Making Democracy Work

President's Message

President's Message Winter 2018

Welcome to the League of Women Voters San Jose/Santa Clara website. I am honored to be this year's president.

This spring we have many voter service activities in the planning stages--candidate forums, voter registrations among them. Since 1920, the League has fought to improve our government and engage all citizens in the democratic process. Because of our reputation for fairness, we are invited to provide many candidate forums and studies on ballot measures.

Our Voter Service activities are already in high gear this month with several San Jose City district candidate forums already completed. In addition to other city district forums scheduled in May, we will be participating in candidate forums for County Supervisors and for the County Sheriff position.

We've begun presentations on the complete ballot propositions in community centers, and we are preparing pro and con statements, and being asked to give presentations on specific topics/issues.

The League of Women Voters CA is strongly supporting Make It Fair, now titled The California Schools and Local Communities Funding Act. Our members will be assisting with signature gathering, securing other endorsements and reaching out to the community and local officials to get this measure on the November ballot.

Thank you for supporting us as we work towards a stronger democracy.

Mary Collins


President League of Women Voters San Jose/Santa Clara