Speak Up California - Conversation Kit



California is at a crossroads. We face a myriad of obstacles, from crumbling infrastructure to struggling schools. All over the state, Californians are talking about what we need to do to get our state back on track and how to empower our communities to promote local innovation and improve results. The Governor echoes California Forward when he says we can get California out of the mess it's in by "moving government closer to the people." The State Legislature is interested. Newspapers are covering stories about "state/local realignment" and "restructuring." What does this mean, and how does it impact you?

California Forward wants to hear your ideas about how to fix our state government. In gatherings across the state over the next few months, Californians will talk about a series of policy ideas we are developing—in consultation with experts throughout California—that we think will make our government more collaborative and more effective. If you want to learn more, and want to have a conversation with your friends, colleagues, or family members…or if you want to host a conversation with members of your non-profit, business or community…you've come to the right place!

California Forward has developed a set of materials (below) that you can use to host a conversation, or simply to learn more. We also have an easy way for you to tell us about your conversation – who was there, what people said. We will ensure that your input will be heard by policy experts who are developing a set of reform proposals to be considered by the Legislature, the Governor, and California voters.

Members of the California Forward team are available to help you every step of the way. For more information, contact our team via email at conversations -at- cafwd dot org.

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