuscaloosa Avenue, Atherton
See map: Google Maps
Our Annual Kick-Off Event launches our 2019/2020 community activites calendar which includes presentations on local, state, and national issues, candidate forums, voter outreach, and much more!
2020 Census - Everybody Counts!
Speaker: Melissa Vergara -- Fellow, San Mateo County Office of Community Affairs
Melissa Vergara will be presenting the county’s 2020 Census efforts to ensure a complete and accurate count. LWVSSMC is working closely with San Mateo County to ensure that the 2020 Census is a success.
Coffee and President’s Welcome - 9:00am - 9:45am
Speaker - 9:45 - 10:45am
Business Meeting - 11:00 - Noon
Informative Breakfast Meeting
with East Palo Alto Mayor, Lisa Gauthier
On Saturday August 17, 2019 LWVSSMC hosted a
LWV Wins Redistricting Litigation in Battleground States
Last week, a federal district court in Ohio ruled in favor of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, invalidating the 2011 redistricting maps. Read more about this win in the LWV press release - fair congressional district maps. The week prior, another federal district court ruled in favor of LWV Michigan by invalidating the congressional and state legislative redistricting plans in Michigan. Ultimately, both cases were egregious attempts to disenfranchise voters, but LWV is winning in court 5:1, and this is all due to the amazing work Leagues are doing across the country.
Voters Protected Against Illegal Voter Purge in Texas
The League of Women Voters of Texas and other civil rights groups reached a settlement with Texas state officials last month to end the discriminatory purging of the state’s voter rolls. The settled lawsuit was raised in opposition to a purge effort in January that was based on a flawed list of possible non-U.S. citizens. The purge included thousands of naturalized citizens who were eligible to vote. Read press release - Texas purge ended.