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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
October 2002

Next Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 7:30 PM
David K. Hayward Center
2000 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach

Our speaker will be Bob Rankin, former vice-chair of the Los Angeles Democratic National Committee. Bob is currently serving on the Credentials Standing Committee for the DNC and the National Senior Coordinating Council. He is a past local president of United Steel Workers of America. Bob’s byline is on “The Voice of Labor,” a County Committee newsletter, and his writing also appears in “Democracy in Action” for the Nor-Cal Democrat.

He will be speaking on several topics including the upcoming election on November 5 and the DNC’s position on the ballot measures.

He will also talk about Senior issues brought up at the Las Vegas convention, and will discuss the dock strike and the Taft Hartley Act.

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Scenes from the Fund Raiser

Our October 12 fund raising event drew a good-sized crowd of club members along with a great showing from our elected officials.

Chitra and Dilip Adarkar hosted the event in their lovely Manhattan Beach home. The appetizers and desserts were excellent, and everyone had a fine time.

George Nakano introduced Debra Bowen, and was himself introduced by El Segundo Mayor Mike Gordon. We will report on the funds raised at our next meeting. More photos inside.

Protesting Bush’s War

10/10/2002—THE NATION’S ACT NOW! WEBSITE

By Peter Rothberg

You couldn’t tell from press accounts, but more than 90,000 people massed last Sunday in nationwide protests against Bush’s plans to invade Iraq. The New York Times reported “several thousand people” filling the East Meadow in New York City’s Central Park for an afternoon rally. But organizers, and numerous Nation eyewitnesses, put the number much closer to 20,000. . . .Check out UnitedForPeace, a site recently launched by Global Exchange, for a comprehensive [listing of events] coast to coast.

Even after the 296-133 House vote supporting the Administration’s resolution, there’s still time to make Iraq a key campaign issue in next month’s elections. Get tips from the National Network to End the War Against Iraq, a nationwide coalition of more than 140 peace and justice, student and faith-based organizations. . . .

It’s important to show support for those legislators who’ve been fighting

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the good fight on this issue. Robert Byrd has been one of the few courageous voices in the Senate. On the Senate floor he made every effort to interject sanity into the proceedings by protesting what he called a heedless rush toward bloodshed. Ted Kennedy, Barbara Boxer and Paul Sarbanes all spoke strongly in support of Byrd. Write and let them know that you

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