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San Francisco

The Newsom Recall: A Week to Week Political Roundtable Special

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In the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic and amid a widespread shutdown of economic and social life, a little-watched effort to recall California Governor Gavin Newsom suddenly got traction, easily gaining the number of signatures needed to trigger a special election that could remove him from office.

Join us for a special edition of the Club's Week to Week Political Roundtable, as we focus on the high-stakes gubernatorial recall election. How did it come to this? Who is behind the recall? Who is running to replace Newsom? How has Newsom responded? Just how does a recall election happen? We'll dig into all of that and more with our panelists who are experts in state politics.

This program is in-person in the Club's headquarters building. Come early before the program for a members social hour (open to all attendees). And, because you've waited more than 16 months for this, we'll end our program with our famous Week to Week news quiz—with chocolate prizes.


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Mon, Aug 23 / 6:00 pm PDT

United States

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Carla Marinucci
Senior Writer, Politico California Playbook; Twitter @cmarinucci
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Dan Schnur
Professor, University of Southern California's Annenberg School of Communications; Professor, University of California Berkeley's Institute of Governmental Studies; Host, "Politics in the Time of Coronavirus" Webinar; Twitter @danschnur
Additional Panelist TBA
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John Zipperer
Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club—Host

5 p.m. doors open & check-in
5–6 p.m. social hour
6–7 p.m. program
(All times PDT)