Saturday, September 27, 2008
Palin to Visit Carson
Republican Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin will rally at the Home Depot Center in Carson on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Daily Breeze has all the details.
Democrats Huddle to Watch First Debate
Two days before Friday’s presidential debate, a pair of San Pedro Democrats spontaneously decided to invite their friends to a viewing party at the Los Angeles Yacht Club in Cabrillo Marina.
Dozens accepted John and Terry Miller’s invitation, coming together to root for their candidate and jeer their opponent as Sens. Barack Obama and John McCain held the first of three debates.
Voter Forum Set for Oct. 21
San Pedro voters will have the opportunity to learn about the candidates and issues, ask questions and get politically active at a voter forum next month.
The forum will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 21, exactly two weeks before the Nov. 4 national election. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Cabrillo Marina Community Building, Berth 28 in Cabrillo Plaza.
Leaders of San Pedro-based Democratic and Republican groups will represent their respective presidential candidates, articulating their positions on the major national issues. This is not a back-and-forth debate but a straight speaking opportunity by each party.
After the portion focusing on the presidential candidates, the forum will shift to local politics.
Neighborhood council presidents will speak and boardmembers in attendance will be introduced. The grassroots leaders will explain how voters who are passionate about the presidential race can “think globally, act locally” by becoming active in community issues year-around through neighborhood councils.
Candidates for Congress, State Assembly and State Senate will also speak.
The forum takes place just days before the Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council election on October 25 (9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Cetacean Society Building in Pt. Fermin Park), giving voters an immediate chance to participate in a local election before they vote in the national election.
The forum is sponsored by San Pedro News and the Central, Coastal and Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Councils.
Posted by Andrea Adleman at 12:14 AM