I was sitting at my desk last week when a fight broke out between Justin and Vanessa. There was yelling and throwing of office supplies, doors were slammed and alliances were formed. I sat by as the paper clips whizzed by my head and thought, “how did this happen?” And then I opened my email.
Two words: Term limits.
Turns out that Justin is against them and Vanessa is for them and all of this chaos stemmed from an article in the Los Angles Times, “Study Upends Term Limit Theory”. I read both the article and the study itself and was conflicted; I see both sides and feel like I need to learn more.
But, “what does this mean for tobacco control,” I wondered?
Well, terms limits can have an impact on those legislators who fight for tobacco control…or those who are notoriously against it. I think that with District Days quickly approaching, the impact legislators have on the work we do is on our mind here at The Center, and may have added fuel to the fire in the argument between Vanessa and Justin.
So instead of allowing this fight to continue in such an unprofessional manner (I mean how many paper clips do I need to pluck out of my hair before I’ve had enough?), I called for a debate.
Justin vs. Vanessa.
Pro vs. Con.
Mano a mano.
We will need you to weigh in in the comment field of our blog to help ask questions and challenge each side – think of it as a virtual town hall meeting but for all of California.
So tell me, are you up for the challenge? Will you join the debate?