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Past · August 7, 2020

A Conversation with California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

2020 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event

August 7, 2020 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program is forging a path through the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic upheaval. These dual crises are exacerbating disparities in the state and adding urgency to a long-overdue reckoning with racial justice. California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins will join PPIC’s Mark Baldassare for a wide-ranging conversation about challenges facing the state and the role of leadership in difficult times.

As part of our Speaker Series on California’s Future, PPIC invites elected leaders from across the political spectrum to participate in public conversations. The purpose is to give Californians a better understanding of how our leaders are addressing the challenges facing our state.

PPIC is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization. PPIC does not take or support positions on any ballot measure or on any local, state, or federal legislation, nor does it support, endorse, or oppose any political parties or candidates for public office.


11:00 a.m. Welcome
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

11:05 a.m. Conversation
Toni Atkins, president pro tempore, California State Senate
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn



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