PICNIC with Senator Ted Lieu
UNLEASH THE BEACH SUPPORTERS ARE CORDIALLY INVITED!
A chance for dog beach supporters to meet each other and have fun while also having a chance to meet Sen. Lieu and tell him how important the dog beach is to you!
State Senator Ted Lieu To Be Featured Speaker At Activist Support Circle Annual Potluck Public Picnic
Date: Sunday, August 12
Location: Santa Monica Clover Park
2600 Ocean Park Boulevard
Santa Monica 90405
Senator Lieu is the representative for the 28th District and soon will be representing Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades and other Westside areas and is working with Unleash the Beach for a pilot dog beach program in Santa Monica!
No charge to attend. Free on-site parking.
Picnic event participants are invited to bring a vegetarian potluck dish to share.
DOGS ARE ALLOWED IN CLOVER PARK ON LEASH. IF YOU BRING YOUR DOG, PLEASE MAKE SURE SHE IS WELL BEHAVED AROUND FOOD!
The Activist Support Circle is an ongoing open support group for progressive activists helping to guard against activist burnout.
Thank you, Jerry Rubin, for the special invitation for Unleash the Beach members!
In the Meantime...Support Is Mounting!
We have been contacted by California Assemblywoman Betsy Butler, who is running for the Assembly seat for Santa Monica, Palisades and other Westside areas in November (vs. Mayor Richard Bloom).
Rep. Butler has been trying to get a dog beach pilot going in El Segundo and is aware of the many potential administrative pitfalls. She is pro-actively offering to talk to her contacts at the State level about moving our pilot project along and also to working with Senator Lieu.
Two New Influential Supporters Join the Ranks
Thanks to the efforts of Dr. Barry Baum, we now have the support of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association. They have released a statement of endorsement for the efforts of Unleash the Beach!
Ca. Deputy District Attorney Doug Knoll has recently moved to Santa Monica. He thinks it's a great idea to take his dogs to the beach and will be following up that thought to Gov. Jerry Brown and the Sec. of Natural Resources!
We have also written a letter to the Natural Resources Secretary and requested that when replacing the Director of State Parks (who as you know resigned over a money scandal), that they consider finding someone who is more responsive to the needs and demonstrated desires of the community and animals!
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ON THE 12th!!!
Friends and Supporters of Unleash the Beach:
Santa Monica City Council
Senator Ted Lieu
Mayor RIchard Bloom
Assemblywoman Betsy Butler
State Deputy District Attorney Doug Knoll
Animal Defenders International
In Defense of Animals
The Pelican Network
Los Angeles Times
Santa Monica Daily Press
So. California Veterinary Medical Association
Center Sinai Animal Hospital
Animal Wellness Center
Warren Eckstein's The Pet Show
To Wag For
The Omelette Parlor
The Talking Stick Cafe
212 Pier Cafe
The Golding Gallery