Lunch With League 

On the "Third Thursday" of most months, the League of Women Voters of San Jose/Santa Clara hosts informative speakers who address local and regional issues.

These interactive public presentations, now held on Zoom, focus on timely topics and encourage our audiences to become better-informed citizens on important issues. The League of Women Voters invites you to join us!

See our League Events page for upcoming events and
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Noon - 1:00 p.m.   

Why Isn't California a Democracy?

Joe Mathews writes a weekly column which appears in 30+ newspapers throughout California, including the Mercury News and SF Chronicle. Recent thought-provoking opinion pieces include "California is aging -- that's what makes Feinstein the perfect representative" and "UC, CSU should stop requiring applicants graduate high school."


Joe is Innovation Editor at Zocalo Public Square, a media and civic nonprofit organization and Co-President of the Global Forum on Modern Direct Democracy.  He was formerly a reporter at the LA Times, Wall Street Journal and Baltimore Sun. He is the co-author of California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It and author of The People’s Machine: Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Rise of Blockbuster Democracy.   

The free, one hour Zoom meeting will begin promptly at noon.  Questions from attendees are encouraged and can be submitted when you register or during the event.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


All are welcome so please forward this notice to other people who are interested in this important topic.

Did you miss a previous Lunch with League event?  See our Lunch with League Archives page for videos of our most recent events.