Are you “Haunted” By High Housing Prices?

Are you “Haunted” By High Housing Prices? Do you worry that your children will never be able to afford to live in Tustin?
Join us on Tuesday, October 22 to learn what we can do to create affordable housing in Southern California – it’s possible and we can make a difference! We’ll hear from housing experts about the challenges we face in Orange County to provide affordable housing for everyone.
We’ll be discussing the merits of SB50 as one possible solution among many with special guest speakers Kimberly Adams from YES In My Backyard and Kelsey M. Brewer from Jamboree Housing Corp.
Kimberly Adams, Regional Organizing Director, YES In My Backyard
Kimberly brings to California YIMBY her solid experience of working as a Field Organizer on two congressional campaigns, volunteer work in the areas of homelessness, social justice and healthcare, and beloved advocacy work.
Having experienced housing instability as a child growing up in the Los Angeles area, she has firsthand knowledge of the negative impact not having a place to call home can have on individuals and families. She believes that affordable housing for all Californians is essential for the well-being of communities.
Kimberly has found her purpose in community organizing and advocacy and brings heart and passion into her work toward making California a place for everyone. She believes that empowerment of the people is essential to the mission of California YIMBY and looks forward to making equitable, lasting change.
To read more about YES IN My Backyard, click here:

Kelsey M. Brewer, Communications and Policy Manager, Jamboree Housing Corporation
Jamboree is the largest non-profit developer of affordable housing and supportive housing in Orange County. With over 75 communities across California, 18,000+ residents, and a $1+ billion asset portfolio, Jamboree is committed to strengthening communities by delivering high quality affordable housing and services that transforms the lives of children, families, seniors, and veterans throughout California
As the Communication and Policy Manger for Jamboree, Kelsey coordinates external relationships and brand image at the intersections where communications and policy meets. She ensures that their use of traditional and digital media helps tell the “Jamboree Story” of who they are and who they serve.
To read more about Jamboree, click here:

Are you worried about wildfires? Addressing the Climate Crisis In Tustin

Wildfires threaten Tustin and North Tustin more than ever. Droughts have limited our water supply, spiked our utility bills, and threaten the food chain. Rising sea levels threaten all of Orange County. These are just some of the problems that climate change cause, and things continue to get hotter – July 2019 was the hottest month ever.
But we can do something about it!
The City of Irvine (of all places!) just adopted a Climate Action Plan. We are launching our efforts to get the Tustin City Council (and the OC Board of Supervisors) to follow their lead and adopt a Climate Action Plan for Tustin, so that we can work locally to fight climate change and save the planet.
Speakers Include:
Farrah Khan, Irvine City Councilmember
Patty Yoo, Climate Reality Project-OC
Jackie Cunningham George, Science Teacher – Columbus Tustin Middle School
Bella Salzman, Student – Foothill High School
WHEN: Tuesday August 27 at 7:00
WHERE: Congregation B’nai Israel 2111 Bryan Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

Involvement Opportunities!

Voter Registration Drives: Register Democrats in CA 45 with Field Team 6 and DCCC (all beginner friendly, training and materials provided on-site) 
Wednesday August 21st, 10am-1pm: Register Democrats with Field Team 6 and DCCC!
Meet at: The Lost Bean, 4632 Barranca Pkwy, Irvine, CA 92604
Monday August 26th, 10am- 1pm: Register Democrats with Field Team 6 and DCCC!
Meet at: Euro Caffe, 3950 Bristol Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Tuesday August 27th, 10am- 1pm: BACK-TO-SCHOOL WEEK! Register Democrats for Porter/Rouda (CA45/48) with the DPOC/DCCC/Field Team 6! 
Meet at: Euro Caffe, 3950 Bristol Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Wednesday August 28th, 10am-1pm: Register Democrats with Field Team 6 and DCCC! 
Meet at: Euro Caffe, 3950 Bristol Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Thursday August 29th, 10am-1pm: Register Democrats with Field Team 6 and DCCC! 
Meet at: Seven Leaves Cafe, 9475 Warner Ave, Fountain Valley, CA, 92708
Tuesday September 3rd, 10am- 1pm: Register Democrats with Field Team 6 and DCCC! 
Meet at:  Euro Caffe, 3950 Bristol Street, Santa Ana, CA, 92704
Saturday September 7th, 10am- 1pm: Register Democrats with FT6, DCCC, and DGI! 
Meet at: Mother’s Market, 2963 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612
Do you have something to say? Write a Letter to the Editor in Support of Katie Porter!
Please see guidelines attached. Email Kristin your letter with “LTE” in the subject line. Feel free to write about any ways in which Katie Porter has done an exceptional job as your representative in Congress. Good topics to discuss include: healthcare, women’s health, education, gun violence prevention, prescription drug prices, etc. If you need any talking points, reach out and Kristin from DCCC can send you some bullet points.
QUESTIONS? Email Kristin Von Ohlsen at

Voter Registration Success at Tustin Tiller Days!

Thank you to Kim Donohue and all the Tustin Democratic Club volunteers who came out on a drizzly Sunday to register voters at the Tustin Chili Cook Off! Business was brisk at the Tustin Democrats booth – we played a LOT of Spin the Wheel, gave away lots of candy AND registered 15 new voters! Way to go Tustin Dems!