Barbara Boxer has made her mark combining compassionate advocacy with scrappiness in a political career spanning four decades. When Boxer won her Senate seat in 1992, after 10 years in the House of Representatives, she was one of only six women senators. After 34 admirable and productive years in Congress she is retiring from the Senate, but not from her fierce advocacy and tireless dedication to making a difference in the world.
In her highly anticipated memoir, The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, Senator Boxer shares her provocative and touching recollections of service and cements her commitment to the fight for women, families, healthcare, and environmental protection. The Art of Tough draws back the curtain on how Congress works, the gut issues that sometimes bring both sides to a standstill, the personal and temperamental qualities that affect outcomes, and the absolute imperative to keep going, no matter the odds.
The Art of Tough is both a memoir of a remarkable life and career and an inspirational call to action, both challenging and encouraging people everywhere to overcome odds they may face and to live their best, most meaningful lives.
Join us for a celebration of Senator Boxer’s remarkable career and legacy with the publication of her memoir. The DWC will co-host a talk and book-signing featuring Sen. Boxer at 7 p.m. June 17 at Peace United Church, 900 High St., Santa Cruz. Get tickets.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
SCPD Community Room, 155 Center St, Santa Cruz
10 am Social – 10:30 Program
Every two years, voters in the City of Santa Cruz, Live Oak, Soquel, the north coast and surrounding areas elect members of the Santa Cruz Port Commission who govern a harbor that was built with local tax dollars, along with state and federal funds, over 50 years ago. The local tax money is gone but the harbor continues to play a central role in our community’s economy and its identity, not to mention the fact that it’s home to many environmental non-profits, is a flash point for some controversies and is base camp for lots of ocean recreation.
O’Neill Sea Odyssey Executive Director, Dan Haifley will discuss the harbor, its history and its role in our politics at our May 21st meeting at 10 am in the SCPD Community Room.
The DWC endorsed Measure S at our March 19th endorsement meeting. Measure S is a revenue measure to provide funding to refurbish our library system. Now we have a chance to pitch in and get it passed. Learn more about it at www.ourlibrariesourfuture.org.
The yard signs are here and we are looking for locations throughout the county. If you have a spot where they will have good visibility would you contact Carol Fuller at email@example.com. Be sure to include your address. If you can find another location or two with friends or family. Please let me know, and of course, I need name and address.
Carol Fuller, 2015–2016 DWC President
The DWC membership met March 19 to make endorsements of local candidates and measures on the June 7 Primary Election Ballot. The endorsements are:
Santa Cruz County Supervisor 1st District: John Leopold
Santa Cruz County Supervisor 2nd District: Zach Friend
California Assembly 29th District: Karina Cervantez Alejo
California Assembly 30th District: Mark Stone
California Senate 17th District: Bill Monning
U.S. House of Representatives, CA 20th District: Jimmy Panetta
Measure S (Library Facilities Parcel Tax): Yes
Measure Q (Cabrillo College Parcel Tax): Yes
Santa Cruz County District Attorney: Jeff Rosell
Congratulations to the endorsed candidates. Learn more about the June 7 election by visiting the Santa Cruz County Elections Department.