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Past Event

California Considers: Discussing Big, Bold Ideas for the State’s Future

A sample of Californians was asked to react to transformative policy reforms for the future. Hear what they had to say and what it could mean for you and our state. 

California 100, in partnership with Stanford University's Deliberative Democracy Lab (DDL), housed at the Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law, and the UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy, embarked on an effort to ask Californians directly to react to big, bold policy proposals that could dramatically transform the state’s trajectory in the years and decades ahead. 

Using previous Deliberative Polls® conducted by Stanford DDL as inspiration, “California Considers: Policy Deliberations for Our Long Term Success” was designed to center the experiences and perspectives of real Californians from every walk of life to test how significant changes in policy might improve the quality of life for all residents. Participants were given a pre-survey, participated in deliberations with one another, then asked for their final opinions about various policy ideas. These results will be released in tandem with this discussion.

Please join us for an important discussion on California's future.


The program is supported by California 100.

California 100

April 14, 2023

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Angela Glover Blackwell

Founder in Residence, PolicyLink


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Maria Echaveste

President and CEO, Opportunity Institute

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Lenny Mendonca

Former Chief Economic and Business Advisor, the State of California; Member, Board of Governors, The Commonwealth Club of California

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Karthick Ramakrishnan

Executive Director, California 100; Professor, Public Policy, University of California, Riverside—Moderator

Commonwealth Club World Affairs

The leading national forum open to all for the impartial discussion of public issues important to the membership, community and nation. The Commonwealth Club World Affairs of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. Each year, we bring nearly 500 events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to our members and the public, both in-person and via extensive online and on-air listenership and viewership.

The views of Club speakers are their own and their participation does not constitute or imply endorsement or recommendation by Commonwealth Club World Affairs.

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