This week, BIA-LAV attended BizFed’s Annual Political Forecast. The event included guest speakers: Communications Expert from GrassrootsLab - Mike Madrid, California Republican Party Chair - Jessica Milan Patterson and California Democratic Party Chair - Rusty Hicks.
Madrid discussed the political landscape at the local, regional and federal level and how those implications will affect the future of California’s policies and who is elected into office. The State party Chairs discussed the opportunities and challenges they each face and their strategies moving into the 2020 election. Housing was a key topic discussed in both panels and the need to create more units was a point of agreement among all the speakers.