by Mary Larson
LW Democratic Club President Mary Tromp and Vice President Kathy Moran recently recognized two of the club’s centenarian members with a visit and a special gift to honor them. Both Bea Roth and Lewis Parker have been strong supporters of Democratic values and the club.
••• The Democratic club welcomed Congresswoman Katie Porter during its March 16 membership meeting. Porter began her presentation saying, “Democrats are the Party that Orange County voters can trust.” She urged members to be aware of, and support Democrats running for election at all levels throughout the county.
Despite the fact that Porter is a well-known member of Congress, two-thirds of voters in the newly configured District 47 will see her name on their Primary ballots for the first time. During her presentation, she outlined plans to get better acquainted with these voters.
She emphasized that she is fighting in Congress for affordable childcare, low-cost prescription drugs, climate action, and a strong, stable, globally competitive economy that works for everyone. She stressed that she is standing up to corporate special interests and doesn’t take money from corporate PACs or lobbyists.
••• The updated California Democratic Party Platform is now available online. Of special interest will be the party’s opposition to the idea of requiring the state of California to provide yearly voucher payments ($14,000 initially) for students attending religious and other private schools, regardless of the income of the family. Supporters of such a proposition have until April 11 to obtain the required 997,137 signatures in order to get it on the November. 2022 ballot. LW voters are urged not to sign petitions supporting this proposed proposition.
••• Beginning April 5, The LW Democratic Club’s Hospitality and Information Booth located outside Clubhouse 6 will be open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. until after the Primary Election in June.
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