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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
November 2007

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

Our speaker will be Judith Alter, on safeguarding our election process. We also hope to have a speaker from the Kucinich campaign.

-- Holiday Party --

Our annual Holiday Party will be on Sunday, December 9 at the home of Dale and Ken Petrulis in Redondo Beach. We have engaged our usual caterer for the traditional turkey-and-trimmings feast.

Our intrepid auctioneer Lee Fink will once again be officiating the White Donkey auction, so save your valuable giveaways. Watch for your invitation!

There is no December club meeting.

Region 17 Meeting

Various club presidents and leaders came to speak at the Region 17 conference on October 20 in Venice.

Clark Lee from the Los Angeles Democratic Club announced an issues forum to be held on October 27 at LA Trade Technical College on issues including health care and global climate change. Eric Bauman was to be one of the speakers.

Regional Director Sergio Carrillo spoke on a number of issues including the need to build the number of absentee voters, and how to become a delegate. Bobbi Buescher reported from our 53rd district on the precinct operations that will get underway in

longer to be the most junior member of congress now that Lily Tsongas has taken office. She talked about Congress's inability to override the president's SCHIP veto and the importance of voting more Democrats into both houses of Congress next year. Richardson does not want to approve further funding for Iraq without a timetable for withdrawal.

Kelly Willis, president of the West LA Democratic Club, talked about the importance of opening up a permanent headquarters that would be open every day throughout the 2008 campaign to support the election.

the local clubs.

Newly elected Congresswoman Laura Richardson addressed the meeting and said how happy she was no

Bobbi Buescher, 53rd AD Club chair, addresses the Region 17 Democratic meeting in Venice as Regional Chair Sergio Carrillo looks on.
Port Safety Conference

With 40 percent of the nation's goods containers flowing through the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, the goods movement industry affects all Southern Californians. Our health -- from higher cancer rates, to exorbitant childhood asthma rates, to premature deaths -- is directly impacted by emissions from container ships, cargo moving equipment, locomotives, and dirty diesel trucks.

The Trade, Health and Environment Impact Project (THE Impact Project), a community-academic partnership focused on reducing the impacts of international trade's impacts on health and community life, is hosting the "Moving Forward" conference.

The two-day conference will focus on the latest health related research findings, challenges for protecting our health, and developing strategies for a future plan of action. By attending the conference, you can continue to be part of the solution to our community's health crisis.

  • What: THE Project Impact "Moving Forward" Conference
  • When: November 30 and December 1, 2007
  • Where: Carson Community Center, 701 E. Carson St., Carson, CA

Registration Deadline: Friday, Nov. 16, 2007 at theimpactproject.org. (See Communities for Clean Ports.)

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