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Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall’s “Meeting the Populist Challenge”

Loeb & Loeb LLP is proud to announce that Former California Gov. Gray Davis will be speaking during Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall’s “Meeting the Populist Challenge”. This webinar was presented on June 24, 2021, and can be viewed on-demand here.

About the event:
Since the coronavirus’ outbreak last spring, Californians, as citizens of the most populous U.S. state, have witnessed a multitude of demanding, complex issues that continue to challenge our State’s leaders, regardless of industry or sector. Governor Newsom faced catastrophic natural disasters and pandemic, and a statewide shutdown with devastating social and economic realities. California governors have endured a great deal throughout our almost 200-year history. From an historical perspective, what, if anything, makes this crisis for Newsom different from other crises faced by former California governors? Through a historical lens, how has political messaging looked– and evolved– through major crises?  Besides California, recall attempts are taking place, for example, in Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana and Michigan. Is this a new reality elected office holders must now expect? Is direct democracy growing as a strategy of responsive changes that citizens want?