2020 Election Series: Campaigning for California
What's happening in CA from the voters to the primary to the general

Amanda Renteria

Chair, Emerge America

Dan Schnur (moderator)

Professor, USC Annenberg

March 5, 2020 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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Our Kal Eisenberg 2020 Election Series will be looking at critical issues and trends, candidate’s positions on domestic and foreign policy, insight on US voters, and analysis of the primaries. 

Our fifth talk in the series on March 5, 2020 will be with Amanda Renteria, Chair of Emerge America, who will discuss the outcome of the California Primary and what it could mean for the General Election, as well as California voters’ key issues, how the candidates’ campaigns are resonating with voters, and what new trends are emerging among voters in 2020. 

Amanda Renteria was named the Chair of Emerge America in 2019, a national organization that has trained more than 4,000 democratic women to run for office. Currently, more than 650 Emerge alumnae are serving in elected office across the country.

Amanda has had a unique and diverse career starting out in the financial industry, moving to education as a teacher in her small hometown community, and finally spending the majority (18 years) of her career in public service. She has served as the Chief of Operations at the California Department of Justice overseeing 1,000 public servants and an $850M budget, National Political Director for Secretary Clinton managing the political and outreach strategy for the 2016 Presidential Campaign, and as a Chief of Staff in the United States Senate during one of the most productive periods in our country's history. She was named one of the most influential staffers by Roll Call and received a number of awards as the first Latina chief of staff in the history of the U.S. Senate. In addition to her policy work, she has also run for congressional and statewide offices. She has degrees from Stanford University and Harvard Business School and is a mom of two young kids. 

Dan Schnur (Moderator) is a Professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School of Communications, the University of California – Berkeley’s Institute of Governmental Studies and Pepperdine University’s School of Public Policy, where he teaches courses in politics, communications and leadership. Dan is currently the director of the Sacramento Bee’s “California Influencers” series, in which he leads a weekly online conversation among 100 of the state’s most respected experts in politics, government and public policy. He is also a board member of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council & Town Hall.

Kal Eisenberg understood that our democracy was built on a foundation of spirited but respectful civic discourse and political dialogue. This breakfast series is named in that spirit, and in his memory.

Last day to make reservations: Tuesday, March 3, 12:00 pm. Last day for cancellations with full refund: Tuesday, March 3, 12:00 pm.