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h2. Jack Gallagher

Professional Comedian, Actor and Writer

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h2. {color:#000000}Cassandra Pye{color}

Senior Director at APCO Worldwide; Former Deputy Chief of Staff to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

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h2. Art Pimentel

Dean, West Sacramento Center-Sacramento City College; Woodland Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees; Former Mayor of Woodland

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{color:#000000}Director of the UC Davis California Civic Engagement Project{color}


[Read her bio here|http://regionalchange.ucdavis.edu/people/crc-staff]


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h3. {color:#3366ff}JOIN US FOR A REAL CONVERSATION{color}&nbsp;{color:#cb3446}ABOUT WHO'S SPEAKING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE{color}

*82% of eligible California voters didn't&nbsp;voice their opinion regarding schools, police, library funding and civic leadership in the 2014 primary. &nbsp;*

The right to vote is one of the most important rights granted to American citizens, yet voter turnout continues to be low.&nbsp; In the 2014 primary election 82% of eligible California voters didn't&nbsp;voice their opinion regarding schools, police, library funding and civic leadership. &nbsp;In an age where people “vote” all the time on Yelp, Facebook and other venues, why is there such a low interest in the electoral process?&nbsp; With such a small percentage of our population selecting our decision makers, have we lost our representative democracy and the voice of the American people? &nbsp;

The&nbsp;_Village Square Sacramento_&nbsp;"Dinner at the Square” will bring 150 community members together to talk about why too many of us _just aren't that into_ democracy and what we might do about it. &nbsp;The forum will be a casual and friendly conversation. &nbsp;We seek to be the best civil and respectful conversation of substance going, and plan to have fun while we do it.

The&nbsp;_Village Square Sacramento_&nbsp;intends to rebuild a modern-day village square and rekindle what it means to be engaged in policy matters that affect our lives and our wider community.&nbsp; We intend to show how dialogue (vs. debate) and disagreement can be held on deeply politicized issues -- while staying civil and getting to answers that work.&nbsp; It's based on proven model built in Florida over seven years that has received national attention and a growing list of converts from around the country. &nbsp;Read about the Village Square in the Christian Science Monitor [here|http://www.csmonitor.com/Commentary/Common-Ground/2014/0611/Civil-discourse-that-doesn-t-taste-like-broccoli].&nbsp;

We hope you’ll join us\!
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h3. {color:#c0c0c0}DINNER AT THE SQUARE{color}

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h2. {color:#5489d3}I Didn't Vote:{color}


h2. {color:#000000}Surrendering Democracy One Vote at a Time{color}


h3. {color:#a94db1}{+}Thursday, October 2 2014{+}{color}

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h4. Pannell Community Center


h4. 2450 Meadowview Road


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_Wine and Beer available for purchase_
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{color:#ff0000}Single dinner ticket $30. ($40 after September 29){color} [Click here|http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=bvdssobab&oeidk=a07e9le8ws4055fc264]

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\\ {color:#ff0000}Couple for one dinner $55. ($80 after September 29){color} [Click here|http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=bvdssobab&oeidk=a07e9le8ws4055fc264]\\
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\\ {color:#ff0000}Season ticket for all 3 dinners $75{color} DATES: {color:#000000}February 26, 2015 and April 30, 2015, check back for topics and panel{color} (savings of $15 over single ticket purchase) [Click here|http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=bvdssobab&oeidk=a07e9le0wl95d2bf7e3] to buy one.


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{color:#ff0000}Tax deductible Village Square membership $68{color} (see membership benefits and become a member online [HERE|http://www.sacramento.tothevillagesquare.org/membership])

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{color:#ff0000}Combination season ticket and membership $135{color} ($68 is tax-deductible membership; savings of $23 over single ticket and membership purchases) [Click here|http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=bvdssobab&oeidk=a07e9le0wl95d2bf7e3]

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