“I don’t vote because there are too many issues and candidates; I am overwhelmed and unprepared.” — Consider selecting just the candidates whose values match yours or propositions you DO know about. Blanks are allowed — it’s not a test!
“I don’t vote because the candidates I like will win anyway.” — Propositions on the ballot MIGHT be important to you. Consult organizations you value to see their stance and vote accordingly.
“I don’t vote because I wait until the last day to mail it — it won’t count.” — As long as your ballot is postmarked on voting day, your vote WILL count. Or you can drop it off at your county’s election office, any polling place between 7 am and 8 pm, or a Vote by Mail Drop Off Site (complete list of locations/hours are announced before each election).
“I don’t know where to take my ballot, I don’t even have stamps and I don’t know how many to use anyway.” — Ballots don’t need postage in Santa Clara County. Just drop your ballot in the mail.
Take a look at non-partisan Voter’s Edge for more: Voter’s Edge California | Get the facts before you vote.
Themed gift baskets, baked goods, unique embroidered aprons, potholders, table covers, hand-knitted scarves and so much more! Bring your family and friends. Credit cards, checks and cash accepted. Proceeds support the Branch Local Scholarship Community Action Project, which annually awards college scholarships to women working toward a four-year degree.
Get in the giving and holiday spirit. Sign up now to help prepare and fill holiday gift bags. Remember, AAUW has a day and shift already reserved for members: December 10 from 9 am to noon. To reserve your spot, contact Nanci Eksterowicz. For optional dates, contact Kathy@gifts4teens.org.
Ask about Saturday or evening shifts.
Donate: New this year is our teen pajama drive. Girls and guys pajamas in adult sizes small, medium and large are being collected at the San Jose Branch. Look for the bin in the entry hallway. Cash or in-kind donations are also welcome. Contact Elaine@gifts4teens.org for more information.
Leadership Conference Opportunity Available for College Women
AAUW San Jose will be awarding two full scholarships for the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) which takes place May 29 – June 1, 2019. For more details about this conference, visit www.nccwsl.org. Scholarship applicants are required to be permanent residents of Campbell, Milpitas, San Jose or Santa Clara and currently enrolled in an accredited college or university with a 2.0 GPA.
For more scholarship details, contact AAUW San Jose College/University Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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