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Next HB Huddle Meetings

SATURDAY, May 15 10:00 – 12:00am on ZOOM

Register at: http://tinyurl.com/hbhuddlemay15

We will also be collecting donations for LONG BEACH HUMANITARIAN FAMILY REUNIFICATION EFFORTS. For more information or to make a donation go to:https://longbeach.gov/pages/city-news/lb-humanitarian-family-reunification-efforts/?fbclid=IwAR3addHe3NbOeVEzvU-x77i4hyHIGJ-JMsAro_jp5oK_KnRCmkmnYQ3A07A

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.

HOUSING IN HUNTINGTON BEACH

The future of housing in Huntington Beach (2021-2029) is being planned currently through the “Housing Element” which is state mandated document.  Have you completed the Survey???  Go to this link https://www.huntingtonbeachca.gov/housing-element-update/ to complete and have YOUR voice heard. Survey window closes end of May so please act now!

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.