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Next HB Huddle Meetings

September 18 from 10 to noon. Zoom registration is below.

Register by clicking: http://tinyurl.com/ahpap72n

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.

https://bit.ly/EquityOnFireOCFA

Register at https://act.womensmarch.com/event/oct-2-2021-march/1586?source=map&akid=

GAVIN NEWSON NON RECALL

However OC didn’t do well. Go to https://www.latimes.com/projects/newsom-recall-election-results-southern-california-analysis/?fbclid=IwAR0-bG0oUMQFDFb3gozdXrLS6Bw1rcA2qf_om-Nyu1apdtmFIe1MVjn4OHk to find our how your neighborhood voted. We have lots of work to do!

RHONDA BOLTON SELECTED TO THE HB CITY COUNCIL

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.

REGISTER DEMOCRATS TO VOTE

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!

Live link: http://www.fieldteam6.org

KEEPING INFORMED VIA LOCAL NEWSLETTERS

Keep up with local city news by going to the Huntington Beach City Manager’s newsletter at https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/announcements/announcement.cfm?id=1579 and clicking on the PDF file.

Our OC District 2 Supervisor, Katrina Foley, has a newsletter which you can find at http://bos.ocgov.com/legacy2kf/newsletters/vol1issue2.html

Our May meeting was dedicated to a deeper understanding of hate and racism in HB’s past and present. Go to https://savingplaces.org/places/historic-wintersburg#.YKANj6hKiUm for information on Historic Wintersburg and our Japanese community.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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!

Our next volunteer actions are listed below.

LONG BEACH MIGRANT CHILDREN DETENTION CENTER

Books: http://longbeach.gov/press-releases/long-beach-launches-book-donation-drive-for-arriving-migrant-children/ Donations: https://longbeachcf.org/donate/migrant-children-support-fund/ Genera Volunteers: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=wxE_MWhCak-NO8fmUBg-eKxVQ-vcCXVMnwXbVgpCx7NUNkxENDBaR1M3Skc5TVZSVlZLSVJIVklVTC4u

HATE FREE HUNTINGTON BEACH

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

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Three key California State Legislators representing Huntington Beach spoke out today to condemn a Ku Klux Klan-promoted “White Lives Matter” rally this weekend in Huntington Beach, as well as reports of KKK flyers distributed in Newport Beach and Huntington Beach in recent weeks. Senators Dave Min (D-Irvine) and Tom Umberg (D-Orange County) and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris (D-Newport Beach) released the following statement:

“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.”

ELECTION INFORMATION

Below are results of the election for the HB area

HARLEY’S ELECTION

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/

LOCAL ELECTION RESULTS

Dave Min wins seat on the California State Senate! Please see his statement by clicking the link: https://davemin.com/news/victory-announcement/

Regrettably it seems that Deidre Nguyen and Sergio Contreras might not be able to serve.