The Wednesday, November 20th Democratic Club meeting in Clubhouse 4 will begin with a potluck lunch at 11:30 a.m. All Leisure World Democrats and their supporters are invited to join in taking part in this pre-Thanksgiving festive occasion. The program originally scheduled for this meeting has been rescheduled for December. Taking its place will be a three-member panel discussion – moderated by Diana Carey – on the California Democratic Party 2019 Endorsing Convention being held in Long Beach on November 15-17. Panel members will include Bethany Webb, founding member of HB Huddle; Laura Oatman, district director for Congressman Harley Rouda; and club president, Mary Tromp. Tromp and Mary Larson, the club’s immediate past president, will also report on the recent Brady California annual conference that took place in Irvine.
The November 2nd Brady California conference began with an inspirational bell ringing ceremony in remembrance of lives taken by gun violence and then moved on to a review of newly adopted legislation and a presentation on gun violence prevention from a public health perspective. San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott was the keynote speaker and also the recipient of the organization’s Excellence in Leadership Award. Elliott is recognized as a national leader in using Gun Violence Restraining Orders. Members of her staff have trained numerous other California cities on the use of these orders to remove firearms from individuals who present a serious risk of harm to themselves or others.
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The Democratic Club’s Monday, November 25th Voter Awareness Series meeting will center on both the potential for new infringement of religion in the Orange County public school system and the enhanced powers of California school boards to block new charter schools from opening in their districts under a sweeping piece of legislation signed into law on October 3rd by Governor Gavin Newsom.
All Club members and their supporters are invited to participate in one or any number of these 4th Monday-of-the-month Voter Awareness Series gatherings, but because of limited space availability, advance reservations are required.
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On Wednesday, November 27th, old, new, and prospective Democratic Club members are invited to gather at 11:00 a.m. at Denny’s on Westminster Avenue to socialize and get better acquainted with one another in an informal setting. For more information about this or other club events, readers are invited to email email@example.com or go to the club’s website at https://sblwdems.wordpress.com. There is also an up-to-date calendar of both club and related events on the website.