League Of Women Voters

97 Hillview Ave
Los Altos CA 94022
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<p>The Los Altos-Mountain View league is one of five sister organizations in Silicon Valley (including Palo Alto, Cupertino-Sunnyvale, San Jose-Santa Clara and Southwest Santa Clara Valley). This chapter maintains a small office in the Hillview Community Center but, as a volunteer organization, does not hold office hours. Most information about its events and how to get involved or attend its board meetings, are around on its website. &nbsp;The League holds its board meetings, open to the public, in the conference rooms of local institutions.</p> <p>The League of Women Voters is a national nonpartisan political&nbsp;organization that traces its history to the National American Women Suffrage Association. It encourages informed and active participation in government by citizens in the areas of voter education and action/advocacy.</p> <p>The League's award-winning Smart Voter website provides individualized ballot information, including polling place and candidates' statements and backgrounds.</p> <p>The League has long been known for its <a href="http://www.lwvlamv.org/Nov2010_debates.html">candidates forums</a>, which are political debates, rather than individual candidates' presentations.</p> <p>Have you ever wished that someone would explain, in plain English, what upcoming ballot propositions set out to do -- or not do? The League's <a href="http://www.lwvlamv.org/Nov2010_pros_and_cons.html">Pros and Cons programs</a> provide volunteers who read, analyze and explain those propositions -- without all the hype, omissions and spin.</p> <p>The League's <a href="http://www.lwvlamv.org/calendar.html">calendar of events</a> also include presentations on pressing public policy issues, such as water policy and the state's budget crisis.</p> <p>The League does advocate on public policy issues and <a href="http://www.lwvlamv.org/positions.html">its stands</a> are also found on its website.</p> <p>Membership is open to men and women of all ages.</p>