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Our speaker list is growing....

Our speaker list is growing....
Also joining us Tuesday evening are

Candidate for County School Board
Andy Thorburn
along with a representative for Candidate
Jordan Brandman
(Jordan has a Anaheim City Council meeting that night, unfortunately.)

Fran Sdao
Chair Emeritus, Democratic Party of Orange County
Fran began her political career as the president of a PAC in South County to bring positive change to Capo Unified's School District's Bd. In the first election they recalled 2 candidates, replaced 1 and passed a ballot measure with the slogan, "Recall, Remove, Recover". Fran, obviously, is quite knowledgeable about this issue.

Lynn Riddle
Lynne Riddle, a retired federal judge and continuous community activist for reproductive Justice, is also a regular at all County Board of Ed meetings and is active in this election. She currently holds positions as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and Instructor in law, both appointments at UCI Law School.

Beckie Gomez
Current Member, OC Board of Education
and Candidate (for 1 of the 5 seats)
who will join us to discuss the issues involved in this critical race. She is obviously knowledgable!


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:30 Meeting
7:00 Speakers
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
$5 members, $10 non-members



Save the date for our next meeting, Tuesday, February 11. We will be joined by a staff member from the Registrar of Voter's office, who will share information on the ins and outs of what's happening with the new voting, dates, where to vote, and how NPP's can vote in the Presidential Primary. Your ballot will arrive the week of February 3 but hang on to it till the 11th when we will go over key races together and you will get all the important info! We will also have postcards to write to OC voters.

And please, in 2020, do your best to bring new friends to our meetings!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lita and the DemOC PAC crew!

County Board of Education Election

Join us this coming Tuesday, January 14 for our first meeting of 2020, when we discuss the critical March 3 County Board of Education Election. (That's the one that includes the Presidential Primary along with our Congresspeople!) Since my last email we have assembled quite a panel to discuss the OC Board of Ed race and it should prove fascinating. Following the panel, we will open the floor for discussion about what is happening in Iran & Iraq, the latest developments in Trump's impeachment and our goals for 2020. We cannot wait to join together.

And here is our esteemed panel for Tuesday evening....



Fran Sdao
Chair Emeritus, Democratic Party of Orange County
Fran began her political career as the president of a PAC in South County to bring positive change to Capo Unified's School District's Bd. In the first election they recalled 2 candidates, replaced 1 and passed a ballot measure with the slogan, "Recall, Remove, Recover". Fran, obviously, is quite knowledgeable about this issue.

Lynn Riddle
Lynne Riddle, a retired federal judge and continuous community activist for reproductive Justice, is also a regular at all County Board of Ed meetings and is active in this election.  She currently holds positions as a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and Instructor in law, both appointments at UCI Law School.

Beckie Gomez
Current Member, OC Board of Education
and Candidate (for 1 of the 5 seats)
who will join us to discuss the issues involved in this critical race. She is obviously knowledgable!


Tuesday, January 14, 2020
6:30 Meeting
7:00 Speakers
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
$5 members, $10 non-members



Save the date for our next meeting, Tuesday, February 11. We will be joined by a staff member from the Registrar of Voter's office, who will share information on the ins and outs of what's happening with the new voting, dates, where to vote, and how NPP's can vote in the Presidential Primary. Your ballot will arrive the week of February 3 but hang on to it till the 11th when we will go over key races together and you will get all the important info! We will also have postcards to write to OC voters.

And please, in 2020, do your best to bring new friends to our meetings!

We look forward to seeing you there!

Lita and the DemOC PAC crew!


LATE BREAKING NEWS....There is an anti-war protest scheduled for tomorrow (Thursday) at 5 pm...somewhere in your area. The two in OC that came up on my screen are at Culver & Alton in Irvine and Main Beach in Laguna. Follow this link an find yours. See you there tomorrow and at our meeting on Thursday.
https://www.nowarwithiran.org/event/no-war-with-iran/search/?source=indivisible&s=0

Get on the Bus!


January 18, 2020 (10am-1pm)

IF YOU PLAN TO RIDE THE BUS, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL AND LET ME KNOW BY 8 AM MONDAY 1/6. THANK YOU!

 
It has been three years since we joined some 20,000 others in the streets of Santa Ana for the first Women's March. During that time, our children and our rights have been stripped away from our sisters around the country and the world. With 2020 upon us, this is the year we can and must push back, and change the tide of extremism that has been attacking the basic human dignity of women and girls.
 
Orange County is being closely watched by Republicans hoping to turn back the blue wave of 2018. We must turn out in force and solidarity in 2020, which is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Join DemOC PAC friends on the bus for the Women’s March….
$20 per person, space is available
Tickets must be purchased by January 14, 2020
Use this link and in comments say "Bus", which will meet in Irvine. Further instructions to follow.
https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/
Get on the Bus for the 2020 OC Women’s March!
S

Maxed Out!



We're one day away from the New Year and we have some very exciting news. DemOC PAC has given an additional $3,000 to OC Congresspeople Mike Levin, Katie Porter and Harley Rouda. As a result, we have "MAXED OUT" to our local Democratic Congresspeople...we have given the maximum amount allowed of $5,000 before the primary!!!! That was one of our 2019 goals and it feels AMAZING to have reached it! Thanks to everyone who pitched in extra funds this year. I am so proud of our group!! 

In 2020, with your participation, we plan to raise (a lot) more money!

Join us for our first meeting of 2020, when we discuss the very important March 3 County Board of Education Election. Did you know that decisions by your local boards of education are being overruled by this County Board of Ed?
And that right-wing groups aim to take over our County Board of Ed so that they can bring more Charter Schools into Orange County? We don't usually lose our focus on Federal Elections in our meetings, but this issue is far too important to skip.

Beckie Gomez


Current Member, OC Board of Education
and Candidate (for 1 of the 5 seats)
will join us to discuss this critical race.

FOLLOWING THIS PRESENTATION, WE WILL HAVE AN UPDATE & DISCUSSION ON IMPEACHMENT.
COME PREPARED TO SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS!

(read this article for more information on the Bd. of Ed race)


https://www.ocregister.com/2019/12/23/winning-a-spot-on-orange-county-education-board-becomes-flash-point-for-2020-elections/


Tuesday, January 14, 2020


7:00 Speaker
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
$5 members, $10 non-members


We look forward to seeing you there!

Lita and the DemOC PAC crew!
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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Get on the Bus for the 2020 OC Women’s March!
January 18, 2020 (10am-1pm)
 
It has been three years since we joined some 20,000 others in the streets of Santa Ana for the first Women's March. During that time, our children and our rights have been stripped away from our sisters around the country and the world. With 2020 upon us, this is the year we can and must push back, and change the tide of extremism that has been attacking the basic human dignity of women and girls.
 
Orange County is being closely watched by Republicans hoping to turn back the blue wave of 2018. We must turn out in force and solidarity in 2020, which is the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage.

Join DemOC PAC friends on the bus for the Women’s March….
$20 per person, space is available
Tickets must be purchased by January 14, 2020
Use this link and in comments say "Bus", which will meet in Irvine. Further instructions to follow.
https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/
 
 

We thought you might be interested in attending an upcoming Better Angels Workshops. Better Angels is a nonprofit with a mission to reduce political divisions by promoting civil discourse and better understanding between liberals and conservatives.
 
Thursday, January 2, 5:30 - 8pm Introduction to Better Angels, Irvine, CA – FREE
An Introduction to Better Angels – Join us for an evening of learning, engaging, and
expanding our capacity for respectful conversation about critical issues. Let’s Start the New Year Building A House United
• Hosted by former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom
• 5:30-6:30 pm: Light refreshments and socializing
• 6:30-8:00 pm: Program
Sign up here: https://www.better-angels.org/event/informational-event-irvine-ca/
 
Saturday, Feb. 29, 9:30am - 4:30 pm, Red/Blue Workshop, Irvine , CA – FREE
Red/Blue Workshops bring together 5-7 Republican or conservative-leaning citizens and 5-7
Democratic or liberal-leaning citizens for a day of structured, civil conversation. You can sign up as a participant or a silent observer. This unusual workshop will help you find areas of commonality, understand the other side of the political divide better, and learn things that might be helpful in preparation for canvassing in 2020!
• FREE, with donations welcomed
• Pot luck lunch
• Location details will be provided upon registration 
Sign up herehttps://www.better-angels.org/event/day-long-red-blue-workshop-irvine-ca-2/


Impeachment Rallies

Hi All...

For those interested, there are Impeachment Rallies Tuesday, December 17 at 5:30 all over Orange County. We are a BLUE County...let's show the world that we intend to stay that way and that we support our BLUE Congress as they vote to Impeach Donald Trump. Join this nationwide mobilization on the eve of Trump's impeachment vote.

Events are planned for Irvine, Laguna Hills, Brea, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Orange. Follow the link below for more info....

Hope to see you there and wear your DemOC PAC t-shirts!

Lita

https://act.moveon.org/event/impeach-and-remove-attend/search/?akid=252567.1896598.Yscwna&t=1&what=tools&event_id=125691&fbclid=IwAR3rw1rfL8ojEi9WExEqxUDzgoObaWvlhJHrAFPDCWeOe-WhAqQttAJpm9A