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September 2018

We have exciting news from Pac-land!



We have exciting news from Pac-land! (We all need a little good news these days, right?) We will be presenting the final $1,000 of the $5,000 donated to our three local congressional candidates Mike Levin, Katie Porter and Harley Rouda (or their surrogates). We are so proud to have "maxed out" to these candidates.

Mark your calendars for our next meeting which is coming up quickly....it's Tuesday, October 9 at 6:30 pm for a "Bring your Ballot Party". We will have a representative from the League of Women Voters and we will review the ballot so have your questions and recommendations ready!

OF COURSE,


WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU
THIS WEDNESDAY...

When DemOC PAC proudly welcomes
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR AND
UNITED STATES SENATE CANDIDATE
KEVIN DE LEON

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 pm
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine

Special Wine, Cheese & Dessert Buffet
COST - $20 - members (requested)
$30 - non-members
$60 - Membership
You can pay in advance through this link

https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/


(You choose "other" for amount)



We look forward to seeing you for this very special and exciting night!



**Money raised at this event will help to support candidates in key races in our area, around the state and the country. Thank you in advance for all of your support!


PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE PAC OR MAKING A CONTRIBUTION. WE ARE AT THE ELEVENTH HOUR AND WE ARE GETTING READY TO MAKE OUR DONATIONS TO CANDIDATES IN KEY RACES AROUND THE STATE AND THE COUNTRY. WE WANT TO HELP TURN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE BLUE!!!!
WE NEED YOUR HELP AND APPRECIATE ANY AND ALL DONATIONS. PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK NOW...QUICK AND EASY! THANK YOU!
https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/
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Facebook....Please keep your eye on our Facebook page. There is a constant flow of information, daily updates, activities, articles. If you aren't a member, join. If you don't know how to get there, send me an email and ask me. It is a great way to see what is going on.

Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends



What is in the news but issues about Brett Kavanaugh and what is to happen with this nomination? Seeing Anita Hill on the news brings back the awful days of the Clarence Thomas hearings and how terribly Anita Hill was treated and no matter how far we have come, the Republican party seems not to have moved at all. They turn a blind eye to the issues surrounding this nomination, which had problems from the start and seem to care little for what is happening now. As Michelle Goldberg wrote in the NY Times, "If the Kavanaugh nomination goes forward, it's because Trump and his allies believe that a certain class of men accused of sexual assault deserve impunity." Rush, rush, rush...push, push, push.

Obama's choice, Judge Merrick Garland, was shoved aside because it was too close to an election. This time an appointment must be rushed through before the election. How does this man deserve a lifetime appointment with so little thought? At minimum, Dr. Ford deserve an FBI investigation and a fair process. At this point, that seems unlikely.

We are getting so close to the November election...it seems impossible but we are down to two meetings before the election!

Please bring your campaign stories with you to our next meeting next week. In addition to hearing from Kevin de Leon, we would like to hear from you. What's happening out there? What our your experiences? Where have you been and what are you seeing and hearing? Let's spend a few minutes talking about what's happening!

PLEASE JOIN US NEXT WEDNESDAY...



When DemOC PAC proudly welcomes
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR AND
UNITED STATES SENATE CANDIDATE
KEVIN DE LEON

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 pm
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine

Special Wine, Cheese & Dessert Buffet
COST - $20 - members (requested)
$30 - non-members
$60 - Membership
You can pay in advance through this link

https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/


(You choose "other" for amount)



PLEASE RSVP to This Event! (It's easy: RSVP by replying to this email)


We don't usually ask for RSVP but are trying to get a count for our buffet...thanks!

We look forward to seeing you for this very special and exciting night!

**Money raised at this event will help to support candidates in key races in our area, around the state and the country. Thank you in advance for all of your support!
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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Facebook....Please keep your eye on our Facebook page. There is a constant flow of information, daily updates, activities, articles. If you aren't a member, join. If you don't know how to get there, send me an email and ask me. It is a great way to see what is going on.

You don't want to miss this!



Because today is 9/11, I can't write without paying my respects to the many lives lost and the many brave people who were affected by this tragedy. Their lives and that day will forever be ingrained in our memories.

We are excited to welcome Kevin de Leon, the Democratic leader in the California State Senate, as our guest in September but before we do, there are a few things I want to clarify. We have raised our prices for this event because it is a fundraising event FOR THE PAC. Senator de Leon is not receiving an honorarium nor is he receiving a donation for his appearance. (Nor has he asked for one.) We have invited Senator Feinstein to speak to the PAC as well, and she is taking our invitation seriously but, because of the U.S. Senate calendar, she has scheduling issues. She has not said no. Finally, this is a fundraising event that will help us give more money to Democratic House and Senate candidates so that we can help TURN THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE BLUE!

With that said,

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING...



When DemOC PAC proudly welcomes
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR AND
UNITED STATES SENATE CANDIDATE
KEVIN DE LEON

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 pm
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine

Wine, cheese and goodies
COST - $20 - members
$30 - non-members
$60 - Membership
You can pay in advance through this link

https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/


(You choose "other" for amount)



PLEASE RSVP to This Event! (It's easy: RSVP by replying to this email)



We look forward to seeing you for this very special and exciting night!

**Money raised at this event will help to support candidates in key races in our area, around the state and the country. Thank you in advance for all of your support!
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AND THEN THERE WAS


PRESIDENT OBAMA'S VISIT...

Several DemOC PAC members and friends were lucky enough to attend and volunteer at this special event with President Obama this past Saturday. Below are a few of the pictures they shared. There are more on our Facebook page, along with the live feed. It's hard to believe that the President kicked off his Congressional campaigning in Orange County...we hope he will return!



His message? Get a clipboard! Let's get out and volunteer for our candidates! We all need to do that in order to win in under two months! The weather is cooling off...let's hit the streets or hit the phones or hit the headquarters!

 



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I know this is off-topic, but I was moved by what happened on the tennis court on Saturday and, after reading this article, wanted to share it with EVERYONE. So, indulge me, and, if you feel so inclined, share your thoughts with me (you can respond to this email).
https://www.thecut.com/2018/09/serena-williams-us-open-referee-sexism.html


News Update!




Did you see President Obama today, speaking frankly and wonderfully in Illinois about the dreadful Trump? Tomorrow he will be HERE, in Orange County, for the kick-off of his national tour for DEMOCRATIC congressional candidates. While a few of us will be in Anaheim to see him, many will be watching the live stream or waiting to see it on the news. Wherever we are, I know we are happy knowing he is out on the stump, working for us, helping to get our candidates elected and, hopefully, swing the House (and maybe the Senate) back into Democratic hands. I cannot wait for those of us who were there to share their experiences at our next meeting. (See Fran Sdao's note below on why Obama tickets were hard to get.)

Regarding our upcoming meting on September 26 (yes, it's a Wednesday)...for those of you who have asked, we have also invited Senator Feinstein to speak to the PAC and we are in discussions with her staff about a possible visit. No dates are yet set but we will keep you posted so stay tuned.

Our next meeting is a very exciting event...

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING...



When DemOC PAC proudly welcomes
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR AND
UNITED STATES SENATE CANDIDATE
KEVIN DE LEON

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 pm
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine

Wine, cheese and goodies
COST - $20 - members
$30 - non-members
$60 - Membership
You can pay in advance through this link

https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/


(You choose "other" for amount)



RSVP Strongly recommended!



We look forward to seeing you for this very special and exciting night!

**Money raised at this event will help to support candidates in key races in our area, around the state and the country. Thank you in advance for all of your support!
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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GUEST SPEAKER, SENATE CANDIDATE KEVIN DE LEON



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REGARDING OBAMA'S VISIT...



Here is part of a note from Fran Sdao, Democratic Party Chair, regarding President Obama's September 8 visit...



"We are honored that President Obama selected Orange County to kick off his midterm campaign tour and set a national tone for the Democratic Party. President Obama will be speaking to all Americans, and especially to all of us in Orange County and California.

"Campaigns do need our volunteer support across OC, every day of the week. I encourage you to use this opportunity in the spotlight to volunteer yourself and to recruit more volunteers and resources for our Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Most important, get everyone you know to vote. Turnout will be critical to Democratic success in November!

Here is what Fran had to say about Obama tickets: ..."Now the bad news: There are no publicly available seats for Saturday's rally; there will be no tickets given at the door. Each of the seven "hot" Congressional campaigns got an allotment of tickets for their volunteers and a slim handful were given to the four County parties." 

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Take a look at this article, which was in today's New York Times...most of it was written when we had our meeting with Harley Rouda!
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/us/harley-rouda-congress-republican.html



The Latest News!



Can you believe it is Labor Day Weekend? How did that happen? So much activity in our FOUR House seats and around the country. Will the Blue Wave happen as we hope it will? I truly believe that the answer lies in turnout and work. We need to be so diligent...in our districts and throughout the nation...to keep the activism alive and the money flowing. If you have not yet volunteered with one of the campaigns to do phone calls and/or canvassing -- please do so this weekend or after you have enjoyed the holiday. GETTING OUT THE VOTE will be imperative for this mid-term, as you know. We have been talking about this since the awful election of 2016. There are just weeks left before the election. NOW IS THE TIME TO ACT. If you are already volunteering, thank you for all your great work!

Our next meeting is a very exciting event...

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SPECIAL EVENING...



When DemOC PAC proudly welcomes
CALIFORNIA STATE SENATOR AND
UNITED STATES SENATE CANDIDATE
KEVIN DE LEON

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
6:30 pm
University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine

Wine, cheese and goodies
COST - $20 - members
$30 - non-members
$60 - Membership
You can pay in advance through this link

https://www.efundraisingconnections.com/c/DEMOCPAC/


(You choose "other" for amount)



RSVP Strongly recommended!



We look forward to seeing you for this very special and exciting night!

**Money raised at this event will help to support candidates in key races in our area, around the state and the country. Thank you in advance for all of your support!
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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GUEST SPEAKER, SENATE CANDIDATE KEVIN DE LEON



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EVENTS & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES



Take some time this holiday weekend to support your candidate or, if you feel like getting away, visit the headquarters of another candidate. Have some fun! They all need our help.



Katie Porter Events
Katie will be at our "home", University Synagogue, on Friday, September 7. Details are in the link below, as are a number of other opportunities!
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/porterforcongress/

Harley Rouda Happenings
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/roudaforcongress/

Mike Levin's Events
https://events.mobilizeamerica.io/levinforcongress/

Go with Gil
https://cisnerosforcongress.com/volunteer/


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THE TRUMAN DINNER WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!

At least 25 DemOC PAC members were lucky enough to join with 1,000 OC Democrats last Saturday evening to celebrate that OC is no longer the Red County it once was. We were joined by Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-28, Pasadena), who gave us a rousing speech. It was exciting to see and hear the Minority Leader of the House Intelligence Committee in person. We also saw Betty Yee, Kevin de Leon, all FOUR of our congressional candidates and so many local candidates. It was a stellar evening. We were also lucky enough to be addressed by candidate for State Superintendent of Education Tony Thurmond, who was especially exciting and uplifting and, if you have the chance, you should go out of your way to see him. Thank you to the Democratic Party of Orange County for a wonderful evening.