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January 2020
President's Message from Carol Watts

What a wild year in our nation! While writing this, the House of Representatives has voted to formally impeach our elected president. Activists are demonstrating to force governments and people to reduce carbon gas emissions to mitigate a climate crisis. Twenty percent of children in our country live in poverty. There is civil unrest in many countries including Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, Hungary, France. The Brits have had a momentous election which will result in their country leaving the EU.  

Okay, this is depressing and challenging to understand cause and effects, let alone how to make effective change. As we are entering the New Year, I want HOPE!

According to research reported in Forbes, ... read more HERE
Lunch With League
January 16, 2020, 11:30 am
Palermo's Restaurant
791 Auzerais Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

Our January speaker is Mike Shapiro who was hired in 2017 as the first Chief Privacy Officer for our county -- perhaps the first in the nation. Mike will discuss the latest online privacy threats and solutions, best practices for using social media, and how his team is advising county departments to balance responsible information sharing with privacy protections. Register for Lunch With League HERE.
League Calendar
January 6 -- Board Meeting
January 8 -- County Council Meeting
January 9 -- Climate Change Meeting
January 9 -- Voter Service Meeting
January 14 -- Candidate Forum: SJ Council 10
January 16 -- Lunch With League
January 18 -- Women's March
January 18 -- Candidate Forum: CA Assembly Dist. 15
January 20 -- Action Committee Meeting
January 20 -- Voter Articles Due
January 25 -- Voter Registration Tech Interactive
January 27 -- Candidate Forum: County Judges

Click HERE f or information on all Member Calendar dates.
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Support Schools and Communities First!  
Help ensure schools and local communities have a reliable source of new revenue in California and let’s get the League of Women Voters sponsored ballot measure onto the November 2020 elections! Help gather signatures and become a spokesperson and advocate for the Schools and Communities campaign! Contact Gloria Chun Hoo HERE  to sign up.

Training materials available.
Action Committee Update from Gloria Chun Hoo  
As we approach 2020, the Action Committee will continue to look at what a “Strong Mayor” system would look like for the City of San Jose and how this possible change in local governance structure would impact the city. 

In January, the Action Committee will begin organizing and conducting interviews with State Legislators. These interviews provide the legislators with an opportunity to share their priorities in the upcoming legislative session and allow League members to share our League positions and priorities. It is also an opportunity for us to learn how state legislation may .... read more HERE
Voter Service Committee Update from Sara Nicolson
Happy New Year! Well, it is finally here: The big year of elections and voting changes. As members of the League, we are that grassroots group that helps to keep our neighborhoods and communities informed about how and where to vote, and where to find the facts. 
Voter’s Edge (formerly Easy Voter)  HERE ,  provides all voters the information they need to be prepared at Election time. Ballots will be sent out 29 days before Election Day (March 3 for the Presidential Primaries), which means you will be seeing them in your mailboxes around February 4. The Santa Clara Registrar of Voters Outreach team, led by .... read more HERE
Annual Program Planning Meeting  
February 15, 2020
Please join us and make our 2020 program planning worthy of the League's 100 th Anniversary. How can we add value for our members? Do we need more explanation regarding how our Principles and Positions are used for advocacy? Are there positions you want to review? Should the League conduct a study on important issues of the day? 

Contact Roma Dawson HERE to help us plan our future and reach consensus on our priorities for 2020.       
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Insights and Perspectives
Watch Gloria interview Ray Bramson from Destination Home on solving the homeless problem in Santa Clara County. The program airs on December 30 and January 13.

In January, Rosaleen Zisch will discuss the problems with vaping with Mike Robinson from the Santa Clara Police Department. Watch it on January 6 and 20.

Insights and Perspectives is shown on CreaTV and is broadcast on Comcast channel 30, Sunday at 4:30pm, Monday at 7:30pm, and Wednesday on channel 27 at 5:30pm. Or, v iew our archived Insights and Perspectives programs online HERE .
The League Needs YOU!
T he League's work relies on members like you who volunteer to put our goals and plans into action.

Please volunteer now for these important activities:

Member Information
Thank You to our generous donors:   Louise Detwiler and Trixie Johnson

Welcome new members:  Brenda Rodriguez

Did you change your personal contact information? Contact Sandy Remmers HERE to update our files.

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