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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
September 2005


Next Meeting

Tuesday, September 23, 7:30 PM
David K. Hayward Center
2000 Artesia Boulevard
Redondo Beach

Protecting Choice

Anne Smith from Planned Parenthood Los Angeles will be talking about Proposition 73 (the “Endanger our Daughters Amendment”). Anne is a local Democratic activist.

We will also be discussing endorsements for the local elections.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

BY STEVE ZUCKER

Here, from pollingreports.com, are the results of two recent polls and two polls taken shortly after the beginning of the Iraq War. All have a ±3% margin of error. Though Bush certainly won’t be impeached, he and his agenda are much weakened.

ABC News/Washington Post Poll: “Do you approve of the way Bush is handing the situation in Iraq?”

9/8-11/2005
Approve 38%
Disapprove 62%
Unsure 1%

4/27-30/2003
Approve 75%
Disapprove 22%
Unsure 2%

CNN/USA Today/Gallup Poll: “In view of the developments since we first sent our troops to Iraq, do you


Help for Katrina Victims

Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath have reminded us that we face challenges close to home. In 2001, FEMA indicated that the three most pressing disaster possibilities were a terrorist attack in New York City, a hurricane in New Orleans, and a major earthquake on the San Andreas fault.

As Democrats, we believe that government must take the lead in planning and preparing for national disasters (man-made and natural). We understand the importance of the federal role, and we believe that leaders who fail their obligations must be held accountable for their failures.

But more importantly, we believe that the first priority is in helping the survivors. BCDC collected over $500 in contributions while tabling at Fiesta Hermosa which we’ve donated to the American Red Cross (through the efforts of Barbara Blum, Diane Strack, Edna Murphy, and many others). But there is more that we can do.

There are a number of events going on in the Beach Cities in the coming days, and many ways you can help. I encourage you to help in any way you can.

Lee Fink

Island Luau

Go Native the Island Way!

Join us for our last evening fund raiser of 2005.

Saturday, September 24
5:00 PM
1314 8th Street
Manhattan Beach

Hostess: Donna Scholtz
Gourmet Chefs: Sander & Ranoo Shipper, Sally Boyle, and Jane Affonso

All adults over 16 years old welcome
$25, cash bar
RSVP: ranooshipper @ hotmail.com or Sally Boyle, 3lO-376-57l7


Camp Casey Journal — Members perused photos taken by Barbara Farren during her visit to meet Cindy Sheehan.


think the United States made a mistake in sending troops to Iraq, or not?”

9/8-11/2005
A Mistake 53%
Not a Mistake 46%
Unsure 1%

4/27-30/2003
A Mistake 23%
Not a Mistake 75%
Unsure 2%

Ted Lieu Sweeps to Victory

Torrance City Councilman Ted Lieu crushed all three Republican opponents and one Peace and Freedom candidate in Tuesday’s primary, avoiding a November runoff election to replace the late Mike Gordon. Lieu captured 59.9 percent of the vote -- three times his closest challenger.

Congratulations, Ted!


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