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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 universe. Some photos from that wonderful reception appear below. Photography provided by Steven Jay Photo. Thank you to everyone who participated. 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, 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

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