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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
August 2004

Next Meeting

Tuesday, August 24, 7:30 PM
David K. Hayward Center
2000 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach

Our August speaker will be Donna Groman, a candidate for Superior Court Judge. Currently, she serves as a Commissioner for the Los Angeles County Superior Court, presiding over the arraignment master calendar.

In her 24 years as an attorney, she has worked in many different areas of the judicial system including juvenile, criminal, probate, and appellate. She has been endorsed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, former El Segundo Mayor Mike Gordon and Manhattan Beach Councilman Jim Aldinger.

Also, Lori Geittmann will be organizing us for precinct walking in coordination with other South Bay Democratic efforts, with our kick-off on August 29.

Paid Your Dues?

Club dues were due on July 1. Membership is $20 per person or $35 for two people at the same address.

Send your check to Beach Cities Democratic Club or come to the August meeting and join or renew.

Activity Calendar

Congresswoman Jane Harman is sponsoring a Voter Registration Rally on Labor Day, September 6, from 4 to 6 PM. Location is Harman Motive, 340 Van Ness Avenue, Torrance

The Kerry Campaign steering committee meets every Monday at 7:00 at Hennessey’s in Manhattan Beach, 313 Manhattan Beach Boulevard.

Volunteer orientation and mobilization meetings are held every Saturday at 9:30 AM at 1828 Pine Avenue in Manhattan Beach.

Receive BCDC Online

To save money, we are inviting members to receive the BCDC Newsletter by email. It costs approximately 70 cents per person per month, or more than $1,500 per year, to print and mail our newsletter.

If you would like to receive BCDC online each month, please email me at and I will add your name to the electronic directory. You will receive your online issue about ten days before the monthly meeting.

Environmental Priorities Program


A man who spent 71 days living in a 400-year-old tree to save it will be the special speaker on the present administration’s environmental policies on Tuesday, September 14, 2004.

John Quigley, activist and educator, will speak before the Environmental Priorities Network at the Pacific Unitarian Church, 5621 Montemalaga Drive, RPV, at 7:30PM. BCDC and the Church’s Social Justice Committee are cosponsors of the event.

Born in Minnesota, Mr. Quigley grew up in the Washington, D.C., area. He studied drama at Cal State, San Diego, and then moved to Los Angeles where he found too much density and pollution and became an environmental activist. The tree he attempted to save was “Old Glory,” an oak tree on Pico Canyon Road in the Newhall Ranch area of the Santa Clarita Valley. He was in the tree until forcibly removed by sheriff’s deputies. His actions were to show what the power of one person can do in the fight to

Signing up Democrats

New member Edna Murphy and Steve Zucker worked at a voter registration table next to a local theater showing Fahrenheit 9/11 on Saturday, August 7. In two and a half hours they took 4 registrations and distributed Kerry-Edwards tee shirts, buttons, and stickers, taking in about $80 in donations to the campaign.

Edna (shown seated in photo) said that on another day, she registered 28 people in four hours. A significant number are Republicans changing their party affiliation.

This tabling station is one of several coordinated locally by Ranoo Shipper, who also works tables herself day after day.

Photo by Steve Zucker

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