South San Mateo County

South San Mateo County

Atherton • East Palo Alto • Menlo Park • Portola Valley 
Redwood City • Woodside

Be Informed   •  Be Active  •  Be Democracy in Action


The League of Women Voters encourages informed and active participation in government. We work to increase the understanding of major public policy issues and work to influence public policy through education and advocacy.  We never support or oppose candidates or political parties.

The League's primary community efforts include:

  • registering voters
  • moderating local
    candidate forums and debates
  • conducting state proposition presentations
  • providing voters with Election Voter Guides


LWVSSMC Annual Program Planning Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2020 

6:30pm to 9:00pm

Barbara Windham's Home 
48 Lowery Lane

We Need Our Members Input!

Every year we meet to discuss and choose the issues of importance to our League. We transmit these priorities up to the Regional, State, and National Leagues. Join us, it’s a fabulous chance to see and influence League priorities in the coming two-year cycle.

  • Heavy appetizers and socializing 6:30 pm – 7:00pm.
  • Program Planning. 7:00 – 9:00pm. 

To help us insure ample seating an RSVP 
is requested but not required. 

Looking forward to seeing you! 



Successful Turnout for the
2020 Census 
Ambassador Workshop

2020 Census - Everybody Counts! 2020 Census Training

LWV South San Mateo County and LWV North & Central San Mateo County co-hosted a 2020 Census Ambassador Information Workshop. This workshop offered insights on how to engage and educate your friends, family, faith-based members, work and volunteer colleagues, book club members....whomever you want to talk to.

The 2020 Census Ambassador Training was conducted by Aparna Ramakrishnan, a member of the San Mateo County 2020 Census Team.

If you missed the training session - no problem -
you can download the entire presentation Filehere. 



2020 Census - Everyone Counts!

2020 Census Timeline 

  • March 12-20 -- Post card sent to each household with instructions on how to complete the 2020 Census on-line
  • March 16 - April 3 -- Reminder letters & postcards are sent to each household to complete 2020 Census on-line or request a paper form
  • April 1 - Census Day
  • April 8 - 27 -- If household has not completed 2020 Census on-line, a paper form will be sent
  • May 1 -- If household has not completed 2020 Census on-line or in paper form, an in-person 
    interview will occur

Learn More About the Census



Vote 2020

The LWVSSMC Voter Outreach Team is gearing up for an energetic and engaging Election Year 2020. From now until the November 2020 our Team will be assisting community residents with registering to vote, updating their voter records, and providing general election information.

Following are upcoming Voter Outreach events. If you, a family member, a relative, or a friend needs assistance with voter registration, please stop by one of the following locations.

  • Saturday, January 18, 2020  ---  11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma, Menlo Park

- A nonpartisan Pros and Cons discussion of the March 3, 2020 ballot proposition
- 2020 Voting Process Questions
- Voter Registration - first time voters, update address or name change, and more

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 ---  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Menlo Park Library, 800 Alma, Menlo Park

 -Voter Registration - first time voters, update address or name changes, and more


From our Climate Change Adaptation Committee

Adapting to Sea Level Rise:  The Bay Area Starts New Projects

The Bay Area will start seeing communities build structures to help protect them from rising ocean levels.

Read More


Urgent Call for Volunteers!

Our League is looking for volunteers in IT Support, Audio Visual, and LWV 100th Anniversary planning. These are back-up /apprentice type positions where you would be learning and shadowing for a time. These positions do not have set time frames for service.

For more information, check out LWVSSMC Volunteer 



LWV Wins Redistricting Litigation in Battleground States

Last week, a federal district court in Ohio ruled in favor of the League of Women Voters of Ohio, invalidating the 2011 redistricting maps. Read more about this win in the LWV press release - fair congressional district maps. The week prior, another federal district court ruled in favor of LWV Michigan by invalidating the congressional and state legislative redistricting plans in Michigan. Ultimately, both cases were egregious attempts to disenfranchise voters, but LWV is winning in court 5:1, and this is all due to the amazing work Leagues are doing across the country.


Voters Protected Against Illegal Voter Purge in Texas

The League of Women Voters of Texas and other civil rights groups reached a settlement with Texas state officials last month to end the discriminatory purging of the state’s voter rolls. The settled lawsuit was raised in opposition to a purge effort in January that was based on a flawed list of possible non-U.S. citizens. The purge included thousands of naturalized citizens who were eligible to vote. Read press release - Texas purge ended.

Upcoming Events

Event Date: 
Mar 14 2020 - 9:30am
Event location: 

Woodside Village Church

South San Mateo County and North & Central San Mateo County
Annual Joint Meeting


San Mateo County Supervisor, Dave Pine
will speak on

Early Childhood Education Candidate Forum - CA District 13 Senate Campaign
Event Date: 
Feb 9 2020 - 3:00pm
Event location: 

Hillview Middle School

About this Event

California Senate District 13 Climate and Environment Forum
Event Date: 
Jan 15 2020 - 7:00pm
Event location: 

Menlo-Atherton High School

This non-partisan forum for the California District 13 State Senate race will include six of the District’s registered candidates: Josh Becker, Michael Brownrigg, Alex Glew, Sally Lieber, Shelly Masur, and Annie Oliva