What Does the Future Hold for Democracy in California and the Nation? Come celebrate Common Cause’s 50 years of fighting for a better democracy and learn up-to-date, inside information about the state of American democracy as we head into the 2022 elections. Join Common Cause’s national head of redistricting, California Common Cause leadership, world-class election officials, leading academics, and good government activists as we discuss the road we’ve traveled and the road that lays ahead, on voting rights, redistricting, and money in politics. And hear about California Common Cause’s efforts to build the next generation of democracy leaders, who can the fight for the next 50!

  • Location: The Ebell of Los Angeles, 743 S Lucerne Blvd, Los Angeles 90005
  • Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2022
  • Time: Doors open6:00 PM, Program 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Attire: After work event/professional attire

* Masks and vaccinations required (valid exemptions permitted)


Kathay Feng
National Redistricting Director, Common Cause
Bob Stern
Past President of the Center for Governmental Studies
Catherine Hazelton
Founder and Principal Consultant, Hazelton Strategies
Amy Dominguez-Arms
Philanthropic/Nonprofit Consultant
Gail Pellerin
Former County Clerk, Santa Cruz County
Neal Kelley
Registrar of Voters, Orange County

California Common Cause will also honor the past board members and staff who have contributed to our tireless work and many successes.


Mindy Romero
Director, Center for Inclusive Democracy at USC

Event Emcee

Darren Diess
Democracy Heroes 2022 Emcee

Event Chairs

Lenny Mendonca
Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey; Board Member, New America
Lauren Scott
Special Projects Director at City Ballet of San Diego

Our program will include short remarks from each of our honorees, followed by an armchair discussion with all of our honorees about the future of our democracy. We will also honor our members who have supported our organization for many decades!


$50,000+ | Next 50th Super Hero 

10 tickets, 30 seconds on screen, and streamed message/champagne reception

$25,000-$49,999 | Democracy Hero 

8 tickets, 20 seconds on screen and streamed message/champagne reception

$10,000-$24,999 | Democracy Champion 

6 tickets, 20 seconds on screen, and streamed message/champagne reception

$5,000-$9,999 | Democracy Defender

4 tickets, 15 seconds on screen, and streamed message/champagne reception

$2,500-$4,999 | Democracy Donor 

2 tickets, 10 seconds online, and streamed listing/champagne reception

$1,000-$2,499 | Democracy Supporter

2 tickets, 10 seconds online, and streamed listing


$500 | Individual ticket and program listing

$250 | Individual ticket

For questions or more information, please contact Helen Grieco (hgrieco@commoncause.org)