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I have delayed writing to you the last days. I have been watching the events surrounding the horrendous murder of George Floyd, the growing protests, fires, and more. How can such a cruel and wanton act against another human be carried out by those who are charged to "protect and serve" us? It has happened again and again. So many innocent victims, piled like the victims of COVID-19, who are disproportionately black and brown. The anger reaches a boiling point. These are protests and riots of helplessness, of fear, of sadness, of lost hope. Institutional and systemic racism are real. I want to help, to give comfort, to share the sadness, to come together....how can we fix this? Can we fix this?

I encourage you to watch this video from Trevor Noah: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v4amCfVbA_c

The optimist in me says the one act we can do, beyond listening, donating, standing together with the African-American and Brown communities is to VOTE, to do what we have been trying to do. It is ever more important to keep the House blue, and to turn the Senate and the White House BLUE. Blue is the color of hope for all of us.

Our next meeting is coming up on Tuesday, June 9 and an exciting author is joining us! You know him...Kevin O'Leary (my husband) has just published a book, Madison's Sorrow: Today's War on the Founders and America's Liberal Ideal. His book does something no other recent book does, it tells the road we traveled to reach the awful election of President Trump. Madison's Sorrow begins with a cinematic moment when an emissary of George Wallace met with Presidential candidate and Senator Barry Goldwater just prior to the 1964 Republican National Convention on the rooftop of the Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco. It also goes back to the Founders and the Civil War and traces how we got to this time, a time of reactionary illiberals vs. the traditional Republican Party and the Democrats. In light of what is happening in our world today, his book is very relevant. Booklist gave Madison's Sorrow a starred review and called it "Essential reading."

I hope you will join us to hear


Kevin C. O'Leary
discuss
Madison's Sorrow
with Ann Haley
on Tuesday, June 9
6:00 PM
Zoom Invite to follow

Thank you and please stay well. Write to me anytime with thoughts or comments,


Lita & the DemOC PAC crew
714-293-2181
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,
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Great news from the Political Research Committee of DemOC PAC!
The membership of the PAC just voted to give another $1,000 each to Congressman Mike Levin, Congresswoman Katie Porter and Congressman Harley Rouda!!!
Thank you all for your contributions and membership, you have made this possible!

Given what is happening in our world, we are all carrying a heavy burden. While sheltering relatively alone, together we shoulder this burden for our society and the country we love. We shoulder it for the brothers and sisters in our country who have never been treated fairly or equally. We have cringed and cried and marched with them. We may not know exactly what they are feeling but we know what we feel about them. We want this to end. We want equality and fairness. We loved Barack Obama and some part of us hoped maybe the problem of racism had improved.

But now it's far worse. We must get Donald Trump out of office. We must take back the Senate. We must keep the House. So that we have some hope of equality and fairness, some hope of return to a real democracy where freedom for all exists.

DemOC PAC has been here for more than 10 years, with barely any overhead. We are strategic, we give to federal candidates in Orange County and around the country where we think our dollars can make a real difference. We bundle so we have a bigger impact as a group. We run our volunteer organization professionally, and our members are smart. We need to raise money and we have barely 5 months left.

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    Thanks to everyone who signed up to write postcards to 

    Hold the House and Clean the House of Jim Jordan and Devin Nunes
    Signup is now closed. We had to double our postcard order and stretch the cards thinner than we wanted to allow all volunteers to write! It's a great problem to have, and hopefully an indicator of landslides to come in 2020. If you missed Round 1 and would like to write postcards to help Flip the Senate in Round 2 toward the end of June, please sign up now at this link: https://forms.gle/GoJAfe8pSYHzdCwQ9
    Please Note: If you are writing postcards in Round 1, we will assume you are in for Round 2 as well; no need to sign up again. 

    As a reminder, we are about 5 months away from the election. We are asking everyone who can to write postcards to Hold the House and Flip the Senate on November 3, 2020!

    Round 1: Hold the House, Clean the House. We are starting our campaign now, with postcards to boost voter registration and turnout in 2 Congressional Districts to defeat Jim Jordan (Ohio) and Devin Nunes (Fresno, CA).
    Round 2: Flip the Senate. We will do another batch of postcards in late June after the Kentucky and South Carolina primary elections, to help Ditch Mitch McConnell and Retire Lindsey Graham!
    Round 3: Keep the OC Blue. If you aren’t already involved, we will transition to volunteering on campaigns (postcarding, phonebanking, etc.) for our OC incumbent Representatives in July.


    Your packets will include 20-30 postcards, addresses, suggested scripts, and instructions for returning your packet or having it collected.
  • first class postage on each card if possible.
    We ask you to provide 
  • We will drop off packets to your house, or you can pick them up from Julie in Irvine if you prefer.
  • You will have about a week to complete your cards.
  • We will pick up the completed, stamped cards so that we can mail the cards via our contacts within the targeted Congressional districts (to get local postmarks).
  • Thanks again for volunteering your time to help push the Blue Wave across the country in 2020!

    Julie Tapp
    Board member and Activism Chair