Happy New Year 2014

New CCDC President Bill Wynn addresses the audience.

Get ready for an eventful New Year: Midterm elections will change some faces in Congress; U.S. troops are scheduled to leave Afghanistan by year’s end; Sports fans await the Winter Olympics in Russia and the World Cup from Brazil. Here in Culver City we will have a City Council election in the new year.

Last year at this time, we as a nation were grieving the death of 20 children and 6 adults at a school shooting in Connecticut. Our federal legislators proved they were cowards when they later refused to pass a bill which would require the registration of every gun sold in this country. On December 15 the pageant of death played itself out again as our ultimate gift to the NRA. A student at a high school in Colorado, near infamous Columbine, walked into the school he attended and shot at a few people , hitting two, before he shot and killed himself.

I’m happy to have served two terms as your President of the Culver City Democratic Club. I plan to play a significant role continuing to inform our members, involving the community, and pushing forward a strong agenda at all levels; local, state, national and international. I hope to continue to provide the foundation for the important work that will need to be done over the next year, to elect good candidates to our city council, state legislature, and congress. I look forward to the presidential election in 2016. I hope we will continue to recruit new members and convert independents back into the Democratic Party.

My wish is that we will continue to make the Club more diverse and youthful through better use of social networking. It is critical that we get every Democrat registered to vote and to the polls if we are to take our country back and help Democrats retain their seats in all levels of government. Many other important local and state wide races and propositions will be on future ballots, and with the much publicized, energized Republican base at work, we need to be sure we’re all doing our part to help that people’s interests are first.

Best wishes to you and your family this holiday season and in the New Year!

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