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Kamala Harris,
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Newletters

Post Title - Change Me

September 29, 2020
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,

We live in an absolute whirlwind...the loss of our icon RBG has led to the nomination of her polar opposite (except in gender), Amy Coney Barrett and the reprehensible GOP-controlled Senate is planning to push this nomination through prior to the election. Donald Trump will not commit to a peaceful transition of power as he is constantly asserting that the election is rigged. And on Monday, the NY Times did us a favor and the truth came out...we've always known DJT was hiding terrible secrets about his taxes but now we know what they are.

Winning is ever more imperative. This lying, tax dodging, authoritarian CANNOT win. Thank goodness the polls are in our favor. We MUST win the Senate. Thanks to you, our donors, we have been able to give and give and give. Since January 2019, we have raised $90,000 of our $100,000 goal! We are at the 10 yard line. Let's punch it into the end zone! We need to give more to Senate candidates; we need them to win so they can score the democracy-saving touchdown for all of us.

Please, if you can, dig deep (as I did last night) and make your last contribution of the year. Please join me and give to DemOC PAC. For what you have already done, and in advance of giving again, thank you so much! (Link below!)

Lita


We are excited to be joined by

Congresswoman Gil Cisneros

Tuesday, October 6
5:30 PM
Zoom Link:
 https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83620544256

Gil will talk to us about his campaign, how you can help, and what is happening in Congress!

THE PROPOSITIONS
Following Gil's presentation, we will discuss the propositions.

And following that, in our new wine and coffee meeting, we can discuss down-ballot races and anything else you have on your mind.

Cannot wait to see you!
Our Next Meeting

See You September 22!

September 14, 2020
Note from Lita

Sundays used to be for visits with the grandparents, walks on the beach, lingering brunches, return from travel. Now? We are locked in, no travel and no walking because of the smoke from the apocalyptic West Coast fires. The upcoming elections are frightening enough but these days I seriously have trouble figuring out what to do with myself! Speaking of Sundays with grandparents...I used to watch Harry Belafonte with my grandparents on Saturday night and last night I found myself watching a Harry Belafonte special on MSNBC, "The Sit In: Harry Belafonte Hosts the Tonight Show". It can be found on Peacock and if you have a chance I heartily recommend it. Unknown to me, he was an activist, close to MLK and really a change agent. It is worth the 90 minutes.

I am so excited about our next meeting, Tuesday, September 22. Read below! We will be joined by DNC Member, our friend and a fantastic speaker and fountain of knowledge, Melahat Rafiei! I so look forward to seeing you there.

Lita

Our next meeting!
We are so excited to be joined by

Melahat Rafiei
Member of the
Democratic National Committee,
Business Owner, Activist, Mother
and great friend of DemOC PAC

5:30 PM
Tuesday, September 22
Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83241192671

Melahat is knowledgable about all things political and she can talk about national politics and California politics. She is going to update us on what is happening Nationally from her DNC perspective! It will be a great evening!

Voting draws near
As the election draws near, DemOC PAC has been giving more and more money. In our next newsletter, I will again recount for you the many races we have given to...we are about to give to several more...to our California House candidates, Senate candidates nationally and the Biden/Harris ticket!

We are nearing our $100,000 goal; if we push we can make it and help so many candidates. Many thanks to those who have given. We are so grateful.

If you have not yet given, please hit the button and GIVE.
https://www.democpac.org/donate/

There is power in numbers, our donations are curated by our masters in the Political Research Committee.

Please join in today!

Pactivisim Update!

Julie Tapp here with some PACTIVISM options for our beloved DemOC PAC community. We have at least one opportunity a week to make a difference for (1) local Congressional races, (2) vital swing states to flip the Senate, and (3) President(s) Biden & Harris. We are the roots of the Democratic party...please get involved, stay focused, and let's get these wins!!

Tuesdays Are for Texting!
Ease into your week by reaching hundreds of voters in minutes! Have fun texting fellow Americans in swing states about our vision for a Biden/Harris country full of goodness. You will use your computer for this activity, preferably using a Google Chrome browser, and you may have to navigate between 2-3 open tabs.

Sign up for "2020 Victory National Text Team Training" here: https:/mblz.io/6WrfR8
Once you are trained, 2020 Victory National Text Team will send you a link to sign up for a shift at your convenience. To get all the links form the campaign in advance, set your shift for this time:
Every Tuesday, 11am - 1pm (Pacific Time) text voters while hanging out with Julie on Zoom -- if you can handle all the multi-tasking! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3562282339

Wednesdays Are for The Wins!
OC Congressional Candidate Phone Banks Every Wed., 5 - 8pm PT 
You will need a computer and a phone for this activity. 
Make calls with other DemOC PAC friends!
Harley Rouda Virtual Phone Bank with Roni - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/harleyforcongress/event/295175/
Katie Porter Virtual Phone Bank with Julie - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/porterforcongress/event/309260/

Fridays are for Flipping Florida 
Flip the State House and Get 29 Electoral College Votes for Biden!
Write Letters via this Swing Left - Vote Forward Collaboration
You will need a computer, printer, paper, envelopes and stamps for this activity.
More info about Flipping Florida campaign here: https://swingleft.org/p/florida
Sign up here to write letters: https://votefwd.org/district/FLGOTV2020B

Saturdays are for Swing States
Make calls to voters to help elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats down the ballot this November. Calls will rotate through different swing states between now and Nov. 3. The training is exceptional, and the conversations you'll have with voters could not be more important!
Call Crew Training link: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/296312/
Once you are trained, go here to make calls: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/291103/
Every Saturday, 9-11am (Pacific Time) Julie will be making calls and hopes to see you on the campaign's slack channel!
NOTE: The Dem Dialer is a great technology once you learn it! In order to make calls, you'll need the following:
A computer: a desktop, laptop, or tablet. IMPORTANT: please use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, NOT Safari, which does not work with the Dialer. (If you're using an iPad, be sure to download the free Chrome app to use as your web browser.)
A phone (cell phone or landline) for audio - note that the calls will NOT show your number or contact info, but you do need the phone to connect with the DemDialer
Headphones, optional but recommended for comfort and ease of use.

Update

September 09, 2020


We had a fantastic meeting last week with Congresswoman Katie Porter. Many thanks to Katie for joining us! She is a rock-solid representative for all of us and we look forward to returning her to Washington, along with our other amazing Blue Wave reps, Gil Cisneros, Mike Levin and Harley Rouda.

With less than two months left to the November election, the most important things we can do are raising money and Activism. I hope you received my fundraising letter. We are down to the wire and are anxious to give as much money as possible. I know you are itching to send your money and if you haven't, here is the link...https://www.democpac.org/donate/
For those of you who already donated, thank you so much! Our candidates, in Orange County, in California, and from Coast to Coast, from North to South, are appreciative and are using it wisely....to keep the House, to win the Senate, and to (with every hope in my heart) take the White House!!!

DemOC PAC has an amazing group of activists led by Julie Tapp. They are working every day to make this election another Blue Wave; one that will sweep the Trumpism out with the the tide. Two years ago, we were walking door to door, working in the headquarters, and some people were going to different states. Not so in 2020. Now it is mailing, texting and calling -- make sure you volunteer and do your part.
Please read on for the PACTIVISM UPDATE...
Dear DemOC PAC Members and Friends,


PACTIVISM UPDATE...




Tuesdays Are for Texting!
Ease into your week by reaching hundreds of voters in minutes! Have fun texting fellow Americans in swing states about our vision for a Biden/Harris country full of goodness. You will use your computer for this activity, preferably using a Google Chrome browser, and you may have to navigate between 2-3 open tabs.

Sign up for "2020 Victory National Text Team Training" here: https://mblz.io/6WrfR8
Once you are trained, 2020 Victory National Text Team will send you a link to sign up for a shift at your convenience. To get all the links form the campaign in advance, set your shift for this time:
Every Tuesday, 11am - 1pm (Pacific Time) text voters while hanging out with Julie on Zoom -- if you can handle all the multi-tasking! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3562282339


Wednesdays Are for The Wins!
OC Congressional Candidate Phone Banks Every Wed., 5 - 8pm PT 
You will need a computer and a phone for this activity. 
Make calls with other DemOC PAC friends!
Harley Rouda Virtual Phone Bank with Roni - Sign up here:  https://www.mobilize.us/harleyforcongress/event/295175/
Katie Porter Virtual Phone Bank with Julie - Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/porterforcongress/event/309260/


Fridays are for Flipping Florida 
Flip the State House and Get 29 Electoral College Votes for Biden!
Write Letters via this Swing Left - Vote Forward Collaboration
You will need a computer, printer, paper, envelopes and stamps for this activity.
More info about Flipping Florida campaign here: https://swingleft.org/p/florida
Sign up here to write letters: https://votefwd.org/district/FLGOTV2020B


Saturdays are for Swing States
Make calls to voters to help elect Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats down the ballot this November. Calls will rotate through different swing states between now and Nov. 3. The training is exceptional, and the conversations you'll have with voters could not be more important!
Call Crew Training link: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/296312/
Once you are trained, go here to make calls: https://www.mobilize.us/2020victory/event/291103/
Every Saturday, 9-11am (Pacific Time) Julie will be making calls and hopes to see you on the campaign's slack channel!
NOTE: The Dem Dialer is a great technology once you learn it! In order to make calls, you'll need the following:

Julie Tapp here with some PACTIVISM options for our beloved DemOC PAC community. We have at least one opportunity a week to make a difference for (1) local Congressional races, (2) vital swing states to flip the Senate, and (3) President(s) Biden & Harris. We are the roots of the Democratic party...please get involved, stay focused, and let's get these wins!!

A computer: a desktop, laptop, or tablet. IMPORTANT: please use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, NOT Safari, which does not work with the Dialer. (If you're using an iPad, be sure to download the free Chrome app to use as your web browser.)
  • A phone (cell phone or landline) for audio - note that the calls will NOT show your number or contact info, but you do need the phone to connect with the DemDialer
  • Headphones, optional but recommended for comfort and ease of use.


  • Other Announcements

    UCI Community: Team Porter is compiling a list of professors and faculty members at UCI (as well as faculty members at other higher education institutions in California's 45th Congressional District) who might be open to doing voter registration education in their Zoom classrooms this fall. If you know anyone you can add to this list or if you are a faculty member yourself, please email Jackie Merrill at jmerrill@cdp2020.org