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Past · May 13, 2016

California’s Exclusive Electorate

2016 Speaker Series on California's Future

May 13, 2016 · 8:00 pm

Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
California Ballroom
711 S. Hope Street
Los Angeles, CA 90017

About the Program

Only half of California adults can be expected to vote in this year’s presidential election, and they are likely to be very different from those who do not vote—in their demographic and economic backgrounds and in their political attitudes. Local government experts and state leaders will discuss what this means for California and what practical steps can be taken to expand and diversify the state’s electorate.

This research was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.


12:05 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Gaddi Vasquez, senior vice president of government affairs, Edison International and Southern California Edison

12:10 p.m. One-on-One Conversation
Alex Padilla, California secretary of state
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC
View the related publication California's Exclusive Electorate: Who Votes and Why It Matters

12:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Efrain Escobedo, vice president, civic engagement and public policy, California Community Foundation
Dean Logan, registrar-recorder, Los Angeles County
Karthick Ramakrishnan, associate dean, School of Public Policy, University of California, Riverside
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, California assemblymember<
Karla Zombro, field director, California Calls

1:20 p.m. Audience Q&A

1:30 p.m. Adjourn



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