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

Next Meeting, Convention Watch

Note New Time & Place!

Mr. Pockets Sports Bar
516 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Thursday, August 28
6 to 9PM

We will meet upstairs in this friendly restaurant to enjoy the Convention on large-screen TV over snacks or dinner. Obama's acceptance speech will be the evening's feature. Come enjoy this well-deserved celebration with friends.

Fair Volunteers Needed

Once again this year, the 53rd Assembly District Democratic Congress will participate in registering voters at the LA County Fair in Pomona. The LA County Democratic Party annually hosts a booth at the Fair. This year, the booth will be open Wednesdays thru Sundays, September 5-28. Volunteers will register voters and inform the public about Democratic beliefs and values.

This year we have signed up for two days, Wednesday and Thursday, September 24 and 25. We learned last year that the first two shifts are best for us, as traffic in the late afternoon is impossible. We will have two shifts both days, 11AM-3PM and 3PM-7PM.

Please call or email me to volunteer: 310-545-0890, BobbiMB@aol.com.

DAC Finds a Home

Dear Democrats of the 53rd Assembly District & Its Environs:

Well, we did it! We have a new Democratic Headquarters in our area. A place to greet friends old and new. A place to work and meet and make phone calls to Red States from -- A Place to Call Home.

On Saturday, August 16, we celebrate our new digs with Food, Fun and Fabulous Democratic Friends.

If you missed the party, you can still help us celebrate our new location, by volunteering or donating to our South Bay efforts to elect Barack Obama and our entire Democratic Slate.

Kudos to Jackie Decker for finding and facilitating our new home.

Bobbi Buescher

From the President

It seems that events keep piling up around us. The message of hope that Senator Obama has

expressed cannot be lost. The nastiness of the campaign is intended to discourage us. I keep in mind the advice of Aung San Suu Kyi to her followers when asked what they could do when everything was so hopeless. She said, “Help someone.”

Compared to the problems facing the Burmese people, we have little to fear. Last month in Knoxville, in the face of a well armed gunman, the people in the Church stood up and rushed him.

We are faced with much less lethal a force in the short run. I fear if we do not stand up and meet the hatred of the right wing the consequences could be much worse than a gunman in a church. The saber rattling we hear from some could lead to another armed confrontation.

In the platform proposal of our Club we rejected preemptive war. I fear John McCain is too ready to use force.

We need to stand up, oppose him and work for peace and justice. Let us continue to "help someone."

In the meantime let's have a party on August 28.

Ray Waters

Seeking Fiesta Hermosa Booth Workers

We need volunteers to help work in our BCDC booth at the Labor Day Fiesta Hermosa. Contact Ray Waters or Toni Alario.

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