Each year, Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 names the most powerful movers and shakers in California politics. We don’t include elected officials. Instead, we look at those who devote their professional lives to fighting for – or against – issues of state politics and policy, including lobbyists, bureaucrats, activists, trade group leaders, Capitol staffers and even journalists.
This year, Capitol Weekly will unveil the Top 100 List at a lively end-of-session reception on Tuesday, August 9. You’re invited to celebrate with us at this very special mixer. Enjoy a hosted bar, delicious snacks and live entertainment from the Little Charlie Caravan in one of the most beautiful historic settings in the city. You’ll have fun! You’ll be the first to receive a copy of Capitol Weekly’s 2016 Top 100 Book!
And you’ll be supporting a good cause: All proceeds from The Top 100 Party benefit Open California, the 501(c)(3) nonprofit publisher of Capitol Weekly.
Open California was founded in 2012 to continue - and expand on - the important public policy work done by Capitol Weekly.
Four years later, Open California is growing. We've maintained a grueling schedule: regular updates to CapitolWeekly.net, the Roundup, The Capitol Weekly Podcast and Political Pulse, produced our quarterly Public Policy Conference series and our Politics on Tap TV show, and our internship program with is growing so fast that we had to get a bigger office.
Come help us celebrate our fourth anniversary at the annual Top 100 Party! Tickets to the Top 100 Party are $100 each, and the ticket price is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.*
Or, become a Friend of Capitol Weekly for $500 and receive four tickets and our undying gratitude. (Call for details.)
Don't miss this very special night - see you on August 9!
*For federal income tax purposes, you can deduct as a charitable contribution the price of this ticket less its fair market value. We estimate the fair market value of this ticket to be $40, so your charitable contribution is $60.
Capitol Weekly Top 100 Party Tuesday, August 9, 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM The Sutter Club, 1220 9th Street, Sacramento
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