Orange County, Calif. — Democrats and other activists across Orange County will join together this Saturday, October 2, in response to an abortion ban in Texas and news that the U.S. Supreme Court has decided to take a case challenging the landmark decision Roe v. Wade.
Local Orange County events — both virtual and in-person — are posted on the Women’s March website at map.womensmarch.com.
Ada Briceño, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Orange County and Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties Community Action Fund Board Member, released the following:
“This moment calls on all of us to stand up for women and for reproductive rights for all people. We all have a right to accessible and affordable reproductive health care, and these rights are under attack. What we’re seeing in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court, and other places around the United States is very concerning. It is imperative that we organize. I am proud of what activists and Democratic Clubs are doing to organize around women’s rights and accessible reproductive health care, both of which are key areas of our Democratic Party platform. I want to thank all those who are lifting their voices for our rights.”
Robert Armenta, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, noted:
“This is the loudest alarm yet that abortion rights are in grave danger, in Texas and across the country. We have fought this fight again and again going back to before the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision to the 2011 War on Women to where we find ourselves today. It’s been just over a year since the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, but already we see the heartbreaking impact of her absence in the Court. Moving forward, the resiliency and energy of our Democratic and Planned Parenthood advocates keeps me feeling hopeful and encouraged.”
A full list of events are posted on the Women’s March website here. Orange County actions include:
Virtual Day of Action: Save Roe with Planned Parenthood
Saturday, October 2, 10:00 AM on Zoom
Fullerton: March for Reproductive Rights
Saturday, October 2, 11:00 AM, North Justice Center, 1275 N. Berkeley Ave., Fullerton
Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Women’s March
Saturday, October 2, 10:00 AM, on Main Beach at the corner of Broadway and PCH
Laguna Woods: Senior Women’s Rally
Saturday, October 2, 4:00 PM, at 24260 El Toro Road near Laguna Woods City Hall
Tustin: Women’s March of Tustin
Saturday, October 2, 2:00 PM, at Peppertree Park, 230 W. First St., Tustin
Irvine: My Body – My Choice
Saturday, October 2, 2:00 PM, at the corner of Alton & Culver in Irvine
Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley Women’s March
Saturday, October 2, 1:30 PM, at Mile Square Park, Corner of Brookhurst and Edinger, Fountain Valley
About the Democratic Party of Orange County
Once famously known as “Reagan country,” after President Reagan called Orange County the place where “all good Republicans go to die,” Orange County is rapidly shifting from a Republican stronghold into a highly diverse region. Over the past four years, Orange County Democrats built a 5-point gain in voter registration and now outpace the OC GOP by more than two points.
Chairwoman Ada Briceño, a longtime labor organizer, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, and Democratic National Committee member, is the first immigrant and second Latina to lead the Democratic Party of Orange County. At age 23, Executive Director Ajay Mohan became the youngest person and first Indian-American to hold that role.
Orange County Democrats keep scoring historic victories in recent elections. In 2018, they famously swept all seven Congressional seats in Orange County. In 2019, OC Democrats overtook countywide voter registration to become the region’s leading political party. In 2020, OC Democrats flipped 20 local seats and two state senate seats from red to blue, including in deep-red areas of the county. In 2021, OC Democrats powered Katrina Foley to become the first Democrat to represent the Orange County Board of Supervisors’ 2nd District in 127 years and the first female Democrat to serve in the Board’s history.
Orange County is the nation’s sixth largest county, with 3.2 million residents and more than 650,000 registered Democratic voters.
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