You are invited to join Power Shift: Plans for an Angeleno Assembly, a one-hour virtual briefing on the potential of deliberative democracy to empower participation and restore trust in Los Angeles City governance, on Tuesday, February 6 at 3:00 PM (Pacific).
Co-hosted by Represent LA, Los Angeles for All, the Berggruen Institute, and The River Project, this briefing will bring together advocates and experts on democratic governance to introduce how an LA residents’ assembly, a representative cross-section of Angelenos chosen by lot who meet to examine an important public issue, can ensure more voices from more backgrounds are incorporated into the City’s governing process. Residents’ assemblies are gaining traction in democracies around the world because of their effectiveness in rebuilding public trust, solving complex policy issues, and depolarizing communities. Our speakers will include Kacey Bull (Healthy Democracy), Marjan Ehsassi (Federation for Innovation in Democracy), Rob Quan (Unrig LA), and a participant from the Petaluma Citizens’ Assembly.
This one-hour, free event is for anyone who cares about the future of democracy in Los Angeles. If you are unable to attend, feel free to RSVP or send a staff member or friend to the session — and we’ll ensure that you receive a recording of the event.