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Past · September 2, 2021

California’s 2021 Recall Election

2021 Speaker Series on California's Future — Virtual Event

September 2, 2021 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

Californians are already casting mail-in ballots in a special election on the recall and replacement of Governor Gavin Newsom. How did we get here, and what is at stake for California? A panel of top political journalists will talk about the recall process and explore the implications of the election and its outcome.

PPIC’s Speaker Series on California’s Future invites thought leaders and changemakers with diverse perspectives to participate critically, constructively, and collaboratively 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. Any opinions expressed by event participants are theirs alone and do not necessarily reflect any position of the Public Policy Institute of California.


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

11:05 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Carla Marinucci, California Playbook reporter, POLITICO
Jennifer Medina, national politics reporter, The New York Times
Seema Mehta, political reporter, Los Angeles Times

11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Mark Baldassare

Public Policy Institute of California

Carla Marinucci


Jennifer Medina

The New York Times

Seema Mehta

Los Angeles Times


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