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 Assembly Member Kevin Mullin
Recently, LWVSSMC members, Joyce Shefren and Barbara Windham, along with members from the North-Central League met with California Assembly Member Kevin Mullin to ask him a few quesitons regarding current issues facing California.
Read a recap of the interview
Action Alert! -- Contact Your State Senator to Vote YES on SB 72
Passing SB 72 will ensure same day registration works in practice and not just in theory. Last year, most counties limited election day registration to a single site: the county elections office. Those who were able to make the trip waited in lines of up to 4 hours. That’s why the League is co-sponsoring SB 72, which will expand Election Day Registration to every voting location starting in 2020.
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.
Our Next Event
LWVSSMC Annual Meeting & Dinner
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.
Why We Should Abolish the Electoral College.....
and How To Do It
Produced by the State and Local Leagues of Illinois
Presented by Carol Jensen
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.
2019 Annual Meeting Goes Green!
The 2019 Annual Meeting Kit has been e-mailed to all members. You can print the Kit from the email or click here 2019 LWVSSMC Annual Meeting Kit . Please print the Kit and bring it with you to our Annual Meeting.
Contact Tracy Clark at tracy [at] acuitytx.com or call at 650-278-3751 if you would like a paper copy mailed to you.