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Voice for Democracy
Newsletter of Californians for Electoral Reform
Assembly Houseparties Set for June
are invited to host a houseparty. Itís
easy and fun, and CfER will help you every step of the way. Watch your
email inbox and https://www.cfer.org for
an announcement of the exact date, which will be soon after the June 6 primary
election (having first been set for March 18 and then postponed).
houseparty program is a first step towards an informed and active public,
working to fix our democracy. Our
June event will focus on how British Columbia used a unique and powerful
Citizensí Assembly process to solve some of the most challenging and
politically difficult electoral problems they face.
We will discuss ACA 28, landmark legislation in the California
Legislature to do the same thing, and learn how we can support this
are houseparties? How does
houseparty is a simple gathering in your home in which you invite a bunch
of your friends and neighbors and then discuss important issues.
In this case, weíll be discussing our electoral systems and how
we can fix them.
can invite anywhere from a couple of people to 50 or more, and we will
help you make your party a success. You
donít need to provide lots of food or drink to have a successful party,
and we will provide an agenda and materials like flyers and videos. We
will also host a conference call with a leading expert, which your group
can dial in to.
expect that our featured guest at the June houseparties will be Gordon
Gibson, who designed the British Columbia Citizensí Assembly in 2003 at
the request of the provincial government.
Gibson is a former leader of the B.C. Liberal Party and former
member of the provincial legislature. He is now a senior fellow in
Canadian studies at the Fraser Institute in Vancouver, B.C., and a
consultant on public and social issues.
do I participate? Host
a houseparty for electoral reform. As soon as the date is announced, you
will be able to sign up at http://www.partyhostcenter.com/fullrepresentation
to set up your party and immediately be able to invite friends, etc.
We'll give you a personal website for your party, keep track of RSVPs for
you, and more. You may also sign up by email at .
you canít host, please attend. Reserve the date as soon as it is
if you canít attend, please publicize. Help us get the word out about
these parties. Invite a bunch of your friends to participate and spread
the word to your email lists. An
Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) version of a publicity flyer that you can download
and print will be available on the CfER website.
you have questions or comments, please contact Rob Dickinson at
or (650) 544-5925.
Dickinson, Executive Vice President
To join CfER, or renew your membership, please visit