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Moorpark College and The Colleges of Law welcome the community to attend a special event on November 9, 2023, in the EATM Auditorium at the Moorpark College campus. The event, “How to Save Democracy with David Pepper,” will feature a lecture by esteemed author David Pepper on election law and voting rights. Following the lecture, Dr. Jackie Gardina, Dean and Chief Academic Officer of The Colleges of Law, will engage in a conversation and Q&A session with Pepper.

Pepper, a distinguished lawyer, writer, former elected official, and adjunct professor, served as the Chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party between 2015 and 2021. He earned his B.A. magna cum laude from Yale University, where he was Phi Betta Kappa, and later earned his J.D. from Yale Law School. Pepper teaches election and voting rights law as an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. For more information about David Pepper, please visit

Doors open at 5 p.m. and the program begins at 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the community. Students are encouraged to attend, particularly those pursuing degrees in Law, Politics, and the Public Sector. Attendees may register for the event online. For event information, call (805) 553- 4760 or email

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