South San Mateo County

South San Mateo County

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. 


Our Volunteers are Amazing! - We are Democracy in Action!

Our LWVSSMC volunteers have been very busy this Election cycle! Beginning in late September thru late October, our volunteers have been registering voters, moderating Candidate Forums, and giving Pro & Con presentations.

  • Candidate Forums - More than 30 LWVSSMC volunteers facilitated 6 Candidate Forums in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park - District 1, Menlo Park - District 2, Menlo Park - District 4, Redwood City, and Woodside. A total of over 300 people attended these informative forums.

  • Voter Outreach - More than 50 LWVSSMC volunteers - with help from San Francisco People Power Peninsula & Friends of LWVSSMC - provided over 500 people with general voter information, LWV California recommendations on State Propositions, and voter registration forms. We were at Menlo Park Farmer's Market, Facebook events, Fair Oaks Community Center, Second Harvest, and other various locations in the communities we serve.

  • Pro & Con Presentations - A total of over 250 people attended 10 Pro & Con Presentations at Menlo Park Library, Bell Haven Library, St. Bede's Episcopal Church, Woodside Road Methodist Church, St. Matthias Catholic Church, The Sequoias, Little House, &  Ledera Community Center.
    Our volunteers also gave a special Pro & Con presentation to almost 200 students at Menlo Atherton High School.


Volunteer Opportunity

Membership Team

Wondering how you can help the LWV?
Are you interested in helping our Membership Team with our Mentor Program?

When a new member needs a nudge to attend an eventor has questions, it’s nice to
have someone to reach out to. A not so new member is the perfect person!
We need help putting these members together.

Contact Ashley Wagstaff - membership [at]


On the Table Silicon Valley is Back!

Discussing Housing Challenges Region Wide

In 2017 some of our LWVSSMC members participated in On the Table Silicon Valley discussions regarding our regional housing challenges. Starting October 23 thru November 26, 2018 continuing conversations will take place. All are welcome to join in!
To learn more about locations for meal-time discussions, public events, and more go to
On the Table Silicon Valley


Your Membership Dollars........

Your League Membership is essential to supporting the grassroot activities that we provide in each of the six communities we serve. Currently our annual Membership is $75.00 - of which 84% is shared with our sister organizations - LWVUSLWVC, and LWVB.  
These organizations use the funds to focus on important National and State issues that effect all of us - Voter's RightsClimate Change, and more.

  • $32.00 per member goes to LWV U.S.
  • $29.00 per member goes to LWV California
  • $  2.00 per member goes to LWV Bay Area

• We retain $12.00 
for our local chapter! •

We make those $12.00 work hard for you - which is why your support is essential to our effectiveness. 
When you join, please consider an additional donation to support our work in your community.


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