Malibu Native, and our State Senator Henry Stern is asking Malibu Democrats to help flip CA’s nearby 25th Congressional District, and Fight the Republican Effort to Recall State Senator Josh Newman (D-29). Henry will be working hard on these 2 races. So Hop on Board and Help Henry and Democrats in These Final Critical Weeks Leading Up to the Primary.
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
RESIST THE RECALL WITH SENATOR HENRY STERN
On Sat., June 2, Malibu’s own Henry Stern will lead a caravan of buses to Fullerton, CA, to canvass to defeat the Republican recall of Democratic State Senator Josh Newman on June 5, 2018.
Josh Newman, Democratic State Senator for the 29th CA Senate District, flipped the 29th District from red to blue 2 years ago, narrowly defeating the Republican candidate. Josh is NOT up for re-election this year. So, in an attempt to improperly overturn the election, the Republicans are waging a recall campaign against him. The LA Times wrote, “Just Say No” to this “abuse of the ballot box”. The Times notes that Newman has done nothing to warrant being tossed from office in the middle of his term. The extraordinary measure of a recall (mid-term “political de-capitation”) was meant to address problems such as elected officials who have committed felonies or have become unhinged. Josh has stellar credentials and a solid track record in the CA Senate. A graduate of Yale and an Army Veteran, before running for office, he started a non-profit, ArmedForce2Workforce, to help young veterans find jobs and rewarding careers. The ostensible reason that Republicans are seeking a recall is because Newman voted, along with a super-majority of the Senate, to impose a 12-cent increase on gas tax, a 20-cent increase on diesel tax, and an increase in car registration fees, in order to rebuild California’s road, bridges and deteriorating infrastructure. The vote came just after powerful storms had washed out major bridges and threatened the collapse of the Oroville Dam. To be sure that those taxes get used for the reason they were passed, Josh wrote an initiative that is on the June 5 ballot, to require that any funds raised from these taxes are used for roads and transportation. The real reason for the Republican Recall effort is to overturn valid election results and kill the Democratic super-majority in the State Senate.
Message from CA Sen. Henry Stern: “Josh Newman and I served as Freshman Senators in the California Senate together. He is sharp, principled and unlikely. Our Senate Democratic Caucus’ top priority this year is to #ResistTheRecall because we can’t let bullies outbid the democratic will of the people of Orange County. Get on the bus and come walk with us to defeat the recall effort against Senator Newman and defend California’s progressive majority.”
Host: Senator Henry Stern
Buses Leave From: LA/Ventura Counties – Specific Address TBA
Buses Arrive at: Newman HQ, 153 N. Raymond Ave.,
Fullerton, CA 92813
You can Google “Josh Newman and LA Times” for more articles.
Tuesday, June 5, 2018, 7:00 am – 8:00 pm
CALIFORNIA PRIMARY ELECTION
The most important thing you have to do in June is vote on June 5. ***** MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW! *****
If you will be out of town, request an absentee ballot ASAP.
- To Check Status Your Current Voter Registration with CA Secretary of State’s Office: Click Here.
- To Check Your Voter Registration Status with LA County Registrar: Click Here.
- To Register, or Correct Registration Information: Click Here.
- LA County Residents: To Find Your Polling Place: Click Here.
If you are currently registered to vote, and your registration address is correct, simply go to your polling place
If you need help voting or getting to the polls, email or call the Malibu Democratic Club at:
Sunday, June 10, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
“MOVE FAST AND BREAK THINGS”
Understanding Facebook, Social Media & How to Make it Work for Us.
Jon Taplin, the Director Emeritus of USC’s Annenberg Innovation Lab, will share his in-depth insight into what just happened at Facebook, and the high tech/cloud-based/social media world we live in. Come hear the fascinating story of how our high tech giants got where they are today, how they operate, and how they impact authors, artists, musicians, as well as our politics and elections. Jon also has some ideas on how we can get a handle on it, and ensure that it works for the benefit of all. These topics are also addressed in his new book, “Move Fast and Break Things”, which was, in fact, Facebook’s original motto. Jon wrote this book before the recent Facebook debacle. His analysis and insight proved to be not only right, but prescient. Jon’s national book tour was sold out far in advance in NYC, Washington, DC and other cities. Book Signing After the Program.
Host: Malibu Democratic Club
Where: Malibu Public Library, 23519 W. Civic Center Way, Malibu
Suggested Donation: $ 10
* Information on fundraisers and events for specific Democratic candidates is provided for those who may be interested in attending these events. The Malibu Democratic Club does not endorse any specific PAC, and is not endorsing candidates running against other Democrats during the primary season. We support all Democrats who are running, especially those who are attempting to flip red districts blue, or keep districts blue in close races.