Ballot issues and civics event at Pilgrim Place with Senator

Pilgrim Place will host Senator Connie Leyva, chair of the Senate Majority Caucus, on Wednesday, October 12 from 10:30 to noon in Pilgrim Place’s Decker Hall, 665 Avery Rd., Claremont. 

The event—the World Affairs Forum—will present a discussion of current state and local civic issues, especially those on the November ballot. This issues briefing will include insights by Ms. Leyva along with resident advocates. This is not a campaign speech. Senator Leyva is not up for reelection in this election cycle but will share a grass-roots insider’s knowledge of why various propositions are on the ballot and what they mean.

She will also discuss current priority issues confronting state and local California politics from her point of view.

Printed handouts on a variety of positions on the state and local ballot issues will be presented with mostly Q&A dialogue with Senator Leyva. Advocates among the residents will also briefly present perspectives on some ballot issues.

The senator’s district includes Chino, Montclair, Ontario and Pomona, and east to Colton and San Bernardino. First elected to the senate two years ago, Ms. Leyva was the first woman to serve as president of the California Labor Federation. She attended local schools and worked as a grocery clerk while in high school. This event is free and open to public.


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