09/28/2015  by Ed Coghlan

VIDEO: Bipartisan Conversation coming to Clovis in the Central Valley

The second California bipartisan conversation moves the critical discussion to the Central Valley this week. The conversation, called "Money, Schools, Jobs and You", will begin at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, September 29 in Clovis.

The conversations featured two Democrat and two Republican leaders in California--former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed and educator Marshall Tuck are the Democrats, joined on stage with Interim Dean of the Pepperdine School of Public Policy Pete Peterson and Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, both Republicans.

There will also be a response panel in Clovis it will comprise of three well known Fresno leaders: California State University, Fresno President Joe Castro, Fresno Unified School District Superintendent Mike Hanson, and the Fresno Bee's Bill McEwen.

Register for the free event here.

The first bipartisan conversation was held in San Jose in August. Read a wrap-up of the event.

The common theme among the participants can be be summed up in three ways:

  • Define the challenge
  • Be Transparent in the process
  • Engage more people to find solutions

One of the challenges is finding more middle class jobs for California:

Categories: Community Services, School Governance, Democracy, Bipartisan Conversations, Civic Engagement, Elections, Fiscal Reform, Economy, Civic Engagement, Education, Elections

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