On Sunday, May 1 starting at 2:00 pm, women from across California will be running to become pledged delegates to endorse Hillary Clinton as the Democratic Nominee for President at the Democratic National Convention.
Please support our NWPC LA Westside leaders and vote at your district location listed below.
Not sure what district you live in? Go to http://ziplook.house.gov/htbin/findrep
CD 28 (Rep. Adam Schiff)
West Hollywood Park Auditorium
647 N. San Vicente Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
CD 33 (Rep. Ted Lieu)
Congregation Tikvat Jacob
1829 N Sepulveda Blvd
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
CD 37 (Rep. Karen Bass)
Sibi Center Adult Day Program
2600 West 54th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Cross Street: West 54th Street/4th Avenue
CD 43 (Rep. Maxine Waters)
Nakaoka Community Center
1670 West 162nd Street
Gardena, CA 90247
Cross Streets/Landmarks: West 162nd Street/Harvard Blvd
CD 44 (Rep. Janice Hahn)
SEIU Local 99
3651 E. Imperial Highway (US Bank Building)
Lynwood, CA 90262
Cross Streets/Landmarks: E. Imperial Highway/Martin Luther King Jr
Caucuses open at 2pm – you must be in line by 3pm in order to receive a ballot to vote. Caucuses are open to registered Democrats who reside in that Congressional District. When you arrive you will sign in, cast your ballot and you can either stay to hear speeches or you may leave. You are not required to stay for the entire caucus to cast your vote.
Voters must complete a ballot, including a public declaration that they are registered to vote as a Democrat. Voters can register or re-register to vote at the caucus – voter registration cards will be available. If a voter is not 18, but will be a registered Democratic voter before the general election (17 year-olds who will turn 18 on or before November 8), they are also eligible to vote.
Any questions? Please contact Barbi Appelquist at firstname.lastname@example.org
Or visit http://www.cadem.org/our-party/national-convention for more information
Let's help get our NWPC LA Westside women to the DNC 2016 Convention in Philadelphia!
The Opinion Pages | CONTRIBUTING OP-ED WRITER
The Abortion Map Today
IN his smart opinion piece last week, “A Mason-Dixon Line of Progress,” Timothy Egan noted the “retreat to bigotry” sweeping across the old South as politicians clinging to the past (under the banner of religious freedom) line up to authorize discrimination against gay people. The column prompted me to think about whether the battlegrounds in the never-ending abortion wars display a similar geographic concentration.
The answer is that to a startling degree they don’t. The battleground is much bigger. With the exception of the West Coast and most (but not all) of the Northeast, recently enacted abortion restrictions can be found almost everywhere.
Since 2011, 10 states, from the Canadian border to the Great Lakes to the Southwest, have each imposed 10 or more new barriers to access to legal abortion. An additional 21 states have enacted between one and 10 restrictions — the lower number in some cases simply reflecting a state’s creativity in having already adopted a long menu of anti-abortion measures.
It comes as no great surprise that each of the top 10 states (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas — only four of which were part of the Confederacy) is headed by a Republican governor. Politics — political culture — outweighs geography.
The Supreme Court is now considering a Texas law that imposes unnecessary and unattainable requirements on abortion clinics in the name of protecting women’s health. The requirements that clinic doctors obtain admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and that the clinics retrofit themselves as small hospitals threatens to force most of the state’s remaining clinics to close. The eight justices heard the case,Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, last month. It’s unclear both whether they will be able to decide it, and if they can, how a decision will affect other kinds of anti-abortion laws.
Some of what’s been happening in states scattered around the country come under the “you couldn’t make this up” category. There’s the Wisconsin law, struck down by a federal appeals court, that gave doctors a July weekend to put their hospital admitting privileges into compliance.
There’s the bill that Indiana’s governor, Mike Pence, signed last month requiring cremation or burial for aborted or miscarried fetuses. (At the gestational age when most abortions occur, the fetus is about the size of a grape.) Women have been mocking the law by calling Governor Pence’s office to let him know that their menstrual periods have arrived on time. National Review, deploring that protest as “silly,” reassured its readers that “the clear intent of the law is not to jail women who miscarry; it’s to discourage abortion.”