South San Mateo County

South San Mateo County

Atherton • East Palo Alto • Menlo Park • Portola Valley 
Redwood City • Woodside

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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.

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Spotlight News

Local League

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


LWVSSMC 2019/2020 Focus Issues


  • Housing/Transportation
  • Voter Outreach


  • 2020 Census
  • Climate Change Adaptation as it impacts San Mateo County with a focus on Sea Level rise and increased Fire Risk


LWV California

2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission
New Commissioners Needed!

Every ten years, after the federal census, California must re-establish the boundaries of its Congressional, State Senate, State Assembly, and State Board of Equalization districts to reflect new population data and shifting populations. The Voters FIRST Act gave this power to California citizens ensuring that new and fair political boundaries are drawn without special interests, politics and political influence. Apply before August 9!

What can you do to help?

This is your chance to become a part of creating fair and transparent district boundaries that serve the best interests of California. If you believe politics are better when all sides work together and you have a passion for civic engagement, apply to become one of 14 new 2020 commissioners by 8/9

Shape California's Future!


Interested in Climate Change?
Join the LWV California Climate Change Task Force

As a Task Force member you can get involved at any level. 

  • Receive emails about climate change activities across California. 
  • Be part of a google group to communicate directly.
  • Watch webinars and/or get involved in conference calls.
  • Join a state-wide climate action team
  • Or the sky's the limit!

To get up-to-speed check out LWVC web pages.

·         Climate Change where you'll see news
·         Climate Change Task Force where you can get ideas, watch the archived webinars, see resources, and learn what is happening around California
·         Legislation to see what we're supporting, opposing or following



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.

Event Date: 
Aug 17 2019 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Lewis and Joan Platt East Palo Alto Family YMCA

Please Join Us for a Coversation
with East Palo Alto Mayor Lisa Gauthier


Event Date: 
Sep 21 2019 - 9:00am
Event location: 

Member's Home

Please join us at our Annual Kick-Off Event!


Event Date: 
Aug 17 2019 - 10:30am
Event location: 

Downtown San Francisco Library

Join the League of Women Voters of the Bay Area
for this mini League Day event on Women's Equity: Global, National & Local Perspective

Event Date: 
Sep 21 2019 - 1:00pm
Event location: 

Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church

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