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by Mary Larson

LW contributor

The Democratic Club’s next meeting will be on Aug. 18 at noon. This meeting will be either in person in Clubhouse 2 or via Zoom, depending on the situation at the time.

In the meantime, all of the club’s committees—as well as the board—continue to be involved in carrying out their respective responsibilities. During its meeting on July 5, the board voted to endorse a plan designed to alert all LW Democrats about the importance of their vote in the upcoming recall election. It also agreed on a number of possible speakers for the August membership meeting. Information about both of these issues, as well as other actions taken by the board, will be included in the club’s next electronic newsletter.

Any LW Democrat (or supporter of the club) can subscribe to the club’s electronic newsletter by calling (562) 296-8521 or emailing Those who are interested should remember to include their complete contact information. There is no charge for this subscription.

During the July meeting, the Democratic Club board also voted to endorse California Senate Bill 380. SB 380 will make sure that the End of Life Option Act will not expire, as well as improve upon the law so that more eligible Californians are able to access the law. SB 380 is now in the hands of the Assembly Appropriations Committee.

The existing End of Life Option Act went into effect on June 9, 2016. It authorized the compassionate option of medical aid in dying for terminally ill adults with less than six month life expectance. This law will expire on Jan. 1, 2026, unless the new legislation is approved.

There are several other issues in the news that Leisure World residents will want to know more about. Of special interest to all voters, regardless of their political affiliation, is that 60 House Republicans have now joined a Conservative Climate Caucus that is willing to acknowledge the problem instead of labeling it a hoax. This caucus was formed by Rep. John Curtis, a Republican from Utah.

President Joe Biden’s new executive order should also be of interest to all readers. It aims to encourage innovation and competition, as well as boost the U.S. economy. The order covers boosting leverage for workers, lowering the prices of drugs, looking out for consumers and bringing back net neutrality. It also tackles concentrated corporate power. More information about this executive order is in the club’s electronic newsletter. ••• All Leisure World voters will want to be aware that—contrary to what had previously been reported here—the recall election will be held on Sept. 14. In addition, voters will not be faced with having to vote on a proposition titled “A Lifetime Ban After Three Terms in Office for Members of the Orange County Board of Supervisors.”

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