Although there have been certain thoughtful people warning against the idea, the push for a constitutional convention seems to be hitting critical mass.
Next Saturday there will be a townhall meeting at USC to discuss what such a convention should look like. (Similar events will be held in Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Silicon Valley and San Francisco.)
The day features, plenty of kleig light names on the day’s panels. (Although some names are marked tentative.)
The list of organizations thus far co-sponsoring and/or partnering for the event includes: the Asian American Action Fund, the City Project, Common Cause, Mexican American Political Association (MAPA), National Alliance of Latin American and Caribbean Communities (NALACC), the New America Foundation, the USC Bedrosian Center, the United Chambers of Commerce San Fernando Valley & Region, and the USC Unruh Institute, the Courage Campaign and the Bay Area Council.
I’m going. Wouldn’t miss it.
Here’s what the Economist said back in May about the probability and necessity of of a California constitutional remake.
And here’s what Gray Davis said on Monday on NPR.