The West Los Angeles Democratic Club has scheduled a legislative summit in Westchester Saturday, April 4th, featuring State Senator Jenny Oropeza and Assemblywoman Julia Brownley.

The summit will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 West Manchester Ave.

The legislators plan to address the California budget deficit, their top priority issues and the ballot measures in the May 19th special election.

ìThese are difficult times in Sacramento and we need to stay engaged in the issues important to progressives and Democrats throughout the Westside,î club president Cara Robin said. ìThis forum allows our membership, as well as the public, to hear directly from two of the legislatureís most influential Democrats on a wide ranging host of issues including the state budget impasse.î

The summit will be part of a greater organizational meeting in which the club will offer an endorsement for the upcoming special election to fill the congressional vacancy created by the appointment of Hilda Solis as President Barack Obamaís secretary of labor.

Oropeza represents the Senateís 28th District, which covers most of the South Bay, as well as Mar Vista, Venice, Palms, Playa del Rey and Westchester. She is a former member of the State Assembly, where she served as chair of the Budget Committee. A former trustee of the California State University system, Oropeza served as a member of the Long Beach school board and the Long Beach City Council.

Brownley represents the Assemblyís 41st District, which includes Santa Monica, Malibu and Woodland Hills.

She is a former member of the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District and was named YWCA Woman of the Year for her service to the school district in 2006. Brownley serves as chairperson of the Assemblyís Budget Subcommittee on Education.

Information, www.westlademclub.org/.

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