Focus on Forums and Roundtables in January and February

Focus on Forums and Roundtables in January and February

Gail Murray moderating 2018 Clayton candidate forum, from video

Martha Goralka, LWVDV Voters Service Chair

Hope you had a wonderful holiday and are ready for this New Year with its opportunities and challenges!

The 2020 election cycle has already started.    We’re partnering with LWV West Contra Costa County, CCTV and the Elections Department for the televised round tables at CCTV studios on January 16th.  The 7th California Senate, 14th Assembly District and the Board of Supervisors District Five roundtables will be broadcast live at 5, 6 and 7 pm.   All of the other contested Board of Supervisors, State Assembly, and State Senate races plus the countywide transportation measure will also be covered earlier in the day.   We need two timers for every race.   If you’d like to help out, please give me a call at (925) 706-1419 or e-mail

But that’s not all!  We’re partnering with the Contra Costa Library for three forums, together with CCTV, the Elections Department and the West County League, and need timers for those forums, too.  The West County League will be providing a moderator and timers for the Forum on February 4th in Hercules for Contra Costa Board of Supervisors District 5 candidates.  We will have a satellite location at the Pittsburg Library and need at least one person to help gather questions from this live audience.  Ann Flynn will be moderating the San Ramon Forum on February 6th at the Brentwood Community center for Contra Costa Supervisor, District 3.  Gail Murray will be moderating at the San Ramon library for Assembly District 16 on February 13th (photo shows Gail on CCTV moderating a forum in Clayton in 2018)We need two timers for Brentwood and San Ramon.

The final live forum hasn’t been scheduled yet – but we’re partnering with the Industrial Association of Contra Costa County to present a forum for Supervisor District 5 –probably in Martinez and probably in early February on a date that doesn’t conflict with our other forums.  We will need a moderator and timers.

I’m hoping you join me in the opportunity to celebrate the League’s 100 birthday by volunteering to help educate voters through participating in these roundtables and forums for both the primary and  general elections.

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