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Santa Clara County Rolls Out Voters Choice
Santa Clara County is implementing Voters Choice, the new voting process that will make voting easy and convenient for all registered voters.
Santa Clara county joins 14 other California counties in adopting this system. When implemented, this new convenient process will affect over 50% of voters in the state. Voters Choice will expand the opportunity for mail-in voting, extend the number of days that voters will be able to vote in person and give voters more convenient locations to vote in person.
Watch our recent CreaTV interview with Shannon Bushey, Santa Clara County Register of Voters and hear more about how Voters Choice will affect you.
The League in ACTION!
League members are active in outreach and planning activities in a number of important areas.
The San Jose League is actively supporting public education on the importance of a full 2020 Census count. Our teams are busy working on outreach efforts to assure that every person is counted. Why do we need the 2020 Census? Learn more below:
How can you can help with the Census? Find out more HERE.
The League is hosting Candidate Forums for the upcoming 2020 elections. Learn more about the issues and meet your candidates at these informative events. See more HERE
Should the City of San Jose change its form of governance -- from the current Council-City Manager system to a "strong mayor" system? The League is looking at the impacts of this change and how it would affect our community.
We are actively supporting the upcoming Schools and Communities First Initiative and will be participating in public education programs over the next year.
The Natural Resources/Climate Change Committee continues to monitor progress around San Jose Clean Energy, noting the efforts to move more San Jose residents to elect "Total Green," for 100% carbon-free, and 100% renewable energy.
Our Climate Change Committee is involved in reviewing and commenting on the City of San Jose’s Green Stormwater Infrastructure proposals and upcoming efforts to reduce carbon emissions via San Jose's new Reach Goals. We are also closely watching the exciting ongoing rollout of San Jose Clean Energy. Read more about our Climate Committee HERE.
Please consider working with us on these important issues. Contact us to learn more about our work HERE.
January Lunch With League Hosts Mike Shapiro
Our January speaker was Mike Shapiro, Chief Privacy Officer County of Santa Clara.
Mr. Shapiro discussed 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.
Each month the League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara hosts informative speakers who address local and regional issues. The League of Women Voters invites you to join us at Lunch With League.
Message From the President
January 2020: A NEW YEAR
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, and France. The Brits have had a momentous election which will result in their country leaving the EU.
OK, 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, only three people in the United States hold more wealth than the bottom 50% (about 160 million people). In the last 50 years, ... read more HERE.
Carol Watts, President