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Past · January 17, 2008

California’s Post-Partisan Future

January 17, 2008 · 12:00 am


Hear a discussion on California's Post-Partisan Divide featured on KQED's Forum
Date: January 17, 2008
Time: 12:00-1:30 p.m.
The Sterling Hotel ***NEW VENUE***
1300 H Street, Sterling Ballroom
Sacramento, CA
about the program
Is the partisan divide in California so deep that Democrats and Republicans cannot move past it and work together? Does the growing trend toward “decline-to-state” voter registration indicate a reshaping of the two-party system?
The major parties’ vast differences in ideology and policy preferences on issues such as immigration, health care, the Iraq war, and environmental policy continue to polarize the two parties. With a decline in partisan voters, the independent vote will be critical in this growing nonpartisan electorate.
Lunch will be provided. This event is funded in part by the The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC
Duf Sundheim, former chairman, California Republican Party
Sen. Art Torres (Ret.), chairman, California Democratic Party
Dan Weintraub, political columnist, Sacramento Bee