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From: Julie Davis >
Date: October 24, 2016 at 5:48:52 PM PDT
Subject: Travel pool report #8, 10/24/16 -- Fundraising dinner at Jeffrey Katzenberg's
At 5:30 p.m., the motorcade rolled from the hotel, with no sighting of POTUS. Crowds lined the route as we passed UCLA, and the ladies of Gamma Phi Beta, most if not all in dresses, were out on their front balcony to witness the event. Waves, cheers and selfies abounded.
Soon after we passed the Beverly Hills Hotel, we and arrived at our destination, the home of Marilyn and Jeffrey Katzenberg, where about 30 guests have paid $100,000 to attend a roundtable dinner with President Obama, which apparently is enough to get a speech the press is not allowed to hear. This is closed press, and your pool is holding in vans outside, mostly out of view of the house. From the little we can see, it is a large, elegant home with arched windows and columns, behind elaborate wrought iron gates and tall hedges.
On the way to the house, we passed a crowd of people demonstrating against the Dakota Access Pipeline, holding signs that asked Obama to halt it. They were chanting "Water is life!" and many also held signs bearing that message.
Here is some additional background on the event from a Clinton campaign aide:
* President Barack Obama is attending a Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) event today in CA.
* The HVF is a joint fundraising committee between HFA, the DNC and state parties across the country that was established to ensure the DNC and state parties across the country have the resources they need to help the Democrats up and down the ballot win in November.
* Funds raised through the HVF are now being used to fund and staff organizing programs in states across the country that register voters, recruit volunteers and organize Democrats to turn out and support candidates up and down the ballot. The coordinated campaigns are being run by the DNC and state parties and coordinate with local, state and federal Democratic campaigns to work to elect progressives across the country.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis
White House Correspondent
The New York Times
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