EDITORS UPDATE: The White House reports that Obama’s trip to Los Angeles has been cancelled so he can focus on the American response to the situation in Syria. From the Democratic National Committee in the Hollywood Reporter this afternoon:We regret to inform you that the September 9th reception with President Obama at the home of Marta Kauffman and Michael Skloff has been postponed. We will keep you updated with a new reception date in the near future and would like to encourage you to attend the rescheduled date for what is still sure to be a great event. A refund is also available for those that do not wish to attend a rescheduled date.
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With a little less than a week until the DNC fundraiser in Hancock Park featuring President Barack Obama, organizers have announced a widening of the potential pool of donors. Originally capped at 35 donors, the September 9th event appeared that it would be a blip on our traffic radar.
Now, all traffic bets for our area are off…as the potential for traffic snarls has risen. For two reasons:
- The President has been scheduled to speak at the AFL-CIO convention in Downtown LA at the JW Marriot on Olympic at Figueroa. That appearance is scheduled for sometime between 2:30p-5:30p.
- The DNC has added more people to the Hancock Park event. A reception and photo line for those who donate $5,000 and raise an additional $20,000 will allow for more people to participate in the fundraiser. More people, equals more cars and more time that President Obama needs to be in the area.
The Hancock Park event will be an evening affair. More info as it becomes available.
The Hollywood Reporter: Democrats Expand Obama’s Hancock Park Fundraiser