Town Hall Meetings in California

by HRC Staff

The passage of Proposition 8 has left many wondering what went wrong and what's next. Community forums across the state of California will give supporters of equality an opportunity to discuss the campaign and figure out what went right, what went wrong and where we go from here. Forums are already planned for San Francisco, Orange County and Marin County.

San Francisco
Thursday, November 20, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Veteran's War Memorial Building
401 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco
To assist contact:

Orange County
Sunday, November 30, 5 - 8 PM
Irvine United Congregational Church
4915 Alton Parkway
Contact: Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong,

Marin County
Thursday, December 4, 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Acqua Hotel
555 Redwood Highway
Mill Valley
Contact: Paula

If you are interested in joining the community forum planning committee in your area, please contact the leaders identified below.

Alameda County- Molly McKay at (510) 332-0872 and Pamela Brown at (510) 384-3655 or both at (there will be several community forums TBA, Oakland, Berkeley, Hayward and Fremont)

Butte County- Rob Regur at

Contra Costa County- Leslie Stewart (925) 765-6064 and or

Fresno County- Jason Scott at (559) 323-4283 or or

Humboldt County- Jason Pablante at

Kern County- Whitney Weddell at (661) 204-3180 or or

Kings County- Hope Attenhoffer at

Laguna Area- Audrey Prosser at

Lake County- Laurie Billig at (707) 891-3385 or or

Los Angeles County - Geoff Scowcroft & Peter Wolf at

Marin County- Dolores Caruthers and Laura Espinosa at and Spectrum Center

Mendocino County-Theresa and Jennifer Sookne-Mizell at (707) 354-4219 or at

Napa County- Lisa and Renee Fannin at (760) 613-9952 or at

Nevada County- Charlie Landau and Jim Richards at

Placer County- Toby Adams at

Palm Springs - Terry Applegate at

Riverside County (Inland Empire coalition)-Alison Bowenat

Sacramento County- Christine Allen at with Laurie McBride and the Lambda Center

San Diego County - Jennifer Schumaker for North County/Oceanside area at 760-877-4396 or at and for Greater San Diego County, Joel Trambley, HRC at and Fernando Lopez, MEUSA at SD LGBT Center has already hosted the first town hall and a second Community Forum is coming, please checkon-line for information.

San Joaquin County- Martina Virrey at (209) 518-9102 or at or

San Luis Obispo County- David Kilburn at

San Mateo County/ San Francisco Peninsula- Don Diltz for Marriage Equality Peninsula Coalition or Jeffrey Adair for HRCat

Santa Clara County -Leslie Bulbuk with BAYMEC

Solano County- Jeff Janis-Kitzmiller at (707) 428-6684 or at

Sonoma County - Chari Davidson at (888) 271-5697 or

Stanislaus County- Beth Holden-Soto at and Stephanie (209) 614-7532

Tulare County- Jamie Garza at 756-0725 or

Yolo County - Shelly Bales and Ellen Pontac at (530) 753 8283 or at or

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