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A Republic If We Can Keep It:
American Democracy at a Crossroad
with Pamela S. Karlan

June 27, 6:30-8:30pm
Redwood City Main Library, Community Room

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Don't miss this opportunity to hear from the Stanford Law Professor who is one of the nation's leading experts on voting and the political process.


Pam Karlan is the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law and a founder and co-director of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic at Stanford Law School. The Clinic has represented parties in more than fifty merits cases before the Court (and in numerous cases at the certiorari stage) and a wide range of amici curiae (from the bipartisan leadership of the House Judiciary Committee to labor unions and civil rights groups to overseas voters and survivors of torture).

One of the nation's leading experts on voting and the political process, Pam has served as a commissioner on the California Fair Political Practices Commission, an assistant counsel and cooperating attorney for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (where she received the Attorney General's Award for Exceptional Service + the department's highest award for employee performance + as part of the team responsible for implementing the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Windsor). Pam is the co-author of leading casebooks on constitutional law, constitutional litigation, and the law of democracy, as well as numerous scholarly articles.

In 2016, Pam was named one of the Politico 50 + a group of "thinkers, doers, and visionaries transforming American politics"; earlier in her career, the American Lawyer named her one of its Public
Sector 45 + a group of lawyers "actively using their law degrees to change lives."

Assemblymember Marc Berman, July 25th
Menlo Park City Council Chambers
6-8 pm

Legislative Update and Q&A
Bring your questions, concerns and ideas!

Berman was elected to the California Assembly in November 2016 to represent the 24th District.
A lawyer by training, he previously served on the Palo Alto City Council and as the Development Director at the Silicon Valley Education Foundation.
Marc was a leader on the City Council on issues such as infrastructure improvements and financial transparency. A member of Palo Alto's Infrastructure Committee, he served on the campaign committee for Measure B.
Marc graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in Political Science and law school at the University of Southern California.

Assemblymember Kevin Mullin, August 2nd
Woodside Independence Hall
6:30-8:30 pm

Legislative Update and Q&A
Bring your questions, concerns and ideas!

Kevin Mullin was first elected in 2012 and re-elected in 2014 and 2016 to the California State Assembly representing the 22nd District. On December 5, 2016 he was sworn in as Assembly Speaker pro Tem for the 2016-17 legislative session.
Elections reform and strengthening our democracy is Kevin's top legislative priority. His other legislative priorities focus on creating economic opportunity for all, transportation infrastructure and congestion relief, affordable housing, maintaining a balanced budget with a rainy day fund, as well as clean tech and nurturing our innovation economy as Chair of the Select Committee on Biotechnology and membership in the Tech Caucus.
He received a B.A. in Communications from the University of San Francisco, and a Master's degree in Public Administration (M.P.A.) from San Francisco State University.

Sponsored by the
League of Women Voters of South San Mateo County