PPIC Presents "Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout"

2015 Speakers Series on California's Future

Civic Engagement and Voter Turnout

Over the past 20 years, voter turnout in California has been slipping. The state is struggling with a gap between those who vote and the rest of the population. Join us as we focus on the reforms that are under way—and others California should consider—to reverse these troubling trends. The event will begin with a conversation between PPIC President Mark Baldassare and Secretary of State Alex Padilla, followed by a panel discussion with experts and elected leaders.

Welcome
Donna Lucas, founder and CEO, Lucas Public Affairs

One-on-One Conversation
Alex Padilla, secretary of state, State of California
Mark Baldassare, president and CEO, PPIC

Panel Discusson and Q&A
Moderator: John Myers, senior editor, California Politics & Government, KQED
Kathay Feng, executive director, California Common Cause
Mike Madrid, principal, GrassrootsLab
Bruce McPherson, supervisor, District 5, Santa Cruz County
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas, assemblymember, State of California