Presidential Candidate Visits Laguna Beach Democratic Club
Following a town hall, with several hundred in attendance, at the
Democratic Party of Orange County headquarters, Senator Klobuchar
headed down to Laguna which, she says, holds a special place in her heart.
Klobuchar began her comments with a story about a vacation she took,
with a friend, while a student at Yale University. “We stayed in LA, but we drove down, every day, to go to the beach in Laguna Beach. We loved it so much. Never did I dream that I would someday be addressing the Democratic Club of Laguna Beach as a candidate for President of the United States!”
Senator Klobuchar expressed grief and sadness about the mass shootings that occurred over the weekend in Dayton, Ohio and El Paso Texas. She spoke, at length, about her year long struggle to enact federal gun safety laws. The Senator described her background as the granddaughter of an immigrant who worked as a miner and saved money, in a coffee can, to pay for tuition at a community college for her father. The daughter of a journalist and a schoolteacher, she expressed her commitment to making college more affordable. Senator Klobuchar also discussed a wide range of topics including climate change, healthcare affordability, election security, infrastructure, tariffs and trade agreements, and consumer safety. Following a question and answer period, the formal portion of the evening ended with many in the crowd chanting, “Amy K, all the way!”. finally, the Senator mingled with the crowd for some time, talking with voters and posing for pictures.
The evening was part of Laguna Beach Democratic Club’s commitment to educating citizens and encouraging greater civic engagement.