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California Policy Expo

Contact Info: 
Erika Solanki, Western Regional Coordinator E-mail: ESolanki@rooseveltinstitute.org Amreen Rahman, National Development Associate for the Pacific Region Email: ARahman@rooseveltinstitute.org

 WHO/What/Why

Roosevelt members, both alumni and students, throughout California and individuals interested in California policy will congregate in the State's capital building to present and discuss innovative policy solutions. All students are encouraged to participate. (In other words, you do not have to have any connection to California--just an interest in California policy and politics.)
Policy solutions will address some of the state's most convoluted policy issues including K-12 education (funding and equality), higher education (access and affordability), environmental and healthcare policy issues. Audience members and attendees will include representatives from related and partner organizations, policy makers, assembly members, Congress members (or their representatives), etc.
Select participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals at the conference itself. All participants will engage with local stakeholders who have an interest in implementation of their proposals.

WHEN/Where

Tentaive date: Friday, November 12, 2010: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Program: 1:00 PM - 1:15 PM: Welcome: Message from National
                  1:15 PM - 1:30 PM: Think2040: A Roosevelt Initiative
                  1:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Keynote Speaker
                  2:00 PM - 3:00 PM: Authors Presentations
                  3:00 PM - 5:00 PM:  Reception
 
Tentative Location: Capital Building, Sacramento, California

HOW

Select policy pieces based on thoroughness, relevance, and innovativeness will have a booth and presentation time. Approximately 5 policy pieces will be chosen to present, and each presenter will be given 10-15 minutes. The audience will have the opportunity to sit through the presentations and visit the booths simultaneously. Policy pieces will be edited and printed in a journal titled: Golden Ideas for a Progressive California. 

Interested in helping organize? 

Consider your time constraints, and if you have the time available and interest please contact me. I strongly encourage not only major chapter leaders to get involved but also members of chapter executive boards and policy centers, as well as members.

ACTION: If you are interested in assisting in the organization and development of the California Policy Expo, please e-mail Erika Solanki with the names and contact information, including phone numbers and e-mail addresses.

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