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June 2018

!!!!!!NEWSFLASH!!!!! !!!JUNE 19 MEETING UPDATE!!!

!!!!!!NEWSFLASH!!!!!
!!!JUNE 19 MEETING UPDATE!!!

45th CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE KATIE PORTER
IS JOINING US TO SPEAK ABOUT HER CAMPAIGN,
UNIFYING THE DEMOCRATS AND NEXT STEPS
We are so excited to hear from Katie!

NORBERTO SANTANA, JR
PUBLISHER OF THE VOICE OF OC

IS GOING TO DISCUSS...
Election Breakdown - Take it Apart and Put It
Back Together for November!

ALSO -- WE WILL TALK ABOUT TRUMP'S POLICY OF SEPARATING CHILDREN FROM MIGRANT FAMILIES
AT OUR BORDER.

Tuesday, June 19
6:30 PM

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Admission $5.00

Newsletter 06.12.18



Can you believe it? The campaigning has ended (to begin again), the signs are down, the media has left for a few days, and we have FOUR, yes FOUR, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES....one in each of our OC swing districts! Gil Cisneros is our candidate for CD 39, Katie Porter for CD 45, Mike Levin for CD 49 and either Hans Keirstead or Harley Rouda for CD 48. Until late last Tuesday night it really seemed impossible.

Now the work comes...we need to activate again, coalesce around our candidates, raise money and get our four candidates into office. Let's get together and talk about that...


WE ARE SO EXCITED TO WELCOME



NORBERTO SANTANA, JR
PUBLISHER OF THE VOICE OF OC

WHO IS JOINING US TO DISCUSS...

Election Breakdown - Take it Apart and to Put It
BackTogether for November!
Tuesday, June 19
6:30 PM

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Admission $5.00

*non denominational meeting, all are welcome


Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
About our Speaker...
Norberto Santana Jr., is an award-winning investigative reporter with nearly two decades reporting experience, most recently engaging Orange County government institutions and decision makers as the founding publisher of the nonprofit digital newsroom, Voice of OC.
As publisher, Santana oversees all newsroom, engagement and fundraising operations and also writes a weekly Opinion column about Orange County government.
In 2017, the Orange County Press Club recognized Santana as Orange County’s best columnist.
Before founding Voice of OC in 2009, Santana was a lead investigative reporter for the Orange County Register from 2004-2009, focusing on county government.
Santana began his journalistic career in the early 1990s as an apprentice reporter with Congressional Quarterly in Washington, D.C. covering daily floor action in the U.S. Congress.
In addition to his experience as a journalist, the Southern California native has a master’s in Latin American Studies, has worked as an elections analyst on National Endowment for Democracy programs across Latin America and was one of the founders of CubaNet.org, a website featuring the work of dissident journalists inside Cuba that has operated since 1995.

The latest news from the Dem OC Pac for you!



It is difficult to imagine that just over a week has passed since our Candidate Forum! The media has been swarming over Orange County and our forum was in the center. Articles are below. Not only were we filled with people but the reporters had a field day.
I hope you were there to take it all in. If not, read below. You will get the flavor!

Tough questions were posed by our moderators and audience to all candidates from the 45th and 48th and Kia Hamadanchy, Katie Porter, Brian Forde and Dave Min along with Harley Rouda, Hans Kierstad and Omar Siddiqui all did a good job.

By the time we meet again, the primary will be over and we will break it all down, discuss what happened, and look to November and how we will approach it as activists and as a PAC.

I hope you will join us...

Election Breakdown - Take it Apart to Put it Together for November!


Tuesday, June 19
6:30 PM

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine
Admission $5.00

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*non denominational meeting, all are welcome

Lita


Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

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THE CROWD WAS HUGE FOR OUR MAY 22 MEETING!!!!




The National Press was all over our meeting and the OC Elections!


(For the nerds among us, this is all great coverage)



And there we are on the front page of the NY Times...
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/26/us/politics/california-primary-house.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

As well as Adam Nagourney's take, which is really good..
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/29/us/politics/california-midterm-elections.html?emc=edit_ca_20180529&nl=california-today&nlid=5026207120180529&te=1

And then we showed up on NPR's Morning Edition and I started getting texts at 4 am!
https://www.npr.org/2018/05/31/615704298/calif-primary-rule-may-hurt-democrats-bid-to-unseat-gops-rohrabacher

Roll Call has a good piece on the forum...
https://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/california-primaries-negative-campaigning

The Intercept has a good piece about what's going on in the 45th...
https://theintercept.com/2018/05/25/in-a-california-house-race-the-democratic-partys-candidate-is-going-to-war-against-elizabeth-warrens/

A fantastic explanation of the top two primary debacle
https://www.vox.com/2018/5/29/17381244/california-elections-2018-top-two-primaries

Possible good news in the 49th!
https://voiceofoc.org/2018/06/49th-congressional-district-race-a-toss-up/?utm_source=Voice+of+OC+Email+Newsletters&utm_campaign=9e8a43310a-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_11_COPY_02&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6100b0e74b-9e8a43310a-181970709