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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
May 2003

Next Meeting

Tuesday, May 27, 7:30 PM
David K. Hayward Center
2000 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach

Strengthening the Club

This month, we will take care of club business to strengthen ourselves for the tough election year coming up. We must address our current financial situation. At last month’s meeting we talked about raising our annual dues. In order to do that, we must change our bylaws and publish our intent in this newsletter.

The Board recommends a dues increase from $15 to either $20 or $25 per person. The dues for our new fiscal year must be billed on June 1, and are due and payable on July 1.

There will be many important topics discussed at the meeting and we urge everyone to attend.

Quotable Quotes


“They arrested Upton Sinclair for reading the Constitution, but they haven’t impeached George W. Bush and John Ashcroft for not reading it.”

Writer-Producer Nat Segaloff

“Government is really inconvenient if you want to make a fortune and run away with it.”

Representative Sheila Kuehl

Open Letter on Tax Proposals

The Honorable Bob Graham
The Honorable John Edwards
The Honorable John Kerry
The Honorable Joseph Lieberman
United States Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

Dear Senator,

In comparing the Senate Democratic tax cut plan with the Bush tax cut plan for 2003, it is clear to us that the Democrats must highlight the benefits for wealthy taxpayers under the Bush plan—those whose incomes fall in the top five percent. The voters must learn how strongly the President and the Republicans favor the very wealthy and how utterly false and deceitful are their claims of job creation under their plan. We have been terribly disappointed by the failure of each of you to take a strong stand on this matter.

We are lifetime Democrats and active members of both the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Beach Cities Democratic Clubs. Our Democratic friends are looking for tax justice and real help for those people struggling at the lower end of our economy.

A Question of Fairness

Over the ten-year period, the richest Americans—the best-off one percent —are slated to receive tax cuts totaling almost half a trillion dollars. The $477 billion in tax breaks the Bush administration has targeted to this elite group will average $342,000 each over the decade.

Citizens for Tax Justice

We will not support, and will encourage our fellow club members not to support, the Presidential bid of any Senator who does not take a strong and visible stand against the Republican tax proposals or who votes for a tax cut that provides more than ten percent of the total benefits to taxpayers in the upper five percentile of incomes.

Sincerely yours,

Steven and Moira Zucker

From the April Meeting

Environmental activist Lillian Light speaking at the April meeting on the erosion of environmental safeguards under Bush

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