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Maria Elena Durazo, Executive Secretary – Treasurer, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor – AFL-CIO, spoke at Town Hall Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Her speech, "Who is Fighting for the Future of the Middle Class?" addressed what Los Angeles labor unions are doing to create a decent standard of living for all workers and how businesses, nonprofits, labor, and other civic-minded organizations can work collaboratively for the greater good of the region.

On January 14, 2009, Town Hall Los Angeles hosted a debate on the constitutionality of Proposition 8 and same sex marriage at the National Center for the Preservation of Democracy. Gloria Allred, Founding Partner, Allred, Maroko & Goldberg, debated Andy Pugno, General Counsel, ProtectMarriage.com/Yes on Prop 8, and was moderated by Judy Muller, Assoc. Professor of Journalism, University of Southern California and News Correspondent, ABC.

“Innovation and Micro-financing” was the central theme of Indiegogo’s founder, Danae Ringelmann, yesterday at a Small Business congressional hearing. She describes Indiegogo’s crowdfunding platform as people-powered financing with “perks” offered to donors who fund projects they care about, whether ideas or causes, businesses, artists and non-profits.

On May 14, 2013, Adam Chapnick, Evangelist, Indiegogo spoke to Town Hall Los Angeles on "The Promise and Possibilities of Crowdfunding." Chapnick discussed how crowdfunding engages donors directly with a project, breaks rigid pricing systems, and unlocks the creative process to involve potential funders. "I am here to tell you that crowdfunding provides many benefits to you, but only one of them is funding."



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