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Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) and Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) will host a Community Town Hall Meeting on Social Security on Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:30 pm.

The Representatives will present their plans to strengthen Social Security, including their legislation, the Social Security 2100 Act, which increases Social Security benefits, gives senior citizens a tax cut, and ensures the program is solvent for future generations, and will also answer questions about the legislation.

The meeting will take place at the Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Avenue, Redwood City.

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visits SLAC in Menlo Park, tours site of X-ray laser upgrade

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Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park on Wednesday, where he toured the site of a superconducting upgrade to the accelerator that powers the lab’s X-ray laser and met with employees in a town hall meeting. “We enjoyed the opportunity to share with the […]

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FairVote & Nirvana – all in one afternoon at Cafe Zoë on March 10

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Cafe Zoë and FairVote California are hosting an event on Saturday, March 10 at 2:30 pm to give the community a chance to learn more about Ranked Choice Voting, featuring FairVote Board Chair Krist Novoselic and Executive Director Rob Richie. FairVote California (FVCA) is a project of FairVote, which advocates for electoral reforms that give voters greater […]

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Advisory Districting Committee submits final recommendations, favors five voting districts

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The Advisory Districting Committee presented its results to the Menlo Park City Council: A recommendation for dividing the City into five voting districts A recommendation for dividing the City into six voting districts (with an at-large elected mayor) A recommendation for election sequencing for each map, taking into account the City’s practice of staggering elections […]

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Menlo Park is inviting citizens to apply for new Advisory Districting Committee

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Menlo Park is recruiting to fill up to nine seats on the City’s newly created Advisory Districting Committee. This Committee will be responsible for reviewing and recommending City Council district boundaries for the 2018 election. Eligibility requirements are this: Application due by 5:00 pm, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018 Registered voter Menlo Park resident and resided […]

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5 things you need to know about the change to district elections in Menlo Park

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The City of Menlo Park is changing the way City Council members are elected, from at large elections to “by district” elections. Here are some important things to know about this change. It’s happening Once notified of a legal challenge (received the letter in August 2017), the City Council adopted a Resolution of Intention to […]

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Challenge to Menlo Park residents – Draw a good map!

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Menlo Park resident Jen Wolosin posted this on her local Nextdoor and sent it to InMenlo, suggesting it might be appropriate for a larger audience. We agree! ______________________ Do you like maps? Numbers? Puzzles? Democracy? The City of Menlo Park is empowering residents to draw and submit their own district maps for the upcoming November […]

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Special City Council meeting on at-large and by-district elections set for Nov. 29

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The City Council will hold a Public Hearing to review and consider options regarding at-large and by-district elections on Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm in the City Council Chambers (701 Laurel St.). These hearings are very important to our community as they will determine how we elect City Council going forward. Here is some background […]

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10th annual “Oughta Be a Law…Or Not” contest kicks off

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State Senator Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties, encourages Peninsula and Silicon Valley residents today to submit their bill ideas to his 10th Annual “Oughta Be a Law…Or Not Contest.” The deadline for contest entries is January 12, 2018. For the contest, Senator Hill will consider ideas from constituents for new legislation or […]

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Joe Simitian gives tips for successful advocacy at Junior League sponsored talk

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The Junior League of Palo Alto•Mid Peninsula (JLPA•MP) is hosting Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian to present his popular “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” talk on October 18, from 7:00-8:30 pm at the City Council Chambers in Menlo Park. The event is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending can RSVP […]

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Pam Salvatierra’s newest project is helping to launch DemFems Silicon Valley

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From the moment Pam Salvatierra moved to Menlo Park in 1994, she’s been active in her community. Maybe it’s collecting toiletries for the homeless. Or hosting a house party to spotlight the good work of some non-profit. And then there’s politics, specifically the state Democratic Party along with working to get specific candidates elected. So […]

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