A third political party? San José Mayor Sam Liccardo to discuss “fundamental political solutions” with independent presidential hopeful Andrew Yang


Today at noon, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo will join former U.S. Presidential and New York City candidate Andrew Yang for a 1: 1 online discussion and questions- answers animated by Solutions San Jose around Yang’s ideas for the formation of a third political party. Yang, who announced last week that he had quit the Democratic Party and registered as an independent, has stressed in recent weeks – and through a new book – the need for “fundamental political solutions” to better respond to demands. many societal issues such as homelessness, crime and the lack of affordable housing. To register for the free online event, click here.

Mayor Liccardo also joins US Senator Alex Padilla this week, for a 1: 1 online conversation hosted by Solutions San Jose to discuss federal solutions regarding infrastructure, citizenship and refugee resettlement, pandemic, technology and Moreover. Padilla served as California’s first Latino Secretary of State and was appointed by Governor Newsom to the United States Senate to complete the term of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, October 12 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. For more details on this event and to register, click here.

Silicon Valley Solutions is a new community-based organization that strives to provide “a permanent forum for respectful policy discussions and a catalyst for action on comprehensive solutions to the challenges facing San José.” The organization includes positions on the reopening of schools and responsibility for water tariffs and the development of North San Jose, and invites members to submit their own solutions. Learn more about Solutions Silicon Valley at http://solutionssiliconvalley.com/.

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