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Date: June 12, 2012
Time: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. (Registration 4:15 p.m.)
Location: PPIC Bechtel Conference Center
500 Washington Street, ground floor
San Francisco, CA


Two electoral reforms—a new “top two” primary and the redrawing of legislative districts—make the June primary an election to watch. First, PPIC Policy Fellow Eric McGhee will talk about how these reforms played out. Then, Secretary of State Debra Bowen will join PPIC President and CEO Mark Baldassare for a conversation about how to engage more Californians in the state’s elections and policymaking.

4:30 p.m. Reception

5:00 p.m. Welcome
Ruben Barrales, president and CEO, San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and member, PPIC Board of Directors

5:05 p.m. Presentation
Eric McGhee, policy fellow, PPIC

5:15 p.m. Conversation and Q&A
Secretary of State Debra Bowen

Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

Event Video


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