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CA EVENT: California v 2.0

The Roads to Fundamental Reform

Faced with a deepening budget crisis and a paralyzed political system, a growing number of Californians have concluded that their government needs a complete overhaul. Join us to meet the leaders of the reform movement, to explore different paths to fundamental change, and to discuss some ideas for creating “California v 2.0,” an upgraded political system that meets the challenges of the 21st century.

This event addressed the big questions for the Golden State: Do we need to hold a constitutional convention? Should we adopt an entirely new electoral system? How can an increasingly diverse and often disenchanted public be reengaged in California’s political process?


CSAC Conference Center
1020 11th Street 2nd Floor
Sacramento, CA, 95814
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12:00 pm - The Roads to Fundamental Reform

Fred Silva
Senior Fiscal Policy Advisor
California Forward

John Grubb
Senior Vice President
Bay Area Council

Thad Kousser
Professor of Political Science
University of California at San Diego

James C. Harrison
Remcho, Johansen & Purcell

1:00 pm - California v 2.0

Steven Hill
Director, Political Reform Program
New America Foundation

Tomás Jiménez
Assistant Professor of Sociology
Stanford University

Mark Paul
Senior Scholar, California Program
New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Monday, June 22, 2009 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm