Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

The League of Women Voters encourages civic education, discussion and debate, and from time to time sponsors or co-sponsors programs that help voters learn about important issues. Co-sponsorship does not imply endorsement of any of the speakers, groups, or the points of view expressed.

Date & Time        Place        Description
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 and 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.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Saratoga Fire Station
14380 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Board Meeting. All members and the public are welcome to attend.
Monday, October 9, 2017
Wesley Manor Library
1655 S. Winchester Boulevard
Campbell, CA 95008
Political Book Club. The first book for discussion will be the national best seller, "Dark Money," by Jane Mayer. At this first meeting we will also discuss other book selections and the frequency of the meetings.

There is ample free parking behind the Methodist Church next door. Numbered spots near Wesley Manor are reserved for Wesley Manor residents.

For further information on this book club, contact Dan Hendry,

Thursday, October 12, 2017
Home of Dale Hill Clip 'n Come. Bring salad/food & clipping to share.

Please RSVP with Dale HIll to let her know if you will be coming.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
6 - 8:30pm
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
7 - 8:30pm
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.