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SSU presents forums on election

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Sonoma State University will present a series of forums about the issues facing voters on the Nov. 2 ballot.

On Wednesday, Oct. 27, a panel of non-partisan experts organized by the League of Women Voters will present the pros and cons of key ballot measures. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in the Student Union multi-purpose room.

The panel will focus on Prop. 19, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana; Prop. 21, which would raise vehicle license fees to fund state parks; and Prop. 25, which would allow the Legislature to pass the state budget by a simple majority.

Next week, SSU will stage a follow-up event to discuss the results of the election. The presentation will take place Wednesday, Nov. 3 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Schulz 3001. David McCuan, an associate professor of political science, will moderate a panel of guests, including SSU President Ruben Armiñana and Cynthia Boaz, an assistant professor of political science at SSU.

On Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m., political analyst Ronee Schreiber presents “Women in Conservative Politics” in The Commons, located on the north side of the campus quad area. Schreiber, the author of “Righting Feminism: Conservative Women and American Politics,” will discuss the outcome of the election with an emphasis on the conservative female candidates and their impact on the political landscape.

— Ted Appel
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2 Responses to “SSU presents forums on election”

  1. Northern SoCo Taxpayer says:

    What makes the LWV non-partisan is that they don’t endorse on the basis of party or ideology, but on the candidates and/or issues.

    The fact that they’ve endorsed candidates you don’t like in that process does not, ipso facto, make them “partisan.”

    That is totally illogical.

  2. Mike says:

    League of Women Voters, non-partisan?? Is that why they support Gorin, the marijiuana for all propositon and all the other leftist and liberals running for office.

    It would be very interesting to see what their “cons” are on these issues. Who will make the case, Juan Williams?

    All of this done in the center for right wing thinking Sonoma State. I for one can’t wait to see this or maybe I will just turn on MSNBC to get the same party line. It will be a lot warmer and dryer.