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Are you looking to make a difference in Los Altos?

Do you want to see more community engagement in our governmental processes?

Do you have opinions you want to be heard?

Do you want to encourage more women to participate as active leaders in the community?

Are you interested in attending programs featuring women addressing current issues?

Are you concerned about

  • Downtown vibrancy
  • Parking Issues and Solutions
  • Civic Center
  • Community Center
  • More downtown activities for youth/teens?

Los Altos Women's Caucus wants to get to know YOU


PRESS RELEASE For immediate release August 10, 2020

“Los Altos Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” is the title of a series of programs sponsored by the City of Los Altos, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos Library, Los Altos Youth Commission, Los Altos Women’s Caucus and Santa Clara County.  The public is invited to attend events in person or virtually.

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Jan Pepper, Los Altos Mayor, Photo by Gary Hedden
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From Local Office to the Halls of Congress - A Conversation with Representative Anna Eshoo

October 7, 2020, 4-5 PM.

Candidate Forums

September 16, 2020 and September 23, 2020.

Video above - "Candidate Forum #1" - September 16, 2020 - Video of bi-annual forum for women candidates running for local public office. This first Zoom forum featured women running for boards of education and the El Camino Health District.

Video above - "Candidate Forum #2" - September 23, 2020 - Video of bi-annual forum for women candidates running for local public office. This second Zoom forum featured women running for city councils and the Santa Clara County Office of Education

Video above - "Elected Women Speak Up!" - September 12, 2020 - Video of the this panel presentation is sponsored by Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos Women's Caucus, Los Altos Library and Los Altos Youth Commission, with support from the City of Los Altos and Santa Clara County.

"Women on Wheels" - August 26, 2020

Pictures and Video from "Women on Wheels," a Community Car Parade Celebration, Women’s Equality Day, Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Video above - "Women on Wheels," a Community Car Parade Celebration, Women’s Equality Day, Wednesday, August 26, 2020

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We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily difference we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee. ~ Marion Wright Edelman

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About Us


The Los Altos Women's Caucus is composed of active and engaged Los Altos women whose purpose is to:

     
  • Network with other Los Altos women throughout the city to inform ourselves on current local events and issues
  • Encourage productive civic engagement with our various governing bodies
  • Interact effectively on issues of importance to our community

We will at times seek out and promote candidates for various offices and/or take action on community issues. In all our activities, we seek to constructively foster local policies and government that maintain or improve the quality of life in Los Altos.


We were inspired by Palo Alto political consultant and women's advocate Mary Hughes to seek out and network with women in Los Altos who want to be more informed about city matters, women who might consider running for local political office and/or be appointed to a city commission.

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Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed its the only thing that ever has. ~ Margaret Mead

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Who We Are:

Robin Abrams

Marge Bruno

Neysa Fligor

Duanni Hurd

Penny Lave

Ginny Lear

Sally Meadows

Susan Mensinger

Debby Meredith

Cindy Murphy

Mary Prochnow

Jane Reed

Vicki Reeder

Daphne Ross

Brenda Taussig

Emy Thurber

Marie Young

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    L-R: Debby Meredith, Jane Reed, Susan Mensinger, Amy Pearl, Andrea Eaton, Penny Lave, Emy Thurber, Mary Prochnow
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    L-R: Emy Thurber, Mary Prochnow, Marge Bruno, Neysa Fligor, Marie Young, Robin Abrams
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    Los Altos Women's Caucus Candidates Event

News & Events


The Caucus Is Speaking Out

October 21, 2013:    Civic engagement in city affairs
December 12, 2013:    Community engagement, roles of the commissions
March 23, 2014:    Letter to the City Manager regarding public involvement in the development of the new community center
August 19, 2014:    Candidate's forum for local women running for city council and school boards
May 20, 2015:    Women Innovators in Health Care
October 28, 2015:    Making a Difference in Your Community: Developing Young Women Leaders
March 18, 2017:    Justice For All: It Starts With Us
November 15, 2017:    The Invisible Housing Crisis in Los Altos: Win/Win Solutions
December 11, 2017:    Affordable Housing—Win/Win Solutions—Working Group
April 23, 2018:    Los Altos - A place to call home in Silicon Valley? (see presentation documents below)
September 5, 2018:   Wine, Women and Politics
June 4, 2019:   Understanding the Basics of LASD & BCS
August 26, 2020:   "Women on Wheels," a Community Car Parade Celebration, is set for Women’s Equality Day, Wednesday, August 26, 3:30-5:30 PM.
September 12, 2020:   Elected Women Speak Up, Saturday September 12, 5:00-6:00 PM
September 16, 2020:   Candidate Forum #1: This first Zoom forum featured women running for boards of education and the El Camino Health District
September 23, 2020:   Candidate Forum #2: This second Zoom forum featured women running for city councils and the Santa Clara County Office of Education
October 7, 2020:   From Local Office to the Halls of Congress: A Conversation with Representative Anna Eshoo

August 26, 2020: - "Women on Wheels," a Community Car Parade Celebration

LAWC celebrated Women’s Equality Day, with a Community Car Parade Wednesday, August 26, 3:30-5:30 PM.

PRESS RELEASE For immediate release August 10, 2020

“Los Altos Celebrates 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage” is the title of a series of programs sponsored by the City of Los Altos, Los Altos History Museum, Los Altos Library, Los Altos Youth Commission, Los Altos Women’s Caucus and Santa Clara County.  The public is invited to attend events in person or virtually.

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Jan Pepper, Los Altos Mayor, Photo by Gary Hedden
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• Title: Youngest parader in New York City suffragist parade • Creator(s): American Press Association, copyright claimant • Date Created/Published: 1912 May 4, c1912 May 6.

June 4, 2019 - Understanding the Basics of LASD & BCS

Information about how each operates, the laws governing their operations & the impact each has on the other.

Please click here to view LASD/BCS flyer (.pdf)

Please click here to view the LASD/BCS Understanding the Basics - Presentation slides (.pdf)

Please click here to view the LASD/BCS Understanding the Basics - Audience Questions (.pdf)

Please click here to view the LASD/BCS Understanding the Basics - Responses to Audience Questions (.pdf)

Photo and Video from Event below

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September 5, 2018 - "Wine, Women and Politics."

LAWC hosted a candidate's forum on September 5 at which all the female candidates running for local office were presented. Over 100 women attended this event, titled "Wine, Women and Politics."

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Karen Duncan, Ying Liu (candidate for Los Altos School District)
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Shali Sirkay, Catherine Vonnegut, Sheila Faillace (representing Debby Torok, Fiona Walter)
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Norma Schroeder, Claudia Coleman
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Audience with LAWC member Marge Bruno seated in front row
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Kavita Tankha, Anita Enander, Neysa Fligor, Nancy Bremeau, Teresa Morris, candidates for Los Altos City Council.
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Supporting Documents from Video Presentation on April 23, 2018

Housing Factoids (4/23/2018) (.pdf)

Housing Call to Action (4/23/2018) (.pdf)

We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise; And then, if we are true to plan, Our statures touch the skies. ~ Emily Dickinson

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