League of Women Voters surveys community


The mission of the League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County is to engage citizens in the democratic process and public policy discussions, but how many local residents know this?

A group of alumni from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business wants to explore that question with a survey, which should take less than a minute to complete.

Click here to take the survey.

The Stanford Alumni Consulting Team, which does pro bono work for nonprofits, aims to help the league better understand how to engage the community in its activities, including voter education, team member Rick Warp said in an email.

"(The) League of Women Voters serves a critical function in our community, at a time when unbiased voter information is difficult to obtain," he said.


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Posted by menlo gal
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Nov 17, 2016 at 1:14 pm

Since the League of Women's Voters takes policy positions, they are not an unbiased organization and an assertion that they provide unbiased information is suspect.

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Posted by uber hippie leftists!
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 17, 2016 at 2:15 pm

@MENLOGAL: Yes, the LWV takes policy positions. Web Link

Any of them seem "suspect" to you? Seems pretty sober to me. Such as the first one:

"Promote an open governmental system that is representative, accountable and responsive.

Voting Rights
Citizen’s Right to Vote. Protect the right of all citizens to vote; encourage all citizens to vote."

Oh wait, that's an anathema to certain politicians, isn't it?

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Posted by Javale
a resident of another community
on Nov 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

That's funny, Uber. Just a bunch of commies that want every American to vote!

The nerve!

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Posted by Beth
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Nov 18, 2016 at 7:26 am

LWV has long been controversial politically and shown preferences, like the business-led Chamber of Commerce. Title says it all.

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Posted by uber hippie leftists!
a resident of Menlo Park: Park Forest
on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:50 am

"controversial politically"

Like what "controversy"? Equality? Right to vote?

Perhaps controversial to those out on the far spectrum of either "side" but not to most folk.

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