Friday, August 29, 2008

Social Change: S.P. Democrats Cheer Obama

San Pedro Democrats applaud Barack Obama’s acceptance speech.

Members of the San Pedro Democratic Club gathered to watch Sen. Barack Obama accept the presidential nomination Thursday.

“It was great to be part of one of the many nomination night parties here in San Pedro and celebrate this historic night,” said club president David Greene.

“Barack Obama once again showed that Democratic values are American values and John McCain the Republican leadership are using slick marketing to sell fear and a broken promise.”

Steve Goldsmith of San Pedro was among the members who attended the viewing party, held at Bagels Galore. As a young political activist, Goldsmith attended the 1963 march on Washington led by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Forty-five years later to the day, Goldsmith watched history being made again as Obama accepted the party’s nomination.

Democrat Steve Goldsmith (left) and club president David Greene.

“Obama’s statement of change was just as inspiring,” said Goldsmith. “Both leaders were and are dedicated to bringing more people into the political process to make positive changes.”

Friday’s Daily Breeze story “Obama raises hopes in South Bay” contains additional reaction from Pat Nave and Bob Farrell of San Pedro.

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