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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|
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|Fort Mason, Golden Gate Room, Building A, San Francisco, CA|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
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.