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Repairing California: Time for a Constitutional Convention

Full Circle Fund

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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PG&E, 77 Beale Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00-8:00 PM

California is broken, but the people can fix it. Join us at a special community event discussing the opportunities around a California Constitutional Convention. Featuring a panel cross-sector leaders, this event will be San Francisco's first major opportunity to learn more and ask questions about this powerful method to reform the golden state's tarnished politics. Come and learn more about the process that could profoundly affect California for generations to come.

Click here to read more about the movement to call for a California Constitution Convention...


Agenda (subject to change)

6:00 Networking Reception
6:30 Opening Remarks - Amy Lesnick, Full Circle Fund
6:35 The State of Education in California: Why Change is Needed - Jeff Camp, Full Circle Fund
6:50 The Solution: A Constitutional Convention - Jim Wunderman, Bay Area Council
7:05 The Legal Aspects of the Constitutional Convention - Andrew Giacomini, Hanson Bridgett
7:20 Engaging Citizens in the Process - Steven Hill, New America Foundation
7:35 Q&A with All Speakers



Jim Wunderman serves as the president and chief executive officer of the Bay Area Council, a business-backed public policy organization in the San Francisco-Oakland-Silicon Valley Bay Area. Led by its CEO members, the Bay Area Council is the strong, united voice of more than 275 of the largest Bay Area employers, representing more than 500,000 workers, or one of every six private sector employees. Since becoming CEO in 2004, Wunderman has led the 64-year-old public policy organization to become one of the most influential, effective institutions of its kind.

Jeff Camp chairs the Education Circle of Full Circle Fund, a Bay Area volunteer organization that forms skilled project teams to help organizations turn their ideas into results for children. Under Camp's leadership, Full Circle Fund has supported innovative education-related projects in organizations such as the New Teacher Center, the Parent Institute for Quality Education, Leadership Public Schools, Oakland Unified School District and the California Teachers Association. Camp also chairs the Advisory Committee of the Alt Comp Dialogue, a Full Circle Fund-sponsored project to promote local labor-management discussion of how to use alternative compensation approaches to increase schools' effectiveness in educating children. In 2005, Jeff was appointed to the Governor's Advisory Committee on Excellence in Education.


In an age of specialization, Andrew G. Giacomini stands out as a versatile legal and business counselor with a broad range of skills and expertise. Giacomini acts as general counsel to clients in a wide array of complex business transactions in the areas of real estate, construction, business formation, and financing. He is also an experienced trial attorney, whose litigation practice includes commercial disputes, real estate, and construction disputes. Giacomini brings his litigation experience and instincts to the table in transactional matters and the knowledge and insight of his business expertise to the litigation arena. Giacomini earned his J.D., from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his B.A., from San Francisco State University.

Steven Hill is Director of the Political Reform Program at the New America Foundation, which seeks to identify and develop the best opportunities for political and electoral reform, educate opinion leaders and the public about electoral alternatives, and encourage the formation of a broad-based coalition for reform. Mr. Hill is author of 10 Steps to Repair American Democracy and his previous books include Fixing Elections: The Failure of America's Winner Take All Politics and Whose Vote Counts.

About the Hosts

Full Circle Fund is an engaged philanthropy organization cultivating the next generation of community leaders and driving lasting social change in the Bay Area. Full Circle Fund members leverage their time, money, skills and connections to the service of nonprofits, businesses and government agencies in partnerships that result in significant impact on the community.


The Bay Area Council is a business-sponsored, public-policy advocacy organization for the nine-county Bay Area. The Council proactively advocates for a strong economy, a vital business environment, and a better quality of life for everyone who lives here.


Repair California is a broad-based coalition of Californians dedicated to achieving real reforms that are needed to get California functioning again. While the movement was initiated by the Bay Area Council, it has rapidly spread to include individuals and groups from around the state. While there are a number of organizations who have and continue to sign on, this is decidedly a people's movement. To join, click here.




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Pacific Gas and Electric Company Auditorium
77 Beale Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

Tuesday, August 11, 2009 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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