SOURCE: Town Hall Los Angeles

TOWN HALL Los Angeles

October 12, 2010 14:13 ET

What's at Stake for California: TOWN HALL LA Discusses Props 20 & 27

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 12, 2010) -  In its mission to better inform the public, TOWN HALL's Civic Series will convene the panel "Redistricting California: Understanding Propositions 20 & 27," on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy in Little Tokyo.

Redistricting, which occurs every 10 years, is the focus of the two propositions on California's November ballot. Both seek changes to the scope of the new citizens 14-member redistricting commission established previously by Prop 11, and passed in 2008.

Prop 20 removes elected representatives from the process of establishing congressional districts and transfers that authority to the commission. Prop 27 eliminates the commission and consolidates authority for establishing state Assembly, Senate, and Board of Equalization districts with elected representatives who draw congressional districts.

The panel consists of Prop 20 supporter Kathay Feng, Executive Director, Common Cause; Prop 27 supporter Nathan Lowenstein, Attorney; Props 20 & 27 opponent Janis Hirohama, California President, League of Women Voters; and redistricting expert Rosalind Gold, Senior Director of Policy, Research & Advocacy, National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO). The moderator is Jon P. Goodman, PhD, president of TOWN HALL Los Angeles.

TOWN HALL's Civic Series convened panels in 2010 examining the Consumer Protection Act, Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act, and others addressing veterans' needs and the 2010 Census. One of the Top 10 Leadership Forums in the nation, TOWN HALL Los Angeles advocates for no side, represents no particular ideology, and stands solidly in support of free speech, civility and a belief that knowledge is a priceless commodity. Join us as we ramp-up to our 75th Anniversary, visit

All accredited members of the media are invited to cover this event. RSVPs required.
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When: Tuesday, October 19, 2010
  6:30 PM Refreshments; 7:00 PM Discussion with Audience Q&A
Where: National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
  111 N. Central Avenue (at First Street)
  Los Angeles, CA 90012

Tickets $20, Call 213.628.8141 or visit

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