UC San Diego's Revelle Forum presents Gavin Newsom

Lieutenant Governor highlights and praises the influence of technology on the political process
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Revelle Forum welcomes Gavin Newsom, Lieutenant Governor of California and former mayor of San Francisco, on Monday, February 25, 2013, at 7:00 P.M., to speak about his upcoming book, "Citizenville: Reconnecting People and Government in the Digital Age." As voter turnout declines and approval ratings reach record lows, it seems certain that Americans have given up on government. Newsom argues that nothing is further from the truth. Across the country, he notes the stories of individuals who are bridging the vast chasm separating government from the technologies already revolutionizing our daily lives. He contends that we are in an unprecedented era of citizen participation, and the only way for Americans to secure their future is to reinvent their relationship with their government—as they have countless times before, and have the power to do so again. Newsom will be interviewed by Thad Kousser, UC San Diego Associate Professor of Political Science, who is an authority on state and State of California politics. Please arrive early; doors open at 6:30. A book signing will follow the event.

Admission to this event is $25 per person. To register, call UC San Diego Extension at 858-534-9999, or visit revelleforum.ucsd.edu. The series takes place on the UC San Diego campus at the Institute of the Americas located at 10111 N. Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla (parking is $4 in the Pangea Structure). Advance registration strongly advised. No refunds. When registering, refer to section ID number 092753.

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