Wednesday, November 4, 2009

California’s Constitution: Time for an Overhaul: Town Hall

You are invited to join us in San Diego to discuss California's drastic need for reform and Repair California's Constitutional Convention ballot measures.

California’s Constitution: Time for an Overhaul
Friday, November 13, 2009
8:30 a.m. Registration | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Program
NTC Events Center (directions)
Truxton & Dewey Roads
San Diego, CA
Refreshments served
Cost: Free

Register here

Speakers will include:
-Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council
-Bob Edgar, President of Common Cause
-Scott Peters, Former San Diego City Council President
-Matt Regan, Repair California
-John Grubb, Repair California

Topics will include:
-Delegate selection process -Limited scope -Balancing expertise with shared values -Lessons from other states -The initiative, referendum and recall -The alternatives -And more!

Brought to you by: Repair California, Common Cause and the League of Women Voters.

We hope to see you on the 13th!

Repair California

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Statement from Chairman John Burton on Gavin Newsom’s Decision to Withdraw from the California Governor’s Race

I have known Gavin Newsom since before he was born and I have watched him become a fine man and a skilled political leader.

As San Francisco Mayor, Newsom has been a champion for marriage equality and innovative new environmental and health care efforts.

But Gavin does not define himself by politics alone. He is also a successful businessman, a loving husband and a proud new father.

Gavin would have been a strong candidate for governor had he won the Democratic Party’s nomination. And he will continue to be an energetic, effective mayor of San Francisco and a powerful voice in the California Democratic Party.

I continue to wish Gavin and his family every happiness. And I remain confident that California Democrats will have a strong nominee for governor in 2010.