The Democratic Club’s next meeting is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. in Clubhouse 2 on August 18th. Members are looking forward to the prospect of gathering face-to-face for the first time in far too many months. High on their list of priorities for discussion will be how to counter the vast amount of misinformation being fed to potential California voters in anticipation of the September 14th Special Election.
Using baseless claims of voting fraud and improper registration in past elections, a California based organization is reportedly planning to recruit an “army” of 30,000 volunteers to police the polls. The Los Angeles Times editorial staff calls this prospect “extremely concerning.”
Fortunately, most of our Leisure World residents vote by mail. Thanks to the foresight of our own GRF, we will again have an official ballot drop off box inside our gates.
Gov. Gavin Newsom will most likely hold on to his seat. It is not a secret that a majority of voters lean Democratic in California. However, as the Times editorial staff warns, a Newsom win “could result in more claims of massive fraud, refusal to recognize the results of the election and the beginning of an all-out assault on the elections process” in California.
Club members at their August 18th meeting will also have an opportunity to discuss the ramifications of another possible recall election. It would be an attempt to oust every one of the Los Alamitos Unified School Board trustees, be they Democrat or Republican.
The School Board’s “crime”—according to some—was to unanimously support an elective ethnic studies curriculum for their older students. If this second recall election does happen, Leisure World voters have the potential of being a very influential force in the outcome.
In preparation for this possible second recall election, all Leisure World Democrats and supporters are urged to purchase and read the book that will be used as the primary text in the Los Alamitos School District. A DIFFERENT MIRROR . . . by Ronald Takaki is available on Amazon and other on-line sites.
To some of us, reading this book has been an eye-opener. As one reviewer writes, “The ‘mirror’ that Takaki holds up to the U.S. reflects a multicultural history of oppression and exploitation, but also struggle, solidarity and community.” Some of us—after reading this book designed for young people— are even reading Takaki’s original book on this subject matter!
In addition to addressing issues related to the Sept 14th election during their August meeting, the Democratic Club is initiating a project to reach Leisure World voters directly. The project will include providing accurate, up-to-date information about the attempted recall. Club members interested in participating in this effort are invited to call (562) 412-0898 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include complete contact information, including address, email and phone number.
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