Public Democracy LA

On December 8, 2022, Public Access Democracy sponsored Public Democracy LA, “What if the People Governed?” an interactive online introduction to citizens’ assemblies and how they can empower breakthroughs in local democracy. Co-hosted by the Berggruen InstituteHealthy DemocracyThe American Public TrustHannah Arendt Center at Bard CollegeAbundant Housing LA, and Public Access Democracy, this 90-minute online teach-in brought together advocates and experts on democratic theory and governance (including PAD co-director, Leonora Camner) to introduce how democratic lotteries and citizen deliberation works and their relevance to LA’s biggest political challenges. The video for this event is available HERE. (Check out some short, background videos on citizens assemblies and deliberative democracy herehereherehere, and here.)

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