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
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Saratoga Fire Station
14380 Saratoga Avenue
Saratoga, CA 95070
Board Meeting. All members and the public are welcome to attend.
Thursday, April 5, 2018
7 9pm
Wesley Manor
1655 S Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA 95008
Great Decisions. Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. The program model involves reading the Great Decisions Briefing Book, watching the DVD and meeting in a discussion group to discuss the most critical global issues facing America today. February 1 is the first of eight meetings in the series.

Feb. 1 The Waning of Pax Americana?

Feb. 15 Russia's Foreign Policy

Mar. 1 China and America: The New Geopolitical Equation

Mar. 15 Media and Foreign Policy

Apr. 5 Turkey: A Partner in Crisis

Apr. 19 U.S. Global Engagement and The Military

May 3 South Africa's Fragile Democracy

May 17 Global Health: Progress and Challenges

Call 408-354-2287 for information.

Saturday, April 7, 2018
1 - 4pm
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church
728 West Fremont Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Civil Discourse Facilitator Training Workshop. The Leagues of Women Voters of Santa Clara County will host a three hour facilitator training workshop as part of the Civil Discourse movement which is aimed at reviving civility in our public discourse and addressing the need to change the tone of our current politics.

League members, as well as people from other organizations, are invited. The workshop leader will be Martha Cox of the LWVC Board.

What Will Be Covered:

  • Principles of civil discourse in action
  • How to conduct civil public dialogues that inform, engage and resolve
  • The ways role play can provide alternative perspectives on an issue
  • How to facilitate & participate in the process

Cost is $15 to cover room, materials & refreshments. To register, click here:
Monday, April 9, 2018
Wesley Manor - Library Room
1655 S. Winchester Blvd
Campbell, CA 95008
Political Book Club. Discussion of "Guide to Political Revolution" by Bernie Sanders. Non-LWV members are welcome to attend.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Home of Gail Nishimura Clip 'n Come. Bring salad/food & clipping to share.

Please RSVP with Gail Nishimura,, to let her know if you will be coming and what dish you will be bringing.

Saturday, April 21, 2018
1 - 3pm
Campbell Library Community Room
77 Harrison Avenue
Campbell, CA 95008
Rising Water Rates: Paying for What?. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley, in conjunction with the Campbell Library, 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 advisor for public utilities.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
9:45am - 2pm
The Terraces
800 Blossom Hill Road
Los Gatos, CA 95032
LWV SWSCV Annual Meeting. Board members for the 2018 - 2019 term elected, next term's budget adopted, positions ratified, and bylaws amended.

9:45-10:00 Registration & Social


12:00 Lunch

12:45 Guest Speakers from LWVUS: Kate Kennedy, Chief Development Officer, and Kim Lauth, Board Member

1:30-2:00 Q&A

Cost of lunch is $20, payable by check made out to: League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley. Check should be mailed to Barbara Lea (see League directory for her address). When sending payment, please indicate whether you prefer: 1) Shrimp Louise or 2) Asian Chicken Salad or 3) Vegetarian Cobb Salad.

Contact Barbara Lea for further questions: