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Ballots and more

Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

You will be receiving your ballots for the March 3 election -- and voting has changed. NOTE: You will no longer have your Polling Station.

Every voter will receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot

Following are the ways you can vote:
You can go to a Vote Center anywhere in Orange County. CLICK on LINK BELOW. Voting Centers will be open 10 days prior to Election Day (March 3), including weekends. You will be able to:

  • Drop off your ballot, 
  • Check your voter registration status.
  • Get a replacement ballot 
  • Even register to vote! 
  1. You can drop your ballot in a secure Ballot Drop Box.
  2. You can return your ballot by mail. No stamp required.
  3. NPP's can receive a Democratic ballot by request up until election day!

LOCATE A VOTE CENTER
OR BALLOT DROP BOX HERE!! 
You can also go to OCVote.com for more information! 

And definitely come to our next meeting where we will be discussing the primary, the impeachment and, on topic,

A representative from
Neal Kelley's office,
the OC Registrar of Voters
will talk to us about
the New Voting System

Tuesday, February 11
6:30 pm
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine

$5 members, $10 non-members
RSVP appreciated, reply to this email

We look forward to seeing you there!
Please watch for our next email in the next day or two...don't miss voting for COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND WE WILL OUTLINE YOUR OPTIONS IN THAT EMAIL. If you missed our last meeting, this election is EXTREMELY IMPORTANT! THANKS!

Lita and the DemOC PAC Executive Committee

2020 DemOC PACTIVISM Update

2020 DemOC PACTIVISM Update
Do what you can, give what you can, and amplify your efforts by getting new friends involved in 2020. We need all players on the field; there are no sidelines to sit on this year! 
 
Drop 50 Blue Voter Guides
Friday, February 14th, 10:00am-2:00pm, meet at Peet’s Coffee, University Town Center, 4213 Campus Dr Suite P-166A, Irvine, CA 92612
 
Join us on Valentine’s Day to show your love for Democratic candidates in the OC who are working hard to make things better for everyone, not just for those at the top! Come prepared to drop 50 cards (or more). Please wear comfy shoes and bring your best vote-blue “pick-up” lines (e.g., roses are red, violets are blue… and so are Democrats). We will be distributing blue card voter guides to students on UCI campus to “pick up” more wins for OC Democrats. Training provided 10-10:30am.
Sign up here:  https://volunteersignup.org/EK48L/3675882
 
Drop 50 Blue Voter Guides
Friday, February 21st, 10:00am-2:00pm, meet at Peet’s Coffee, University Town Center, 4213 Campus Dr Suite P-166A, Irvine, CA 92612
 
Join us on Feb 21st to drop 50 (or more) blue card voter guides to students on UCI campus. Get your steps in and have fun with DemOC PAC friends in the process! Students will have received their ballots, and many will need additional information about Democratic candidates as well as registration and voting information. Training provided 10-10:30am.
Sign up here:  https://volunteersignup.org/EK48L/3675885
 
 
Get Out the Vote for OC Blue Candidates
Tuesday, March 3rd, 10:00am-2:00pm, UCI Vote Center at Mesa Court, 4053 Mesa Rd. Irvine, CA 92617
 
Make Super Tuesday extra super this year, and help us set a record for voter turnout at UCI! We will be handing out blue card voter guides to UCI students at the Mesa Court Vote Center, and talking up the importance of voting around campus. Students need to know who the blue candidates are in nonpartisan races such as OC Board of Education, and we will be there to help them get the info they need to vote blue and/or register to vote on March 3. Training at Mesa Court Vote Center throughout the day.
Sign up here:  https://volunteersignup.org/EK48L/3675888
 
Want to help DemOC PACTIVISM in some other way or at some other time?! Yay!!! Thank you! 
Contact Julie Tapp at julietapp1@gmail.com
 

Can’t help with this, but CAN help to fund it?!  Donate what you can to help us help others elect Democrats. Click here to join, renew, or donate.


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Julie Tapp
Contributing Member of Society
JulieTapp1@gmail.com
949.702.6606 - cell

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