South San Mateo County
South San Mateo County
Atherton • East Palo Alto • Menlo Park • Portola Valley
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Be Informed • Be Active • Be Democracy in Action
The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government. We work to increase the understanding of major public policy issues and work to influence public policy through education and advocacy. We never support or oppose candidates or political parties.
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LWVSSMC 2020 Annual Meeting
In light of the Covid-19 Virus and the continuing shelter-in orders,
we will be hosting a Virtual Annual Meeting
2020 Annual Meeting via Zoom
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
6:45 pm – 8:30pm
Our Planned Agenda
6:45pm – Log-in to Zoom, see who’s online and chat
7:00pm – Call to Order and Business Meeting
8:00pm – Presentation
The 19th Amendment - Presented by Carol Jensen
Once you RSVP to the Annual Meeting,
you will recieve an email with the Zoom link to the Annual Meeting
If you are new to Zoom,
please download Zoom the week before the Annual Meeting.
We encourage all new Zoomers to read:
After reviewing the Instructions, if you have any questions,
please contact Jen Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org
So please RSVP, cook (or take-out) an amazing meal, and join us!
National LWV Call for Action
Demand a Hearing on For the People Act!
The For the People Act is a historic opportunity to expand voting rights, counter gerrymandering, improve election security, enact ethics reform, and limit the influence of big money in politics. It just passed the House, but faces an uphill battle in the Senate.
Please contact your senators right now to demand a hearing on the For the People Act.
Go to http://www.lwv.org/take -action, scroll down to Demand a Hearing on For the People Act and click on Contact you Senators right now. It will ask for your street address and zip code, then automatically create emails for Senators Feinstein and Harris that you can send with just one click.
For those interested in more background, this is a bill with strong backing by the LWV. Specifically, the For the People Act:
- Expands voter registration and voting access
- Limits removing roters from voter rolls
- Encourages states to establish independent, nonpartisan redistricting commissions
- Makes Election Day a federal holiday
- Sets forth provisions related to election security, such as protectingthe security of the voter rolls, supporting states in securing their election systems, and other provisionsto improve the cybersecurity of election systems
- Addresses campaign spending, including by expanding the ban on foreign nationals contributing to or spending on elections; expanding disclosure rules pertaining to organizations spending money on campaign advertisements, and online platforms; and revising disclaimer requirements for political advertising.
- Requires candidates for President and Vice President to submit 10 years of tax returns.
Please contact your senators right now to demand a hearing on the For the People Act at https://www.lwv.org/take-action!
Call to Action!
Declaration for American Democracy is a historic coalition of 150 organizations that have aligned to demand a democracy that serves the people.
The coalition which was formed in 2018, includes groups from the labor, racial justice, faith, women’s rights, environmental, good government, and many other important communities. The League of Women Voters is part of this coalition.
Recently the coalition hosted a Town Hall meeting to encourage people to ask Congress for $4 billion from the next Covid 19 relief package to fund Vote by Mail for all in November, and other election accessibility issues.
Contact your Senator today - 1-888-415-4527
For more information on Declaration for American Democracy
Many of you have received your postcard invitation in the mail to complete the 2020 Census online - you received a code to use when completing your Census at 2020census.gov.
Please respond to the 2020 Census in one of the three ways: online, by phone, or by mail. And be sure to encourage your family members, friends, neighbors, collegues, and everyone you know to complete the 2020 Census.
As of April 27th, San Mateo County leads in the State of California with a response rate of 63.9%! Let's keep the momentum going!
Don't worry if you missed your invitation, there will be several follow-up reminders, you can go online to complete your questionnaire at 2020census.gov or call 1-844-330-2020.
- April 8 - 16 -- If household has not completed 2020 Census on-line, a paper form will be sent
- April 20 - 27 - Final Reminder Postcards sent to those who have not completed 2020 Census
- June 1 - If household has not completed 2020 Census on-line or in paper form, an in-person interview will occur
- October 31 - 2020 Census submission ends
From our Climate Change Adaptation Committee
Adapting to Sea Level Rise: The Bay Area Starts New Projects
The Bay Area will start seeing communities build structures to help protect them from rising ocean levels.