April/May, 2019

Hear Randy Shaw Talk About His Latest Book “Generation Priced Out

Saturday May 11 ,11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Fremont Main Library, 2400 Stevenson Blvd

The League of Women Voters Fremont-Newark-Union City, the Green Belt Alliance and the Alameda County Library invite you to attend a discussion about skyrocketing urban rental and home prices and how to reverse this inequitable trend. The program is free of charge and all are welcome to discuss a topic that is plaguing young people who cannot afford housing in today’s high-priced rental and home market.  A book signing and sale will follow Randy Shaw’s talk.  For more information, contact Martha Kreeger

Monday, May 20th 2019
7:00 PM Fremont Main Library

Electoral Colleger Reform
Dr. Melinda Jackson, San Jose State Univ., Dept. of Political Science
Dr. Matthew Record, San Jose, State Univ., Dept. of Political Science
Saturday June 8th 2019
9:00 AM  Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose
43326 Mission Blvd, Fremont
LWVFNUC Annual Meeting
Nancy E. O'Malley, Alameda County District Attorney

-A Special event honoring one of our League members -
Eden Housing and The City of Fremont invite you to the Grand Opening of

Pauline Weaver Senior Apartments
A part of EBHO’s Affordable Housing Week
Friday, May 17, 2019, 11:30 am
47003 Mission Falls Court
Fremont, CA 94539
Lunch will be provided following the program
Join us during East Bay Affordable Housing Week with a celebration of longtime board member Pauline Weaver’s contributions to Eden Housing. The day will include a live band, a photo booth, and tours of the property.
The new affordable community will provide 89 rental apartment homes for seniors within a block of the amenity-rich Mission Blvd corridor between I-880 and I-680. Pauline Weaver Apartments include a community room with a kitchen, a common courtyard with BBQs and community gardens, a computer lab, and bike storage.
The project is part of Fremont’s broader Mission Falls master-planned community, which will include approximately
500 units of senior residential housing and other senior-focused amenities.
A special thank you to our funders:
Enterprise Community Investment
The City of Fremont
JPMorgan Chase Bank

The 100th Anniversary Celebration

Plans are well under way for celebrating the League’s 100th anniversary.  The planning team has identified several events and community displays to honor our history, and to build a stronger League as we move into the future.  These events include participation in Fremont’s July Fourth Parade, a special movie for the community shown at Niles Essanay Theatre, displays at all tri-city libraries, a teen contest featuring a poetry slam/rap, a community open house, and proclamations before all three City Councils.  All events are designed for our loyal members, as well as for the greater community.  We’ like to bring in new members and to highlight the history and accomplishments of the League.  As the anniversary planning team moves forward, we will be asking our members for their assistance with specific tasks.  Please consider offering an enthusiastic YES, when asked to help honor and highlight your League.  
Thank you!  

Presidents Message
April 2019

Dear League Members:

On March 29th we had the pleasure and privilege of hearing from a panel of four amazing local women as we celebrated Women’s History Month.  We heard from Educator Sandra Bowes Edwards, Ohlone College Trustee Sue Chan, and City of Hayward’s Councilmember Aisha Wauhab.  The moderator was former Vice Mayor and LWVFNUC member Anu Natarajan. These women have been “first” in many areas and we got to hear of their struggles to break ground and what it took to insist on a place at the table of policy making. Kudos to Program Director Martha Kreeger for pulling together this outstanding panel and many thanks to her Program committee team for arranging for delicious refreshments and handling logistics.

We continue our planning for our 100th anniversary celebration and it looks like the first main event may be participating in Fremont’s 4th of July Parade! Several other ideas and plans are being set in motion including a movie in a historic theater about the struggle for the right to vote for women.  In preparation for the 100th anniversary celebration, I am currently reading a fascinating account of the final ratification by Tennessee for the 19th amendment. The book is entitled “The Women’s Hour” and the author is journalist Elaine Weiss. I highly recommend it and might write a book review in a later voter. If you would like to join the committee, you can contact us at lwvfnuc@lwvfnuc.org.

I have some really exciting news to share: League Member and co-founder of the Parkland Voter Movement Project and recent high school graduate, Michael Dunkle, was just notified that he is a recipient of the League of Women Voters of California’s Equity award scholarship to the LWVC 2019 biennial convention! We are planning on sending four delegates to the 2019 LWVC convention which includes me, Alex Starr, Julie Dunkle and Michael Dunkle. We are also planning on holding a caucus at the convention to share information and tools for the Parkland Voter Movement Project.

We have three other major community/member event coming up. On May 11, 2019 we will be discussing housing and then on May 20th, the topic will be the electoral college.  You can visit our website at lwvfnuc.org for more information.  We hope you join us at these events and if you have not yet done so, do join the league! You can join online at our website.

Syeda R Inamdar

Board Briefs

At the April 8, 2018 LWVFNUC Board Meeting the members:
  • Discussed activities celebrating the 99th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  Activities scheduled are participation in the Fremont 4th of July parade; displays as the 3 cities’ libraries; film at the S&A Theatre in Niles; poetry slam for youth; and celebration of the LWV birthday in February.
  • Confirmed Syeda Inamdar, Alex Starr, Julie Dunkle and Michael Dunkle as delegates to the LWVC convention in Pasadena May 30 – June 2.
  • Confirmed that Syeda Inamdar and Alex Starr will attend the LWVBA Council on April 27th.
  • Included Ellen Culver, Mary Miller, and Evelyn LaTorre as part of the nominating committee.  This committee will seek nominations for secretary, membership, publicity, and hospitality for election at the June 8th Annual Meeting.



Join us for a webinar about the Schools & Communities First campaign — what it is, and how League members can be active in the campaign.

Wed., May 1, at noon The webinar will be recorded, and the recording will be made available to League members.

Registration information:
Please register for Schools & Communities First for LWVC members on May 1, 2019 12:00 PM PDT.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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President, LWVC

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Dear partners,

We write to share a few important updates:
  • Citizenship Question: Beginning next week, the United States Supreme Court will review the citizenship question which the Trump Administration has proposed for Census 2020. By the end of June, the Supreme Court will determine whether or not this question will be included on the form. Among the many challenges of Census 2020 is the fear of participation among immigrant communities. This fear is justifiable and it’s one of the reasons the Alameda County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution last year to formally oppose the citizenship question. The Census Bureau’s own analysis found that 5.8% of households with a noncitizen would not respond to the Census if this question is added. In Alameda County, that level of an undercount would result in the loss of billions of dollars for our schools, hospitals, and roads. As a Complete Count Committee, we believe everyone counts and everyone belongs. To develop our collective response to the Supreme Court’s decision, we invite the Immigrant Subcommittee and other interested partners to join us for a planning meeting on Thursday, May 2 from 2-3:30pm at 1221 Oak Street, Room 255. Please RSVP to Ben Ulrey
  • Funding Opportunity: To ensure a complete count, the Bay Area Census Funders Collaborative is now accepting proposals to support Census 2020 education and outreach efforts to hard-to-count communities in the Bay Area. Proposals will be accepted now through May 31, 2019 through this online portal. There will be an information session on Monday, April 29 from 10-11:30am at the East Bay Community Foundation in Oakland. Learn more & sign up for the information session here.

PS: Have you shared the Alameda County Census video?