Weekly Newsletter: January 28, 2020

Send e-newsletter submissions to: events@ocdemocrats.org

We need you!

In 2018 and 2019, Orange County Democrats made history by showing up and reaching out to our communities. If we want to win in 2020, we need to do it again – now.

This Saturday, the we are partnering with the California Democratic Party to kick off two Coordinated Campaign Offices. I need you there! Can you commit to showing up and bringing a friend?

Sign up for our Huntington Beach Kickoff!

Sign up for our Brea Kickoff!

In unity,

Ada Briceño

Chair, Democratic Party of Orange County

PS – Find your Democratic voter guide on our website.

Events & Actions in Orange County

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

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

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

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

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

Voting Phone Bank for Scott Rhinehart for Assembly 
January 29, 2020, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm, Laguna Niguel (Address provided with RSVP) text 714-343-2707 to sign up.

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)

An Evening in Support of Josh Newman for State Senate 
January 30, 2020, 6:00 pm, (Address provided with RSVP)

Register Democrats in CA-39 with Field Team 6! 
January 30, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Dripp Coffee, 500 N Harbor Blvd Suite B, Fullerton, CA 92832

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!

California Democratic Party Orange County North Office Kickoff  
February 1, 2020, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 391 S. State College Blvd., Suites A & B, Brea, CA 92821

Register Democrats to Protect Katie Porter (CA-45) 
February 1, 15, March 7, 21,10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Mother’s Market, 2963 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612

Tustin Democratic Club Canvassing
February 1,8,15, 22, 29, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, (Address provided with RSVP); February 6, 13, 20, 2, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm, Panera Bread, 13205 Jamboree Road,Tustin

California Democratic Party Orange County South Office Kickoff   
February 1, 2020, 11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 18700 Main Street, Suites 201 & 209, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Cottie Petrie-Norris Labor Evening of Action  
February 5, 2020, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, 2091 Business Center Dr Suite 105, 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 (Free admission. Address provided with RSVP)

Lauren Johnson-Norris for Irvine City Council Campaign Fundraiser Reception 
February 7, 2020, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, 3 Park Plz, Irvine, CA 92614-8562, United States

HB Huddle’s Ballotpalooza 
February 8, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5402 Bolsa Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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

Progressives of South Orange County Climate Change Meeting with Nicole Capretz the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Action Campaign
February 11, 2020, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm, Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea, 34700 Coast Highway, Capo Beach 92624

Ki Hong Park Fundraiser for Melissa Fox for CA Assembly    
February 12, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, (Address provided with RSVP)

Making Herstory with Women’s Journey Foundation  

March 7, 2020, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine, CA 92612

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. 


OC Registrar of Voters is Hiring!   
Orange County has a new way to vote! New Vote Centers will replace traditional polling places, and the OC Registrar is hiring Vote Center workers. If you are bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese and Chinese, you are especially encouraged to apply. These are temporary positions that have an estimated duration of 1-2 weeks total, including paid training. Learn more here.

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.

Support of Nevada Democrats and volunteer for the Nevada Caucuses  

The Nevada Democratic Caucus will be held Saturday, February 22. The state party needs help to ensure the thousands of caucus meetings run successfully. If you are interested in experiencing the Nevada Caucuses as a volunteer worker, learn more and apply here.

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 is 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.