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How Do We Put The People Back in The Initiative Process?
Date Wednesday September 21
Time 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location Details
Fort Mason, Golden Gate Room, Building A, San Francisco, CA
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/Author
In the fall of 1911, the new governor, a lawyer from San Francisco, convinced California voters to add the recall, referendum, and initiative to the constitution as a way to stop the political machines. These days, the initiative process is itself a machine, accessible mainly by interests and people with big money. After a century, can California's experiment with direct democracy be saved? And if so, how? We'll hear from a panel of experts from California and around the world who explain how new technology and new research suggest a variety of ways that democracy might be returned to the people.

Discussion followed by a hosted wine and beer reception.

FREE to attend; please RSVP.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 9th, 2011 5:04 PM
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