The League of Women Voters, a non-partisan political organization, encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.
Public Invited to Free Discussion about Voting Rights and the Future of Constitutional Democracy
LOS ANGELES, CA -- The League of Women Voters of Los Angeles in partnership with My Daily Constitution invites the public to Constitution Happy Hour, Friday, November 10, from 6-8 pm at Paper or Plastik Café, 5772 Pico Blvd., Los Angeles 90019 for a guided, topical conversation about the U.S. Constitution and its role in democracy. Led by author and international journalist Andrew Gumbel, ("Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America"), the lively discussion will include audience participation and Q&A with the author who writes about the state of the electoral process, democracy and voting rights. Optional food, beer and wine available for purchase from the café. Street parking. Complimentary U.S. Constitutions will be distributed to attendees. Admission is free. For more information, call the League of Women Voters at 213-368-1616.
Andrew Gumbel is a British-born author and journalist, based in Los Angeles, who has won awards for his work as an investigative reporter, political columnist, and feature writer. He writes frequently about politics and the criminal justice system.
The event takes place in cooperation with My Daily Constitution, a project by Linda Pollack that inserts candid public conversations about the U.S. Constitution in spaces around cities and towns. "The US Constitution is a living document, part of our quotidian life, influencing us in both large and small ways daily," says Pollack. For more info, go to mydailyconstitution.org.
Caption: A group of Freedom Summer student volunteers begins its journey from Oxford, Ohio to Mississippi, 1964. Credit: Ted Polumbaum, Newseum Collection.