Reviving California Community Summit IV: Connecting Californians for Reform

Date: October 5, 2012Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location:  Show map Cupertino Community Hall
10350 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA 95014
Contact: Anu Natarajan
Phone: 408-554-2000
Email: RSVP: Click here to RSVP

Join Reviving California for our 4th annual Community Summit - Connecting Californians for Reform -  to discuss democracy, governance and fiscal reform in the Golden State. SKYPE will once again partner with ALF to connect topic experts and participants in multiple locations across the state to discuss specific ballot measures and how their outcomes will affect democracy in California. This year's event takes place one month prior to the November 6th election. 


  • Rachael Myrow, Host and Reporter, The California Report, KQED Public Radio

Speakers include:

  • Betty Yee, Board member, California Board of Equalization
  • Joe Mathews, Contributing Writer, LA Times; Editor, Zócalo Public Square; Senior Fellow, New American Foundation; Co-author, California Crackup: How Reform Broke the Golden State and How We Can Fix It 
  • Yolie Flores, President & CEO, Communities for Teaching Excellence
  • Peter Schaafsma, Managing Partner, Capitol Matrix Consulting & former Fiscal Staff Director for the Assembly Republican Caucus 
  • Bob Brownstein, Policy Director, Working Partnerships USA & ALF Senior Fellow
  • Michele Siqueiros, Executive Director, Campaign for College Opportunity
  • Rabiah Khalid,  Advocacy Associate, AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement) 
  • Anthony Lin, Senior Field Representative/District Scheduler, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

       ALF Senior Fellow moderators include:

  • Teresa Alvarado, Manager, Office of CEO Support and Communications, Santa Clara Valley Water District
  • Rick Callender, Government Relations Manager, Office of Government Relations, Santa Clara Valley Water District & 
    Vice President, NAACP California/Hawaii State Conference 
  • David HosleyExecutive Director, Sierra Nevada Research Institute, UC Merced

Regional Partners include:

  • Inland Empire Economic Partnership
  • American Leadership Forum - Great Valley (No. San Joaquin Valley/Central CA)
  • American Leadership Forum -Mountain Valley (Sacramento region)
  • Coro Center for Civic Leadership - San Francisco & University of San Francisco Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good
  •  Inland Empire Economic Partnership
  • San Diego Foundation & University of San Diego
  • Southern California Leadership Network

Community Partners include:

  • Afghan Coalition
  • AAUW (American Association of University Women)
  • AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement)
  • APALI (Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute)
  • Hindu America Foundation
  • CAIR (Council on American-Islamic Relations)
  • De Anza College Institute of Community and Civic Engagement 
  • Greenlining Institute
  • League of Women Voters
  • Neighborhood Housing Services Silicon Valley 
  • Parents for Great Education
  • San Jose State University
  • Silicon Valley Chinese American Computer Association (SVCACA)
  • West Valley Community Service


Use Twitter hashtag #CALReform to Tweet questions & comments.

Find Reviving CA on Facebook at, and Connecting Californians for Reform event here.








Reviving California is a project of the Common Good Collaborative, powered by American Leadership Forum – Silicon Valley