So recently I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet with a local (Southern California) auditor. This particular auditor caught my attention due to their work in the area, and their approach to handling First Amendment audits. I recognized their professional approach to this emerging field, and their ability to educate through, what I would call failed audits (by the police usually).
We met and had lunch, and great discussion on both our views of the process and purpose. I found out many things I didn’t know, as I am sure he did as well. We did find out that we both have the same purpose for what we do, education. Why then should we both continue working on separate paths, when combined we could be more successful? We both thought this was an easy choice.
A decision was made to have the auditor attend our next CALRO training seminar in June 2019. I will be presenting a block of First Amendment audits, with the auditor providing their view and comments to follow. I am sure the chance to interact with a group that is usually veiled in predetermined mindsets would be good for everyone involved. I hope to see some of you at the conference and, as always, keep learning!