Preparations are in full swing for the LW Democratic Club’s summer fundraising brunch to be held Saturday, July 29th at 10:00 a.m. in Clubhouse 4. Eva Gantz, a singer/songwriter from San Francisco, will entertain. Eva’s musical style is fresh and jazzy, and she’ll be performing a few classic pieces. Fun fact: Eva is also Club V.P. Laura Wilson’s daughter! Like her mother, Eva is passionate about social change and delighted to help raise money for progressive causes. Keynote speaker for the event will be California Senator Ed Hernandez. In addition, all announced Democratic candidates who will be seeking support from Leisure World voters in the June 2018 primary are being invited to attend and be introduced. Tickets cost $25 for individuals and $125 for a table of six that includes family or other non-members. Reservations are required and can be made by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In further preparation for next year’s primary election, the Club is also in the process of securing prospective candidates as guest speakers for their fall monthly membership meetings. In an effort to fully investigate the candidates’ perspectives on the issues, current plans call for dedicating a full meeting for each presenter. Dr. Hans Keirstead (for Congress in the 48th) has been confirmed for our meeting on August 16, Harley Rouda is scheduled for September 20th and Laura Oatman will be speaking on October 18th! The Club extends a hearty welcome to these three candidates!
An overflow crowd turned out at the Club’s June 21st membership meeting to hear Stephanie Campbell speak on the Politics of Religious Liberties. In an engaging presentation, Ms. Campbell seamlessly wove together various themes, ranging from the First Amendment’s religious clauses to climate change. She was warmly received by an appreciative audience. Please see the menu option for a follow-up action on the Johnson Act!