Teens talk security, liberty with leaders
Attorney General Bill Lockyer and other state leaders will meet
with high school students at the State Capitol for a town hall meeting
on security and civil liberties on Thursday, Feb. 6.
The event - from 1 to 2 p.m. in the State Capitol room 4202 - is
sponsored by the LegiSchool Project at California State University,
It will allow students to share their opinions on various state
and federal safety measures put in place since the terrorist attacks
of Sept. 11. The discussion will focus on how strict airport security,
armed security in public, new laws and other efforts have affected
In addition to Lockyer, the panel will include state Sen. Debra
Bowen (D-Redondo Beach) and Assemblymembers Ray Haynes (R-Riverside)
and Sharon Runner (R-Lancaster).
Students from El Camino High and Hiram Johnson High in Sacramento,
North Hollywood High, Salisbury High in Red Bluff, and Castro Valley
High will attend the meeting. Thousands of other students in California
will view the meeting live on the California Channel or on videotape.
Paula Gardner, a professor from the CSUS College of Education, will
moderate the meeting.
The LegiSchool Project is an award-winning civic education effort
of CSUS and the State Legislature, administered by the Center for
More information is available by contacting LegiSchool Project Director
Kolleen Ostgaard at (916) 278-6906 or by visiting www.csus.edu/calst/legischool.htm.
Media assistance is available from CSUS public affairs at (916)