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. PPIC president and CEO Mark Baldassare will outline the findings of a new report, California’s Exclusive Electorate: Who Votes and Why It Matters. A panel of experts and leaders will discuss the challenges of improving participation in elections.
This research was supported with funding from The James Irvine Foundation.
11:45 a.m. Registration
12:05 p.m. Welcome and presentation
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC
12:15 p.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: John Myers, Sacramento bureau chief, Los Angeles Times
Ben Allen, senator, California State Senate
Matthew Harper, assemblymember, California State Assembly
Mindy Romero, founder and director, California Civic Engagement Project, UC Davis
1:00 p.m. Audience Q&A
1:30 p.m. Adjourn