Weekly Newsletter: January 21, 2020
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In 2018, Orange County Democrats made history by sweeping all seven Congressional Districts, plus many State Legislative and local seats. In 2019, we did it again by flipping OC’s voter registration blue. Our hard work helped the House impeach Donald Trump – leading to this week’s historic trial in the Senate.

We know how to make history. And we’re not done.

We have remarkable Democrats taking on new ground this March, in some of the most-watched local and state elections in California. These leaders can make history in Sacramento and Orange County, directly improving our communities.

Keep making history: Vote blue all the way down your ballot.

Find your Democratic voter guide on our website.

Bookmark this page for your ballot!

In unity,

Ada Briceño

Chair, Democratic Party of Orange County


Democratic Party of Orange County

Events & Actions in Orange County

Volunteer with Team Levin in CA-49: Opportunities in January
Sign up for daily January phone banking opportunities and weekend canvasses!

Volunteer with Team Contreras for OC Supervisor  
Flexible Hours Monday – Thursday, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm and Saturday – Sunday, 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, 11752 Garden Grove Blvd., #208, Garden Grove, CA 92843, Email: teamcontreras4oc@gmail.com

Register Democrats at the Newport Beach Courthouse to Protect Harley Rouda (CA-48) 
January 21, 29, February 5, 13,18, 2020, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, Harbor Justice Center, 4601 Jamboree Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Register Democrats to Protect Katie Porter (CA-45) and Harley Rouda (CA-48)
January 21, 27, 28, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Euro Caffe, 3950 S Bristol St, Santa Ana, CA 92704

January 21, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, DPOC Office, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B, Orange, CA 92868

Newport Beach Women’s Democratic Club Local Candidate Panel: CA State & OC Board of Supervisors  
January 21, 2020, 6:00 pm, OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Avenue, Corona Del Mar, CA, RSVP requested.

Postcards & Pastries for Scott Rhinehart 
January 22, 2020, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm (Address provided with RSVP)

Flippin’ California – Voter Registration 101 Training Call with Field Team 6! 
January 22, 2020, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Protect Our Gains for Mike Levin (CA-49), Katie Porter (CA-45) and Harley Rouda (CA-48)  
January 23, 29February 4, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Starbucks, 28391 Marguerite Pkwy B, Mission Viejo, CA 92692

Register Democrats to Protect Gil Cisneros (CA-39) 
January 23, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Dripp Coffee, 500 N Harbor Blvd Suite B, Fullerton, CA 92832

Melissa Fox for State Assembly: North Irvine Canvass 
January 25, 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

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

Day of Action with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris 
January 25, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, 2091 Business Center Dr Suite 150, Irvine, CA 92612

DPOC Reception with CA Senator Maria Elena Durazo 
January 25, 2020, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, DPOC Office, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B, Orange, CA 92868

Lavender Democrats General Meeting and 2 Hours of Power
January 26, 2020, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm, Cisneros for Congress Office, 391 S. St. College Blvd, Brea, CA, 92821

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

Voting 101 with Special Guest Neal Kelley, Orange County 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

Cottie Petrie-Norris for State Assembly – Reception with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma
January 30, 2020, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm, (Address provided with RSVP)

GOTV for Mike Levin (CA-49) in February and March
Daily opportunities listed here. Plus special GOTV events: With Democratic Women of South OC and Swing Left on February 1 and February 21, with Grassroots DEM HQ on February 15 and February 29, and GOTV in Dana Point on February 8!

Register Democrats to Protect Katie Porter (CA-45) 
February 1, 15, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mother’s Market, 2963 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Scott Rhinehart for State Assembly Gun Violence Prevention Town Hall
February 6, 2020, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Aliso Viejo, CA (Address provided with RSVP)

Happy Birthday Brunch and Fundraiser for Melissa Fox (CA Assembly)   
February 9, 2020, 9:00 am – 11:00 am, Prego Mediterranean

Ki Hong Park Fundraiser for Melissa Fox for CA Assembly  

February 12, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, RSVP for Location

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. January meeting of Democrats of North Orange County has been moved to January 9. 


Schools and Communities First Act: Sign the Ballot Proposition

A corporate property tax loophole has allowed big businesses in California — like Chevron, McDonald’s, and Disney — to avoid paying their fair share, to the tune of $12 billion a year. That’s $12 billion taken from schools, parks, and public health clinics. This loophole amounts to a massive tax break for a fraction of ultra-rich corporate landowners and investors, at the expense of homeowners, renters, and small businesses.

The Schools and Communities First Act will close the corporate tax loophole, and end 40 years of disinvestment that has starved our schools and vital community services of funding. Learn more and sign the petition.

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, 5:30-8:00 PM (NEW TIME)
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.


$55 General Admission

Sponsorship Levels:

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

To purchase tickets or sponsorships, visit: