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Joint Venture Joins Bay Council in Call for Constitutional Convention

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Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network joins the Bay Council in the business association push for state constitutional reform. Here is JV:SVN’s press release.–ed.

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PROGRAM

9:30 am
Opening Remarks
Russell Hancock, President & CEO, Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network
Jim Wunderman, President & CEO, Bay Area Council

9:50 am
The Need for Reform: A Silicon Valley Perspective
Liz Kniss, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors (invited)
Richard S. Gordon, San Mateo County Supervisor
Lawrence E. Stone, Santa Clara County Assessor

10:20 am
The Legal Path to a Constitutional Convention
Andrew Giacomini, Managing Partner, Hanson Bridget

10:40 am
Break

10:55 am
The View From Sacramento
Mark Paul, New America Foundation
Robert Cruickshank, Courage Campaign

11:15 am
Dialogue & Discussion

11:55 am
Next Steps, Concluding Remarks
Russell Hancock
Jim Wunderman


Free, but limited to the first 300 respondents)

California is broken.

I won’t belabor the point, because it’s already obvious to anybody who’s been conscious lately: billions in debt, the state is issuing IOUs; our schools have dropped from first to worst; our infrastructure is crumbling; our prisons overflow; and because our districting system elects ideological extremes we’re stuck with dysfunction in our state capitol.

Joint Venture has signed on to a monumental effort to change it, and we’re convening our first town hall meeting July 31st to talk about it. We hope you’ll join us.

What’s the effort? The Joint Venture board of directors voted unanimously to join the movement calling for a new constitutional convention and to work as hard as we can to deliver Silicon Valley’s support for that undertaking. And to get the ball rolling we’re inviting people to the AMD conference center in Sunnyvale to talk about the process and listen to citizen feedback.

The meeting will feature panel discussion and learned commentary from constitutional experts, but most of all it will feature your own comments and advice for us as we move forward. It takes place as follows:

Date:   Friday July 31, 2009

Time:   9:30 am to 12:00 noon

Place:  AMD Commons Building
991 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (map)


The meeting is free and open to the public, but limited to the first 300 people to RSVP. Hasten your reply! We’ll look forward to seeing you on the 31st.

Sincerely,

Russell Hancock
President & Chief Executive Officer

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One thought on “Joint Venture Joins Bay Council in Call for Constitutional Convention

  1. Please send confirmation to Bryan McKown
    425 Market St, Suite #2200 San Francisco,CA
    94105.

    Thank you.

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