Senator Boxer to be Honored

Senator Barbara Boxer will receive the Froehlich Award for political courage from the Pacific Palisades Democratic Club on Monday, August 22, at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel in Santa Monica. All are invited.

The reception starts at 6 p.m. and the awards ceremony at 7 p.m. The cost is $125 per person for the reception, a light dinner and a wine and beer bar. The VIP ticket ($250)also includes a VIP reception, photos with honorees, a signed copy of Senator Boxer’s memoir The Art of Tough: Fearlessly Facing Politics and Life, free parking and reserved seating at the awards ceremony.

Boxer, 75, who has been a Senator since 1993, and was in the House of Representa-

tives from 1983-93, announced in January 2015 that she would not be seeking reelection this year. She is the ranking member of the Environment & Public Works committee, vice chairman of the Select Committee on Ethics and a member of the Foreign Relations committee.

Comedian Paula Poundstone will emcee the awards ceremony. Dr. Paul Song and actor/author Mike Farrell will receive the Berke Award for Human Rights, given in memory of former club president Bob Berke.

Song is a physician, progressive activist and biotechnology executive. The Los Angeles resident serves as co-chairman of the Campaign for a Healthy California.

Farrell, who is best known for his role as Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the television series M*A*S*H, has been a social activist for years including serving as co-chair of the Human Rights Watch California committee and president of Death Penalty Focus. He also serves on the advisory board of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation.

The evening’s proceeds will fund the 2016 Westside Democratic Headquarters andsupportDemocraticcandidatesand causes in the November election.

The event is not tax deductible. To purchase a ticket(s) visit or send a check to P.O. Box 343, Pacific Palisades 90272 or call (310) 230-2084 or email

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