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Props and Pints: It’s the 2014 'Know Your Ballot' party!

The Crawford Family Forum, 474 S Raymond Ave., Pasadena

Miss the event? Want to see it again? Watch the replay above! 

Californians have had to face long ballots in the past.  In 1990, voters were asked to vote on 45 measures, 28 in the general election, 17 in the primary election.  This year voters get a break with only six on the November ballot.  But all six make important policy changes, beginning with the first – a hard fought and politically charged water bond that will fund state water supply infrastructure projects to the tune of $7.12 billion. Following it on the ballot are five measures, including those calling for state approval of rate changes for health care insurance, state budget stabilization, and drug and alcohol testing of doctors.

With increasing complexity and sometimes misleading language, we have a monumental job just figuring out what each proposition and initiative means. Look no further! On Wednesday, October 29, Patt Morrison and her guests parsed the props and the politics behind them. 


Patt Morrison: KPCC contributor and Op-Ed columnist for the Los Angeles Times


Sherry Bebitch Jeffe Ph.D.: Professor of the Practice of Public Policy Communication in the Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California

Bob Stern: former President of the Center for Governmental Studies

*Doors open – 6:30 p.m.
Program begins – 7 p.m.

Helpful Links: 

The Rose Institute of State and Local Government at Claremont McKenna College

The Rose Institute of State and Local Government’s Video Voter Series hopes to reach California voters online to deliver the hard facts about upcoming ballot initiatives. Bob Stern worked with students to produce the videos, which contain analysis of the pro and con arguments, as well as summaries of who is backing what.

California Secretary of State – Elections and Voter Information
Los Angeles County Registrar - Voting and Elections
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