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Next HB Huddle Meetings

No meeting in July 2021

Environment Team Meeting: June 24th 7-8pm

Our june 19 General Meeting

If you didn’t attend, you missed our terrific State Senator Dave Min speaking on his bill to stop selling guns on property owned by the state. It’s now at the Assembly for consideration. Senator Min is outspoken on his views on gun control. He reminded us that until recently the 2nd amendment was viewed as a law restricted to a “well regulated militia” not personal ownership of weapons. Much to do on this issue. Our former Congressman (soon to be our next Congressman) Harley Rouda spoke up about his efforts while in Congress to work for gun legislation with Republicans. We have to work hard to return Harley to Congress. The Democratic majority in the House is slim. We cannot allow Republicans to have the power to invalidate the 2024 election. Pete Hardin, our candidate for OC District Attorney spoke eloquently on the problems with our current District Attorney. Check out his website for more information and to donate to his campaign. Lastly, Duke Nguyen, our past candidate for OC Sheriff unofficially announced that he’s running again. Look for an official announcement after July 1st.

As you know (and see below) we are short a council member in HB. There are currently 189 applicants. For a list go to https://huntingtonbeachca.gov/files/users/info_systems/Appointee-Applicants.pdf At the meeting several local leaders recommended Oscar Rodriguez who the Huddle supported in 2020. Oscar is a strong community advocate not just for the Hispanic community but for all of Huntington Beach. Look here for his LinkdIn profile.


HB CITY COUNCIL MEMBER REPLACEMENT

After Tito Oritiz’ resignation, the Council elected member Barbara Delgleize as Mayor Pro Tem. The council has determined a process to select a replacement for the Ortiz seat on the council. The new member will be selected via an application process. All the information is posted on the HB City website. HB citizens have applied (deadline was June 18). Interviews will be in late June or July. Final selection will be in July. Click here for a list of applicants. If you want to bring a candidate to the council’s attention please email them at the addresses below:
kim.carr@surfcity-hb.org
Barbara.Delgleize@surfcity-hb.org 
Dan.Kalmick@surfcity-hb.org
mike.posey@surfcity-hb.org
Natalie.Moser@surfcity-hb.org
Erik.Peterson@surfcity-hb.org
Tito.Ortiz@surfcity-hb.org

Sign up to write postcards against Govenor Newsom’s Recall.

If you sign up the postcards will come in packages of 33 and target under-represented communities. You will get addresses, a script, and be responsible for the postage. You can pick up in Newport Shores or Dover Shores, or they I can be droppped off at your home. After you sign up, you will get a text or phone call next week asking how you would like to get them. We had an incredible turn out for the last election. Let’s keep folks engaged and make sure they vote in midterms!https://volunteersignup.org/LRP3Y

you sign up here, you will be working on sets of 33 postcards.

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

Focused on the criminal justice system and featuring Pete Hardin the Democrat running for OC District attorney. And BiG announcement on a Democrat running for Sheriff! Link will follow

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.
Last week the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began operations for their humanitarian shelter, located at the Long Beach Convention Center, for unaccompanied children arriving from the border of Mexico. Long Beach has welcomed its first group of children. Our shelter will mostly welcome young girls, some who also have siblings.
The mission of this humanitarian shelter is quick family reunification. We must treat every single child with compassion, kindness, and love.

If you would like to help, there are several ways you can show your love for these kids:
BOOK DONATIONS
One of the first things you can do is donate a book. Go to http://longbeach.gov/press-releases/long-beach-launches-book-donation-drive-for-arriving-migrant-children/ We need books in English and Spanish.
VOLUNTEER
Organizations and any individual interested in volunteering can also learn more about the temporary shelter and fill out a volunteer interest form.
DONATIONS
For anyone interested in making a monetary donation, the Long Beach Community Foundation has created the Migrant Children Support Fund. Donations made to the fund will be awarded to grants to organizations that will provide educational and play items for the children during their stay in Long Beach, and gift cards to assist the children as they are reunited with their families. Uses of these charitable funds will be updated as the needs arise during the children’s stay in Long Beach.

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.