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Calendar of Events

Events listed here are open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Please note that co-sponsorship of an event does not imply endorsement of any of the speakers, groups, or the points of view expressed.
Date & Time        Place        Description
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
 
Heritage Theatre
1 W. Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Register new citizens at Naturalization Ceremonies. Four ceremonies will be held, starting at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm. You are also welcome to view a ceremony, a wonderful, inspiring opportunity. Voter registration volunteers should be ready to help for about one hour starting an hour after each ceremony start time. (9:30-10:30 a.m. following the 8:30 ceremony, etc.)

Please tell Liza Taft at http://www.lwvpaloalto.org/contact.html that you plan to help.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
3:00-4:30 pm
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 track 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.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Saratoga Public Library and the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley; co-sponsored by the other LWVs of Santa Clara County.

Questions? Contact lwv.swscv@gmail.com or 408-LWV (598)-1842.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
 
Heritage Theatre
1 W. Campbell Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Register new citizens at Naturalization Ceremonies. Four ceremonies will be held, starting at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:45 pm. You are also welcome to view a ceremony, a wonderful, inspiring opportunity. Voter registration volunteers should be ready to help for about one hour starting an hour after each ceremony start time. (9:30-10:30 a.m. following the 8:30 ceremony, etc.)

Please tell Liza Taft at http://www.lwvpaloalto.org/contact.html that you plan to help.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
7 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
TBD
PAUSD Headquarters
25 Churchill St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Film Showing: "The Raising of America". Why do we, as a nation, make it so hard for our children to thrive? How can we do better? The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto invites you to the screening of a powerful film: "The Raising of America" to explore this question.

You can watch the 11-minute trailer here. (Scroll to the bottom.)

Check this space for more details.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
7:30 pm
Congregation Beth Am
26790 Arastradero Rd.
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Immigration Conversation. Raj Mathai, primary news anchor at NBC-owned KNTV in the San Francisco Bay Area, will moderate a conversation with Ali Noorani, Executive Director of the National Immigration Forum, and Evelyn Rengal-Medina, Executive Director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center of the Bay Area at ROC-United.

Ali Noorani is the author of the new book There Goes The Neighborhood: How Communities Overcome Prejudice and Meet the Challenge of American Immigration.

Since its founding in 1982, the National Immigration Forum has advocated for the value of immigrants and immigration to the nation. The Forum is one of the few organizations in this field to work across a broad political spectrum both nationally and locally.

The Restaurant Opportunities United (ROC-United) engages workers, employers and consumers to improve the wages and working conditions in the restaurant industry.

Please submit questions to: lwvpaoffice@gmail.com and include "Immigration" in the subject line. We will also take questions from the audience that evening.

RSVP on Eventbrite.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7 pm
PCC Building, Raptor Room
3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome.
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7-8:30 pm

Reception 6-6:45 pm
Cupertino 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 judiciary is rarely discussed 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

Please register via Eventbrite here. See flyer here.

Presented by the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7 pm
Saratoga Public Library
Community Room
13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Can We Get Rid of the Electoral College?. Pulitzer-Prize winning Speaker Jack N. Rakove is a Professor of History & American Studies as well as Professor of Political Science, Stanford University. He is one of the leading American political scientists advocating for the election of U.S. Presidents by a popular vote.

Sponsored by the LWV of Southwest Santa Clara Valley, co-sponsored by Saratoga Public Library.

For Questions Contact: lwv.swscv@gmail.com * 408.598.1842

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
TBD
TBD League Luncheon - "On the Table" discussions. This event is in partnership with Silicon Valley Community Foundation's "On the Table," initiative. For more on this project, see On the Table.

More details coming soon.

Monday, December 11, 2017
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Mitchell Park Community Center
3700 Middlefield Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Winter Luncheon. The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto invites you to our December Luncheon, featuring Professor Deborah Stipek. Dr. Stipek will address the urgent need for improving Early Childhood Education.

Professor Stipek is a nationally acclaimed leader in Early Childhood Education. She has written or co-written two books on motivating young children to learn and has published more than 100 articles. She has also chaired several prominent national and state committees.

Dr. Stipek teaches at the Stanford Graduate School of Education and is Director of the Haas Center for Public Service.