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PVP Democrats Monthly Meeting

July 25 @ 9:46 am

The Palos Verdes Democrats will meet on September 18th at the Peninsula Center Library at 2:30 pm. We will hear from three speakers on a variety of topics that we think will be of interest to our membership.

Our first speaker will be State Senator Ben Allen, who was elected in 2014 and who represents the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the cities and areas running along the coastline north all the way to Malibu. In the Senate, Allen serves as chair of the Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee, and is a member of the Natural Resources and Water Committee, the Transportation and Housing Committee, and the Veterans Affairs Committee, among others.

Allen coauthored the Senate’s climate change legislation, SB 350, which ensures California will generate 50% of its energy from renewable sources by 2030 as well as doubling the efficiency of our buildings.  One of his most controversial pieces of legislation was SB 277 (Pan/Allen), the bill requiring school children be vaccinated to attend class. Another bill, SB 439, is designed to increase voter turnout by allowing voting in the two weeks preceding an election at conveniently located vote centers, a plan first implemented in Colorado and working well there.

This will be Sen. Allen’s first visit to our club since his election and he will want to hear your questions, thoughts and concerns about how our state is faring.

Next, we will hear from Catherine Leys of the EDUCATORS’ INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS Empowering teachers to repair the world. According to their website, the EIHR’s mission is to develop ”partnerships with teachers in countries recovering from conflict to provide training in the best practices on human rights, genocide prevention, and Holocaust education.

We intend that EIHR will help educators and their students worldwide to better understand the history of mass atrocities, including the Holocaust, and apply these lessons to their lives and the world today in order to create a more tolerant, educated, and peaceful future.”  Catherine will tell us about EIHR’s work in Rwanda and take your questions about that work and the EIHR in general.

Finally, we will hear from judicial candidate, Efrain Aceves, who is running for seat 42 against Alicia Molina. We heard from his opponent in May and July, you may recall.

So, please come to hear from these three speakers or to enjoy the company of like-minded Democrats or just come for the delicious homemade goodies.

Whatever your reason for attending, we hope to see you at the library on the 18th .


July 25, 2024
9:46 am

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