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Democracy Wise - Democracy 101

Vroman’s is proud to announce Democracy Wise, a non-partisan speaker series designed to educate on topics of key importance to
our democratic system, community, and country.

Wednesday, March 8, 7pm
Democracy 101
Is your high school government class a vague memory? Do you find yourself Googling terms after reading a news report?

USC Professors Christian Grose  (Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy) and Allison Dundes Renteln (Professor of Political Science, Anthropology, Law, and Public Policy) will present a mini-refresher course on our democratic system.
They’ll answer questions like:
What is the Electoral College? What is a PAC? What is an executive order?
As well as taking questions from the audience.

Other Democracy Wise Events: 

Monday, March 13, 7pm
Effecting Change in Government

Whether you’re fighting city hall or advocating for sweeping social change, history has proven that one person can make a difference. And our ability to do so is a cornerstone of our democracy.  So how do you make your voice heard? How can you make a difference?
Representatives from the Pasadena’s League of Women Voters join us to speak to this topic and answer questions like: Do petitions work? Is it better to call or write your representative? Does it make a difference when you do? What is the effect of a march? How do you “fight city hall” locally? How do we as citizens influence policy and effect change? We will also be taking questions from the audience.

Speakers from the LWV-PA will include:
Dorothy Keane,  President elect  LWV-PA
Donovan Steutel,  LWV-PA  Advocacy Director
Sally Hoover,  LWV-PA  Board member

For more information on the League of Women Voters visit their website at http://lwv-pa.org/
Tel: 626-798-0965 Fax: 626-798-0966 Email: office@lwv-pa.org

Thursday, March 30, 7pm
How to Run for Office

Whether you’re hearing the call to represent your community and make a difference in our community or just interested in learning more about the process, join us for a discussion about opportunities to run for office, the best first steps, and what it really means to serve.

Lindsay Bubar will be joining us for this session. Lindsay Bubar, Southern California Program Director of emerge California, is a Los Angeles-based political consultant who is best known for her work recruiting, training and advising women and progressive candidates as they run for office. http://www.emergeca.org/

If you plan on attending one or all of our events, please let us know at rsvp@vromansbookstore.com.
Send us your name, number of guest(s) and note the title of the event(s) you will be attending.

If you would like to submit a question for our speakers ahead of time please email your question to jramos@vromansbookstore.com with the session title in the subject line. Our speakers will do their best to address the questions during their talks; however,
depending on the amount of questions received they may not be able to get to them all.

If you have ideas for future topics for our Democracy Wise series please email jramos@vromansbookstore.com.

Event date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101