Election forum October 22 explores what's at stake for California

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John Laird, (Stevenson '72, Politics), California's Secretary of Natural Resources and a former member of the state assembly, will headline a forum at UC Santa Cruz on the November election and what's at stake for California.

The forum is open to students, staff, faculty and the general public. Admission is free. It will take place Monday, October 22, from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. at the multipurpose room of Colleges Nine and Ten on the UCSC campus. The third and final presidential candidate debate is the same day and will begin at 6 p.m. A big screen will be set up at the multipurpose room for viewing before the forum begins.

Joining Laird on the panel will be Charles Freedman (Cowell '79, Politics), a host on KSCO radio, Jon Krosnick, professor of communication and political science at Stanford University, and Nwadiuto (DT) Amajoyi, chair of the UCSC Student Union Assembly and a double major in psychology and literature at College Nine.

Moderating will be Eva Bertram, UCSC associate professor of politics and director of UCDC, the University of California's Washington, DC center.

More information is available at http://socialsciences.ucsc.edu/news-events/events/elections-forum.html.

Sponsoring the election forum are the Division of Social Sciences, Colleges Nine and Ten, Latin American and Latino Studies Department, Office of Government Relations, and the Politics Department.