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|OccupyForum presents Mayor Gayle McLaughlin: Local democracy at work in Richmond CA|
|Date||Monday January 06|
|Time||6:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
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|UNITE HERE, Local 2, 219 Golden Gate near Leavenworth, near Civic Center BART station|
|Event Type||Panel Discussion|
Information, discussion & community! Monday Night Forum!!
Occupy Forum is an opportunity for open and respectful dialogue on all sides of many critically important issues!
A growing disconnect between citizens and government has renewed the need for local leaders to revisit issues of democracy and governance. What can we learn from Richmond? From standing up to Wall Street banks by using eminent domain to stop foreclosures, to taking on Chevron -- California’s biggest polluter and a tax evader, Mayor Gayle McLaughlin is actually representing the people of Richmond and showing us representative democracy at its best.
Also, via Skype, Professor Bob Hockett, Cornell Law School, proponent of and expert on the use of eminent domain for underwater mortgages.
Time will be allotted for Q&A, discussion and announcements. Donations
to OccupyForum to cover costs are encouraged; no one turned away!