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Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

It's hard to believe that 2020 has finally arrived and that we are nearly a full month in! Obviously much is already happening in the political world and we are eager to do all we can to keep Orange County Blue.  AND, paint the Senate and White House BLUE too!

It is time to join DemOC PAC for 2020, if you haven't already! Membership dues are one of DemOC PAC’s top fundraisers, and as you know, 2020 is an election year of the utmost importance. 

Membership dues for 2020 are only $100 per year if you pay at one time. But don’t be constrained, especially this year, by our basic level of dues. Many people pay more, up to $2700. You can join at the $100 level or $250 or $1000 -- whatever suits your budget. Please be generous this year, the most important year ever. And feel free to break your dues into monthly payments. Monthly subscriptions start at $10 a month...feel free to give $25, $50, $75, $100 or more. 
Please renew online today at www.democpac.org/membership.html    
Scroll to the bottom and click on “Join the PAC”.

Why join the PAC? Because there is power in numbers. In 2018 we gave $36,000 to 15 campaigns. We researched what campaigns needed our money and we gave locally, in the state and around the country, and our dollars made a difference. People recognize DemOC PAC and they look to us for leadership, for our programming, for the community we have created and for our meaningful contributions. 

Thanks to your help, we have already sent the maximum contributions for the primaries to our OC congressional representatives Katie Porter, Harley Rouda and Mike Levin. We must support elections elsewhere...it is imperative that Democrats take back the Senate, keep the House, and win the White House. Your membership is keenly important to our fight.

Again, the link is www.democpac.org/membership.html    
Scroll to the bottom and click on “Join the PAC”.You may also pay the yearly dues by check, made out to DemOC PAC.  Please write “membership dues” on the memo line and mail it to:  DemOC PAC, 6 Brisbane, Irvine, CA 92612.
Or stop by the Membership table at our next PAC meeting on February 11th and we can help you renew.

Thank you for making a difference! We value your membership and your participation and look forward to working with you in 2020. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email.

Thank you so much and thanks to those who have already joined!

Deborah Newquist & Lita Robinow,          
Membership Chair & President

How many hours did you watch?



How many hours of Impeachment proceedings did you watch today? I am in the serious problem range! I not only watch the proceedings but all of the coverage before, during and after. I'm going to need help when this ends...I'm looking at days at the beach or maybe just some activism to return to sanity. I remain hopeful that the Republican Senators, with their cellphones down and milk in hand, MIGHT come to their senses. I have to say that Adam Schiff and the House Managers are impressive.

Please be sure to call your friends and family in states with Republican senators. Ask them to call those senators and encourage them to be reasonable and hear the witnesses. The number for the US Capitol is 202-224-3121. Thanks!

We have an informative program set for our February meeting. We will have time to talk and vent about the Impeachment, talk about the California primary and any other topic you wish to discuss. In addition,

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!

Lita and the DemOC PAC Executive Committee
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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We had a great time at the 4th Annual OC Women's March on Saturday, January 18th! Some of us ran into Congressman Harley Rouda!



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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 at UCI
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 at UCI
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 at UCI
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

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!
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