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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
August 2006

Next Meeting

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

Organizing for the Fall Elections

Our speaker hasn't been confirmed, but there will be lots of strategizing and volunteer opportunities at the meeting as well as updates from our Democratic leadership.

Club Business

BCDC will have a booth at:

Fiesta Hermosa—September 2, 3, 4

Manhattan Beach Old Hometown Fair—October 7 & 8

Contact Diane Strack if you can work a shift.

We are still seeking a fund raising chair and callers for our phone tree.

The Democratic Action Center has a great new website. Go to: democraticactioncenter.com and check out local events and opportunities.

On July 27, Assemblyman Ted Lieu cosigned SB 840, the universal health care bill for all Californians. Lieu, already a supporter of Senate Bill 840, increased his commitment by becoming a cosigner. SB 840 provides affordable health for all Californians by establishing one universal health insurance plan paid for by one public fund. This is expected to save the lives of thousands of Californians and billions of dollars. To find out more about SB 840 please visit www.onecarenow.org.

Town Hall Meetings

Congresswoman Jane Harman will be hosting a New Direction town hall meeting on Wednesday, August 16th from 6:15 PM to 8:00 PM at the Redondo Beach Main Library.

Please join Congresswoman Harman to talk about the six points in the New Direction for America and how they affect each one of us. RVSP ahead of time because space is limited. Read http://www.democraticleader. house.gov/pdf/NewDirection.pdf for more information.

A New Direction for America

1. Make Health Care More Affordable: Fix the prescription drug program by putting people ahead of drug companies and HMOs, eliminating wasteful subsidies, negotiating lower drug prices and ensuring the program works for all seniors; invest in stem cell and other medical research.
2. Lower Gas Prices and Achieve Energy Independence: Crack down on price gouging; eliminate billions in subsidies for oil and gas companies

Social Security; expand savings incentives; and ensure pension fairness.
6. Require Fiscal Responsibility: Restore the budget discipline of the 1990s that helped eliminate deficits and spur record economic growth.

Congresswoman Harman’s office:

2321 E. Rosecrans, Suite 3270
El Segundo, CA 90245
310.643.3636 phone

Harman Representative Jim Kennedy at the July meeting with Lee Fink and Dency Nelson.

and use the savings to provide consumer relief and develop American alternatives, including biofuels; promote energy efficient technology.
3. Help Working Families: Raise the minimum wage; repeal tax giveaways that encourage companies to move jobs overseas.
4. Cut College Costs: Make college tuition deductible from taxes; expand Pell grants and slash student loan costs.
5. Ensure Dignified Retirement: Prevent the privatization of

53rd AD Democratic Woman and Man of the Year, Denise Moehlman and Ray Waters, were honored at the annual FDR dinner on June 25 at the Hollywood Palladium. Photo courtesy of Ray Waters.

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