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


Next Meeting

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

Ballot Initiatives

Our September meeting will focus on the initiatives that will be on the November ballot. Vice-president Toni Alario will be providing materials about each iniative from the legislative analyst's office, the League of Women Voters, and other sources regarding the State Party's stand on the issues. We may also hear from various other persons on some of the key measures.



DAC Opens its Doors in the South Bay

Tony Hale proudly displays what it's all about. Story on page 2.



Convention Confections

Downtown Denver is a grand city, with great transportation and beautiful blue skies every day. It was great to mix with fellow Democrats who are ready to work and help elect our Democratic Nominees, Barack Obama and Joe Biden.

How about those speeches! I was thrilled with Hillary and Bill Clinton's presentations, even the notorious media finally gave them their due. Each night was special in some way; Governor Schweitzer of Montana gave a rousing speech. My heart went out to Ted Kennedy and his family and it was thrilling to hear him speak so forcefully in support of our nominees. What a difference between the faces of the Democrats in comparison to the Republicans. We the Dems are the people and the patriots.

Now to Invesco Field, what a night! We arrived at 1:30 PM, and being a delegate, we were situated on the


football field, right up front of the stage. It was a great show. Al Gore looked great. The next President, Barack Obama gave another great speech and then the arena went wild, with confetti, fireworks and because there were so many people, it took forever to get back to the our beautiful hotel, the Sheraton Denver.

I was so glad my daughter, Elaine, went with me. I was able to get a pass for her the first night at the Pepsi Center and a ticket for Invesco Field, so she has many wonderful memories. She met some great Dems and I got to see some old friends from the past and hashed over the upcoming two months and how we have to win!

"LEARNING IS NOT ATTAINED BY CHANCE, IT MUST BE SOUGHT FOR WITH ARDOR AND ATTENDED TO WITH DILIGENCE." -- Abigail Adams.

Teresa Bird



Convention Watch

In lieu of our usual club meeting, BCDC members joined friends and neighbors at the popular Manhattan Beach sports bar Mr. Pockets to watch Senator Obama accept the Presidential nomination on August 28.

The upstairs room was crowded to the max, but guests fell silent as the Senator appeared onscreen and delivered his powerful speech in front of more than 80,000 people at Invesco Stadium in Denver.

Helping to organize the event were Mark Drabkin, Peggy Carter, and Edna Murphy. Tony Hale joined BCDC President Ray Waters in a brief welcome just before Obama took the stage on television.


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