The Political Notebook


(The Political Notebook)

Guest commentary from Dick Gale, Head of the Democrats of Hemet-San Jacinto

Editor’s note: This week we begin a new series of opinion pieces intended to give voice to the Hemet-San Jacinto political scene.  Both Republican and Democratic parties, and that of the Libertarian Party, have been asked to comment on issues most concerning their party and their constituents. Our first article on the “Democratic side of the aisle” comes from Mr. Dick Gale, President of the Democrats of Hemet-San Jacinto. We are most grateful to Mr. Gale for his acceptance of our offer, and also that he took the time to comment. 

From the Democrats of Hemet – San Jacinto

We have been noticing an increased interest in next year’s coming election. There seems to be an increased interested in the politics, both local, state and national that determines the kind of country that we will be leaving to our heirs: that determines the quality of our education of our children, that determines the access we have to quality health care, the kind of climate we will be leaving our descendants, and the quality of our lives.

One of the services our club offers is voter registration. We believe that everyone who is eligible should vote, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, orientation or politics, so we help register all who ask. We have extra busy lately. So if you want to verify your current registration, change your address, change your party affiliation or register in California for the first time, stop by our office at 530 ½ East Florida Ave., in Hemet between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, Tuesday through Thursday. 

It is not only through registration that we notice the increased interest in all things political: a delightful man of 92 years of age stopped by our office a few days ago and wanted help in contributing to Joe Biden. Of course we provided the help. 

A couple of years ago when the future of our Hemet Fire Department was being determined, we jumped into the campaign to keep our fire department under local control.

We have members who are active with our local school districts and local politics. If you would like to learn more about issues-whether local or national, or to engage in a friendly discussion of issues of interest to you, or just make some new friends, please stop by. 

Dick Gale

President of the Democrats of Hemet – San Jacinto

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