You don’t have to be a member of the League to come to our meetings. We sponsor issue forums and candidate forums. Our board meetings are open. We have an active Affordable Housing team. There are several issue-related study groups convening in our area.

See our LWV Events/Calendar Page

Affordable Housing Team

Co-directed by long-time members, Sue Russell and Donna Yobs, the team monitors new condo and apartment developments in the Los Altos – Mountain View Area to insure Below Market Rate (BMR) housing units are included. The group advocates for zoning changes and other local ordinance changes which would increase the supply of affordable housing for the economically disadvantaged, families, and seniors. Visit the Housing Committee page.

Email [email protected] or [email protected]

Education Team

Directed by long-time member, Ellen Wheeler, the team monitors local and state level developments, legislative bills, and education budgets. Members discuss a broad range of topics from early childhood education, k-12 schools, community colleges and the university systems.  Visit the Education Committee page.

Email Ellen Wheeler at [email protected]

Annual Meeting

Usually in May or June, our chapter reviews the work of the prior year and votes on a new slate of board candidates as well as on any changes to our bylaws. Traditionally this event is a luncheon which recognizes volunteers and features an interesting, inspirational and well-known speaker.

Read more about the 2017 Annual Meeting by going here.


Our local leagues produce election forums where you can meet the candidates and get your questions answered. We also produce forums on local issues, forums where you can hear diverse opinions and get the information to form your own conclusions.

Recent past Forums and upcoming Forums include:

Forum – Affordable Care Act hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Church, Palo Alto
Forum – Open Space – Plan Bay Area
Forum – Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Study Groups

The League conducts studies of issues at the National, State and local level. Here are some recent and current study groups

CA Initiative & Referendum Reform
US Agriculture Study
International and State study of electoral systems

For more information email [email protected]