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Vote all the way down your ballot – Every time!

Our national elections are vitally important, but we must not overlook the battles in our own back yard. The truth is: Local elections matter. Studies show they have a dramatic impact on quality of life, and can even be a matter of life and death.

For example, the OC Board of Supervisors oversee programs for foster care, homelessness, hate crimes, and incarceration, just to name a few. Yet Republicans on the Board have starved funding for homeless services and even shrugged off preventable deaths and rights abuses. Some are huge Trump fans — and just like him, they were accused of abusing their office for political gain.

The OC Board of Education is equally important for vulnerable families. Encroaching charter schools, LGBT rights and racial equality are issues our OCBOE faces every day. And unlike other elections, there is no November runoff for OCBOE — its decided this March, so we need to act now.

For OC Board of Supervisors, support Sergio Contreras for the 1st District, and Ashleigh Aitken for the 3rd District.

For OC Board of Education, support Beckie Gomez for 1st District Trustee and Andy Thurburn for 3rd District Trustee.

Find all our endorsed primary election candidates, from County to Congress, on our website. Bookmark this page for your March primary ballot!

In the weeks to come, I will call on you to support big actions in our local elections. Watch for more canvassing announcements coming soon!

In unity,

Ada Briceño
Chair, Democratic Party of Orange County


Democratic Events in Orange County

Phonebank for Scott Rhinehart 
January 6 – 10, 2020, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, RSVP to 949-339-7986 for location

Orange County Mock Elections
January 7, 2020, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm, Orange County Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, CA, and the Mission Viejo City Hall, Saddleback Room, 200 Civic Center, Mission Viejo, CA

Wine & Treats with Melissa Fox for California Assembly 
January 8, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 1622 Sierra Alta Dr, Santa Ana, CA 92705

Laguna Beach Democratic Club: A New Way to Vote is Coming to OC
January 8, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, 380 3rd St, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Voter Registration Training Call with Field Team 6
January 8, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Melissa Fox North Irvine Canvass 
January 11, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Melissa Fox HQ, 9930 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Democrats of Greater Irvine Canvass for Andy Thorburn 
January 11, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Bill Barber Park, 4 Civic Center Plaza, CA 92606

Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Primary Election Canvass 
January 11, 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Sandbridge, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Canyon Democrats Women’s March Sign Making Party 
January 11, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Norman Murray Community & Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Get the Facts: Ballot Pickup (aka “Ballot Harvesting”)
January 11, 2020, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm, 391 S State College Blvd, Brea, CA 92821

Melissa Fox North Irvine Canvass 
January 12, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Melissa Fox HQ, 9930 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Primary Election Canvass 
January 12, 2020, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Dove St, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Ashleigh Aitken Campaign Kickoff
January 13, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, 2415 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

Register Democrats to Protect Katie Porter (CA-45) and Harley Rouda (CA-48)
January 14, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Euro Caffe, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Canyon Democrats 2020 Women’s March Bus to Santa Ana
January 18, 2020, 8:00 am – 1:30 pm, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, California 92692

2020 OC Women’s March
January 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Orange County, CA

Register Democrats to protect Katie Porter (CA-45)
January 18, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mother’s Market, 2963 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Melissa Fox North Irvine Canvass 
January 18, 2020, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Melissa Fox HQ, 9930 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Melissa Fox North Irvine Canvass 
January 19, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Melissa Fox HQ, 9930 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Getting Our Bands Back Together: Organizer Training for 2020
January 19, 2020,  2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Orange County Employees Association, 830 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, RSVP requested.

Register Democrats to Protect Katie Porter (CA-45) and Harley Rouda (CA-48)  
January 21, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Euro Caffe, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Adopt-A-Precint 
January 21, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, DPOC Office, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B, Orange, California 92868

Ki Hong Park Fundraiser for Melissa Fox for CA Assembly  
January 22, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, RSVP for Location

Harnessing the Power of Women  
January 22, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, DPOC Office, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B, Orange, California 92868

Melissa Fox North Irvine Canvass 
January 25, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Melissa Fox HQ, 9930 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

Fullerton College Community Service Fair 
January 25, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:00 pm, 321 E. Chapman Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832

DPOC Reception with CA Senator Maria Elena Durazo 
January 25, 2020, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm, DPOC Office, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B, Orange, California 92868

2020 Candidate Panel Hosted by College Democrats at UCI and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris
January 25, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, UC Irvine Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium, 311 W Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA 92617v

Melissa Fox North Irvine Canvass 
January 26, 2020, 9:00 am – 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Melissa Fox HQ, 9930 Irvine Center Drive, Irvine, CA 92618

DNC Candidate Forum
January 27, 2020, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, DPOC Office, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B, Orange, California 92868

Register Democrats to Protect Katie Porter (CA-45) and Harley Rouda (CA-48)  
January 28, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Euro Caffe, Santa Ana, CA 92704

Voting 101 with Special Guest Neal Kelley, Orange County’s Registrar of Voters
January 29, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center, 695 W 19th St, Costa Mesa, CA 92627

 

Club Meetings & Voter Registration

Visit our Calendar for regularly scheduled Democratic Club meetings, voter registration actions with Field Team 6, DPOC Central Committee meetings, and more.  Contact clubs directly for details. Note:
January meeting of Democrats of North Orange County has been moved to January 9. 


 

News

2020 Elections – Are you ready?

Visit our 2020 Election Center for key Primary election dates for voter guides, vote-by-mail ballots, vote centers, and more, and bookmark our endorsement guide for your ballotClick here to get important info you need to VOTE!

Michelle Obama visits Orange County in April

“A Moderated Conversation with Former First Lady Michelle Obama” will be at the Honda Center on April 2, 2020. Click here for tickets on Ticketmaster. Hurry – tickets are already going fast.

Orange County Womens March: Call for Volunteers!

The OC Women’s March, a nonpartisan community-organized action with more than 20,000 attendees each year, returns on Saturday, January 18, 2020. Sign Up To Volunteer as a route guide! Route guides are always the most-needed position,  and it’s the best way to help and march.

Job Opportunities in Orange County

For political jobs and nonpartisan election job opportunities, visit our Careers page. Send opportunities to info@ocdemocrats.org.

Central Committee Elections

Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee elections are underway. Central Committee members vote on endorsements, resolutions, bylaws, and more, and help fundraise, support Democratic Clubs, and recruit candidates. Wondering who’s running to represent you at DPOC? You can vote for up to 6 Central Committee members in your Assembly District:

Candidates in the 55th Assembly District
Candidates in the 65th Assembly District
Candidates in the 68th Assembly District
Candidates in the 69th Assembly District
Candidates in the 72nd Assembly District
Candidates in the 73rd Assembly District
Candidates in the 74th Assembly District
Unsure which Assembly District you live in? Look up your district here.

Open Call for Parliamentarian

The Democratic Party of Orange County seeks a Parliamentarian. For more information, click here.


A reception with Maria Elena Durazo, California State Senator and DNC Vice Chair

Saturday, January 25, 2020,  5-9 PM, Address provided upon RSVP

Praised by The Nation, The New York Times, CNN, Capital Weekly and many others, California State Senator and DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo is a political force. The Los Angeles Times declared her “the single most influential individual in Los Angeles politics.”

Join the Democratic Party of Orange County for a reception with Senator Durazo. Your support raises crucial funds for essential voter engagement in 2020.

Tickets: $40 Early Bird (purchase by January 15) / $55 General Admission

Sponsorship Levels:  $1,000 – Leader  /  $500 – Partner  /  $250 – Supporter  /  $150 – Friend

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit:  orangecountydemocrats.com/maria

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