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P.O. Box 2192, Redondo Beach, CA 90278
July 2008

Next Meeting

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

Every four years, the Democratic Party assembles a platform that outlines the party's position on a number of issues. For two weeks in July, people all across America will hold Platform Meetings in their own communities to discuss the issues and share their input. The outcome of these meetings will be reviewed by the Drafting Committee as it creates the final Platform.

At our July meeting, we will develop our input which will be provided to the Party.

Good Bye Lunch for Shirlee Browne

Marie Callendar's Restaurant
21211 Hawthorne Boulevard
(Restaurant Row off Torrance Blvd.)

Wednesday, July 16th
12 Noon

RSVP by July 13th to
Anne Faass, 310-316-1503
or Teresa Bird, 310-325-4354

Well, what are you waiting for? The time is now to be sure there is no clone of "W" in the White House. It is time to be ours.

We are working to get up and running by next month with our precinct operation and we need you. Wouldn't it be wonderful to say we have every precinct in the Beach Cities covered!

That is our goal.

Edna Murphy will be in charge of Manhattan Beach. Tony Hale will have Redondo and Ray Waters will handle Hermosa. Yours truly will coordinate with them for the club.

We will also plan to table to register voters and to sign up volunteers.

The other good news is that by the time we go to press, we should have a headquarters in Old Downtown Torrance (yummy close to the Torrance

Bakery). So if you can't handle your precinct, at least put time in at the headquarters.

This is our year for victory.

I am reminded that in 1960 the Harvard Crimson reported a change of address for Alum John Kennedy to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, in a house previously occupied by Harvard alums Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, John and John Quincy Adams. Let us make sure Harvard Law alum Barack Obama gets the same notice.

To sign up call Edna at 545-6252, Tony at 406-8057, Ray at 374-4744 or me, at 316-1729 (all 310 numbers).

Lori Geittmann

Precinct Operations

Beach Cities Democratic Club


I was educated in religious schools and one of the proudest things I learned was the separation of church and state.

This nation began because of people who were persecuted because of their choice of religion. Now we have a proposal by Bush to give taxpayers' funds to religious organizations and public organizations that help people. This nation's founders knew what discrimination of its citizens because of religion would bring and the Constitution has long stood for the separation of church.

Do we want forced religious tenets be imposed on our citizens so that they can eat, be clothed, counseled and sheltered? Believe me, those who have certain religious beliefs will impose their beliefs on the most beleaguered. The religious organizations are now in

place to help people do wonderful works in the name of God, assisted by good people who want to contribute out of their own pocket.

Just look at the rest of the world, where religion has caused hatred, wars and destruction of all its citizens. Do we want the US to become that sort of country? Christ himself said, be aware there will be all kind of evils done in my name. Remember the Crusades, the Spanish Inquisition, Northern Ireland, the Middle East, the Balkans, the Holocaust and so on and so on….

I fear this is only the beginning of the Bush Administration policies. You just cannot take the choice to worship or any other personal freedoms and have government dictate with dictum, monies or any other forces.

Sincerely, Teresa Bird

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