Making Democracy Work

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Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, January 18, 2018
11:00am
Rookies Sports Bar
1635 Meridian Avenue
San Jose, CA 95125
Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a public event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

Our January speaker is Dr. John McManus author of Don't Be Fooled: A Citizen's Guide to News and Information in the Digital Age. As professional journalism recedes and anything goes on cable, talk radio and the Web, it's becoming much more difficult to know what to trust. Learning to filter today's news during the digital deluge has become a necessary life skill because the value of reliable information -- particularly news -- has never been greater. Dr McManus discusses how you can become an information detective in this confusing and challenging time.

Please select from the menu choices listed below:

  • Fish Tacos (3)
  • Chinese Chicken Salad
  • Patty Melt with French Fries
  • Rookies Burger with French Fries
  • Garden Burger with French Fries

The price for lunch includes coffee, tea or soda.

Please register and prepay now.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
6:30-9:30pm
Check your Voter Annual Holiday Party. Join your fellow League members to celebrate the season in style!
Thursday, November 16, 2017
11:00am-1:00pm
Maggiano's Santana Row
3055 Olin Ave #1000
San Jose, CA 95128
Lunch With League. Join us at Maggiano's to enjoy a luncheon and a presentation by Linda LeZotte, Director of District 4, Santa Clara Valley Water District, who will discuss "Water Management".

Lunch will be served family style and includes Chicken Picatta, Salad, Pasta/meatless, Desert & Drinks.

Please register and optionally prepay now.

The cost is $23 cash payable at the door or $23.82 in advance.

Please note 11:00am start!! Hope to see you there.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6:00-8:30pm
Quinlan Community Center
Cupertino Room
10185 N. Stelling Road
Cupertino, CA 95014
An Impartial Judiciary: A Cornerstone of Democracy.

Our Constitution designed a government based on three equal branches: the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary. The news often covers the first two branches and rarely discusses the Judiciary beyond court decisions. This educational forum will explore the meaning of judicial impartiality and independence, as well as some of the rules that govern how judges work.

Panelists:

Judge Carol A. Corrigan, California Supreme Court Associate Justice

Judge Rise J. Pichon, Santa Clara County Superior Court

Attorney John Steele, Expert on Canons of Judicial Conduct

Reception 6:00-6:45 Forum 7:00-8:30

Free and open to the public, but please reserve your spot: http://bit.ly/ImpartialJudiciary

Sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County

Thursday, October 19, 2017
11:00am
Maggiano's Santana Row
3055 Olin Ave #1000
San Jose, CA 95128
Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

Our October speaker is Maricela Gutiérrez, CEO, of SIREN, Services, Immigration Rights, Education Network. Over 30 years, SIREN has grown to include policy analysis and advocacy, community organizing, community education and immigration legal services. In the past years, SIREN has charted a vision to transform the Northern and Central California region to one that is intersectional, pro-immigrant/refugee, and a national leader for the rights of all people.

Lunch will be served family style and include:

  • Appetizer
  • Salad
  • Vegetarian pasta
  • Entre
  • Dessert
  • Beverages

The cost is $23 payable at the door. Reserve your seat by emailing LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

Thursday, September 28, 2017
5:30-8:00pm
UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus
3175 Bowers Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95054
District 10 2017 "State of the District" Address and Local Hero Awards Ceremony. At this event, State Senator Wieckowski will honor the League of Women Voters as his "Community Partner of the Year" at the event. This honor is extended to all three chapters in the 10th Senate District-Eden Area, Fremont/Newark/Union City, and San Jose/Santa Clara. The membership of all three chapters is invited to this informative evening.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
TBD
Lincoln High School
Notre Dame High School
Yerba Buena High School
San Jose City College
Evergreen College
National Voter Registration Event.

The League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara will be participating in The National Voter Registration Event. We will be focusing on registering students from local high schools and community colleges.

The exact times for the event are to be determined, as we work with each school to tailor our event to meeting the individual schools class schedules. We will require two to three volunteers for each location.

For more information on how you can join us, contact us at voterservice@lwvsjsc.org

Saturday, September 23, 2017
3:00-4:30pm
Saratoga Public Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Keeping Abreast of Federal Legislation and Understanding How You Can Impact It.. Featured speakers are Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, United States House Representative for the 19th District of California and Jennifer Waggoner, former president of the League of Women Voters of California.

- Find out how to locate new bills being proposed and tracking their status over time.
- Understand the process of how a bill gets written and gains support
- Learn the most effective way to change or abolish a bill or current legislation

Register here for this informative event.

Thursday, September 21, 2017
11:00am
The Fish Market
1007 Blossom Hill Rd.
San Jose, CA
Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

Our first Lunch event for Fall 2017 features Diana Miller, Seniors' Agenda Project Director with the Dept. of Aging and Adult Services for Santa Clara County. Diana will address Housing, Homelessness and the older adult in Santa Clara County.

Lunch choices are:

  • Caesar Salad with bay shrimp
  • Liteaters Skewer with fresh rockfish with choice of 2 sides: au gratin potatoes, fingerling potatoes, french fries, coleslaw, oven roasted veggies, basil tomatoes
  • Market Burger with bacon and Tillamook cheddar cheese
  • Tuna Melt with albacore tuna, Tillamook cheddar cheese and french fries
  • Mahi Mahi Teriaki Slider with either fruit, cucumber salad, or fries

Price for lunch is $21.00 and includes beverages. Check in will start at 11:00

Please reserve your seat and your lunch choice by Tuesday September 19th by emailing LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
9:00am
Rose Garden Public Library Community Room
1580 Naglee Avenue
San Jose, CA 95126
League Annual Meeting. Mark your calenders to join our annual meeting for the San Jose/Santa Clara League of Women Voters. Please join your fellow members for this important event. Our guest speaker will be Neil Chase, the Executive Editor for the Bay Area News Group.

9:00 Registration

9:30 Business Meeting

11:00 Guest Speaker: Neil Chase, Executive Editor/Editorials, Bay Area News Group

12:00 Adjourn

Register online or send an email to Paula.

Thursday, June 1, 2017
 
Sheraton Grand Hotel
Sacramento
LWV California Convention 2017. The speakers for this event are:

Alex Padilla, Secretary of State

Darrell Steinberg, Mayor of Sacramento

Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners

Chris Hoene, California Budget and Policy Center

Lisa Garcia Bedolla, Professor, UC Berkeley

Jill E. Darling, USC Center for Economic and Social Research

Thursday, May 18, 2017
11:45
The Fish Market
1007 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA 95123
Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where local leaders meet with the League to discuss current issues.

Susan Ellenberg is our speaker for May Lunch with League. Susan is the Senior Director for Community Development at The Silicon Valley Organization, (SVO), formerly the San Jose City Chamber of Commerce. Her presentation will include an overview of the changes at the SVO and her role in Civic Education.

You may choose from the following menu items:

Caesar Salad with your choice of Bay Shrimp or Chicken

Market Burger with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese, and your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

Liteaters Plate with Fresh Pacific Rockfish with Roasted Veggies and Fishwife Rice

Teriyaki Mahi Sliders (2) with your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

Cost for the lunch is $22.00 which includes your choice of coffee, iced tea or soft drink, tax and tip. Check in will start at 11:30. Please come prepared to pay cash.

Reserve your seat today at: LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

Thursday, May 11, 2017
5pm-7pm
Paseo Plaza
144 S. 3rd St
San Jose, CA 95112
Meet New Members and Discuss Democracy. Come talk about Democracy!Come enjoy wine and appetizers with members of the League and meet our newest members. Continue our discussions about the work of the League and listen to new ideas about how to Make Democracy Work. Please RSVP now and join us for a vibrant discussion.
Saturday, April 29, 2017
9:30-12:00pm
See the Voter LWVBA Biennial Council, 2017 Annual Meeting. LWVBA Council will present an overview of their regional work - discuss it's purpose, Position Papers, Board member assignments, and education strategies for League Day and the Monitor Publication. They will also share our strategies regarding addressing the fiscal sustainability of the Monitor and solicit your thoughts and suggestions about its future.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
5pm-7pm
144 S. 3rd St
San Jose, CA 95112
Meet New Members and Discuss Democracy. Come talk about Democracy!Come enjoy wine and appetizers with members of the League and meet our newest members. We want to discuss the work of the League and listen to new ideas. Please RSVP now and join us for a vibrant discussion.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
10:30-4:15
See the Voter Voter Registration. On April 25, the League of Santa Clara/San Jose will participate in an event to register new United States Citizens.
Thursday, April 20, 2017
11:45
The Fish Market
1007 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA 95123
Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where local leaders meet with the League to discuss current issues.

Our speaker for April, Dorsey Moore, Executive Director of the San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School. The topic of Dorsey's presentation is "San Jose Conservation Corps: 30 Years of Creating a Sustainable Community for All". The Conservation Corps and Charter School is a job training and charter high school for under-resourced young adults ages 18 to 27. It is interesting to note that the San Jose Conservation Corps was started by then Mayor, Susan Hammer.

You may choose from the following menu items:

Caesar Salad with your choice of Bay Shrimp or Chicken

Market Burger with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese, and your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

Liteaters Plate with Fresh Pacific Rockfish with Roasted Veggies and Fishwife Rice

Teriyaki Mahi Sliders (2) with your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

Cost for the lunch is $22.00 which includes your choice of coffee, iced tea or soft drink, tax and tip. Check in will start at 11:30. Please come prepared to pay cash.

Reserve your seat today at: LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
11:45
The Fish Market
1007 Blossom Hill Rd
San Jose, CA 95123
Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where local leaders meet with the League to discuss current issues. This month, Lunch with League presents Sharon Erickson, City Auditor for the City of San Jose. She will be explaining the role of the City Auditor's office in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of city services.

You may choose from the following menu items:

Caesar Salad with your choice of Bay Shrimp or Chicken

Market Burger with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese, and your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

Liteaters Plate with Fresh Pacific Rockfish with Roasted Veggies and Fishwife Rice

Teriyaki Mahi Sliders (2) with your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

Cost for the lunch is $22.00 which includes your choice of coffee, iced tea or soft drink, tax and tip. Check in will start at 11:30. Please come prepared to pay cash.

Reserve your seat today at: LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
7-9pm
Cubberley Theater
4120 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94306
How to Navigate Information in a World of Fake News and Alternative Facts. Please join us for a lively panel discussion "How to Navigate Information in a World of Fake News and Alternative Facts." Our panel of experts will include:

  • Stanford Economist Matthew Gentzkow, co-author, Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election
  • Sarah McGrew, researcher at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and one of the co-authors of the recent report "EVALUATING INFORMATION: THE CORNERSTONE OF CIVIC ONLINE REASONING," which found that college students have trouble judging the credibility of online information
  • Tech reporter Daisuke Wakabayashi of the New York Times, formerly with the Wall Street Journal
  • The moderator will be Dan Russell, search expert at Google.

    Saturday, March 11, 2017
    9:30-4:00
    SEIU Office
    2302 Zanker Road
    San Jose, CA
    LWVC Leadership Academy: "Next Level Communications" Workshop. LWVC has developed this workshop as part of a Leadership Academy. At this informative event you will practice new techniques and approaches to presentations and outreach to:

  • Identify and understand your audience
  • Learn the elements of appealing stories
  • Use imagery and videos
  • Frame messages to motivate your community
  • Find more information and register for this exciting event here.

    The cost is $50.

    Friday, February 3, 2017
    9:30am-3:00pm
    TBD Bay Area League DAy. Save the Date for Bay Area League Day 2018. Through the years the Bay Area League has discussed issues of importance to our 9-Bay Area Counties. Our half-day conferences study water, open space, transportation, and housing. Now it's time to put the pieces together and look at the big picture. Our focus this year is Regional Government. Stay tuned for more information.
    Friday, February 3, 2017
    9:30am-3:00pm
    TBD Bay Area League Day. Save the Date for Bay Area League Day 2018. Through the years the Bay Area League has discussed issues of importance to our 9-Bay Area Counties. Our half-day conferences study water, open space, transportation, and housing. Now it's time to put the pieces together and look at the big picture. Our focus this year is Regional Government. Stay tuned for more information.
    Saturday, January 28, 2017
    9:00am-3:00pm
    Camden Community Center
    3369 Union Ave.
    San Jose, CA
    Bay Area League Day. Bay Area Housing Crisis

    Keynote Speaker: Tony Thurman, Assemblyman, D. 15

    Join The Bay Area League of Women Voters for four Panel discussions on the current housing situation in the Bay Area.

    PANEL ONE: Measuring the Affordability Gap & Its Impact

    PANEL TWO: The Relationship Between Housing Production & Affordability, & Displacement in the San Francisco Bay Area

    PANEL THREE: State, Regional & Local Roles in Addressing Affordability

    PANEL FOUR: The Agenda Moving Forward

    $35 pre-registration or $40 at the door.

    Thursday, January 19, 2017
    11:45
    The Fish Market
    1007 Blossom Hill Rd
    San Jose, CA 95123
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where local leaders meet with the League to discuss current issues.

    Our January speaker is Melissa M. Breach, Executive Director League of Women Voters of California. Elizabeth will be speaking on current events in her presentation: Upheaval -- How the Changing Policy Climate will Impact California.

    You may choose from the following menu items:

    Caesar Salad with your choice of Bay Shrimp or Chicken

    Market Burger with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese, and your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

    Liteaters Plate with Fresh Pacific Rockfish with Roasted Veggies and Fishwife Rice

    Teriyaki Mahi Sliders (2) with your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries

    Cost for the lunch is $22.00 which includes your choice of coffee, iced tea or soft drink, tax and tip. Check in will start at 11:30. Please come prepared to pay cash.

    Reserve your seat today at: LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    11:30
    The Old Spaghetti Factory
    51 North San Pedro
    San Jose, CA 95110
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where local leaders meet with the League to discuss current issues.

    Be ready for a big change for November's Lunch with League. The League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara will be joining the San Jose Worker Compensation Bar to present Larry Gerston, Ph.D. for a postmortem on the current election results. The venue for this event is the Old Spaghetti Factory in San Pedro Square in Downtown San Jose. Dr. Gerston is uniquely qualified to provide an analysis of this election year. He is a Political Science professor at San Jose State, and has written more than ten books including the award-winning "Recall! California's Political Earthquake" (which he co-authored with Terry Christiansen).

    We are happy to have Dr. Gerston visit us again. He has always proved to be an interesting, entertaining, and informative speaker.

    The cost for the luncheon is $30 per person. You will be able to choose from up to five menu items the day of the event. You may pay by cash or check at the door.

    RSVP to LwL@lwvsjsc.org by Monday November 14th.

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016
     
    Your Voting Place General Election. Make sure to Vote!
    Monday, October 24, 2016
     
    Your voter registration site Last Day to Register to Vote. Check the Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters to find out how to register to vote.
    Sunday, October 23, 2016
    9:30-11:00am
    Congregation Shir Hadash
    20 Cherry Blossom Ln
    Los Gatos
    Pros and Cons. The League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara provides non-partisan analysis of the ballot issues for local and state elections.
    Thursday, October 20, 2016
    11:30
    The Fish Market
    1007 Blossom Hill Road
    San Jose 95123
    Lunch With League. Our guest speaker is Joseph Deviney, Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer of Weights and Measures for Santa Clara County. His talk, Medical Cannabis in Santa Clara County, will cover the previous bills that passed and are currently in place and how regulations are evolving.

    Lunch With League is a community event where local leaders meet with the League to discuss current issues.

    You may choose from the following delicious menu items:

    1) Albacore Tuna Melt with your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries 2) Market Burger with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese, & choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries
    3) Lite eaters Plate with Fresh Pacific Rockfish
    4) Caesar Salad with Bay Shrimp

    Please let us know of any food allergies.

    Cost for lunch is $21.00 per person which includes your choice of coffee, iced tea or soft drink, tax and tip. Check in will start at 11:45am. Please come prepared to pay cash. (No shows may be charged for their lunch.) RSVP to LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

    Wednesday, October 19, 2016
    6-9:00pm
    Wilcox High School
    3250 Monroe Street
    Santa Clara CA, 95051
    Candidate Forum: Santa Clara School Board. This Candidate Forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters
    Sunday, October 9, 2016
    12:00 noon
    St. Paul's United Methodist Church
    405 South 10th Street
    San Jose, CA 95112
    Pros and Cons. The League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara provides non-partisan analysis of the ballot issues for local and state elections.
    Thursday, October 6, 2016
    6-9:00pm
    TBD Candidate Forum: District 8. This Candidate Forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters
    Thursday, September 29, 2016
    6:30-8:00
    San Jose City Council Chambers Candidate Forums: Districts 2, 6, and 8. These Candidate Forums are hosted by Terry Christensen and moderated by the League of Women Voters
    Thursday, September 22, 2016
    11:45
    The Fish Market
    1007 Blossom Hill Road
    San Jose 95123
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

    Our speaker in September is Barbara Keegan, Director and Board Chair of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. Ms. Keegan is a third generation civil engineer. She is a graduate of San Jose State University holding both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Civil Engineering and is a licensed civil engineer.

    You may choose from the following delicious menu items:

    1) Albacore Tuna Melt with your choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries
    2) Market Burger with crisp bacon and cheddar cheese, & choice of fruit, cucumber salad or fries
    3) Liteaters Plate with Fresh Pacific Rockfish
    4) Caesar Salad with Bay Shrimp

    Please let us know of any food allergies.

    Cost for lunch is $21.00 per person which includes your choice of coffee, iced tea or soft drink, tax and tip. Check in will start at 11:45am. Please come prepared to pay cash. (No shows may be charged for their lunch.)

    RSVP by Monday, September 19th to LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

    Thursday, September 1, 2016
    6:30-8:00
    Helleyer School
    725 Helleyer Ave
    San Jose 95111
    Candidate Forum: District 2. This Candidate Forum will be moderated by the League of Women Voters
    Saturday, June 4, 2016
    9:00am
    Willow Glen Library
    1157 Minnesota Ave
    San Jose, CA 95125
    League Annual Meeting. Please join us at this year's annual meeting.
    Tuesday, April 26, 2016
    Time: TBA
    Campbell Community Center
    1 W. Campbell Ave.
    Campbell, CA 95008
    Voter Registration.
    Wednesday, April 20, 2016
    11:45am
    Pho Wagon Vietnamese Restaurant
    1712 Meridian Avenue
    San Jose 95125
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a public event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

    This month's guest is Ms. Kim Walesh, Deputy City Manager and Director of Economic Development for the City of San Jose. Ms. Walesh will provide us with timely updates on the strategies the City is using to attract new business and stimulate job growth. She will also be sharing information about initiatives on the June and November ballots.

    Please choose from the following delicious menu items:

    1) Mango Salad with Shrimp and Pork

    2) Beef Onion Rolls with Rice and Salad

    3) Crispy Tofu with Roasted Vegetables and Vermicelli

    The price is $22.00 per person which includes appetizers, a soft drink or iced tea, tax and tip. (Cash only, please) Parking is free.

    Be sure to get your reservations in by Saturday, April 16 as we are limited to the first 30 people to respond. RSVP to Paula Radzinski, LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

    Wednesday, March 23, 2016
    11:45am
    Pho Wagon Vietnamese Restaurant
    1712 Meridian Avenue
    San Jose 95125
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a public event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

    Come to the March Lunch with League and socialize with members and guests and learn what your League is doing. Instead of a speaker, we've planned a social occasion with brief updates on our work.

    We hope you will join us. We don't often have the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another's company.

    Please choose from the following menu items:

    Vietnamese Chicken Salad *

    Vermicelli Bowl with Pork and Egg Rolls *

    Half Banh Mi Sandwich with salad (choice of Chicken, Lemon Pork, or Tofu sandwich)

    Be sure to get your reservations in by Monday, March 21st as we are limited to the first 30 people to respond. RSVP to LwL@lwvsjsc.org. Cost is $20

    • contains peanuts Please let us know of any food allergies.
    Saturday, March 19, 2016
    9:00am
    Rose Garden Branch Library
    1580 Naglee Ave
    San Jose, CA 95126
    Higher Education Study Consensus Meeting. The League of Women Voters California has initiated a Study of Public Higher Education in order to adopt policy positions that can be used for advocacy and action. Currently, there is no position on Higher Education except a position on Community College. If consensus can be reached, the State Convention will consider adopting positions this year. Please join us in shaping our stand on this important issue. Bring other interested persons, LWV member or non-member. All are welcome.
    Saturday, March 12, 2016
    6:30pm
    Wesley United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall
    566 N. 5th Street
    San Jose, CA
    Assembly District 27 Candidate Forum. Japantown Community Congress of San Jose will be sponsoring a Candidates Forum for the 27th State Assembly District. It will be moderated by the League of Women Voters.
    Sunday, February 21, 2016
    2:00pm
    Cupertino Community Hall
    10350 Torre Ave
    Cupertino, CA
    Silicon Valley Reads. In this illustrated lecture, authors Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam will present evidence for "megafloods" and "megadroughts" that recurred over the past several thousand years. These extreme events in California, mirrored by events throughout the West, were of much longer duration and severity than any experienced over the past century and are virtually unknown in the living memory of modern residents of the West.
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    11:00am
    Pho Wagon Vietnamese Restaurant
    1712 Meridian Avenue
    San Jose 95125
    Lunch With League. Our guest speaker is Stephen Stock, an investigative reporter for NBC. He will be addressing "Silicon Valley Money Fuels Nation's Political Season"

    For more than 30 years NBC Bay Area Senior Investigative Reporter Stephen Stock has covered everything from hurricanes to space shuttles, Ford truck fires to fracking, daycares to aviation safety, inmate tax scams to California's water crisis. During that time Stephen has won just about every broadcast journalism accolade awarded.

    Please choose from the following menu items:

    Vietnamese Chicken Salad*
    Vermicelli Bowl with Pork and Egg Rolls*
    Pho, Vegetarian Noodle Soup
    Lunch cost is $20.00

    Be sure to get your reservations in by Monday, February 15th We are limited to the first 30 persons to respond. RSVP to Paula Radzinski

    • contains peanuts Please let us know of any food allergies
    Saturday, February 13, 2016
    9:30am-12:30pm
    Check your Voter 2016 Program Planning Meeting. League is a grassroots organization where each member has the opportunity to influence and identify those issues where the local, state, and national levels will focus time, energy and resources. Please join us at this annual meeting where we will define our agenda for the upcoming year.
    Saturday, February 6, 2016
    9:30am-2:30pm
    San Pablo City Hall
    13831 San Pablo Avenue
    San Pablo, CA 94806
    Bay Area League Day. League of Women Voters of the Bay Area Presents: REINVENTING BAY AREA TRANSPORTATION for the 21ST CENTURY

    Keynote Address - Senator Jim Beall Chair, California Senate Transportation Committee

    Panel 1: - Allowance? Passing the hat for funding

    Panel 2: - Innovation & Technology - Back to the Future

    Panel 3: - Who Moved My Cheese? How and Where do We Change the Culture?

    REGISTRATION: http://lwvbayarea.org/2016LeagueDay.html and online using PayPal after Dec. 1, 2015

    Saturday, January 23, 2016
    9:00am
    Rosegarden Library
    1580 Naglee Avenue
    San Jose 95126
    Money in Politics Consensus Meeting. The League has a strong position on Money in Politics. The Citizens United decision raised questions that resulted in our current review and possible update to that position. Please join us to discuss the results of the League study on this important issue.
    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    11:00am
    Three Flames Restaurant and Banquet Hall
    1547 Meridian Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95125
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a public event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

    Margaret Bruce is our guest speaker for our November Lunch with League She will be sharing with us her expertise on the critical and timely issues of Climate Change. She has more than 25 years of professional experience in sustainability and climate issues. Ms. Bruce has been an organizational force advocating for Community Choice Aggregation in Silicon Valley.

    Please choose from the following menu items:

    Steak Kebob - A skewer of diced steak, bell pepper, and onions, marinated and char-grilled (with rice)

    Chicken Caesar Salad - with croutons, and parmesan, topped with grilled chicken breast (with pasta marinara)

    Penne Marinara - penne pasta with fresh sautéed vegetables in house made marinara sauce

    The cost for Lunch with League is $25.00. Please be prepared to pay for you lunch at the event.

    Reserve your seat today at: LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

    Saturday, October 31, 2015
    1:00-4:00pm
    West Valley College Campus Center
    14000 Fruitvale Ave
    Saratoga CA 95070
    Constitutional Amendment Process. What's scarier than witches, goblins, and werewolves? How about the Constitutional Amendment Process!

    Two years ago, after the Citizens United decision, members at the LWVUS convention voted to study the process for amending the Constitution as well as the broader question of Money in Politics.

    Our League has formed a Money In Politics committee (see article below), but the Constitutional Amendment study did not generate as much member interest.

    The Southwest League has a study committee and they have generously invited us to their consensus meeting. The background information will be presented to everyone, but each League (the Los Altos/Mt. View League will be joining in as well) will break out for their own consensus.

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015
    11:00-12:45pm
    Mountain View City Hall Council Chambers
    500 Castro Street
    Mountain View, CA 94040
    SCC Juvenile Justice Public Forum. How does the Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice System address the needs and challenges of youth and families within its system? The LWV Santa Clara County Juvenile Justice committee is sponsoring a forum on Wednesday, October 28 at 11 a.m. to learn more. Judge Patrick Tondreau will be the keynote speaker. He will be followed by a panel of experts who will discuss collaborative, cooperative steps to meet the challenge of our youth including youth trafficking, particularly at large public events. The panel discussion will be moderated by Gloria Chun Hoo.
    Wednesday, October 21, 2015
    11:00am
    Three Flames Restaurant and Banquet Hall
    1547 Meridian Ave.
    San Jose, CA 95125
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a public event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

    We are pleased to announce that the City of San Jose Vice-Mayor Rose Herrera will be our featured speaker. Her topic will be Women in Politics.

    Vice Mayor Herrera serves on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Board of Directors, Governance Committee, Downtown East Valley Policy Advisory Board, and as VTA Congestion Management and Planning Chair. We look forward to having her speak to us on issues facing women on politics today.

    The menu choices for October are:

    Steak Kebob - A skewer of diced steak, bell pepper and onion, marinated and char grilled, served with rice

    Chicken Caesar Salad - with croutons and parmesan cheese, topped with a grilled chicken breast, served with pasta marinara

    Penne Marinara - penne pasta with fresh sautéed vegetables in our house made marinara sauce.

    The price is $25.00

    Reserve your seat today at: LwL@lwvsjsc.org.

    Saturday, September 19, 2015
    9:00am-11:15am
    Foothill Community College
    Hearthside Lounge
    12345 El Monte Road
    Los Altos Hills
    Public Forum on Higher Education. Join Dr. Carol Christ and other California education leaders in an open and frank discussion on the current and future state of California's higher education system.
    Saturday, May 30, 2015
    9:30am
    To Come LWVSJ/SC Annual Meeting.
    Thursday, May 14, 2015
    11:30am
    Flames Eatery and Bar
    88 South 4th Street
    San Jose, CA 95113
    Lunch With League. Lunch With League is a community event where community leaders meet with the League to discuss current events.

    Our speaker is District Attorney Jeff Rosen. Mr Rosen is an experienced prosecutor and a recognized leader in criminal justice reform. His mission for the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is to vigorously pursue justice in a way that is fair and treats everyone with respect. His core values are service, hard work, transparency and integrity.

    MENU CHOICES

    Chicken, blue cheese and walnut salad with blue cheese dressing

    Burger with your choice of beef, turkey or veggie patty or portebello mushroom with fries or fruit

    Broiled chicken and avocado sandwich with fries or fruit

    Three cheese pasta with salad

    Price for lunch is $20.00 and includes beverages and a 2 hour parking validation by Flames Eatery for the 4th Street Garage.

    Reserve your seat today at: LwL@lwvsjsc.org.