Andres Temblador

Andres Temblador

California State University, Long Beach

Masters Candidate Applied Sociology California State University Long Beach

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

Democracy is important in maintaining the freedoms we enjoy. Participatory democracy makes it so that everyone can participate regardless of background while achieving a better system of government.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I hope to see a lot of dedicated people working together to make participatory democracy work for the community. I also hope to see new ways in which we can incorporate and institutionalize participatory forms of democracy into our every day lives.