Making Democracy Work

Calendar of Events

We sponsor meetings and events for the public and League members

Events Around the County

Date & Time        Place        Description
Saturday, March 10, 2018
3-4:30pm
Saratoga Public Library
13650 Saratoga Ave,
Saratoga, CA 95070
Spotting Fake News.
Former journalist and academic, John H. McManus, will present information on how to vet the news for reliability.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley in conjunction with the Saratoga Library, the program will educate the attendee on simple ways for identifying the authenticity of a news story, as well as cover the latest Web technologies which help distinguish fact from fiction.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
1-3pm
Campbell Library Community Room
77 Harrison Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Rising Water Rates: Paying for What?.
A panel of industry experts will address the current state of rising water rates. The program will present viewpoints from representatives of the San Jose Water Company, the California Public Utilities Commission, and Raftelis a registered municipal adviser for public utilities.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley, in conjunction with the Campbell Library

Saturday, June 16, 2018
3-4:30pm
Sunnyvale Public Library, Program Room
665 W. Olive Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
How should we Elect the President? Electoral College or Popular Vote.
The American people do not elect their President. A process known as the Electoral College does. As a result, a President can be elected who did not win the popular vote- as was the case with George W Bush and Donald Trump.

Why did our founding fathers choose the Electoral College rather than trust the people to elect the President directly?

Find out from Professor Jack Rakove of Stanford University as he takes us through their concerns, how the electoral college process works, what it would take to eliminate it and a current effort to work around it.

Sponsored by the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women (AAUW).