November President’s Report

By Kathy Bradford —

This month’s meeting was Why Is It So Hard to Make Climate Policy and it was mostly a spirited give and take between panelists Dr. Danny Cullenward and Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi.  Dr. Cullenward is the Policy Director at CarbonPlan, a Research Fellow at American University’s Institute for Carbon Removal Law & Policy and the author (with David G. Victor) of Making Climate Policy Work.  Hopefully, we all know Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi, District 66, the co-author of AB 1395, the California Climate Crisis Act.  Please read Fraser Perkins’ summary and review of their presentation in our newsletter.  A video of the discussion is available through the link provided at the end of his article.

Welcome to new and returning new members for September and October – Mehran and Farhad Mosfeghi, Paloma Kato, Cecelia Barrett, Ramona Gifford, William Blake Butler, David Zygielbaum and Zoe Armas, Douglas Albrect and family, Ray Dibble and Judy Willis. Welcome to the PV Democrats and we hope you enjoy our newsletter and meetings.

There is still time to get your tickets to the LACDP Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Awards for 2021 on Saturday, November 6 with a VIP reception (in person) from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., and a (virtual) awards program starting at 7:30 p.m.  They will be honoring 48 Democrats of the Year from our 24 Assembly Districts, including AD 66 volunteers Cathy Familathe and Paul Seo; and the Pat Eastman Volunteers of the Year, Shanna Ingalsbee and our own PV Democrat Tony Hale.  Tickets can be purchased at the link on our website –

Pacific Unitarian Church presents Social Justice Movie Night featuring KISS THE GROUND, a film about a revolutionary group of activists, scientists, farmers and politicians who band together in a global movement of “Regenerative Agriculture” that could balance our climate, replenish our vast water supplies, and feed the world.  The local viewing is at the Pacific Unitarian Church on Friday, November 5, 7:00 p.m. The church is at 5621 Montemalaga Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes.  The film is also available through Netflix.

Our next virtual meeting will be held on November 21 and is titled A Right to Housing.  UCLA Law Professor Jonathan Zasloff, a long-time advocate for fair housing, will explain how our right to housing is a first step to housing the homeless and affordable housing.  Hope you can attend.

Finally, we hope to see you at the PVP Chamber of Commerce Fall Festival on the weekend of October 30 and 31, where we will have a PV Democrats booth in the community marketplace area.  The carnival starts Friday 4:00 p.m., October 29 with carnival rides, LIVE music, beer and wine, good eats, a costume contest for kids, Health and Wellness fair and more.  The community marketplace will be available Saturday and Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  You can find more information about the fair at  See you there!

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