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January 19, 2018 310-699-8747
Daniel Lee Announces First Fundraiser at Wende Museum with Comedian Byron Bowers
CULVER CITY, CA – January 19, 2018 – Building on the momentum of a packed campaign launch in mid-November, the Daniel Lee for Culver City Council campaign will hold its first fundraiser this Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 6pm to 8pm at the Wende Museum near Veterans Park. The museum, which recently opened in the new location, is a marvel, with an astounding collection of artifacts and art from the Cold War. It has quickly become a cultural touchstone for Culver City, and is the perfect venue for Lee’s campaign.
The Daniel Lee for Culver City Council team promises a night of great food, an open bar, art, history and comedy. Joining the festivities for the night will be up-and-coming comedian Byron Bowers, who has appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Comedy Central’s Why? With Hannibal Buress, and can currently be seen in the new Showtime series The Chi. It is an event not to be missed, particularly if you haven’t had a chance to visit the Wende Museum at its new location: 10808 Culver Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here: https://tinyurl.com/ydxeyt3b. Tickets will go up to $75 on January 22nd, but no one will be turned away because of a lack of funds.
Come help Daniel raise the funds he needs to win! Lee’s campaign is built on three fundamental beliefs: protect the environment, encourage economic fairness, and ensure government accountability.
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October 12, 2017 310-699-8747
DANIEL LEE LAUNCHES 2ND RUN FOR CULVER CITY COUNCIL
CULVER CITY, CA, October 12, 2017 – Daniel Lee, a local activist, Culver City Committee Member, and volunteer mentor who narrowly lost his first bid for the Culver City Council in 2016 has announced his campaign for City Council in next year’s 2018 election.
The new campaign has already received the support of two-term Culver City Council Member Meghan Sahli-Wells, Culver City Vice Mayor Thomas Small, former Los Angeles City Controller Rick Tuttle, and current School Board Member Dr. Kelly Kent. Lee is expected to add many more endorsements and supporters as his campaign progresses.
Daniel Lee has been an activist and volunteer for nearly 15 years, including serving as a member of the Culver City Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Committee for the last 7 years, and as a volunteer mentor at El Rincon Elementary School since 2005. He is currently Project Manager for the James Lawson Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to organizing movements for social change throughout North America, and has served on the national board of directors for Move to Amend since 2012. He is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and the California Air National Guard. He has a bachelor’s degree from USC, and a master’s degree in social work from UCLA.
“I believe a city should reflect the views and values of its citizens, and that governing institutions should represent the opinions, issues, and concerns of the people,” Lee said on his decision to run. “It’s time, Culver City – time to make changes that will make a difference.”
Lee’s campaign is built on three fundamental beliefs: protect the environment, encourage economic fairness, and ensure government accountability.
Protect the Environment: As 10% of the Inglewood Oil Field is in Culver City, we must protect residents from the health effects of oil wells and other environmental hazards. We must also have environmentally sound building codes and a robust sustainability plan.
Encourage Economic Fairness: City government should act to support the demographic and economic diversity of our residents through inclusionary zoning, alternative building practices and affordable housing initiatives.
Ensure Government Accountability: City Council Members should proactively engage with residents in their communities on a regular basis, and represent the concerns of those residents in the City Council.
Daniel Lee’s campaign is holding a Campaign Kickoff Event at the home of Culver City School Board Member Dr. Kelly Kent on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 4pm. All Culver City residents and anyone else who is interested, is invited to meet the candidate and share their perspectives on issues facing Culver City now and in the future. For more information on the campaign and kickoff event, please visit http://danielwaynelee.com.
October 10, 2017
Please join us on Sunday November 19, 2017 at 5 pm at the home of Culver City School Board Member Dr. Kelly Kent for the launch of our 2018 campaign for Culver City Council.