Making Democracy Work


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
Thursday, January 19, 2017
7-9 pm
Cubberley Theatre
4000 Middlefield Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Immigrants and Allies in 2017: Feeling Safe in a New Era. We must be ever vigilant in ensuring that there is no place for intolerance or anti-immigrant bias in our neighborhoods. There are members of our community who do not feel safe. That is unacceptable. Please join us for an important evening with a distinguished panel who will respond to concerns about possible changes in policy and laws that may affect families in our community.

You will walk away knowing what it means to be an ally and concrete ways to speak up and make a difference!

Sponsored by the Palo Alto Human Relations Commission, LWVPA, and others.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
The closest march is in San Jose, 10 am - 3 pm.
San Jose City Hall
200 E Santa Clara St
San Jose, CA 95113
Women's March. This is an opportunity for the League to make our voice heard on our priorities. We march for voting rights. We march to reform money in politics. We march for health care. We march for the environment. These are our core issues and we want to ensure they are front and center.

This historic day will bring Americans together in the spirit of democracy. After all, the League was founded because women and men marched. And this month, the League will march again.

We are Making Democracy Work!

For details on the San Francisco or Oakland marches, check

Sunday, January 22, 2017
Noon - 1:15 pm
Los Altos Youth Center
1 N. San Antonio Rd.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Step Up for Pro-Choice. Celebrating the 44th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Sponsored by the Los Altos-Mountain View LWV and the Santa Clara County Pro-Choice Community.

Lupe Rodriguez, Director of Public Affairs, Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, will speak on the continuing assaults against Planned Parenthood, the shift in the political climate and action ideas to support reproductive rights. Dr. Sophia Yen will give a physician's response to the threats to reproductive choice.

Photos for use on social media will be taken and made available.

Registration is $3 at the door.

Step Up for Choice!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017
7 pm
PCC building, Raptor Room LWVPA Board Meeting - All members are welcome!.
Saturday, January 28, 2017
9 am - 3 pm
Camden Community Ctr
Multipurpose Room
3369 Union Ave
San Jose, CA 95124
Bay Area League Day 2017. Focus on the Bay Area Housing Crisis

Open to the public. Register ahead or at the door.

Keynote Speaker: Tony Thurmond, Assemblymember, District 15

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

Pre-registration: $35 includes lunch
Pre-registration: $20 without lunch
Day of the Event: $40 with lunch
Day of the Event: $25 without lunch

More details:

Thursday, February 2, 2017
7-9 pm
Palo Alto Art Center Auditorium
1313 Newell Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Being Different Together. This forum will bring together a cross section of people who live, work or worship in Palo Alto for four active and thought-provoking conversations on building and nurturing a community that models respect for differences.

Moderated by Dr. Joseph Brown, Associate Director of Diversity & First Gen Office at Stanford University, and the Rev. Kaloma Smith, pastor at University AME Zion Church.

RSVP's required by Monday, January 30 - Space is limited. Please contact Mary Constantino at or 650-463-4906.

This event is sponsored by the City of Palo Alto.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
9 am - noon
Sandra Slater's home Program Planning Meeting. Have your say!

All members are encouraged to come together to discuss what should be our 2017-18 local and county League work and our 2017-19 state League work. Your recommendations at this meeting will be voted on at LWVPA's annual meeting this spring and at the State convention in June.

All members welcome. Brunch provided by your Board.

RSVP: 650-903-0600 or

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
12:00 - 1:30 pm
First Congregational Church
1985 Louis Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303

(corner of Louis and Embarcadero)
Lunch with the League: Protecting our Civil Liberties*.
Speaker: Nayna Gupta, Staff Attorney for ACLU of Northern CA and a Racial Justice Project Fellow

RSVP: 650-903-0600 or To order a Lyfe Kitchen vegetarian wrap or chicken wrap, please send a check for $11 to LWVPA, 3921 E. Bayshore Road, Suite 209, Palo Alto, CA, 94303 OR go to, click on the top Donate button and put in the special instructions "Lunch with League" and your lunch choice.

  • Note the correct day and date for this event, which was misprinted in the VOTER.