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Democracy Wise - Effecting Change in Government

Democracy Wise

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.

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

Recommended by the League of Women Voters:

The Politicians and the Egalitarians:the Hidden History of American Politics  
by Sean Wilentz     

Presidents' Secrets:  the Use and Abuse of Hidden Power     
by Mary Graham    

Public Participation for 21st Century Democracy      
by Tina Nabatchi and Matt Leighninger     

The State of Citizen Participation in America: Research on International Civic Engagement      
Edited by Hindy Lauer Schachter & Kaifeng Yang   

Other Democracy Wise Events:

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. 

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: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
695 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91101