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Note from Lita

February 08, 2024
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

Yesterday was another big day for our country. Like the atmospheric river pouring unprecedented amounts of rain over Southern California, the Republicans continued to dump their own historic, chaotic mess onto the halls of Congress. House Speaker Mike Johnson (R) showed himself to be incapable of implementing his terrible agenda, as the attempt to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas failed spectacularly, thanks to three defections on the GOP side, and Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Texas, making a surprise post-surgery appearance to vote No! Johnson also lead a failed attempt to pass an aid package for Israel, which was a clear effort to circumvent the bi-partisan border security and international aid deal that was successfully wrapping up in the Senate. Of course, good ole boy and Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell played his part in the chaos by puling the plug on the security deal.

While we may be relieved by the incompetence of the party under Trumpism, we also remain fearful of the concept that this version of the GOP might continue to hold power over our country. All of this, for me and the Executive Committee and all of our members, I'm sure, re-affirms our commitment to continue the work we do together as the Democrats of Orange County Political Action Committee. Let's let the GOP chaos fuel our own fire... to expand our membership, and reach our fundraising goal ASAP so we can help Democratic candidates around the country win big this year! I am so grateful that we are in this together!!

Lita

Please note that DemOC PAC is not affiliated with University Synagogue.


See you on January 23 for Potluck Dinner!

January 20, 2024
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

First, I must thank you all for your kind thoughts and wishes upon the passing of my father, Larry Robinow. My dad loved the PAC and he and my mom were totally engaged from the beginning. At 94, he was still asking me questions about what was happening and who was speaking. I will miss his involvement and encouragement but I know he is still supporting us!

I look forward to kicking off the year with you on
Tuesday, January 23, 2024!
5:30 pm
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
when we celebrate the New Year
with our Potluck
and we hear from our experts
Kevin O'Leary and Chris Marx

´╗┐Please sign up for the Potluck here:
https://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=AIVR1813



Chris is the chair of our Political Research Committee and she is an expert in the races that are upcoming in the House and Senate this year. She will update us on where our money might go and where the fights will be.

Kevin, who many of you know, wrote the book, Madison's Sorrow, on how our political situation got to where it is today. He is co-founder of Savingdemocracy.us, a pro-democracy nonpartisan non-profit. The group is focused on increasing the pro-democracy vote in key swing districts in SoCal and Arizona. Kevin will speak about the current state of our political scene and the hopes of winning this 2024 race.

We are also kicking off our campaign ... Fight for our Future and we are well on our way to our goal of $110,000! I know you have heard this too many times but our democracy is literally at stake in this 2024 race. Please join and raise your level from last year. We need to get to our goal and surpass it! Every bit helps. And for those of you who have joined, thank you so much!
https://www.democpac.org/membership1/

I look forward to being together, to talking about our current state of affairs and upcoming races, and to moving forward. This is our 16th anniversary as a PAC and we look forward to celebrating together on Jan. 23rd and throughout the year!

Take good care, please RSVP and contact me if you have any questions or concerns. And so many thanks to the amazing Executive Committee for you support during this difficult time!

Lita

We're ready for Election 2024

January 03, 2024
(Our founder and chair, Lita Robinow, is spending time with family after the recent passing of her father, Lawrence. Our thoughts are with Lita and family during this difficult time.)

Welcome to the New Year! Are you ready for Election 2024?

This election year is billed as the most consequential in our nation’s history: a stark choice between continuing our Constitution-based democracy with Joe Biden or heading into a Trump authoritarian dictatorship. We MUST hold the Senate and the White House and regain the House!

DemOC PAC is ready to Fight for the Future and we’re off to a fast start!

Join us for a Potluck and Politics meeting January 23! Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; we’ll share food and friendship, and hear from Kevin O’Leary and Chris Marx about how we can best help elect Democrats through positive activism including highlighting the Biden administration’s successes.

Chris is our rocking Political Research Committee chair who has led us for several years, digs deeply into races around the country, and has made us the place people look when wondering where to spend their money. In fact, you can spend your money with the PAC and nowhere else because it will be spent in a meaningful way.

´╗┐Kevin has a PhD in Political Science from Yale and is an expert on what is happening in today's world. His recent book, “Madison's Sorrow,” is the eye-opening history of how we got HERE. As one of the founders of the new non-profit Saving Democracy (the title of his first book), he has spoken to civic groups around the county (which include many Republicans) about America's democratic tradition and the dangers of extremism. 

Watch your email for potluck signup and more info coming soon. 

California’s primary election is March 5 (Super Tuesday), just two months away! Ballots will be mailed to all registered voters starting Feb. 5, and some in-person early voting centers open as early as Feb. 6. Find your nearest ballot dropbox or voting center and encourage friends and neighbors to vote!

We’re keeping a close eye on the Feb 13 special election in New York’s 3rd congressional district to replace ousted fabulist George Santos and will have more info for you soon on that race.

Our Political Research Committee is hard at work scrutinizing races nationwide where our dollars can make a difference. Here in OC we’ve already contributed to CA-49 Rep. Mike Levin’s re-election campaign and will assess other local congressional races after the March 5 primary.

What can you do RIGHT NOW to help elect Democrats and preserve our democracy?

Contribute to our 2023-24 Fight for the Future fundraising campaign! We’ve raised $52,710 toward our $110,000 goal, with a September deadline so our money gets to candidates in time. Click here to contribute monthly or make a one-time contribution to help DemOC PAC support Democratic candidates in crucial races. 

Renew your 2024 DemOC PAC membership! Click here to renew by making one-time or monthly dues payments. Please consider raising your annual contributions by one level for 2024 (for example, from Activist to Good Troublemaker) — it’s a great way to help boost our fundraising! Our annual dues are:
$125 Activist
$250 Good Troublemaker
$500 Blue Tsunami
$1,000 Rockstar

We’ll see you at our January 23rd potluck and 2024 Election Year kickoff! 

DemOC PAC Executive Committee