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Past

Date & Time        Place        Description
Thursday, September 8, 2016
6:30-8:30pm
San Leandro Library
300 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Discussion on History of Voting Rights. History of Voting Rights: A panel discussion of voting rights and the book WHEREVER THERE'S A FIGHT: HOW RUNAWAY SLAVES, SUFFRAGISTS, IMMIGRANTS, STRIKERS, AND POETS SHAPED CIVIL LIBERTIES IN CALIFORNIA by Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi.

The League will be providing volunteers to register voters. Evelyn Cormier can be at the voter registration table. Penny Peck will be one of the panelists describing voting rights in California, and the percentage of female candidates who run for office. http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/library/adults/events_n_programs/wtaf/default.asp

Monday, September 19, 2016
5:45-7:45pm
Hayward Historical Society
22380 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
LWVEA Board Meeting. League of Women Voters Eden Area board meeting. Any members are welcome to attend.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
6-8:00pm
Hayward City Hall
777 B St.
Hayward, CA 94541
Candidate Forum. Hayward School Board Candidate Forum

Missed the forum? You can see it here: http://www.hayward-ca.gov/your-government/elections/election-forum

Monday, September 26, 2016
5:15-8:30pm
Two locations to choose from:

Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546


San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA 94680
Debate Watch. First Presidential Debate 5:15 pm: Doors open and refreshments served, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm: Live televised debate, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Facilitated comments.

San Lorenzo flyer Castro Valley flyer

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
All Day
Various Locations National Voter Registration Day. Volunteer to register voters at various locations in our area, such as BART stations, Chabot College, Cal State East Bay, Farmers' markets, libraries, post offices, etc.

If you can help at any of these events, please contact Joanne Young at jysunrunner@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 4, 2016
5:15-8:30pm
Two locations to choose from:

Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546


San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA 94680
Debate Watch. Vice Presidential Debate 5:15 pm: Doors open and refreshments served, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm: Live televised debate, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Facilitated comments.

San Lorenzo flyer Castro Valley flyer

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6-8pm
San Leandro Library - Lecture Hall
300 Estudillo Ave.
San Leandro, CA 94577
Candidate Forum. San Leandro City Council seat, district 2 - Hear the candidates discuss the issues and answer questions.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:30-9pm
San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA 94580
Candidate Forum. San Lorenzo School Board Candidate Forum
Sunday, October 9, 2016
5:15-8:30pm
Two locations to choose from:

Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546


San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA 94680
Debate Watch. Second Presidential Debate 5:15 pm: Doors open and refreshments served, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm: Live televised debate, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Facilitated comments.

San Lorenzo flyer Castro Valley flyer

Tuesday, October 18, 2016
5-9pm
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Castro Valley Candidate Forums.
  • Castro Valley Unified School District Board and Castro Valley Sanitary District Board Forums

Castro Valley School Board - Five candidates running for three seats: Suresh Gupta, Monica Lee, Jo A.S. Loss (incumbent), Tojo Thomas, and Lavender Whitaker.

Castro Valley Sanitary District Board + Four candidates running for three seats: Daniel Akagi (incumbent), Timothy McGowan (incumbent), John Maher, and Dave Sadoff (incumbent).

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
5:15-8:30pm
Two locations to choose from:

Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546


San Lorenzo Library
395 Paseo Grande
San Lorenzo, CA 94680
Debate Watch. Third Presidential Debate 5:15 pm: Doors open and refreshments served, 5:45 pm to 7:30 pm: Live televised debate, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm: Facilitated comments.

San Lorenzo flyer Castro Valley flyer

Monday, October 24, 2016
5:45-7:45pm
Hayward Historical Society
22380 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
LWVEA Board Meeting. League of Women Voters Eden Area board meeting. Member guests are welcome.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
All Day
Various Election Day. Election Day! Please Vote!

Not sure where to vote? Check out the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website: http://www.acgov.org/rov/

Also, check out Voters Edge for nonpartisan election information: http://votersedge.org/ca

Sunday, November 20, 2016
1:30pm
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Panel On Gun Violence. A panel on Gun Violence will present at the Castro Valley Library on Sunday, Nov. 20 starting at 12:30 pm. The League was invited to co-sponsor this event by the Eden Area Interfaith Council. Panel speakers include:
  • A responsible gun owner
  • A representative from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence
  • Lorraine Taylor, founder of 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence and a mother who lost twin sons to gun violence
  • U.S. Representative Eric Swalwell has been invited to talk about current Federal gun legislation and what the audience members can do to support it. The Eden Area Interfaith Council is composed of 20 faith groups in the Eden Area. The purpose of the program is to give the audience information on what they can do to help reduce gun violence. Flyer
Monday, November 28, 2016
5:45-7:45pm
Hayward Historical Society
22380 Foothill Blvd.
Hayward, CA 94541
LWVEA Board Meeting. League of Women Voters Eden Area Board Meeting. Any members are welcome to attend.