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See You September 22!

September 14, 2020
Note from Lita

Sundays used to be for visits with the grandparents, walks on the beach, lingering brunches, return from travel. Now? We are locked in, no travel and no walking because of the smoke from the apocalyptic West Coast fires. The upcoming elections are frightening enough but these days I seriously have trouble figuring out what to do with myself! Speaking of Sundays with grandparents...I used to watch Harry Belafonte with my grandparents on Saturday night and last night I found myself watching a Harry Belafonte special on MSNBC, "The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show". It can be found on Peacock and if you have a chance I heartily recommend it. Unknown to me, he was an activist, close to MLK and really a change agent. It is worth the 90 minutes.

I am so excited about our next meeting, Tuesday, September 22. Read below! We will be joined by DNC Member, our friend and a fantastic speaker and fountain of knowledge, Melahat Rafiei! I so look forward to seeing you there.

Lita

Our next meeting!
We are so excited to be joined by

Melahat Rafiei
Member of the
Democratic National Committee,
Business Owner, Activist, Mother
and great friend of DemOC PAC

5:30 PM
Tuesday, September 22
Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83241192671

Melahat is knowledgable about all things political and she can talk about national politics and California politics. She is going to update us on what is happening Nationally from her DNC perspective! It will be a great evening!

Voting draws near
As the election draws near, DemOC PAC has been giving more and more money. In our next newsletter, I will again recount for you the many races we have given to...we are about to give to several more...to our California House candidates, Senate candidates nationally and the Biden/Harris ticket!

We are nearing our $100,000 goal; if we push we can make it and help so many candidates. Many thanks to those who have given. We are so grateful.

If you have not yet given, please hit the button and GIVE.
https://www.democpac.org/donate/

There is power in numbers, our donations are curated by our masters in the Political Research Committee.

´╗┐Please join in today!

Pactivisim Update!

Julie Tapp here with some PACTIVISM options for our beloved DemOC PAC community. We have at least one opportunity a week to make a difference for (1) local Congressional races, (2) vital swing states to flip the Senate, and (3) President(s) Biden & Harris. We are the roots of the Democratic party...please get involved, stay focused, and let's get these wins!!

Tuesdays Are for Texting!
Ease into your week by reaching hundreds of voters in minutes! Have fun texting fellow Americans in swing states about our vision for a Biden/Harris country full of goodness. You will use your computer for this activity, preferably using a Google Chrome browser, and you may have to navigate between 2-3 open tabs.

Sign up for "2020 Victory National Text Team Training" here: https:/mblz.io/6WrfR8
Once you are trained, 2020 Victory National Text Team will send you a link to sign up for a shift at your convenience. To get all the links form the campaign in advance, set your shift for this time:
Every Tuesday, 11am - 1pm (Pacific Time) text voters while hanging out with Julie on Zoom -- if you can handle all the multi-tasking! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3562282339

Wednesdays Are for The Wins!
OC Congressional Candidate Phone Banks Every Wed., 5 - 8pm PT 
You will need a computer and a phone for this activity. 
Make calls with other DemOC PAC friends!
Harley Rouda Virtual Phone Bank with Roni - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/harleyforcongress/event/295175/
Katie Porter Virtual Phone Bank with Julie - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/porterforcongress/event/309260/

Fridays are for Flipping Florida 
Flip the State House and Get 29 Electoral College Votes for Biden!
Write Letters via this Swing Left - Vote Forward Collaboration
You will need a computer, printer, paper, envelopes and stamps for this activity.
More info about Flipping Florida campaign here: https://swingleft.org/p/florida
Sign up here to write letters: https://votefwd.org/district/FLGOTV2020B

Saturdays are for Swing States
Make calls to voters to help elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats down the ballot this November. Calls will rotate through different swing states between now and Nov. 3. The training is exceptional, and the conversations you'll have with voters could not be more important!
Call Crew Training link: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/296312/
Once you are trained, go here to make calls: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/291103/
Every Saturday, 9-11am (Pacific Time) Julie will be making calls and hopes to see you on the campaign's slack channel!
NOTE: The Dem Dialer is a great technology once you learn it! In order to make calls, you'll need the following:
A computer: a desktop, laptop, or tablet. IMPORTANT: please use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, NOT Safari, which does not work with the Dialer. (If you're using an iPad, be sure to download the free Chrome app to use as your web browser.)
A phone (cell phone or landline) for audio - note that the calls will NOT show your number or contact info, but you do need the phone to connect with the DemDialer
Headphones, optional but recommended for comfort and ease of use.

Update

September 09, 2020


We had a fantastic meeting last week with Congresswoman Katie Porter. Many thanks to Katie for joining us! She is a rock-solid representative for all of us and we look forward to returning her to Washington, along with our other amazing Blue Wave reps, Gil Cisneros, Mike Levin and Harley Rouda.

With less than two months left to the November election, the most important things we can do are raising money and Activism. I hope you received my fundraising letter. We are down to the wire and are anxious to give as much money as possible. I know you are itching to send your money and if you haven't, here is the link...https://www.democpac.org/donate/
For those of you who already donated, thank you so much! Our candidates, in Orange County, in California, and from Coast to Coast, from North to South, are appreciative and are using it wisely....to keep the House, to win the Senate, and to (with every hope in my heart) take the White House!!!

DemOC PAC has an amazing group of activists led by Julie Tapp. They are working every day to make this election another Blue Wave; one that will sweep the Trumpism out with the the tide. Two years ago, we were walking door to door, working in the headquarters, and some people were going to different states. Not so in 2020. Now it is mailing, texting and calling -- make sure you volunteer and do your part.
Please read on for the PACTIVISM UPDATE...
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,


PACTIVISM UPDATE...




Tuesdays Are for Texting!
Ease into your week by reaching hundreds of voters in minutes! Have fun texting fellow Americans in swing states about our vision for a Biden/Harris country full of goodness. You will use your computer for this activity, preferably using a Google Chrome browser, and you may have to navigate between 2-3 open tabs.

Sign up for "2020 Victory National Text Team Training" here: https://mblz.io/6WrfR8
Once you are trained, 2020 Victory National Text Team will send you a link to sign up for a shift at your convenience. To get all the links form the campaign in advance, set your shift for this time:
Every Tuesday, 11am - 1pm (Pacific Time) text voters while hanging out with Julie on Zoom -- if you can handle all the multi-tasking! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3562282339


Wednesdays Are for The Wins!
OC Congressional Candidate Phone Banks Every Wed., 5 - 8pm PT 
You will need a computer and a phone for this activity. 
Make calls with other DemOC PAC friends!
Harley Rouda Virtual Phone Bank with Roni - Sign up here:  https://www.mobilize.us/harleyforcongress/event/295175/
Katie Porter Virtual Phone Bank with Julie - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/porterforcongress/event/309260/


Fridays are for Flipping Florida 
Flip the State House and Get 29 Electoral College Votes for Biden!
Write Letters via this Swing Left - Vote Forward Collaboration
You will need a computer, printer, paper, envelopes and stamps for this activity.
More info about Flipping Florida campaign here: https://swingleft.org/p/florida
Sign up here to write letters: https://votefwd.org/district/FLGOTV2020B


Saturdays are for Swing States
Make calls to voters to help elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats down the ballot this November. Calls will rotate through different swing states between now and Nov. 3. The training is exceptional, and the conversations you'll have with voters could not be more important!
Call Crew Training link: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/296312/
Once you are trained, go here to make calls: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/291103/
Every Saturday, 9-11am (Pacific Time) Julie will be making calls and hopes to see you on the campaign's slack channel!
NOTE: The Dem Dialer is a great technology once you learn it! In order to make calls, you'll need the following:

Julie Tapp here with some PACTIVISM options for our beloved DemOC PAC community. We have at least one opportunity a week to make a difference for (1) local Congressional races, (2) vital swing states to flip the Senate, and (3) President(s) Biden & Harris. We are the roots of the Democratic party...please get involved, stay focused, and let's get these wins!!

A computer: a desktop, laptop, or tablet. IMPORTANT: please use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, NOT Safari, which does not work with the Dialer. (If you're using an iPad, be sure to download the free Chrome app to use as your web browser.)
  • A phone (cell phone or landline) for audio - note that the calls will NOT show your number or contact info, but you do need the phone to connect with the DemDialer
  • Headphones, optional but recommended for comfort and ease of use.


  • ´╗┐Other Announcements

    UCI Community: Team Porter is compiling a list of professors and faculty members at UCI (as well as faculty members at other higher education institutions in California's 45th Congressional District) who might be open to doing voter registration education in their Zoom classrooms this fall. If you know anyone you can add to this list or if you are a faculty member yourself, please email Jackie Merrill at jmerrill@cdp2020.org

    The time is Now!

    September 04, 2020
    Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
     
    I have revised this letter to you as events have accelerated (which could be every minute!). After the exhilarating Democratic Convention, then the horrifying Republican debacle and endless lies, the shooting of Jacob Blake and Kenosha, the USPS, COVID…always the message is the same. The imperative is that we win this election. It is the message I have been sending repeatedly but the call gets louder and stronger each day…WE MUST!
     
    I have dedicated myself, as have others, until November 3, to working on this election...to winning. Unless we win the White House and the Senate and maintain our majority in the House, our beautiful America will be doomed. 
     
    I am sending you this letter because I know that DemOC PAC is, for me, the best answer to donating to many campaigns. And donate we must because our PAC is one of the best ways to help us win! DemOC PAC has a great track record of making donations where they count! 
     
    Our Political Research Committee is amazing and are experts at choosing the best candidates to support.  I honestly believe that the answer to where to give your campaign donor dollars is to give them to DemOC PAC. See the LIST BELOW where our recent dollars have made a difference, and where, with your help, we plan to give more.  We give to those Democratic candidates who need it most and who need our money to WIN. We give smart, and there is power in our numbers.
     
    We have just two months. But the election really begins when the absentee ballots go out…and that can be 30-45 days before November 3!

    Please give more than you think you should, today, to DemOC PAC. Please share this letter with your friends, your family and anyone you know who can give…anything from $10 to $2700 matters!  We are near the finish line -- we must run through the tape -- this is a race where our lives truly depend on us winning. 
     
    As President Obama said – Democracy itself is on the ballot Nov. 3.
    https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/
     
    Thank you to those who have already given. Thank you for your participation. We look forward to seeing you at our meetings and we look forward to crossing this most important finish line with you.
     
    I appreciate each and every one of you.
     
    Lita

     
    CANDIDATES WE HAVE GIVEN TO (and many who we hope to give more to):
    Joseph Biden - President - $1,000
    Gil Cisneros - Congress - $1,000*
    Mike Levin - Congress - $1,000*
    Katie Porter - Congress - $1,000* 
    Harley Rouda - Congress - $1,000* 
    Steve Bullock - against Sen. Steven Daines- MT Senate - $1,000 
    John Hickenlooper - against Sen. Cory Gardener- CO Senate - $1,000 
    Theresa Greenfield - against Sen. Joni Earnst - IA Senate - $1,000 
    Jaime Harrison - against Sen. Lindsay Graham - SC Senate - $1,000 
    Sara Gideon - against Sen. Susan Collins - ME Senate - $500*
    Cal Cunningham - against Sen. Thom Tillis - NC Senate $500* 
    Amy McGrath - against Sen. Mitch McConnell - KY Senate $500
    Mark Kelly - against Sen. Martha McSally - AZ Senate $500* 
    Doug Jones - trying to hold his seat - AL Senate $500
     
    *Additional donations made previously in 2020

    WE WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER GIVING TO SOME OF THESE CANDIDATES BELOW:
    Christy Smith – CA 25 against Republican Mike Garcia
    TJ Cox CA 21 to keep the seat Blue
    Ammar Campa-Najjar – CA 50 against Republican Darrel Issa
    Jon Ossoff – Georgia Senate against Republican Dave Perdue
    Senator Gary Peters – Michigan Democratic Senator being challenged by Republican John James
    Barbara Bollier, Democratic Senate candidate in Kansas