Sunday, November 27, 2022

Pollsters, Pundits, Public Officials Offer Insights on Past, Future Political Landscape

CalChamber Public Affairs Conference

Photos by Matt Lara

Adam Rosenblatt (right) of Core Decision Analytics and Robert Green of Pierrepont Consulting & Analytics LLC present highlights from the CalChamber’s seventh annual statewide voter survey on October 26. The survey found voters are concerned about their future, economic security and personal safety.
Marva Diaz (left) of Marva Diaz Strategies moderates an October 26 discussion on how the new maps drawn by the Citizens Redistricting Commission will affect communities and current elected officials. Also weighing in are panelists (from left) Matt Rexroad of Redistricting Insights, attorney Christine Pelosi and Charles Bell of McAndrews & Hiltachk LLP.
The reporter-owners of Puck discuss their in-depth reporting on technology, entertainment and politics during the Public Affairs Conference lunch-time session on October 27. Video streaming, Disney’s succession moves and Netflix’s controversies were major topics of discussion. From left are Puck founding partners Peter Hamby, Teddy Schleifer, Tina Nguyen and Matt Belloni.
Making observations on the legislative year just completed and providing a preview of what to expect in 2022 are (from left) CalChamber President and CEO Jennifer Barrera (moderator) and Assembly Members Tom Daly (D-Anaheim) and Evan Low (D-Campbell). The lively afternoon discussion on October 27 was the closing session of the CalChamber Public Affairs Conference.
Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin (D-Thousand Oaks) listens to comments from fellow legislators during the closing session of the CalChamber Public Affairs Conference.
(From left) Senators Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita), Tom Umberg (D-Santa Ana) and Steve Glazer (D-Contra Costa) participate in the closing session of the CalChamber Public Affairs Conference on October 27.
Covering the need for legal climate change and reform of the Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) at a morning session on October 27, the second day of the Public Affairs Conference, is moderator Ashley Hoffman. Panelists (see photos below) reviewed how courts have expanded the reach of PAGA, predatory lawsuits faced by businesses, legislative reform attempts and the reform initiative filed by the CalChamber and other business groups, the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act, currently awaiting completion of a title and summary by the state Attorney General’s office.
Assembly Member Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Laguna Beach) at the October 27 session on legal climate change and PAGA reform.
Senator Anna Caballero (D-Salinas) at the October 27 session on legal climate change and PAGA reform.
Assembly Member Vince Fong (D-Bakersfield) at the October 27 session on legal climate change and PAGA reform.
David Lanier, former state secretary of labor, joins the panelists (see photos above) at the October 27 session on legal climate change and PAGA reform in reviewing how courts have expanded the reach of PAGA, predatory lawsuits faced by businesses, legislative reform attempts and the reform initiative filed by the CalChamber and other business groups, the California Fair Pay and Employer Accountability Act, currently awaiting completion of a title and summary by the state Attorney General’s office.
(From left) CalChamber Senior Policy Advocate Leah Silverthorn moderates an October 27 session examining the connections between energy supply and climate change with Senators Bob Archuleta (D-Pico Rivera) and Bill Dodd (D-Napa). The senators and legislators in the photo below talked about major issues in climate change and energy, including new goals for emissions reductions and innovative ways businesses can help respond to the climate crisis.
(From left) Senator Susan Rubio (D-Baldwin Park) and Assembly Members Rebecca Bauer-Kahan (D-Orinda) and Autumn Burke (D-Inglewood) discuss climate change and energy issues. As noted above, the group talked about major issues in climate change and energy, including new goals for emissions reductions and innovative ways businesses can help respond to the climate crisis.
Veteran campaign consultants Rob Stutzman (left) of Stutzman Public Affairs, Christy Wilson of Wilson Public Affairs and Adam Stoll of Winner & Mandabach Campaigns provide an overview of battles predicted on statewide ballot measures in 2022 at an October 27 morning session.

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