If a resident wants to meet state and local government officials, consider attending the Pacific Palisades Democratic Summer Garden Party.
The summer party will be held at a private residence in the Riviera Palisades on Sunday, August 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. Those who RSVP will be able to meet and listen to Representative Brad Sherman, Assemblymember Jacqui Irwin, Supervisor District 3 Lindsey Horvath and City Councilmember Traci Park – and possibly other representatives, who will be announced.
There will be refreshments, and goodies for purchase at the “swag store,” which includes merchandise and T-shirts ranging from current political issues to retro items.
One member said, “This is a chance to mingle with the electeds and VIPs, in the company of others devoted to saving democracy.”
Tickets for a single attendee are $75 and for two is $140. Virtual admission ($35) is possible, with all speeches livestreamed starting at 2:15 p.m. Students are $50 in person and $25 virtually.
To RSVP click here or call (310) 230-2084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and one club member promises “a real live person will take care of you.”
At a June 2023 PPDC board meeting, members voted support for AB 83 (Get Foreign Money out of California Elections) and support for AB 793 (protect unconstitutional searches of person data for safer access to reproductive and gender-affirming care).
The PPDC also lent support to Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5, which would remove the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman, that was passed as Prop 8 in 2008. Supporters of this resolution include State Senator Ben Allen.
The board also supports the Writers Guild of America campaign for a fair and equitable contract.
The group also supports U.S. Representative Ted Lieu’s legislation, HR66, which is meant to regulate AI (artificial intelligence). The legislation was written by AI, specifically ChatGPT and reads:
Whereas, artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to greatly improve the lives of Americans and people around the world, by increasing productivity, improving health care, and helping to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems;
Whereas, AI is rapidly advancing and has the potential to change the way we live, work, and interact with one another;
Whereas, Congress has a responsibility to ensure that the development and deployment of AI is done in a way that is safe, ethical, and respects the rights and privacy of all Americans;
Whereas, Congress has a responsibility to ensure that the benefits of AI are widely distributed and that the risks are minimized:
[Now,] therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of Representatives supports Congress focusing on AI in order to ensure that the development and deployment of AI is done in a way that is safe, ethical, and respects the rights and privacy of all Americans, and that the benefits of AI are widely distributed and the risks are minimized.