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!!!!!!NEWSFLASH!!!!! !!!JUNE 19 MEETING UPDATE!!!

!!!!!!NEWSFLASH!!!!!
!!!JUNE 19 MEETING UPDATE!!!

45th CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE KATIE PORTER
IS JOINING US TO SPEAK ABOUT HER CAMPAIGN,
UNIFYING THE DEMOCRATS AND NEXT STEPS
We are so excited to hear from Katie!

NORBERTO SANTANA, JR
PUBLISHER OF THE VOICE OF OC

IS GOING TO DISCUSS...
Election Breakdown - Take it Apart and Put It
Back Together for November!

ALSO -- WE WILL TALK ABOUT TRUMP'S POLICY OF SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM MIGRANT FAMILIES
AT OUR BORDER.

Tuesday, June 19
6:30 PM

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Admission $5.00

Newsletter 06.12.18



Can you believe it? The campaigning has ended (to begin again), the signs are down, the media has left for a few days, and we have FOUR, yes FOUR, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES....one in each of our OC swing districts! Gil Cisneros is our candidate for CD 39, Katie Porter for CD 45, Mike Levin for CD 49 and either Hans Keirstead or Harley Rouda for CD 48. Until late last Tuesday night it really seemed impossible.

Now the work comes...we need to activate again, coalesce around our candidates, raise money and get our four candidates into office. Let's get together and talk about that...


WE ARE SO EXCITED TO WELCOME



NORBERTO SANTANA, JR
PUBLISHER OF THE VOICE OF OC

WHO IS JOINING US TO DISCUSS...

Election Breakdown - Take it Apart and to Put It
BackTogether for November!
Tuesday, June 19
6:30 PM

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Admission $5.00

*non denominational meeting, all are welcome


Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
About our Speaker...
Norberto Santana Jr., is an award-winning investigative reporter with nearly two decades reporting experience, most recently engaging Orange County government institutions and decision makers as the founding publisher of the nonprofit digital newsroom, Voice of OC.
As publisher, Santana oversees all newsroom, engagement and fundraising operations and also writes a weekly Opinion column about Orange County government.
In 2017, the Orange County Press Club recognized Santana as Orange County’s best columnist.
Before founding Voice of OC in 2009, Santana was a lead investigative reporter for the Orange County Register from 2004-2009, focusing on county government.
Santana began his journalistic career in the early 1990s as an apprentice reporter with Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. covering daily floor action in the U.S. Congress.
In addition to his experience as a journalist, the Southern California native has a master’s in Latin American Studies, has worked as an elections analyst on National Endowment for Democracy programs across Latin America and was one of the founders of CubaNet.org, a website featuring the work of dissident journalists inside Cuba that has operated since 1995.

The latest news from the Dem OC Pac for you!



It is difficult to imagine that just over a week has passed since our Candidate Forum! The media has been swarming over Orange County and our forum was in the center. Articles are below. Not only were we filled with people but the reporters had a field day.
I hope you were there to take it all in. If not, read below. You will get the flavor!

Tough questions were posed by our moderators and audience to all candidates from the 45th and 48th and Kia Hamadanchy, Katie Porter, Brian Forde and Dave Min along with Harley Rouda, Hans Kierstad and Omar Siddiqui all did a good job.

By the time we meet again, the primary will be over and we will break it all down, discuss what happened, and look to November and how we will approach it as activists and as a PAC.

I hope you will join us...

Election Breakdown - Take it Apart to Put it Together for November!


Tuesday, June 19
6:30 PM

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Admission $5.00

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*non denominational meeting, all are welcome

Lita


Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

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THE CROWD WAS HUGE FOR OUR MAY 22 MEETING!!!!




The National Press was all over our meeting and the OC Elections!


(For the nerds among us, this is all great coverage)



And there we are on the front page of the NY Times...
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/us/politics/california-primary-house.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

As well as Adam Nagourney's take, which is really good..
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/us/politics/california-midterm-elections.html?emc=edit_ca_20180529&nl=california-today&nlid=5026207120180529&te=1

And then we showed up on NPR's Morning Edition and I started getting texts at 4 am!
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/31/615704298/calif-primary-rule-may-hurt-democrats-bid-to-unseat-gops-rohrabacher

Roll Call has a good piece on the forum...
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/california-primaries-negative-campaigning

The Intercept has a good piece about what's going on in the 45th...
https://theintercept.com/2018/05/25/in-a-california-house-race-the-democratic-partys-candidate-is-going-to-war-against-elizabeth-warrens/

A fantastic explanation of the top two primary debacle
https://www.vox.com/2018/5/29/17381244/california-elections-2018-top-two-primaries

Possible good news in the 49th!
https://voiceofoc.org/2018/06/49th-congressional-district-race-a-toss-up/?utm_source=Voice+of+OC+Email+Newsletters&utm_campaign=9e8a43310a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_11_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6100b0e74b-9e8a43310a-181970709



MEET. GREET. ASK QUESTIONS.



How can we even say there has been another school shooting? It is terrible to wake up in the morning with 5 alerts telling us this awful news yet again. I actually believe that if we have a Democratic Congress we CAN change things. Because the Democrats won't be in the pocket of the NRA, because they care more about life than the gun industry and they will find a way to get the guns and ammunition to stop flowing so freely. And maybe stop AK 47s from being sold at all. I don't think we need a fairy godmother to make this happen, but we do need a responsible Congress that has the heart to take serious action.

And ...yesterday I was lucky enough to attend the Planned Parenthood luncheon. I wish everyone had been there to hear Sen. Barbara Boxer not only make a great case for Planned Parenthood but for the importance of taking back the House and the Senate and for raising money and giving to the all-too-important 2018 Congressional races.

In her talk today, Sen. Boxer noted that when Benjamin Franklin was asked if this was going to be a monarchy or a republic he said we would be a Republic. Franklin's quote is revealing: "'A Republic, if you can keep it.' The republic must be protected. And it is up to all of us to protect it now...This is a time of urgency," Sen. Boxer said. "The only real protest we have is our election this November....If we don't take it out there we are entering a time of serious crisis."

At the luncheon, I ran into so many friends who are joining us on Tuesday to meet and speak to our candidates. I hope you are too!


MEET. GREET. ASK QUESTIONS.
HEAR THEIR ANSWERS, EXPLANATIONS, SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES.
WHY ARE THEY IN THE RACES, WHY DO THEY STAY? WHO CAN WIN?

FROM THE 45TH
BRIAN FORDE. KIA HAMADANCHY. DAVID MIN. KATIE PORTER.

FROM THE 48TH
HANS KEIRSTEAD. HARLEY ROUDA. OMAR SIDDIQUI.

TUESDAY, MAY 22


CHECK IN AT 6 PM
PROGRAM WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY AT 6:30 PM
UNIVERSITY SYNAGOGUE*, 3400 MICHELSON DRIVE, IRVINE
ADMISSION $5.00 MEMBERS, $10.00 NON-MEMBERS
You can join the PAC here. https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/

Please RSVP (to this email).
*non denominational meeting, all are welcome

Lita

THIS IS OUR LAST MEETING BEFORE THE PRIMARY ELECTION!


Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

The last day to register to vote....Monday May 21



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A CRITICAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL!

A CRITICAL FUNDRAISING APPEAL!

WITH THE CALIFORNIA PRIMARY JUST WEEKS AWAY, IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT DEMOCRATS CAN FLIP THE HOUSE AND POSSIBLY THE SENATE IN NOVEMBER....AND WE HOPE THAT INCLUDES OUR 4 O.C. HOUSE SEATS!    

    OUR OPPORTUNITY HAS NEVER BEEN BETTER.
      
     DEMOCRATS HAVE MOMENTUM, BUT WE NEED TO RAISE FUNDS TO SUPPORT OUR CANDIDATES.

      EACH RACE WILL BE A BATTLE AND IT WILL BE EXPENSIVE.

OUR PAC MUST PARTICIPATE AND HELP THE DEMOCRATS WHO COME THROUGH THE PRIMARIES.

DEMOC PAC money will go to help our 4 candidates as well as Democrats around the country running for the House and the Senate.

PLEASE GIVE MORE THAN JUST YOUR MEMBERSHIP DUES.

OUR PAC CONTRIBUTIONS COMBINE YOUR FUNDS WITH OTHERS FOR A GREATER IMPACT. AS PAC MEMBERS, WE EACH DETERMINE WHO GETS OUR SUPPORT.

OUR MAIN FOCUS WILL BE OUR 4 OC CONGRESSIONAL RACES.

You will get many requests from national, state, and local groups trying to raise money for this year’s elections. Individual candidates will also come to you for funds. Help out wherever you can. Help us make a difference.  Thank you for considering our request.

WE CAN DO THIS!!!

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