Friday, February 10, 2006

Democrats stand up for your rights and give back to their community. With the attention on Coretta Scott King's funeral this week, we had the opportunity to remember a woman who was both a true defender of people's rights and liberties, as well as someone who took pride in giving back to her local community. It is worth reminding ourselves that Democrats do this in ways big and small every day, and taking time to honor those who embody the Democratic vision of looking out for our neighbors.

To that end, please take a look at this Lompoc Record feature about Art Hicks, a Democratic Central Committee member who has stood up for our rights and liberties, and who has given back to his community, for decades. Art was a Lompoc School Board trustee for 12 years, a teacher at Cabrillo High School, and a pioneer in defending African Americans' civil liberties, both as a member of the Tuskegee Airmen and with the Elks' fraternal organizaiton.

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