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Club changes meeting time, place


The Senior Peace Club has changed the day of its meetings to the first Thursday of the month in Clubhouse 3, Room 9. This was done to secure Room 9, which is larger with better air circulation than the previous meeting room. The next meeting will be on today, Aug. 4, at 2 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 9.

The speaker will be Olaina Anderson of Moms Demand Action. She will discuss how people can get involved in bringing about sane gun laws to protect school children and everyone from rampant gun violence.

Anderson joined Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America when it was created after the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A former high school English and journalism teacher, she began her teaching career in 1999, the year after Columbine, and says she “always had a lesson plan and an escape plan.” When Sandy Hook happened, Anderson was a stay-at-home mom to her two-year-old daughter, so school safety wasn’t a daily personal concern. However, gun violence was still too close to home with the Salon Meritage (mass shooting in Seal Beach in 2011) shooter being caught just two blocks from her home. Those two events motivated her to join and eventually lead the Orange County Moms Demand Action local group.

Anderson currently lives in Seal Beach with her husband who is an emergency medicine physician and her daughter who attends middle school in Los Alamitos Unified School District, where she volunteers and serves on the PTA Board.

Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement of “mothers and others” fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence in America. They take a multifaceted approach to gun violence prevention by passing common sense gun safety laws, electing gun sense candidates, working in communities and with business leaders to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership, and educating the public about gun safety.

Wearing masks at the meeting is strongly encouraged. For more information, call Pat Kruger at (562) 357-4040.

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