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Lessons from the Road for Climate Action



So much to discuss next Tuesday...last night's presidential debate which I found to be fascinating and different. I have thoughts on each candidate and their performance and more of them seem viable to me. Which is good! I'd love to hear your thoughts! And the impeachment inquiry. An endless topic.

I'm excited about our speaker, author of the book "Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change" and the co-founder of "On the Road for Climate Action," a roadshow aimed at organizing educational climate events and public presentations across all 50 states.

Dr. Shahir Masri
UCI air pollution scientist


who will speak about
"Lessons from the Road for Climate Action:
How we all can help save the planet through civic duty and personal action"

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
6:00 Committees
7:00 Speaker
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
$5 members, $10 non-members
Membership $72

Be sure to take the 

Project Drawdown quiz here. You will be surprised!
We look so look forward to seeing you!

Lita and the DemOC PAC crew!
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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I know I ask for money and I won't stop until November 2020 when the election ends....please consider reading to the end and responding today!

As we head toward impeachment, it becomes critical that we maintain our hold on the House and win the Senate. And, of course, we must win the White House. Please, if you have not joined DemOC PAC for 2019, do so today, And, if you have, please consider giving more. In my mind, aside from health and family, nothing is more important than preserving our democracy.
Together we can and together we will.

Before the primary, not only do we want to "max out" ($5,000 each in the primary and general) to our OC candidates, but we want to give SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS in key races around the country....we want to raise more than DOUBLE what we did last year and have a GOAL of breaking $100,000 before the 2020 elections!!


If you have not rejoined the PAC for 2019, please join today.
  • If you have joined or are about to join, please consider adding to your gift.
  • If we had 25 people giving $100 per month for 12 months, and
  • 25 more giving $50 per month, and
  • 25 more giving $25, and
  • 25 more giving $10
  • we would raise $52,000
    And we would certainly reach our goal of $100,000!!!
    Think of THAT!

    Pick your level and Commit -
    https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/

    Be a member of DemOC PAC and be a donor!!!

    And many thanks to all of our current members and donors. We are so appreciative!

    Thank you!!

    Lita

    Dr. Shahir Masri



    The time of impeachment has finally arrived. After all the lies, the disgusting behavior, the call outs to the alt right and countless abuses of power, President Trump finally did something so outrageous there is no turning back. There is little question as to what the House of Representatives will do, but what about the Senate? How much, exactly, will that lackluster bunch of spineless wimps tolerate? And is Romney really against Trump or is he just looking to run for President in 2020? I cannot take my attention away from it. And I feel some hope.

    Of course, we will have to talk about this when we meet in our committees at 6:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you then. I'm excited about our speaker, who is the author of the book, "Beyond Debate: Answers to 50 Misconceptions on Climate Change" and he is the co-founder of "On the Road for Climate Action," a roadshow aimed at organizing educational climate events and giving public presentations across all 50 states.


    Dr. Shahir Masri


    UCI Air Pollution Scientist

    will speak about
    "Lessons from the Road for Climate Action:
    How we all can help save the planet through civic duty and personal action"

    Tuesday, October 22, 2019
    6:00 Committees
    7:00 Speaker
    University Synagogue
    3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
    $5 members, $10 non-members
    Membership $72

    What do you know about the most effective ways to combat climate change? Take the surprising 

    Project Drawdown quiz here. I did alright but not as well as I should have!

    We look so look forward to seeing you!

    Lita and the DemOC PAC crew!
    Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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    Please read on....

    As we head toward impeachment, it becomes ever more important that we maintain our hold on the House and win the Senate. And, of course, we must win the White House. Please, if you have not joined DemOC PAC for 2019, do so today, And, if you have, please consider giving more. In my mind, aside from health and family, nothing is more important than preserving our democracy. Together we can and together we will.

    Before the primary, not only do we want to "max out" ($5,000 each in the primary and general) to our OC candidates, but we want to give SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS in key races around the country....we want to raise more than DOUBLE what we did last year and have a GOAL of breaking $100,000 before the 2020 elections!!


    If you have not rejoined the PAC for 2019, please join today.
  • If you have joined or are about to join, please consider adding to your gift.
  • If we had 25 people giving $100 per month for 12 months, and
  • 25 more giving $50 per month, and
  • 25 more giving $25, and
  • 25 more giving $10
  • we would raise $52,000
    And we would certainly reach our goal of $100,000!!!
    Think of THAT!

    Pick your level and Commit -
    https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/

    Be a member of DemOC PAC and be a donor!!!

    And many thanks to all of our current members and donors. We are so appreciative!

    Thank you!!

    Lita

    Henry Weinstein



    Henry Weinstein


    UC Irvine Law Professor
    Former Los Angeles Times Legal Reporter
    (New York Times and other publications!)

    will discuss
    "The Media and the Law in the Trump Era"

    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    5:45-6:45 Postcarding ("Ditch Mitch Postcarding)*
    Everyone is welcome - join in!

    7:00 Speaker
    University Synagogue
    3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
    $5 members, $10 non-members
    Membership $72

    *

    Postcarding info - Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular Senator in America, and rumor has it he is not happy with his new nickname, “Moscow Mitch.” While he is up for re-election in 2020, some of his cronies are running for office in Kentucky this November. Join us to write postcards to registered Democrats in Kentucky to boost turnout in 2019 and beat back GOP candidates. Please arrive promptly with first class stamps in hand.

    FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS TO GO TO THE TRUMAN DINNER ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, WE STILL HAVE TWO TICKETS AT THE $195 PRICE. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, PLEASE REPLY TO THIS EMAIL.

    We look so look forward to seeing you Tuesday!

    Lita and the DemOC PAC crew!
    We are so excited about our meeting this coming Tuesday when we will welcome...
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    AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR SPONSOR... :-)

    I know we are all Trump-weary. But we are also worried about what is going to happen next November. We came together in January, 2017 looking for solace and we did so much more....we were activists, we raised money and look what we did...we helped turned OC BLUE! Last weekend I was in SF, revisiting my childhood home and thinking what it would be like to live there. And realizing how much I would miss my political buddies if I were to ever leave. Because here we make such a difference. And now is the time.

    We do such important work here at DemOC PAC. Last year, we gave to $35,000 to 15 candidates and we "maxed out" to 3 of our new BLUE congresspeople and also gave to Katie Hill, Josh Harder, TJ Cox, as well as candidates who were struggling around the country. It's so great when they see significant checks from ORANGE COUNTY as they work so hard to win! Last year, we turned OC BLUE. That was beyond our wildest dreams. But our work is not done.

    We must keep our seats and the House, It is IMPERATIVE that we win the Senate...we must stop this Republican Senate, and we MUST win the White House. NOTHING is more important.

    This year, not only do we want to "max out" ($5,000 each in the primary and general) to our OC candidates, but we want to give SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS in key races around the country....we want to raise more than DOUBLE what we did last year and have a GOAL of breaking $100,000!!


    If you have not rejoined the PAC for 2019, please join today.
  • If you have joined or are about to join, please consider adding to your gift.
  • Instead of counting sheep last night, I was adding numbers.

    • If we had 25 people giving $100 per month for 12 months, and
    • 25 more giving $50 per month, and
    • 25 more giving $25, and
    • 25 more giving $10
    we would raise $52,000
    And we would certainly reach our goal of $100,000!!!
    Think of THAT!

    Pick your level and Commit -
    https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/

    Be a member of DemOC PAC and be a donor!!!

    And many thanks to all of our current members and donors. We are so appreciative!

    Thank you!!

    Lita


    ACTIVISM!

    Upcoming events -
    wear your DemOC PAC shirt or buy one at the event ($20)

     


    DemOC PAC friends, please come to these events! Remember to wear your DemOC t-shirts so we can turn out in force! find each other!
     
    Friday, Sept. 20, 2019
    Global Climate Strike!!!
    8-10am at Orange City Hall, 300 E. Chapman Ave., Orange, CA 92867 
    Students are strikingteachers are strikingAmazon employees are striking... and you can strike too! Sept. 20 is a global day of action on the climate crisis.  Greta Thunberg (if you don't know her, google her) and youth activists around the world are striking to put pressure on leaders at the Sept. 23 UN Climate Summit in NYC to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis.
    Please join the strike in Orange to support Johanna, Jonathan, and Julius, youth leaders who have been doing a school strike for climate every Friday for months (they were the first on Orange County to do so; it's a global student movement).
    There's also a strike at 10am at Alton Pkwy and Culver Dr., Irvine, 92604
    Sign up to attend a strike: https://globalclimatestrike.net/?source=350site and let me know how it goes!
     
    Sat., Sept. 21, 9:30am - 12pm
    Ditch Mitch Postcarding House Party
    At the home of DemOC PAC member, Cecilia Depew
    Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular Senator in America, and rumor has it he is not happy with his new nickname, “Moscow Mitch.” While he is up for re-election in 2020, some of his cronies are running for office in Kentucky this November. Join us to write postcards to registered Democrats in Kentucky to boost turnout in 2019 and beat back GOP candidates. 
    We still have lots of spots left, so grab a friend and sign up here: https://volunteersignup.org/HLELF 
    Please bring a book of first class stamps too.
     
    Tues., Sept. 24, 5:45-6:45pm 
    Ditch Mitch Postcarding before our monthly DemOC PAC meeting
    University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson, Irvine 92612
    Mitch McConnell and his cronies in Kentucky need to be stopped (more postcarding details above). Please arrive promptly by 5:45 with first class stamps in hand to encourage Democratic voter turnout in Kentucky's November 2019 election. 
    Stay for the meeting at 7 and hear UCI Law Professor and former legal reporter for the LA TImes, Henry Weinstein, talk about the media and the law in the Trump era.

    Julie

    The Blue Wave rolled in the room

    Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

    I hope you didn't miss our meeting last Thursday evening! The Blue Wave rolled in the room ....we were lucky enough to be joined by not only Congressman Harley Rouda but we had two surprise guests...Congressman Mike Levin and Congresswoman Katie Porter! (Better than MSNBC!) It was a full house in Turtle Ridge when Soha Vazirnia so generously hosted us for a lovely reception and sit-down event. We made our second donation of this primary season to three of our Congresspeople and they shared their thoughts with us about the aggressive GOP effort to re-take their seats before both Katie and Mike departed. Harley then continued with a very eloquent talk about his first 8 months in Congress, his role on his committees, what he has already accomplished and his upcoming race. (You can read a great recap of his comments below.)

    Ticket for sale!!! If you missed getting a reduced rate ticket to DPOC's Truman Dinner on Saturday, September 28 for $195 we have one (1) left! (Actually we have none but one person has to go out of town.) If you want to bring your spouse, let me know and we might be able to make that two! Just reply to this email and we can make it happen.

    I hope you will join us for our next meeting when we welcome a man who has been called a mustard maven with a conscience.

    Henry Weinstein
    UC Irvine Law Professor
    Former Los Angeles Times Legal Reporter
    (New York Times and other publications!)

    will discuss
    "The Media and the Law in the Trump Era"


    Tuesday, September 24, 2019

    5:45-6:45 Postcarding (committees will meet and do "Ditch Mitch Postcarding - see below)*
    Everyone is welcome - join in!

    7:00 Speaker
    University Synagogue
    3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
    $5 members, $10 non-members
    Membership $72



    *Postcarding info - Mitch McConnell is the most unpopular Senator in America, and rumor has it he is not happy with his new nickname, “Moscow Mitch.” While he is up for re-election in 2020, some of his cronies are running for office in Kentucky this November. Join us to write postcards to registered Democrats in Kentucky to boost turnout in 2019 and beat back GOP candidates. Please arrive promptly with first class stamps in hand.

    We look so look forward to seeing you there!

    Lita and the DemOC PAC crew!

    Congressman Harley Rouda

    You don't want to miss this special evening when we hear from our Congressman Harley Rouda. In addition, we are expecting a drop by by Congresswoman Katie Porter. Very exciting times here in the newly BLUE OC!

    YOU MUST respond before Wednesday at 6 pm! The event is filling up so hurry and click reply...

    Also, bring your checkbook, cash or credit card for a special raffle.

    Come to DemOC PAC to hear....

    Congressman Harley Rouda!

    Thursday, August 29, 2019
    6:30 pm

    Summit At Turtle Ridge Clubhouse
    245 Summit Park
    Irvine, CA 92603

    RSVP REQUIRED...
    you can reply to this email or pay in advance
    (Your name must be at the gate for entry)
    You may pay in advance here https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/
    $5 members, $10 non-members
    Membership $72

    Please join and if you are a member,
    please consider making an additional donation.
    We are working to fill our coffers to make as many donations as possible.
    We have important work to do!

    We look forward to seeing you there!