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Week to Week: Fall Election 2022

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With less than three months before the November election (and even less time before people start mailing in their ballots), come out to the Club for a lively political discussion of the big issues and key races in the fall contest for Congress.

Will Republicans capture both houses of Congress? Or will Democrats hold onto the Senate? What are the issues that will drive people to the polls, the candidates in key races, and the voter trends that will determine the outcome?

Find out with lively and informed commentary from our panelists. We'll also take a look at significant races in California and the Bay Area.

And come early before the program to enjoy our members social hour (open to all attendees), with complimentary wine (or soft drinks) and light snacks.


This program has 2 types of tickets available: In-person and online-only. Please pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream event.

Safety Protocols for in-person attendance:

  • We follow best practices laid out by the CDC and state and local guidelines.
  • We strongly recommend vaccination for guests, staff, and volunteers.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged while indoors (if you do not have one and would like one, inquire at our front desk for a complimentary mask).
  • We reserve the right to require different rules for specific events as necessary.

Our LEED Gold-certified building is designed to cool with outside air, using digitally controlled moveable windows and large ceiling fans. We are deploying additional HEPA filters inside to scrub the air. This is all in addition to increased cleaning of surfaces throughout the building.

We welcome donations made during registration to support the production of our online programming.

All ticket sales are final and nonrefundable.

Wed, Aug 24 / 6:00 pm PDT

The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States

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Mark Z. Barabak

Political Columnist, Los Angeles Times; Twitter @markzbarabak

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Dr. Larry Gerston

Political Science Professor Emeritus, San Jose State University; NBC Bay Area Political Analyst; Author, California's Recall Election of Gavin Newsom: COVID-19 and the Test of Leadership; Twitter @lgerston

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Carla Marinucci

Political Journalist; Twitter @cmarinucci

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John Zipperer

Producer and Host, Week to Week Political Roundtable; Vice President of Media & Editorial, The Commonwealth Club of California—Host


5–6 p.m. doors open & social hour
6–7 p.m. program
(all times PDT)


$10 members
$20 nonmembers
Free for members
$10 nonmembers