A third political party? San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo to discuss ‘foundational political solutions’ with Presidential hopeful turned Independent Andrew Yang

Today at noon, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo will join former US presidential and NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang for a 1:1 online discussion and Q&A hosted by Solutions San Jose around Yang’s ideas for the formation of a third political party. Yang, who last week announced he has left the Democratic party and registered as Independent, has in recent weeks – and through a new book – pointed to the need for ‘foundational political solutions’ to better address many of society’s issues such as homelessness, crime and lack of affordable housing. To register for the free online event, click here.

Mayor Liccardo also is joining U.S. Senator Alex Padilla this week, for a 1:1 online conversation hosted by Solutions San Jose to discuss federal solutions around infrastructure, citizenship and refugee resettlement, the pandemic, tech and more. Padilla formerly served as California’s first Latino Secretary of State and was appointed by Governor Newsom to the U.S. Senate to complete the term of Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. The virtual event will take place on Wednesday, October 13 from 12pm to 1pm. For more detail about this event and to register click here.

Solutions Silicon Valley is a new community organization working to provide ‘an ongoing forum for respectful policy discussions and a catalyst for action on comprehensive solutions to the challenges facing San Jose.’ The organization includes positions around schools reopening and water rate accountability and North San Jose development, and invites members to submit their own solutions. Learn more about Solutions Silicon Valley at http://solutionssiliconvalley.com/.