Meet Ada Briceño: OC Democratic Party Chair

Join us at our April Meeting as we welcome Ada Briceño: OC Democratic Party Chair to discuss the mission of the Democratic Party in OC as we head into the 2020 election cycle.

From the January 18, 2019 OC Weekly:

Labor leader Ada Briceño became only the second Latina to ever chair the Democratic Party of Orange County this week since Dorianne Garcia first held the position in 1993. After former Irvine mayor Beth Krom withdrew from the race in December, Briceño stood unopposed by the time came for Monday’s vote at a union plumbing hall in Orange. The change in leadership comes at a pivotal point for the party. A “Blue Wave” ushered in a historic sweep of OC congressional races by Democrats–with more Latino representation in the House of Representatives than ever before.

Election Day Is Here! Vote For Loretta Sanchez!

Electing a Democratic to the OC Board of Supervisors will make a HUGE difference to the lives of all OC residents – she will laser focus on issues that matter to OC Democrats: Jobs, the Environment, the Homelessness Crisis and Healthcare and Social Services.

Loretta Sanchez For OC Supervisor Website

Election Night Party!
Plumbers Hall in Orange starting at 8:00!
1916 W Chapman Ave, Orange, CA 92866

Get Out The Vote for Loretta Sanchez!

Next weekend is our LAST weekend before the March 12th election! We will be knocking on doors for all 4 days before the election – March 9 through March 12.
Electing a Democratic to the OC Board of Supervisors will make a HUGE difference to the lives of all OC residents – she will laser focus on issues that matter to OC Democrats: Jobs, the Environment, the Homelessness Crisis and Healthcare and Social Services.

Canvas For Loretta in TUSTIN: Your Door Knock Will Make A Difference!!!
WHEN: Saturday, 3/9, Sunday, 3/10, Monday, 3/11, and Tuesday 3/12
TIME: 10 AM-1 PM, 1-4PM, and 4-8PM
PLACE: 150 Mountain View Drive, Old Town Tustin

Thursday March 7 – THE LAST Phone Bank at Panera!
TIME: 5:00-8:30 PM
PLACE: Panera Bread Bakery 13205 Jamboree Rd, Tustin, CA 92782

2/26 Meeting: Meet the Lawyer Who is Working With A Federal Judge to Solve The Homelessness Crisis in Orange County

Homelessness is a crisis in Orange County. In January, Federal Judge David O. Carter called Orange County’s skyrocketing homeless deaths a ‘Public Health Crisis’
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In August of 2018, a Federal Court determined that cities and the County of Orange must provide housing for 60 percent of their total homeless counts based on 2017 statistics. Cities that fail to meet a February deadline cannot enforce anti-camping ordinances (i.e. the encampment last year behind the Library or at the Santa Ana riverbed) until they offer homeless people an alternative to the streets. The City of Tustin is responsible for producing at least 42 beds, the location of which has been the subject of much controversy.
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Join us on Tuesday as we address this important issue with Brooke Weitzman the lead attorney working with Federal Judge David O. Carter and recently named as “Most Influential 2018” by the OC Register.
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LOCATION: Congregation B’nai Israel, 2111 Bryan Ave, Tustin
TIME: 7:00 p.m.

TONIGHT!!! 2/15 Supervisor Candidates Forum

TONIGHT!! Candidates Forum for Third District Supervisor

The seven candidates running to be the next Third District Supervisor in Orange County will participate in a forum to discuss their qualifications and policies. The candidates will also take questions from the audience. This is likely the only opportunity that Third District residents will have to compare all the candidates and have them address their individual specific concerns. 

Date and time: TONIGHT Friday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Location:    Trinity Presbyterian Church (Fellowship Hall)
13922 Prospect Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92705
(corner of Prospect Ave. and 17th St.)

Katie Porter Swearing In and First Town Hall

On January 22nd, Katie Porter took her Community Oath of Office at UCI in front of hundreds of Porter Supporters. Immediately afterwards, she hosted her first CA 45 Town Hall.  A welcome change from the Mimi Walters years!
Click HERE for more information about the January 22nd Town Hall.
Click HERE to sign up for Katie Porter’s CA45 Newsletter and Email updates.

Loretta Sanchez For OC Supervisor! Help Build the Momentum For A Great Turn Out on March 12th!

In January, The Tustin Democrats welcomed Loretta Sanchez to talk about her campaign for the OC Supervisor seat recently vacated by Todd Spitzer. She told a packed meeting that she views the race as a chance to address regional problems, including housing affordability and homelessness.
Ms. Sanchez is the sole Democrat running against 6 Republicans for the seat.
WHAT IS A SUPERVISOR???
The Board of Supervisors is one of the most crucial positions in government – and an individual Supervisor is one of the most powerful elected officials in the country.
The Board of Supervisors controls the County’s $6.4 Billion budget. And whereas a member of Congress needs to get 218 people to agree, and a state Senator needs to get 20 other people to agree with them, a Supervisor only needs to get 2 other people to agree with them. So they have immense power.
The Board of Supervisors is responsible for County Parks, Social Services, the Registrar of voters, it oversees the Sheriff and Cal-Optima which provides Medicaid/Medi-Cal services, and sets direction and makes the critical appointments to that control the buses, sewers, sanitation, water, and fire services all throughout Orange County. In addition, in unincorporated areas (like North Tustin), the County does all the work of a municipal government, including planning and zoning, building and development, police protection, and trash, water, and sewers.

JOIN US!  February 26 Tustin Dems Meeting

LOCATION: Congregation B’nai Israel, 2111 Bryan Ave, Tustin
TIME: 7:00 p.m.
Join us as we welcome Brooke Weitzman, named along with Federal Judge David O. Carter as “Most Influential 2018” by the OC Register. Ms. Weitzman is the lead attorney working with Judge Carter on the homelessness crisis in Orange County. Click HERE for December 30, 2018 article in the OC Register.
Assembly District 68 2019 Election Results

Congratulations to everyone who ran, and thanks to everyone who came out for a record turnout of 528 people.  These new Delegates will attend the annual Democrats Convention, network with other Democrats, elect Party officers, promote the California Democratic Party agenda, endorse candidates for statewide, legislative and congressional office, and vote to endorse resolutions and ballot measures all doing so while representing Assembly District 68.

Congratulations to:  Loretta Sanchez , Ashleigh Aitken, Kris Erickson , Vicky Shulte, Karen Cohn, Danielle Serbin, Marissa Waldman,  Lee Fink, Mani Kang, Mike Stern, Nicholas Pedreira, Michael Lekawa, Avinder Chawla and Grant Henninger.
Lee Fink was elected the Representative to the Executive Board.