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Democracy is at stake. Orange County Democrats are working to preserve it.

The House. The Senate. The White House. DemOC PAC works every day to advance progressive candidates, values and policies in Orange County and nationwide.
But we know from hard experience that winning votes takes financial commitment and action.
DemOC PAC is here to mobilize and inspire people like you to lead the way. Get to know us! You’ll like what you discover.
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Kamala Harris,
Vice President
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Our 2024 Candidates

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Rejoin PAC & Come to our Kickoff!

Start Date:

2023-02-16T18:30:00PST


Event Description:

Congresswoman Katie Porter
is our special guest for our
kickoff membership event on
Thursday, February 16!!!

Wine, appetizers, desserts
$20 Members
$35 Non-Members

6:30 pm
Location will be sent upon RSVP*

*RSVP by replying to this email.
You can pay in advance via this link.
(select "other" to pay your $25 or $30)

Not a member yet?
Join as a 2023 DemOC PAC member NOW
It's easy...click here!

State Senator and Congressional Candidate Dave Min

Start Date:

2023-03-23T18:00:00PDT


Location:

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Dr. Irvine, CA


Event Description:

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We are so looking forward to hearing from State Senator Dave Min, one of our candidates for the 47th Congressional District.

Senator Min was elected in 2020 to represent Orange County’s 37th State Senate District. In the Senate, Senator Min is focused on gun violence prevention, climate action, economic development and innovation, and investing in public education. He Chairs the Senate Natural Resources and Water Committee, which has jurisdiction over the state’s environmental stewardship, including protection of California’s public lands and coastline, oil and gas regulation, and preserving biodiversity. He was previously a law professor at UC Irvine.

Please come and please bring your questions!

Confronting the Culture of Guns in our Society and Working to Do Something About It!

Start Date:

2023-05-23T18:30:00PDT


Location:

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Dr. Irvine, CA


Event Description:

with
Moms Demand Action
for
Gun Sense in America

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
6:30 pm

University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA
$5 Members
$10 Non-members

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a nonpartisan, grassroots movement fighting for public safety measures that can protect people from gun violence. Volunteers work to pass stronger gun laws and close the loopholes that jeopardize our families' safety, and work to encourage a culture of responsible gun ownership. Moms Demand Action is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with nearly 10 million supporters.
Ann Haley, DemOC PAC Secretary (the person who does all our publicity) also serves as Elections Lead for OC Moms Demand Action and she will be among the Moms Demand Action volunteers participating in our conversation.

RSVP by replying to this email or writing to democpac@gmail.com
If you want to bring a snack to share, that would be greatly appreciated. Please include that in your rsvp. (Please no nuts, meat or shellfish)

Michael Gottfredson

Start Date:

2023-06-20T18:30:00PDT


Event Description:

Michael Gottfredson,
Renowned Criminologist and
UCI Chancellor’s Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, Sociology, and Law, Emeritus


"If Convicted, Should Trump Go to Prison or Not?"

Tuesday, June 20, 2023
6:30 pm
Doors open at 6:00

University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA
$5 Members
$10 Non-members
(Democpac is not affiliated with University Synagogue)

Professor Gottfredson was Professor and Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of California, Irvine. He left UCI in 2012 to become the President of the University of Oregon. Prior to joining the University of California, he was Professor of Management and Policy, Law, Sociology, and Psychology at the University of Arizona, where he served as Vice President for Undergraduate Education and Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.

Professor Gottfredson’s research and teaching specialties are theories of crime, delinquency and victimization, and the effects of the criminal justice system. He has published numerous books and articles in the professional literature about the causes of crime and about crime policy.

He has frequently consulted with state, county and federal governments concerning criminal justice policy and served as the Director of the Criminal Justice Research Center, a private not-for-profit corporation in New York. A Fellow of the American Society of Criminology, in 2016 Professor Gottfredson was named “Chancellor’s Professor” at UCI.

Democratic Congressional Candidate Forum

Start Date:

2023-07-27T06:30:04PDT


Event Description:

Admission is free, Space is limited.
Reply to this invite ASAP via Eventbrite

Adam Shiff

Start Date:

2023-08-16T18:00:00PDT


Event Description:

We're excited to announce that Congressman Adam Schiff will speak to DemOC PAC on August 16 at 6 p.m.!

You’ll want to get there early for appetizers and wine. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Rep. Schiff was a member of the House’s January 6 Select Committee that investigated the 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and was lead prosecutor for the first impeachment trial of then-President Trump. He is a candidate for California’s U.S. Senate seat in the 2024 election.

Tickets: $25 members, $35 nonmembers
Advance ticket purchase ONLY
Purchase tickets at efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/
Meeting location will be sent to you after ticket purchase.


Rep. Schiff will take questions that are submitted in advance. To submit a question, email DemOCPAC@gmail.com and put “Schiff Question” in the subject line.

Meet 3 candidates in CA-40 and CA-47!

Start Date:

2023-09-12T18:00:00PDT


Location:

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr, Irvine


Event Description:

You'll want to hear from these Democrats who are taking on GOP Rep. Young Kim in CA-40, and running to hold
Katie Porter’s seat in CA-47.


Allyson Muñiz Damikolas (CA-40),
Dom Jones (CA-47) and
Joe Kerr (CA-40)
will speak to
DemOC PAC on
Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 6 p.m.

Tickets at the door: $5 members, $10 non-members
Location: University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr, Irvine


Allyson Muñiz Damikolas is a Tustin Unified School District board member, engineer, and mom who grew up in Southern California. Dom Jones is a social justice advocate, health and wellness professional, business owner, and motivational speaker. Joe Kerr is a retired Orange County Fire Authority captain who held leadership positions with firefighters’ associations and Orange County Central Labor Council.

Please RSVP by replying to this email.
Also, let us know if you would like to bring snacks.
(Please, no meat, nuts or shellfish.)

Mike Levin

Start Date:

2023-10-10T18:00:00PDT


Location:

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr., Irvine


Event Description:

Posponed

We regret that
Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49)
will be unable to speak to DemOC PAC on
Oct. 10 because of a U.S. House schedule change after the GOP-lead ouster of the Speaker of the House. Our Oct. 10 meeting is postponed, and we will reschedule with Rep. Levin as soon as possible.

Don't miss this opportunity to hear
from our South Orange County member of Congress!


Rep. Mike Levin (CA-49)
will speak to
DemOC PAC on
Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m.

Tickets at the door: $5 members, $10 non-members
Location: University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr., Irvine
PLEASE NOTE: Our program will start promptly at 6 p.m.
Doors open at 5:30, please arrive early.


Mike Levin is currently serving his third term in the U.S. House, where he is on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Veterans Affairs, and the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Through these roles, more than two dozen of his bills have been signed into law.
His top priorities include combating climate change, protecting natural resources, and capitalizing on the economic benefits of a sustainable energy future.

Please RSVP by replying to this email.
Also, let us know if you would like to bring snacks.
(Please, no meat, nuts or shellfish.)


See you there!

Professor Roxane Cohen Silver and Dr. Natasha Frolova

Start Date:

2023-11-09T06:00:00PST


Location:

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr., Irvine


Event Description:

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Professor Roxane Cohen Silver is a University of California, Irvine, Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science, Medicine and Public Health. Professor Silver is a world-renowned expert
on trauma coping.
Dr. Natasha Frolova is a crisis psychologist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Work at Dnipro State University in Ukraine. Dr. Frolova has firsthand experience working with trauma victims in Ukraine.
Professor Silver and Dr. Frolova will discuss strategies for coping with collective traumas such as war, terrorism, mass violence, and other crises. We will have more details soon!

Potluck

Start Date:

2024-01-23T17:30:00PST


Location:

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine


Event Description:

Celebrate the New Year with our Potluck
and we hear from our experts Kevin O'Leary and Chris Marx

Please sign up for the Potluck here:

Rep. Mike Levin

Start Date:

2024-02-27T18:00:03PST


Location:

zoom


Event Description:

Congressman Mike Levin
Tuesday, February 27
Meeting begins at 6:15pm
Zoom Link


https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86384566880
Meeting ID: 863 8456 6880
One tap mobile +16694449171,86384566880#



Following Congressman Levin's remarks and our Q&A, we will do a review of the March ballot, including the all-important Board of Education seats, so have your ballot handy if you have questions. Afterwards, we will stay in the Zoom Room and return to our pandemic-era, post-meeting chat, which we all enjoyed.

We look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

Potluck and Conversation!

Start Date:

2024-03-28T17:45:00PDT


Location:

3400 Michelson Dr., Irvine


Event Description:

Join us and our special guest, CA-47 candidate
Dave Min

State Senator and
Congressional Candidate Dave Min

Dave is coming to our group straight from the primary, and ready to talk about what he is doing as he heads into the general election.
Join us for a fascinating evening!

Thursday, March 28, 2024

5:45 pm Potluck dinner
6:30 pm program
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine

$5 members, $10 non-members

Dr. Scott Bolllens

Start Date:

2024-04-30T18:00:00PDT


Event Description:

Guest speaker: Urban Planning & Public Policy expert

Dr. Scott Bollens
'Studies in the World's Politically Divided Cities: Strategies for Managing Inter-Group
Conflict on the Ground'
Tuesday, April 30
Doors open at 6 p.m.
$5 DemOC PAC members, $10 nonmembers
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA

Professor Joseph DiMento

Start Date:

2024-06-25T19:00:00PDT


Location:

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine


Event Description:

Joe DiMento is a Distinguished Professor of Law at UC Irvine Law School,
where he was a founding faculty member. Joe also has joint appointments with Planning, Criminology, Law & Society, and the School of Social Ecology. In his decades of teaching, Professor DiMento has taught International Law, Environmental Law, International Environmental Law and Urban Planning. He has authored a dozen books, including recent works on historical pollution and criminal liability in United States, and several works on climate change, including environmental governance of the Arctic. His university service includes being President of the Academic Senate.

Joe DiMento earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his J.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Michigan. Joe is married to Deb Newquist and has two grown sons, Joseph and Alexander, two daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. A native of Syracuse New York, Joe loves all things Italian, literature, opera, gardening and his wide circle of friends.

We will have appetizers and desserts, please RSVP and tell us what you are bringing! We look forward to seeing you there!

Edwin Chemerinsky

Start Date:

2024-07-25T18:30:00PDT


Location:

University Synagogue 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine


Event Description:

Save the Date!
Berkeley Law Dean and
U.S. Supreme Court expert
Invitations are coming soon!
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Outstanding event with Rep. Schiff!

Thursday 17th August 2023

Great turnout for our event with special guest Rep. Adam Schiff! He was delightful and informative.
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