Quotable Del Mar

Rose Ann Sharp

“The Second Amendment is not a license to kill. Gun violence is predictable and preventable. A proven way is to regulate access to military-style assault weapons that have been used in almost every mass murder in America. The 1994 Assault Weapons Ban reduced gun violence by 43%, and its expiration in 2004 increased the number of deaths by 239%.” – From Sandpiper Commentary, “Gun Violence is Predictable and Preventable: You Can Help Stop the Violence Del

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Rosanne Holliday

“Del Mar’s really small. When you live in Del Mar, it’s a full-time job.”  – From Del Mar Times interview (bit.ly/RosanneH) Rosanne’s quip captures a core truth about “the Del Mar way” of community activism, and her own example is formidable. She is a former president of DMF and Board member of DMCC; founding member, Del Mar Garden Club; past president of Del Mar Community Alliance (the publisher of the Sandpiper); and President of the Holliday

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Ivan Gayler

“Believing the loss of biodiversity and changes to global climate were the two greatest issues of our era, I knew I had to act…. I realized long ago that I could build another shopping center like the Del Mar Plaza but never in a million years could I create a songbird, a pink river dolphin or a blue morpho butterfly…. We have a moral obligation [to] future generations and the health of the planet.” – From

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Joanne Chory

“Climate change is a global problem, and right now, humanity is at a crossroads. Our action or inaction in the next 10 years is going to determine our fate – the fate of humanity on our planet.” –Del Mar Garden Club presentation Del Mar resident Joanne Chory leads Salk Institute’s Harnessing Plants Initiative, an innovative approach to fight climate change. Read about it here: bit.ly/Chory-Salk. See her TED Talk here: bit.ly/Chory-TED. A professor and director of

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Kamla Kapur

“I think in this multi-partisan world what we need most is a vision of the truth of every tradition, of that democracy that excludes none, regardless of religion or lack thereof, caste, class, color, gender or lack thereof.” – from India Journal Photo by Payson R. Stevens Del Mar resident Kamla Kapur is an author, poet and playwright. For information about her books: amzn.to/33zrVRT.

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