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September 2019
President's Message from Carol Watts
Hello to all! 

After three terrific years under the leadership of Mary Collins, I have some big shoes to fill.  Thank you, Mary, and all other members of the board, for everything our League accomplished.  We saw a strong voter service program to register more voters and help inform voters before elections. Strong committees worked on national, state, and local issues. 
As your new president, I am honored to serve and plan to work with other board members and League leaders to enable you, our members, to be more effective in pursuing projects that you think will make our community and nation stronger.
Do you think the lack of civil discourse . ..... read more HERE
Lunch With League
September 19, 2019, 11:30 am
Palermo's Restaurant
791 Auzerais Ave, San Jose, CA 95126

Join us for lunch with Ann Dunkin, Chief Information Officer of Santa Clara County since 2017. Ann will be speaking to us on election system security. Prior to joining the County, she held a similar post at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Learn more and register HERE .
A House Divided -- From Polarization to Collaboration: Bringing Back Effective Government
September 21, 2019 1:00-5:00pm
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall 
728 W Fremont Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 9408 7

Join Leagues of Women Voters Santa Clara County for a stimulating conversation about our current political system:  A House Divided -- From Polarization to Collaboration: Bringing Back Effective Government . Employing the principles of civil conversation, we will explore options for changing our current system. Learn more and register HERE.
League Calendar
Sept 5 -- Climate Committee
Sept 7 -- Board Meeting
Sept 10 -- SJSU Community Connections Fair
Sept 14 -- Voter Registration Training
Sept 16 -- Action Committee Meeting
Sept 18 -- Voter Registration Training
Sept 19 -- New Citizen Ceremony
Sept 19 -- Lunch With League
Sept 20 -- Climate Strike March
Sept 21 -- A House Divided Event
Sept 24 -- National Voter Registration Day

Click HERE f or information on all Member Calendar dates.
Click HERE for information on all League Public Events
Voter Service News from Sara Nicolson
As students resume their studies at all levels, so do volunteers gear up for an active year ahead. 
As members of the League of Women Voters, we embrace our duty to educate and register new and disengaged citizens on the power of the vote.

We kick off our voter outreach this month on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, September 24. We invite you to join us in this effort. Volunteer to help with voter registration HERE . There will be two 1 hour training sessions offered on September 14 at 10 am or September 18 at 7 pm. Contact sara.nicolson@lwvsjsc.org for questions. Primary Elections will ..... r ead more HERE
Our League in ACTION! from Gloria Chun Hoo
Question: Should the City of San Jose change its form of governance -- from the current Council-City Manager system to a "strong mayor" system? This is a question that is being discussed, especially following a survey done by the Silicon Valley Organization (formerly the San Jose Chamber of Commerce). What would be the benefits and the negatives of such a change? .... read more HERE.
Fighting Climate Change From Rita Norton
Almost 75 individuals showed up on Aug 13th, for our Climate Change event, From Paris to Pittsburgh to San Jose. The evening included a film screening and follow-up panel discussion on how communities are fighting Climate Change across the country. If you were unable to attend, or want to watch the film again go HERE to view it online. Read more on our Action page HERE
News ... News ... Read All About It!
How do you get the latest news from the League in between the monthly Voter? Subscribe to our San Jose/Santa Clara elist. These informative email blasts will keep you up to date with the latest local, state, and national League news and calls to action. Our elist blasts are timely and will keep you on top of all the breaking news. Subscribe to the elist by sending an email HERE.
Are you a subscriber to the elist and want to send important news to other League members? It's easy! Just click HERE and add this email address to your directory for quick access. leagueofwomenvoterssanjosesantaclara@yahoogroups.com
Insights and Perspectives
Rosaleen Zisch interviews Shannon Bushey, Santa Clara County Registrar of Voters on the Voter’s Choice voting system. They discuss the how, when and where of voting. The show will air the weeks of Sept 2, 16 and 30. 

On our second show Rita Norton interviews John Varela Director Santa Clara Valley Water District and Chris Hakes, Deputy Operating Officer on the Anderson Dam seismic retrofit project. This show will air the weeks of Sept 9 and 23.

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 .
Annual Fundraising Results for 2018/2019 From Karen Nelson
The League Board sends a huge thank you to all the donors to the 2018/2019 Annual Fundraising campaign. We received a total of $ 7,614 from 58 individual and family members. We exceeded our goal of $6,500, which is a tribute to the donors’ recognition of our work’s importance .

Donor Members -
You are the Engine for Our League’s Action!

Please see the full list of our generous donor members 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
Welcome new members: Carol Campbell, Raul Peralez, and Victoria Ramirez, Carol Bennett, Brenda Dohmen, David Ginsborg, Kelly Ramirez.

Thank you for donating to the League : Ellen M. Anderson, Sarah Sharpe, Martha Beattie, Caroline Cooper, Gloria Chun Hoo and Stanley Hoo, Carol and James Lathrop, Allan Pintacura

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

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