September 18 from 10 to noon. Zoom registration is below.
CALLING ALL ADVOCATES
On September 23, Equity On Fire will host a rally and will occupy public comment at an OC Fire Authority board meeting in support of veteran fire pilot Desiree Horton.Desiree has over 30 years of experience in fire departments and was fired from her position in OCFA after she called out the organization’s sexism and discrimination.We stand with Desiree and we demand that OCFA #LetHerFly!#EquityOnFire#MeTooMe Too Survivor. PLEASE JOIN US ON 9/23. Register at the link below.
On Monday, July 26 the HB City Council voted 4-2 to select Rhonda Bolton to replace the vacancy left when Tito Ortiz resigned. She was sworn in that evening. Bolton is an attorney who has served on the HB Human Relations Task Force. She will serve out Ortiz’ three year term. And sadly some very vocal HB residents want to remove the council members who selected her. Hopefully they won’t be able to mount a successful recall campaign against our local leaders.
AUGUST COLLECTION DRIVE FOR COLETTE’S CHILDREN’S HOME
We had a marvelous turn out! Colette’s House might have enough supplies for six months. Thank you to all who volunteered the supplies.
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Volunteer opportunity: Field Team6 that registered thousands of Democrats is focusing on OC48. Sign up to register new voters or help non-Dems find the right path!
Thank you to all of you who participated in phoning, texting, post card writing and lit drops this last campaign season. We helped elect Katrina Foley to the OC Board of Supervisors. First Democratic woman ever!
HB CITY COUNCIL, on April 5, reaffirmed the city’s dedication to non-violence and against giving voice to white supremacists. It adopted Resolution 21-289 that “denounces all hate crimes and reaffirms its commitment to safety and inclusivity for all.” It also adopted 21-292 that “denounces any movements promoting White Supremacy within its community.” Councilmembers Kalmick, Moser and Mayor Carr were instrumental in the adoption of these resolutions.
ORANGE COUNTY LEGISLATORS CONDEMN KKK Activity in Huntington Beach –April 9
Senators Dave Min, Tom Umberg and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris speak out ahead of KKK-promoted “White Lives Matter” march this weekend
“We unequivocally condemn white nationalism and the racist ideology promoted by the Ku Klux Klan. While we acknowledge the rights of all Americans — even the vilest racists out there — to express their opinions, we want to loudly and clearly state that the views expressed by the KKK and other white nationalist groups do not reflect the views of Orange County’s residents or elected officials.
“Our rich diversity makes Orange County and Huntington Beach stronger and better. We join the Huntington Beach City Council in condemning white supremacy and applaud it for planning a series of pro-diversity events to counter the disgusting message being promoted by the KKK and other organizers of the White Lives Matter rally this weekend.”
The results are disappointing but not tragic. The 48th was created to favor Republicans. It was quite an accomplishment to gain the seat in 2018 and dismiss a do nothing Representative that had been contributing next to zero. Harley Rouda served us admirably from 2018 till now. He will be back, with our help. See his statement by clicking this link:https://harleyforcongress.com/media-center/results/