The April 2018 Voter was mailed to members who have chosen to receive a hard copy.
Tuesday April 17, 2018
Colma Community Center
1520 Hillside Boulevard, Colma 94014
Speaker: Carol Mayer Marshall, Founder and President of WIRE for Women
Women are underrepresented on every level of government and politics in this country. On the national level, women comprise only 20% of the US Congress and only 24% of state legislatures. Only about 19% of mayoral positions across the country are held by women and women hold only 25% of statewide executive level positions. Why is this? Why don't more women run for office or get appointed to local Boards? More importantly, how do we change this imbalance so that women are equally represented in our government?
The answer may be with groups like WIRE. WIRE's goal is to accelerate the identification and recruitment of qualified women for public office.
WIRE is a nonpartisan organization comprised of women and men committed to increasing the number of women in appointed and elected office in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. WIRE identifies and recruits candidates for public office and supports their efforts by providing a broad network of resources. For more information, see the WIRE website.
For more information, email Susie Raye, Program Director or leave a message on the League phone, (650)342-5853.
League Office, 444 Peninsula Avenue, Suite 1, San Mateo 94401
The League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County is committed to informing citizens in San Mateo County about the Voter's Choice Act (VCA) and the ballot measures. Attend the training session if you are willing to present this information to the public before the June election.
RSVP to Gayle Hardt, voter service director or leave a message on the League phone, (650)342-5853.
All registered voters in the county will receive a ballot in the mail and can return it by mail or place it in a secure drop-box. Voters also will be able to vote in person at a number of vote centers, which will replace neighborhood polling places.
Vote centers will offer accessible voting equipment, language assistance, and voting materials in all legally required languages. Californians will also be able to register and vote on the same day at any vote center.
Polling places will be replaced by a fewer number of Vote Centers, but many will be open for more days. All vote centers will be open from the Saturday before Election Day through Election Day. Some will be open even longer, including the two weekends before Election Day.
Look for a list of Ballot Drop-Off Boxes and Vote Centers. Remember: don't throw away your ballot as it has valuable information on how, where, and when to vote.
See the calendar for information about events.
12 noon - 1:00 pm
League Office, 444 Peninsula Avenue, Suite 1, San Mateo CA 94401
Join us for the monthly informal discussion of timely issues.
Find reports of two of the interviews on pages 5-7 of the April 2018 Voter.
9:30 am - 12 noon
Board Highlights, p. 3
Ballot Measures on the June 2018 Ballot and the Voter's Choice Act, p. 3
Schools and Communities First Campaign! How to Help, p. 4
Help Publicize the Voters Choice Act, p. 4
Welcome to Our New Members, p. 4
Calendar, p. 7