VIP Salon after Marijuana Legalization Debate



We were proud to present "PRO/CON @ The Pier – The Return of Civil Discourse,” a nonpartisan discussion series at the Santa Monica Pier with independent moderators guiding policy experts through civil debates designed to better inform public discourse on ballot measures and hot issues before Election Day 2016. At our finale debate 7-time Emmy nominated actor and writer, Alan Thicke, moderated a debate on marijuana legalization between Karen O'Keefe (Director of State Policies for Marijuana Policy Project) and Luis Alvarado (Spokesperson for No on 64 Campaign). Immediately after the public debate we held a private reception for our donors, debaters, and other VIPs in the ProCon.org universe. Some photos from that wonderful reception appear below. Photography provided by Steven Jay Photo. Thank you to everyone who participated.



ProCon.org at the Pier final debate on marijuana legalization, Nov. 1, 2016.



Luis Alvarado, Spokesperson for No on 64 Campaign, Karen O'Keefe, Director of State Policies for Marijuana Policy Project, and moderator Alan Thicke, 7-time Emmy nominated actor and writer

Kamy Akhavan, CEO of ProCon.org, and Karen O'Keefe


Alan Thicke and event attendee with her dog


Attendees at the salon


Luis Alvarado, and Sheila McMullin


Kamy Akhavan


Mark Hughes and Janet Baszile


Aura Imbarus, Lea Ann King, and Jeanne Ringe, former Director of Development and Marketing at ProCon.org


Daniel Cody and Zachary Bohn


Daniel Cody and Kollyn Kanz


Karen O'Keefe and Luis Alvarado


Lea Ann King, Shirley E. Starke-Wallace, Aura Imbarus, and Janet Baszile


Kamy Akhavan, Karen O'Keefe, and Forrest Rosenbach


Kamy Akhavan and Ashley Trim


Sheila McMullin