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A Message from DOD President Robert Westwood

100 DAYS !

* January Monthly Meeting: Capacity crowd of 240

heard ACLU attorney from Los Angeles talk about

horrific threats to civil and human rights coming from

this White House and administration.

* February Monthly Meeting: Over 200 attended DOD

elections and Call to Action Fair when several local organizations set up to inform about their agencies and solicit volunteers.

* March Activist Awards: Over 135 attended delicious and fun buffet brunch at Heritage Palms Country Club in Indio. DOD hosted young Democrats and honored

Dori Smith, Bill Simpkins and Pris Richardson for their extraordinary activism. Video presentation was made from Congressman Ruiz and keynote address was by Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia.

Four days later, DOD hosted political activist and author

Christine Pelosi (daughter of Nancy Pelosi) attended by

over 70 people at a private residence in Palm Springs.

*April monthly meeting: Some 135 members and guests

heard from development officer from Agua Caliente

about tribe plans. And, representatives from a local

immigration legal agency gave a chilling account on

the "climate" in our Valley for documented and undocumented immigrants.

Bags and boxes of toiletries, towels, cleaning supplies

and other items were donated to the Mecca Migrant

Worker Comfort Center. Thank you !

* DOD was represented by president Rob Westwood

at rally in support of Planned Parenthood and at tax day


* DOD explodes to over 340 dues paying members!

100 DAYS !





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