Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.
Updated: May 7, 2022
These League mission statements take on special meaning in the weeks leading up to an election. More than ever, we are challenged to do all that we can to encourage people to vote and to understand the importance of their voices. Our Voter Service efforts are at full steam, and we invite you to get involved with our community outreach activities.
As you know, the League is a nonpartisan political organization that NEVER endorses a candidate or a political party. Separate from public education, however, the League does on occasion take a position on ballot measures that relate to one or more of our thoughtfully developed positions. That is the case for two local measures in the June 7 Primary.
Our League is recommending a "YES" vote on Measure B, a proposed Charter Amendment for the City of San José that would move the election of Mayor to the same year as presidential elections beginning in 2024. This aligns with the League's commitment to electoral methods that provide the broadest voter representation possible.
All five Leagues in Santa Clara County are united in recommending a "NO" vote on Measure A, a proposal from Santa Clara Valley Water District to change Board term limits from three to four successive four-year terms. We are concerned that the language of the ballot measure is deceptive and will mislead voters, which is contrary to the League's standards of good governance.
Please read the full analysis of these two measures on our Vote With The League website page before you make your own decision.
Hope to see you in-person at our membership gathering on May 28 or at one of the upcoming Zoom events in May or June.
Stay safe and healthy,