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 Institute, The American Public Trust, Hannah Arendt Center at Bard College, and Public Access Democracy, this 90-minute online teach-in brought together advocates and experts on democratic theory and governance 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 here, here, here, here, and here.) Currently, Public Democracy LA is preparing a strategic plan to stand up a citizens’ assembly in Los Angeles by 2025. Stay tuned.