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LegiSchool Project’s Town Hall Meeting

12-08-2010


Sacramento State’s LegiSchool Project will host the second of three Town Hall Meetings for the 2010-11 school year. It will be held Dec. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Ronald Reagan State Building (large auditorium) in Los Angeles.

The town hall topic is: “California and Immigration: An examination of public policy and student perspectives.” It will be moderated by Wendy Gordon from Assemblyman Anthony Portantino’s office.  Meeting panelists include Senator Denise Ducheny; Marielena Hincapie, executive director, National Immigration Law Center; and Cynthia Buiza, policy director, CHIRLA.

Approximately 110 students from Upland High School in Upland, North Hollywood High School in North Hollywood, and Marysville High School in Marysville will attend the Town Hall Meeting.

The LegiSchool Project is a non-partisan civic education collaboration between Sac State and the state Legislature, administered by the Center for California Studies. The Project’s mission is to engage California’s high school students in matters of public policy and state government by creating opportunities for students and state leaders to meet and share ideas. In doing so, project officials hope to motivate young people to take an interest in the public life around them and to encourage their active participation in the political process.

For more information contact, Megan Thorall at (916) 278-7563. For media assistance call Sacramento State’s Public Affairs office at (916) 278-6156.