Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Mountain View Senior Center
266 Escuela Ave.
Mountain View, CA 94040
Listening to Trump's America.
Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian traveled to the heartland of America this spring to talk to voters and to learn more about their perspectives. Come to this lecture and find out what he learned.

The event is free, but signups are required:

Event flyer

Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:00pm (doors open at 12:30)
Palo Alto City Hall
Council Chambers
250 Hamilton Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Joe Simitian: Listening to Trump's America.
What values motivated the Trump voter in 2016? Come to hear what Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian learned during the weeks he spent interviewing people across the Rust Belt.

Sponsored by the AAUW Palo Alto Branch, co-sponsored by LWVPA.


Saturday, September 23, 2017
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

Jennifer Waggoner, former president of the League of Women Voters of California.

- Find out how to locate new bills being proposed and tracking 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.

Admission is free and open to the public

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley and the Saratoga Public Library

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Sunnyvale Library
665 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
National Voter Registration Day 2017, Voter Registration Event. The Cupertino-Sunnyvale League will have a table there to assist with Voter Registration
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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 news often covers the first two branches and rarely discusses the Judiciary 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.


  • 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

Reception 6:00-6:45

Forum 7:00-8:30

Free and open to the public, but please reserve your spot:

Sponsored by the Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Saratoga Library
13650 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Can We Get Rid of the Electoral College?.
Pulitzer Prize winning author, Professor Jack N. Rakove, will provide a historical context of the Electoral College and present information on how it has affected politics in our country. The program will explore what it would take to do away with the Electoral College and have the U.S. presidency determined by national popular vote.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Saratoga Library and the LWV of Southwest Santa Clara Valley.