Weekly Orange County Progressive


Wednesday October 21, 2020     Issue No. 698


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2020

SEPTEMBER

New Sep 1 Tuesday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Phone Banking for Local Candidates

New Sep 2 Wednesday 6-7pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Save the Seven

New Sep 3 Thursday 3-4pm, Online: Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Countines

New Sep 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Who's Who on West OC's Down-Ballots

New Sep 3 Thursday 8pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign: Discipline of Non-Violence Through Love

New Sep 5 Saturday 5-6pm, Orange: Orange City Council Candidate Danett Abbott Wicker's Virtual Town Hall with Jose Trinidad Castañeda: OC's Water Supply

New Sep 7 Monday 11am, Online: Labor Day Celebration with Assembly Candidate Melissa Fox

New Sep 7 Monday 4-6pm, Online: Labor Day: Call for a Just Transition in the U.S. from a War to a Peace Economy

New Sep 10 Thursday 4pm, Costa Mesa: Katrina Fole Town Hall

New Sep 10 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Drinking Liberally - Rancho Santa Margarita

New Sep 10 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC and Democratic Clubs: Running in 2022

New Sep 10 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties: DJ Event

New Sep 10 Thursday 6-8pm, Online: Candidate Forum- Santa Ana Council (Wards 1, 3 & 5)

New Sep 10 Thursday 6-6:30pm, Online: Cottie Petrie-Norris for Assembly District 74 Campaign Kickoff

New Sep 10 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine Phone Bank

New Sep 10 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Life Celebration for Sharon Cottrell

New Sep 10 Thursday 8:45pm, Online: Climate Reality Project-OC: Community Choice Clean Energy Committee Meeting

New Sep 11 Friday, Orange Countty: OC Democratic Socialists of America: Free Farmer's Market

New Sep 12 Saturday 8am-5pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Campaign Literature and Distribution Event

New Sep 12 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

New Sep 12 Saturday 11am-12:15pm, Online: Legal Workshop: Housing Under COVID & The Brown Act: Engaging City Government

New Sep 12 Saturday noon-1pm, Online: Truth vs. Myth of Voting by Mail

New Sep 12 Saturday 10am, Bellingham WA: Coffee with the Candidate: Melissa Fox

New Sep 13 Sunday 12:15-2:15pm, on-line: Our Rev OC Meeting

New Sep 14 Monday 6:30pm, virtual: Dr. Qazi for Fullerton Virtual Fundraiser!

New Sep 14-15 Monday 8pm, Online: Americans United 2020 National Advocacy Summit

New Sep 15 Tuesday 6pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Day of Action

New Sep 15 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club: Israeli Palestinian Confederation Simulation Part III

New Sep 16 Wednesday 10-11am, on-line event: Press Conference: #BringTinHome from ICE Detention

New Sep 16 Wednesday TBA, Costa Mesa: Virtual Meet and Greet with Mayor Katrina Foley and Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens

New Sep 16 Wednesday 7-8pm, on-line event: COVID-19, Healthcare, and Homelessness

New Sep 17 Thursday 4-5pm, Online: Virtual Birthday Celebration for Assembly Candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva

New Sep 17 Thursday 6-7pm, Irvine: Lauren Johnson-Norris: Passing the mic to Irvine students: A young people's forum on the issues

New Sep 17 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: Candidate Forum-Santa Ana Mayor

New Sep 17 Thursday 7-9pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus of OC Meet and Greet with Team Irvine

New Sep 18 Friday 6-9pm, Online: OC Philosophy Discussion Group: The Social Dilemma (2020) - Film & Discussion

New Sep 19 Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm, Brea: Josh Newman: Drive Thru Stamp Collection for State Senate District 29 Campaign

New Sep 19 Saturday 10am, Online: National Organization For Women-Orange County: Covid & The Housing Crisis

New Sep 19 Saturday 11am-noon, online: Join OC Veterans as we work to Save our Nation

New Sep 19 Saturday 11am-12:30pm, Online: Poor People's Campaign: Indigenous Peoples Town Hall

New Sep 19 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Dr. Rebecca Sager - A Pre-Election Look at the Intersection of Religion and Politics.

New Sep 19 Saturday 7pm, Santa Ana: Honor RBG (with Handmaidens)

New Sep 19 Saturday 7:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: A Memorial in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

New Sep 19 Saturday 8pm, Fullerton: Nationwide Memorial for RBG

New Sep 20 Sunday 2-4pm, online: The Most Important Election of Our Lives: DGI September Club Meeting

New Sep 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Free Mask Distribution for our Students and Teachers

New Sep 20 Sunday 6:30-7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Candlelight Vigil for The Notorious RBG

New Sep 21 Monday 1:45pm, Online: Women for OC: Pros & Cons of California Propositions

New Sep 21 Monday 6-7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Candlelight Vigil for The Notorious RBG

New Sep 22 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, online: Indivisible OC Action Virtual Text-Banking Party

New Sep 22 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, on-line event: Fullerton City Council Virtual Candidate Forum

New Sep 22 Tuesday 7-8pm, on-line event: Feel the Bern OC Members Meeting

New Sep 24-Oct 13 CA: State and County Voter Information Guides

New Sep 24 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting.

New Sep 24 Thursday 6:15-7:15pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: Fundraiser with Lt. Governor Kounalakis

New Sep 26 Saturday 10am, Huntington Beach: Dan Kalmick for Huntington Beach City Council: Campaign Rally & Vote by Mail Launch

New Sep 26 Saturday 10:30am, Onlilne: OC Social Justice Book Club

New Sep 26 Saturday 1-5pm, Long Beach: 4th Annual Long Beach City Peace Concert, "Peace During Pandemic"

New Sep 26 Saturday 3pm, Irvine: Farrah Khan City Council Campaign: Rally & Day of Action

New Sep 27 Sunday 9am, on-line event: UUCF Social Action Committee: Discussion: How To Be An Antiracist, Chap 7 & 8

New Sep 27 Sunday noon-1pm, online: The Feminine Face of Homelessness

New Sep 27 Sunday 1-2pm, on-line event: PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall

New Sep 27 Sunday 2:30-4pm, on-line event: Lavender Democrats of OC: Meet & Greet Our Local Candidates

New Sep 27 Sunday 3:30pm, Santa Ana: Mass Meeting to plan sustained protests in OC

New Sep 28 Monday 7pm, Online: Irvine United Congregational Church Advocates for Peace and Justice Propositions Review

New Sep 29 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, on-line event: 1st Presidential Debate

New Sep 30 Wednesday 10am-2pm, Online: California Alliance for Retired Americans: Senior Vote Forum for OC

New Sep 30 Wednesday 4:15-5:15pm, online: CADEM Virtual Reception with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Boxer

New Sep 30 Wednesday 5pm, on-line event: League of Women Voters of North Orange County (LWVNOC) La Habra City Council Candidates Forum

New Sep 30 Wednesday 6pm, on-line event: Dr. Qazi Virtual Meet & Greet with Jan Flory


OCTOBER

New Oct 1 Thursday 6pm, Online: NARAL Day of Action for Dave Min for CA State Senate

New Oct 1 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: General Meeting: Election News and the Propositions

New Oct 3 Saturday 2-5pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women: Rally & Text Bank

New Oct 4 Sunday 10am, Orange County: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace

New Oct 4 Sunday noon-2:30pm, on-line event: 30 Day Countdown Virtual Phone Bank for Andrew Rodriguez

New Oct 4 Sunday 3-5pm, on-line event: Manifesting A World Without Prejudice

New Oct 4 Sunday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now! UNITED MASS PROTESTS

New Oct 5-27 CA: Vote-by-mail voting

New Oct 5 Monday 12:30pm PT, Local: Poor People's Campaign: Monday Caravans, Call-In and Digitial March

New Oct 5 Monday 5:30pm, Online: Lauren Johnson-Norris: Voter Empowerment Celebration & Ballot Party

New Oct 5 Monday 6:30-7:30pm, Online: California Poor People's Campaign will host an At Large Zoom Open House

New Oct 6 Tuesday 10am-noon, Orange: #FreeThemAll #StopTransfers #AbolishICE Banner Drop Statewide Day of Action

New Oct 6 Tuesday 6pm, on-line event: Indigenous Environmentalism 101

New Oct 6 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, on-line event: Justice for a New Era - A Virtual Fundraising & Community Building Experience

New Oct 7 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, on-line event: Vice Presidential Debate

New Oct 8 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: A Special Event Featuring Congresswoman Katie Porter

New Oct 8 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Ballot Party

New Oct 8 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC: Keeping the Black Lives Matter Momentum Going

New Oct 10 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

New Oct 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: HB Huddle Ballot Party

New Oct 10 Saturday 10:30am, OC: Humanist Assocation of OC & United Nations Assoc-OC Presents: Book Discussion: How to Be an Antiracist - Ch 9 & 11

New Oct 10 Saturday 11am-12:15pm, Online: Legal Workshop: Your Rights at the Polls, Power of Atty. & Advanced Directives

New Oct 10 Saturday 11am-12:30pm, Irvine: Wave for the Blue Wave Rally

New Oct 10 Saturday noon, Inland Empire: Progressive Democrats of America Inland Empire Chapter Meeting

New Oct 10 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Orange County: OC NAACP Zoom General Meeting

New Oct 10 Saturday 3:45pm Costa Mesa & 6:15pm Newport Beach: Ridin' with Biden Car Parade and In-Car Rally

New Oct 11 & 18 Sunday 10am, Orange: Strollin' Through Town with Danett! Candidate for Orange City Council Dist 3

New Oct 11 Sunday noon, on-line event: Coffee with the Candidate: Melissa Fox

New Oct 11 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Online: 50 Minutes to Save the World - Special Viewing, Presentation and Q&A

New Oct 12 Monday noon-1pm, Online: Reimagining the Latinx Experience in US: Prof Laura Enriquez on Of Love & Papers

New Oct 12 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For: OC - How to Safely Navigate Voting in the OC

New Oct 12-30 Monday-Thursdays 5pm Orange, Fridays 5pm Santa Ana: Trump/Pence Out Now! Fuera Ya! United Mass Protests

New Oct 12 Monday 7-9:15pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Debates

New Oct 13 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Team Huntington Beach for City Council Evening of Action

New Oct 13 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Online: Orange County Justice Fund: Justice for a New Era

New Oct 14 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine Online: Fundraiser with Katie Porter: For Farrah Khan, Irvine Mayor, & Tammy Kim, Irvine City Council

New Oct 14 Wednesday 8-9:30pm, Online: Community Safety for All: Launching the Congregational Action Toolkit

New Oct 15 Thursday 7:30-9pm, Online: We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History

New Oct 16 Friday 9-11:45am, Orange County: No On Prop 22 Caravan & Press Conference with OC Labor Federation

New Oct 17 Saturday 10am, Huntington Beach: Team Huntington Beach Get-Out-the-Vote

New Oct 17 Saturday noon-3:30pm, Online: 2020 Garden Grove Candidates Forum

New Oct 17 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Screening of 62 Days and discussion of Supreme Court

New Oct 17 Saturday 2-3pm, Online: Dave Min for State Senate Campaign: Block Party: City of Laguna Beach

New Oct 17 Saturday 4-5:30pm, Irvine and online: OC Women's March to the Ballot Box

New Oct 17 Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Democratic Women of South OC Virtual Event for Chris Duncan with Congressman Mike Levin

New Oct 18 Sunday 10am, Newport Beach: Trump Out of OC

New Oct 19 Monday: Last day to register to vote in general election

New Oct 20 Tuesday 1-3pm, Your home: Indivisible National & Indivisible CA 39 Texting for Gil Cisneros

New Oct 20 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club: Paletine in the Time of Covid-19

New Oct 21 Wednesday noon-1:15pm, Online: Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council: Women In Leadership Roles

New Oct 21 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Online: Lavender Dems OC Present Drag Bingo Night!

NEW Oct 22 Thursday 5-7pm, Online: Korean American Day of Action with Dave Min

NEW Oct 23 Friday noon-1:30pm, Mission Viejo: Housing Champions Advocacy 101 Online Workshop (Mission Viejo)

New Oct 23 Friday 4:30pm, Irvine: Seniors for Racial Justice Vigil for Racial Justice and Voting!

New Oct 24 Saturday 4-5:45pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: 2020 Truman Awards Virtual Celebration

NEW Oct 25 Sunday noon-3pm, Online: Joint Day of Action for Dave Min and Cottie Petrie-Norris

NEW Oct 26 Monday 5:30pm, Online : Mobilize with Min on Mondays

NEW Oct 28 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter Meeting

NEW Oct 28 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Domestic Violence & COVID-19 Discussion

NEW Oct 28 Wednesday 7pm, Online: OC Poor Peoples Campaign Meeting

NEW Oct 29 Thursday 6pm, Online: Orange County for All with Scott Rhinehart and Dave Min Campaigns

NEW Oct 29 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine Phonebaking for Melissa Fox for Assembly Dist. 68 Campaign

New Oct 30 Friday: Vote centers open

NEW Oct 30 Friday noon, Anaheim: Every Vote is Sacred! An Interfaith Blessing of OC's Largest Early Vote Center

NEW Oct 31 Saturday 9am-2pm, Orange : Orange County Labor Federation Spooktacular GOTV Drive-In Rally

NEW Oct 31 Saturday noon, Anaheim: Access California Services Drive-Thru Distribution

NOVEMBER

NEW Nov 1 Sunday 10am, Online: Huntington Beach Arlington West Call-In

NEW Nov 1 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Online: Shared Experiences by Interfaith Task Force (ITF)

New Nov 3 Tuesday 7am-8pm, CA: Election Day

NEW Nov 3 Tuesday 3pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC: Election Day Open House

NEW Nov 3 Tuesday 5-7pm, Online: #Resist: Santa Ana Citizen Assembly - Deliberative, Participative Democracy (Introductory Meeting)

NEW Nov 3 Tuesday 7-10pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC Election Night Watch Party

NEW Nov 4-30 Wednesday-..., Whole country: Common Cause: Protect the Vote

NEW Nov 4 Wednesday, noon-1pm Santa Ana/3pm Laguna Beac: Protect the Results, Count Every Vote in Orange County

NEW Nov 5 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Eletion Round-Up

NEW Nov 5 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: Election Results with Harry Langenbacher

NEW Nov 9 Monday 4:30pm, Online: Democratic Women of South OC: Two Ways to Help Democrats Win Senate Seats in Georgia

NEW Nov 10 Tuesday 5-7pm, Online: #Resist Santa Ana: Control Your Government Citizen Assembly

NEW Nov 12 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democrats & Indivisible 48: Election Results Analysis, Reflection on Work, Celebration of Wins

NEW Nov 13 Friday 2-3pm, Online: Delegate U: AD Delegate Candidates 101: Running for Office

NEW Nov 14 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition (OCPC) Regular Meeting for Peace & Justice

NEW Nov 14 Saturday 11am-12:15pm, Online: NAACP OC CA - Unit 1052: Legal Workshop: Patient Rights Regarding Medical Care

NEW Nov 16 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For:OC Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Homelessness, Mental Health, and Law Enforcement

NEW Nov 16 Monday 7pm, Online: OC Equality Coalition Meeting

NEW Nov 17 Tuesday 6:30pm, Online: Drinking Liberally

NEW Nov 17 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousin's Club Meeting

New Nov 19 Thursday 1pm, OC & San Bernardino: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties House Call: The Doctor Is In

NEW Nov 19 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Victory Party for Farrah and Tammy

NEW Nov 21 Saturday 9am, Online: Soulforce Nonviolence Workshop with Rev. Lawson

NEW Nov 21 Saturday 10:30am-noon, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign: Join the OC Social Justice Book Club

NEW Nov 21 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Presentation by Hans Johnson on "What the Election Means for the LGBTQ Community"

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 9am, Online: Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton Social Action Committee: Discussion: How To Be An Antiracist, Chaps 16 & 17

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 9am-noon, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine "Giving Before Thanksgiving" Community Donation Action

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 10am-noon Irvine and 3-4pm Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Club Meeting and Community Service Event

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 2pm, Online: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble: Staged Stories: Episode 6 - Overlooked

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 2:30-4pm, Online: Lavender Dems OC Virtual General Meeting

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 3pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Virtual Meeting

NEW Nov 24 Tuesday 11:45am-12:30pm, Online: FeedOC.org: "No Lunch" Lunch Still In the Eye of the Storm

NEW Nov 29 Sunday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Peace Builders of OC: Anaheim Winter Clothing Drive

NEW Nov 30 Monday 5pm, Online: Join Democratic Club of West OC: Support Reverend Raphael Warnock & Jon Ossoff


DECEMBER

NEW Dec 3 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC with Special Guest from Jon Ossoff Campaign

NEW Dec 5,6 Saturday/Sunday 11am/2pm/7pm, Online: Remembering Marselle - Please Join Us

NEW Dec 6 Sunday 10am, Orange County: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace

NEW Dec 6 Sunday 5-6:30pm, Online: How Are You Going to Be An Antiracist in 2021 Roundtable

NEW Dec 8-23 Tuesday noon, Online: Virtual Silent Auction for Orange County Justice Fund

NEW Dec 9 Wednesday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Endorsement Vote for Democratic Party of OC Endorsement Caucus - OC Board of Supervisors

NEW Dec 10 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: United Nations Association-Orange County Human Rights Day Celebration!

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 11:45-2:45pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC: 2020 Tree of Knowledge Winter Holiday

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 2pm, Online: Veterans Stand Down for Reality Winner

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 4pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America "The Election's Over Holiday Singalong"

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 4:30pm, Online: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC): 2020 Annual Alex Odeh Gala

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 5:30-7pm, Online: Delegate U: OC Training for Assembly Delegate Elections

NEW Dec 13 Sunday 9-10:30am, Online : Unitarian Universalist Congregation Fullerton Social Action Committee: Discussion: How To Be An Antiracist, Chap 18

NEW Dec 13 Sunday 5-6pm, Online: Democratic Foundation of OC 2020 Annual Awards Dinner

NEW Dec 13 Sunday 6-7:30pm, Online: United Nations Human Rights Day Celebration

NEW Dec 15 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousin's Club Meeting "Ending Apartheid between Isrealis and Palestinians" with Dick Platkin

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Party

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, Irvine and online: Taste of Irvine: Tasty Garden

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Free Discussion Society: "How has the concept of whiteness in America affected your life?"

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Orange County Young Democrats Obama Awards 2020

NEW Dec 17 Thursday 6pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting

NEW Dec 17 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC Holiday Party

NEW Dec 19 Saturday 5pm, Orange County: Voice of OC: Conversation with Orange County's Top Coronavirus Experts

NEW Dec 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Party

NEW Dec 20 Sunday 6-8pm, Online: Our Revoluti/PDA Chapter Meeting-ADEM Candidate Forum

NEW Dec 21 Monday 6-8pm, Online: Flip the OC Board of Supervisors District #2: Join Team Katrina Foley

NEW Dec 21 Monday 7-8:30pm, OC: The Longest Night: OC Homeless Memorial Day, virtual Candlelight Vigil

NEW Dec 27 Sunday 11am, Online: Atheists United:  Hemant Mehta: Is Atheism Still a Political Taboo?

NEW Dec 29 Tuesday 4-5:30pm, Online: Stop Feutch Super Spreader Event

NEW Dec 30 Wednesday 6-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC

NEW Dec 30 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC: General Meeting

2021

JANUARY

NEW Jan 3 Sunday 10am, Online: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace Call-In

NEW Jan 6 Wednesday: ADEM Ballots will begin to be mailed

NEW Jan 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC Meeting: Opening Opportunities for 2021

NEW Jan 7 Thursday 7pm, Online via Zoom: Democrats of North OC

NEW Jan 9 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, online: United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting

NEW Jan 9 Saturday noon, Online: Katrina Foley Virtual Rally for Campaign Kickoff

NEW Jan 10 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of OC: Climate Crisis: A Chat with Nationally Recognized Environmentalist Andrew Ellis

NEW Jan 11 Monday, 11:59pm: 2021 ADEM Voter Registration to request a Ballot Closes

NEW Jan 13&27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village

NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 5-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC: White Backlash: Why it happens and How We Fight Back?

NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Election for LBDC Board of Directors 2021 -2022

NEW Jan 14 Thursday 1:15pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council Webinar: An Open World: How America can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order with Dr. Rebecca Lissner

NEW Jan 16 Saturday 10-11:30am, Online: Democratic Party of OC: OC Women's Virtual Solidarity March

NEW Jan 16 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Screening of film “White Noise”

NEW Jan 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Greater Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Board Election and General Meeting

NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-12:30pm, Online: Creating the Beloved Community in Orange County: Virtual Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-2pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Day of Service with Laguna Beach Democratic Club

NEW Jan 18 Monday 1:50-3:30pm, Online: Women for OC: Hoag Hospital versus Providence Health: The Lawsuit

NEW Jan 18 Monday 3:30-5:30pm, Orange County: Day of Service - Food Drive with Congressman Rouda

NEW Jan 19 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousin's Club Meeting

NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:30-10am, Bellingham WA: Democratic Club of South OC: 46-An Inauguration Celebration

NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:45pm for Opening Zoom, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Inauguration Watch Party

NEW Jan 21 Thursday 1pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council OC Webinar: The Solarwinds Hack & Cyber Security in a Digital Age

NEW Jan 21 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Orange County: Women for American Values and Ethics: Meeting with Katrina Foley, Candidate for Bd of Supervisors Dist 2 Election

NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 10am-noon, Online: Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice

NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 6pm, Online: National Organization for Women-OC Chapter Roe v Wade Virtual Vigil

NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village

NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 4:45-6pm, Online: Democratic Women of South OC with Guest Speaker Sen. Amy Klobuchar

NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, On line: Costa Mesa Democrats' First Meeting of the Year

[Updated] Jan 27 Wednesday, CADEM Sacramento or Los Angeles P.O. Box: Final Deadline to return 2021 ADEM Ballot extendec to Feb 3

NEW Jan 28 Thursday noon-1:30pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: How to Use Letter Writing to Fight for Church/State Separation

NEW Jan 28 Thursday 1pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council OC Webinar: Global Macro Trends Shaping 2021 and Beyond

NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Planned Parenthood for Orange & San Bernardino County Advocacy Night

NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-8pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Annual Meeting


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 2 Tuesday 7am-9pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC Call to Action: Reinstate the Pride Flag at the OC Fairgrounds

NEW Feb 3 Wednesday Now, CA: ADEM Deadline Details - Extension to Feb 3

NEW Feb 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: From the Peoples' House with Rep Alan Lowenthal (47th CD)

NEW Feb 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC Humanist Community Open Discussion

NEW Feb 6 Saturday noon, Online: Virtual Phone Bank Kickoff Event with Katrina Foley for Supervisor

NEW Feb 8 Monday noon, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley: Beginning of Board of Supervisor Dist 2 Election Process

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 5-6pm, Online: Reception in Support of Katrina Foley for Supervisor

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Online: Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary Book Discussion

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online: Orange County Young Democrats General Meeting

NEW Feb 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-Orange County Board and Members Meeting

NEW Feb 15 Monday 2-3:30pm, Online: Women For:OC Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the OC Board Of Supervisors

NEW Feb 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Aliso Democratic Club: Citizens' Climate Lobby: Solution-focused, Citizen-powered

NEW Feb 16 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting

NEW Feb 18 Thursday 7pm, Online: Long Beach Area Peace Network Meeting

NEW Feb 19 Friday 7pm, Online: OC Democratic Socilaists of America Member Meeting

NEW Feb 20 Saturday 10am, Online: 65th Assembly District COVID-19 Memorial Service

NEW Feb 20 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Eddie Tabash on A Two-Thirds Religious Right Majority on The Supreme Court: Can We Salvage Church/State Separation at All?

NEW Feb 21 Sunday noon, Online: Close Guantanamo Now! A Call to Action

NEW Feb 21 Sunday 6pm, Online : Orange County Democratic Socialists of America Chapter Meeting for New Members

NEW Feb 23 Tuesday noon, Online: Citizens Climate Lobby Presenation on Climate Change

NEW Feb 23 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: 2021 State of the City of Irvine

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 11am, Online: Rep. Mike Levin Virtual Town Hall with Reverend Shockley

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: Forum for CA Democratic Party Leadership Candidates

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Virtual Reception for Katrina Foley for OC Supervisor with Special Guest Congressmember Harley Rouda

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Meeting for Ratifyiing Club's Bylaws

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm, Online : Black Women Lead Event

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm PST, Online: Arab American Studies Is Ethnic Studies!

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democratic Women's Club Meeting

NEW Feb 26 Friday 11am-noon, Online: GIMME SHELTER: A Forum on Housing in South OC

NEW Feb 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: United Nations Association OC Coffee Talk Series: Hear from the newest COO member: Women For OC

NEW Feb 27 Saturday 11am, Online: Virtual Rally and Phone Bank to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors

NEW Feb 27 Saturday 8pm, Online: Funny for a Cause! OC Justice Fund Comedy Show

NEW Feb 28 Sunday 10am, Online: Puvungna Virtual Community Gathering and Update on Puvungna


MARCH

NEW Mar 2 Tuesday 6pm, Online: Introducing The Breathe Act in California

NEW Mar 4 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Surf City & OC Supervisors Briefings

NEW Mar 4 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: State Senator Josh Newman

NEW Mar 5 Friday 10:30am-4:30pm, Online: California Progressive Alliance Third Annual Convention!

NEW Mar 6 Saturday 10am, Online: Humanist Association of OC: Join the "Focus on Social Justice" Group

[Rescheduled] Mar 6 Saturday 11am, Online: National Organization For Women-OC: Women Get The Job Done! ven In Traditionally Male Fields

NEW Mar 6&8 Saturday&Monday 11am & 5:30pm, Online: Weekend Phone Bank Events to GOTV for Katrina Foley Election to Bd of Supervisors

NEW Mar 7 Sunday 10am, Orange County: Huntington Beach Arlington West Call-In Meeting

NEW Mar 8 Monday 9am, Online: A Global Conversation Marking International Women's Day 2021

NEW Mar 8 Monday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club Meeting: David Mandel on "Fighting for Palestine in the world of California Politics"

NEW Mar 9 Tuesday, Orange County: Special Election: Board of Supervisors Dist 2

NEW Mar 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting

NEW Mar 13 Saturday 10am, Online: Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home - OC Peace Coalition Meeting

NEW Mar 13 Saturday noon-3pm, Irvine : Rally for Unity #StopAsianHate

NEW Mar 14 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of Orange County: Secular Voters: The Impact of the Nonreligious in the Recent US Election

NEW Mar 15 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women for OC: The Three A's of Media Literacy, Access, Analyze, Appraise with Norberto Santana, Jr.

NEW Mar 15 Monday 5-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC Briefing: The latest Wave of Voter Suppression Laws

NEW Mar 15 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Immigration, Human Rights, and The Power of Women

NEW Mar 16 Tuesday 5:30pm, Fullerton: Jutice for Hector! Rally and Press Conference

NEW Mar 17 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online: Miercoles de Historia Y Cultura

NEW Mar 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women

NEW Mar 18 Thursday 7pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC Game Night

NEW Mar 19 Friday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC DSA General Meeting

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club + Wound Walk Team Up

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Online: CA Democratic Party Joint Region 5, 6, 7 Candidates Forum/Meeting

NEW Mar 20 Saturday noon, Online: Meet Pete Hardin (D). OC DA Candidate

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 1pm, Online: Celebration: Mayor Khan's First 100 Days in Office

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Susan Johnston and Steph Campbell - How to Access the “End of Life Option Act” … and Richard's Story

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 3-4pm, Online: Press Conference: Stop Asian Hate

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 6pm, Online : United Nations Associaton OC: Making HERstory

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1pm PDT, Online: PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1-3pm, Online: Our Revolution Southern California Chapter Meeting-Reparations

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2pm, Online: The National Organization For Women-OC Chapter Women Get The Job Done Even in Traditionally Male Fields

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Energy, Environment & the Climate Crisis

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 4pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of American OC Chapter Meeting

NEW Mar 24 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Celebration: Hard Fought Victory to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors

NEW Mar 26 Friday noon, Online: Katrina Foley Oath of Office Ceremony

NEW Mar 26 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Online: #StopAsianHate Action Day

NEW Mar 27 Saturday 9am-1pm, Online: Amplify! Virtual Workshop and Black Women's Boot Camp

NEW Mar 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: Orange County Equality Coalition: 3rd Annual Our Stories OC Book Fair

NEW Mar 28 Sunday noon, Online: ICE on Trial, "ShutDownAdelanto": People's Tribunals

NEW Mar 28 Sunday 6:30pm, Online: California Democratic Party Candidate Townhall

NEW Mar 31 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter: General Meeting


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NEW Apr 1 Thursday 1:45-3:15pm, Online: Environmental Education Series

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6pm, Online: Feel the Bern Democratic Club: Surviving The Party: The politics of the Post #MeToo era

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West Orange County: No Fooling Fight for a Blue OC with Harley Rouda

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30-7:45pm, Online: United for Blue 2022

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Humanist Community Open Discussion

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC Meeting

NEW Apr 2 Friday 4-6pm, Online: AAPI Solicrity Rally

NEW Apr 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: Vietnamese American Rally Against Asian Hate

NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 3:30pm, Online: CA Poor People's Campaign Welcome Session

NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Online: Catch Up with Cottie!

NEW Apr 7 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Orange County's Incarceration System

NEW Apr 8 Thursday 7-9pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC: #HATEISAVIRUS Founder Tammy Cho

NEW Apr 12 Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Pre-Council Meeting Updates and Wellness Check-In with Mayor Khan

NEW Apr 12 Monday 7-8:30pm, Online: Take Action Against Racial Inequity in Orange County

NEW Apr 17 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Rachel Laser: The Center of the Fight for Religious Liberty For Al



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SEPTEMBER

New Sep 1 Tuesday 6:30pm, Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Phone Banking for Local Candidates
To promote voter awareness of local Democratic candidates, the Democratic Club of West OC has a plan to educate the voters:  Starting on Tues Sep 1, DCWOC will be doing phone banking. The invitation to participate is included here. All you need is a phone and a computer. On DCWOC.COM  web site home page, there are two new buttons. One says FV Candidates for 2020 and the other HB Candidates for 2020. When you click the button, all candidates for that city are listed. The plan is to  call voters in FV and HB (you pick) and send them to the web site and tell them to click on the button. If they are not home, phone bankers will leave a message to do so. If you call a cell, you can text it to them. The club will be ordering 6 x 9 cards with the candidates' pictures on them. One for FV and one for HB. Volunteers plan to put those on democrats' doors starting around Sep 15. Lots of people are walking their neighborhoods these days and this is a great way to get the word out and get some much needed exercise. Please register to help. DCWOC will also be working with other people to do postcards. Let DCWOC know if you are interested. You may choose dates when you register and you must register in advance for the Phone Bank: Click here  to register. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from Zoom containing information about joining the Phone Banking session. For questions contact: Phil Silverthorn DCWOC, 2nd VP posilverthorn@aol.com  310.871.2083  Please forward this invitation to like-minded Democrats.

New Sep 2 Wednesday 6-7pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Save the Seven
Join Rep. Adam Schiff and California's seven critical "Blue Wave" freshmen Congressional Representatives for a reception. Funds raised will help elect Democrats.
Hosted by the California Democratic Party, the Democratic Party of Orange County and the Westside Democrats HQ, Harley Rouda for Congress, Katie Porter for Congress, Mike Levin for Congress, Gil Cisneros for Congress. Orange County's Congressional freshmen are making national waves for speaking out for everyone. They are standing up for health and safety in the pandemic, and they are confronting corruption. They need support. RSVP here

New Sep 3 Thursday 3-4pm, Online: Planned Parenthood Orange and San Bernardino Countines
Wondering How PPOSBC Health Centers Are Serving Patients? Have Questions about Sending Your Kids Back to School? Curious about Which Type of Mask Is the Most Effective? Please join PPOSBC for a casual conversation in which PPOSBC's Medical Director, Dr. Janet Jacobson, and Virologist Dr. Jo Brunner answer your questions about the pandemic and offer recommendations on how to keep your family safe. Additionally, Dr. Jacobson will update event guests on how PPOSBC's health centers continue to provide care during these unprecedented times. $5 Donation. Click here to RSVP.
Questions for Dr. Jacobson and Dr. Brunner can be submitted when you RSVP and are also welcomed during the event via chat. Don't have $5? Send email to development@pposbc.org with subject line "Hey Doctor" Event: Add Me to the Wait List.  Virtual Event - Details on how to join will be provided in the confirmation email.

New Sep 3 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Who's Who on West OC's Down-Ballots
Local and nonpartisan offices matter! But it can be hard to find information on the candidates in those races. Meet a variety of Democrats running for city councils, school boards, and more in HB, FV, Westminster and beyond. Who will you vote for in November? Check DCWOC's event page on Facebook for an up-to-date list of participating candidates. Don't miss this meeting! It may be your only chance to meet some of these candidates! Join this virtual meeting using one of the three methods below: Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7pm. First method: Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) Second method: After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 Third method: [via cell phone or land line] Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will join meeting with audio only. Follow DCWOC on Facebook for the latest updates, news, and events. Check out website DCWOC.COM for info on candidates and how to get involved.

New Sep 3 Thursday 8pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign: Discipline of Non-Violence Through Love
Through life experiences and teachings, people hold onto what they know and sometimes miss out on accepting anything different. This allows them to go far but not further and certainly not deeper. The group will explore 3 Parts in this ongoing series: Love of Self, Love of Community, and Best Practices. There will be moments of reflection for each part, therefore make sure to have something to write on and with. Part 1: Love of Self - Heartwarming Experience  Part 2: Love of Community - Cultivating Your Approach  Part 3: Best Practices - The Powerful Aim  The content will be taken from, Frank Andrews, Ph.D. book, The Art and Practice of Loving. You may download the book for free by going to http://www.heartfeltyes.com/read/ or you may purchase a copy at http://www.heartfeltyes.com/buy/ Join Zoom Meeting   https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87170046744  Register here

New Sep 5 Saturday 5-6pm, Orange: Orange City Council Candidate Danett Abbott Wicker's Virtual Town Hall with Jose Trinidad Castañeda: OC's Water Supply
join Danett and Jose Trinidad Casteneda and me as they discuss dangerous chemicals in the local water supply. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvfuChrT0sH9RPkGlfTG5Ozb9d4mgigiV3  After registering for the meeting, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New Sep 7 Monday 11am, Online: Labor Day Celebration with Assembly Candidate Melissa Fox @ Online via Zoom
Joine Melissa Fox for California Assembly for a virtual Labor Day Celebration! with Special Guest Speakers: Rusty Hicks, Chair, California Democratic Party and past President, Los Angeles County Labor Federation,  Ada Briceño, Chair, OC Democratic Party and Co-President, UNITE HERE Local 11, Gloria Alvarado, Ex. Dir., Orange County Labor Federation. RSVP to alli@votemelissafox.com ZOOM link provided on RSVP. Learn more about Melissa Fox for California Assembly at https://votemelissafox.com

New Sep 7 Monday 4-6pm, Online: Labor Day: Call for a Just Transition in the U.S. from a War to a Peace Economy
This Labor Day, join this nationwide organizing call for a Just Transition OUT of the U.S. war-based economy-to a National Peace Economy. Let the U.S. worker build for cooperative peace and sustainability, not for endless war and global aggression. A $740 billion war budget is obscene and unsustainable. The country needs a #NationalPeaceEconomy now to address the country's need for urgent healthcare, housing, rural and urban revival, and environmental restoration. Dr. Vivian Price of Labor Network for Sustainability, Jodie Evans co-founder of CODEPINK and a Peace Economy leader, and others will be panelists. Discussion participants will come from among the 12 U.S. port cities that confront the annual military PR and recruiting events called "Fleet Weeks". Recruit for Peace, Not for War!  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87664813952?pwd=VU84dlcveDJ4QUJybnV6Um9pVnRDQT09 Meeting ID 876 6481 3952 Passcode 923977

New Sep 10 Thursday 4pm, Costa Mesa: Katrina Foley Live Town Hall
Join Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley at tomorrow's Facebook Live Town Hall to learn more about Costa Mesa's response to COVID-19 and learn the latest on local updates. You can find more information, and add the event to your calendar, here: http://ow.ly/uPWY50BmyVC

New Sep 10 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC and Democratic Clubs: Running in 2022
Thinking of running for office in 2022? Start here to build a plan. Join the Democratic Party of Orange County on Zoom. RSVP here for the link.

New Sep 10 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Drinking Liberally - Rancho Santa Margarita
It shouldn't come as a surprise that the draft-dodging coward in the white house has only contempt and hatred for the military and veterans. How could anyone ever in the military still support him. How can anyone other than a Trump or a millionaire could support him. Here is the invite. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86192031406  rsm@drinkingliberally.org

New Sep 10 Thursday 6-6:30pm, Online: Cottie Petrie-Norris for Assembly District 74 Campaign Kickoff @ Cottie Petrie-Norris Campaign Kickoff: Online via Facebook Live
There is less than 2 months until the election, please join Cottie Petrie-Norris for her a Virtual Campaign Kickoff for Assembly District 74! This virtual event will feature community leaders from around the district and Speaker of the Assembly, Anthony Rendon. Petrie-Norris' campaign website is https://a74.asmdc.org/

New Sep 10 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine Phone Bank
Join Democrats of Greater Irvine this and every Thurs 6-8 pm to check up on neighbors via an online phone bank! Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsde6urjMrHNadY--LkfUbLBPHQFz0ID0d After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

New Sep 10 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties: DJ Event
Enjoy DJ Aubrey from The Get Down who will spin a live set of hits from two of your favorite decades - the '80s and '90s! This virtual DJ event will benefit the Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties. Donation: $5. Click here to RSVP. Virtual Event - Details on how to join will be provided in the confirmation email. Don't have $5? Email us at Development@PPOSBC.org to be added to the waitlist! Join in on the fun by dressing in your best '80s-or-'90s-themed outfit, so bust out those shoulder pads and crimpers, or opt for one of your many grunge-era flannels, and party like it's 1999 from the comfort of your home!'80s and '90s song requests can be provided when you RSVP and are also welcomed during the event via chat.

New Sep 10 Thursday 6-8pm, Online: Candidate Forum- Santa Ana Council (Wards 1, 3 & 5)
Join the organizer Connect to Council for an online forum with the candidates for the 1, 3 and 5 Ward positions on the Santa Ana City Council. Streaming Live on:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connecttocouncil/  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_PS7WeK5G9EYklj5wNnqw  Live Spanish Translation on Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87672341763?pwd=UldaT2l3bVdLTU9TRGpnN1hJc0Nidz09  Submit your questions here: Spanish Survey - https://forms.gle/AZQ7ssZPZwVdQG9U6  English Survey - https://forms.gle/Q4fSzQrstyteNSLw5 Forum for mayoral candidates to occur the week after on Sep 17, see event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313958773060504/ Check Connect to Council Facebook page for updates.

New Sep 10 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Life Celebration for Sharon Cottrell
Long Beach Area Peace Network invites you to a celebration of the life of Sharon Cotrell. Sharon was a legendary fighter for peace, justice, and human rights. The community will have a chance to honor her life and commemorate her passing and you are inviting you participate on Zoom and Facebook celebration: When: Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83702143142?pwd=L2VnajBaWk1OWmJ5cktMc1pWVGhyUT09 Meeting ID: 837 0214 3142 Passcode: 792017 One tap mobile +16699009128,,83702143142#,,,,,,0#,,792017# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,83702143142#,,,,,,0#,,792017# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location         +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)      +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 837 0214 3142 Passcode: 792017 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kwgwBc6gJ

New Sep 10 Thursday 8:45pm, Online: Climate Reality Project-OC: Community Choice Clean Energy Committee Meeting
It's time to bring clean energy to OC. Urgent call-to-action. Please help to support Community Choice coming to OC and consider joining the committee. Let's prepare for the upcoming city council meetings in Irvine, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana, and Fullerton and work together to bring clean energy to OC! Host: Linda Kraemer, Co-Chair Climate Reality OC. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87214975537 Meeting ID: 872 1497 5537 Community Choice Energy will provide local choice, competitive rates, a means to support renewable energy use, a way to build resilience locally, a means to build energy equity, and a way to bring jobs and clean tech businesses to OC. CCE in San Mateo has saved customers over $18 million & reduced an estimated 144,600 metric tons of carbon emissions each year - which is like removing over 30,000 cars from the road each year. Learn more on our website. Email us @ climaterealityprojectoc@gmail.com

New Sep 11 Friday, Orange Countty: OC Democratic Socialists of America: Free Farmer's Market
The event will distribute produce to unhoused people in OC. Please email friendscooking@protonmail.com for more details. You can also donate to the Food Justice Fund here to support these efforts. The fundraiser has been moved from Gofundme to Freefunder because this new platform does not take a cut of donations.)

New Sep 12 Saturday 8am-5pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Campaign Literature and Distribution Event @ 22 Arboles, Irvine (in Rancho San Joaquin Neighborhood)
Help elect the Democratic Wave and come by! Postcards, walk cards and lawn/street signs are available. Board members will be available 4-5pm. Sign up for campaign efforts at this link. Do you have postcards and need writing ideas or submit in-kind donation form? See this link.

New Sep 12 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition Meeting
Participants once again will have the option of joining by Zoom but you can join by phone if you prefer. Please encourage others who are interested in peace and justice and the work currently happening in OC, to join in. OCPC is now on Facebook and if you aren't listed as an ally already, please be ready to present information about your group. As always, the coalition will build the agenda when upon start of the meeting, so everyone will be heard. The Poor People's Campaign will be in the room. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 One tap mobile +16699006833,,84934581385# US (San Jose) +14086380968,,84934581385# US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385

New Sep 12 Saturday 10am, Bellingham WA: Coffee with the Candidate: Melissa Fox
Join People for Housing OC-YIMBY Join us for"Coffee with the Candidate" Melissa Fox who is running for AD 68, which includes portions of the OC communities of Anaheim, Irvine, Lake Forest, Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, and Villa Park. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUqcOusqD4rEtMEcSiWOHU6n4hi-GR5W4b6

New Sep 12 Saturday 11am-12:15pm, Online: Legal Workshop: Housing Under COVID & The Brown Act: Engaging City Government
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association continues its series of legal workshops for the NAACP group. This month's topic will include an update on Housing Under COVID and an introduction to the Brown Act: Engaging City Government. All are welcome to attend these very important and timely presentations! Zoom link: 954 7111 4892

New Sep 12 Saturday noon-1pm, Online: Truth vs. Myth of Voting by Mail
Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble is presenting this Q&A to cut through the misinformation and fear that exists in regards to ensuring votes count. You can send your questions in advance, or join live and ask your questions through the Zoom chat. Panelist: Armida Brashears, League of Women Voters, Panelist: Harold Kelso, Pres of the California State Association of Letter Carriers, Panelist: Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters, Moderator: Tish Leon, Senior Advocate, Host: Angela Estela, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble Tech: Victoria Yvette Zepeda, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble Tech: Santi Sámano, Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble. Online Event https://www.breathoffire.org/event-details/truth-vs-myth-of-voting-by-mail-sat-sept-8-12pm-pst

New Sep 13 Sunday 12:15-2:15pm, on-line: Our Rev OC Meeting
Campaigns end. Revolutions keep on going. Lets meet to discuss the future of our political revolution beyond Bernie.   Register in advance for this meeting:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqc-CrqDwoG9dfXYRaXfXyh7n4XngdJ3dJ   After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting  Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/337860087257053/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22event_invite_reminder%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&notif_id=1598470345834362&notif_t=event_invite_reminder&ref=notif

New Sep 14 Monday 6:30pm, virtual: Dr. Qazi for Fullerton Virtual Fundraiser!
Help make a change in Fullerton—support Dr. Qazi for Fullerton City Council District 2 at our VIRTUAL FUNDRAISER Via Zoom. For Zoom Link Details, Donate at: https://donorbox.org/virtual-event-9-14  Additional  details:  facebook.com/events/328894535042095

New Sep 14-15 Monday 8pm, Online: Americans United 2020 National Advocacy Summit
The Americans United 2020 National Advocacy Summit is going virtual to protect the health of the nation while still growing the impact of collective action. The event will bring together AU supporters from across the country to learn, advocate, and build the movement for separation of religion and government - the only way to ensure freedom of religion - the right to practice any faith or no faith at all, without harming others. Please join for two days of live video plenaries, on-demand breakout sessions, and a virtual lobby day! Featured Speaker Jeff Sharlet is an award-winning literary journalist, author of the New York Times bestseller THE FAMILY: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power and C STREET: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy, and executive producer of the Netflix documentary series based on the books. View the new online schedule and register here!  https://www.au.org/conference

New Sep 15 Tuesday 6pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Day of Action
NBWDC's Day of Action is important because participants will learn about a variety ways to have a positive and direct impact in the Nov 3 election. Whether you want to make calls, take part in the our Signage Task Force, write letters to editors or do some more postcards, you should plan to attend. Guest speakers will include US Congressman Harley Rouda (D48) who will discuss the importance of activism, followed by a representative from League of Women's Voters who will discuss the ballot propositions. Following the speakers' program, there will be: Information about the Club's workshop for writing Letters to Editors; information about volunteer opportunities to join the Signage Taskforce (distributing Biden campaign signs and signs, banners and flags for local candidates); phone bank training from the California Democratic Party 2Coordinated Campaign, with follow up phone banking. Please consider joining in to keep Blue seats Blue and flip the other to Blue! To attend, RSVP by no later than noon Mon Sep 14 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf5_Fkkv49oPnnUDGsdOPuOcf7PhoNKVdu2JKlXDe7cVa6DVA/viewform

New Sep 15 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club: Israeli Palestinian Confederation Simulation Part III
This session participants will discuss security, refugees and Jerusalem.  It will be a collaborative, interactive and thought-provoking event to demonstrate how peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians with a confederation government is possible. This will not be a lecture.  You will be asked to actively participate. Use this zoom link to connect: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89407194257 Meeting ID: 8940 7194 4257 One tap mobile +16699006833,,85991982183# US (San Jose)  +13462487799,,85991982183# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 8940 7194 4257 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/ked6FrSSTE

New Sep 16 Wednesday 10-11am, on-line event: Press Conference: #BringTinHome from ICE Detention
Join us to call for the release of Tin Nguyen, a Vietnamese refugee, who is at risk of contracting COVID-19 and is being unconstitutionally and unjustly detained in the Adelanto ICE detention facility.
Join Tin's family, lawyer, the office of Congress Members Alan Lowenthal and Lou Correa, Santa Ana City Council Member Vicente Sarmiento, and VietRISE on Wednesday, September 16 at 10AM through our livestream and in person to help #BringTinHome. Please share the event and Tin's story.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/970307866729859

New Sep 16 Wednesday TBA, Costa Mesa: Virtual Meet and Greet with Mayor Katrina Foley and Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens @ Online
Meet Mayor Katrina Foley and Mayor Pro Tem John Stephens via Zoom to hear about all of the work they are doing for Costa Mesa and its residents.To RSVP and receive the Zoom link to participate, please email Foley4Mayor2020@gmail.com. Organizers are hoping you can join in this online event!

New Sep 16 Wednesday 7-8pm, on-line event: COVID-19, Healthcare, and Homelessness
Featuring Beth Schwartz, Candidate for Rancho Santa Margarita City Council and a Registered Nurse, and Stephanie Oddo, Candidate for City Council in Laguna Niguel. Both are endorsed by the Democratic Party of Orange County. Additional details: facebook.com/events/767621654057602

New Sep 17 Thursday 4-5pm, Online: Virtual Birthday Celebration for Assembly Candidate Sharon Quirk-Silva
Join Hon. Betty Yee & Hon. Fiona Ma for a virtual birthday celebration supporting Sharon Quirk-Silva for Assembly. If you are not able to make it virtually, please consider a donation to her campaign. For more information or to RSVP, contact Nicole Ward at nicole.ward.ca@gmail.com or (213) 605-5741, or click here to reserve your spot today!

New Sep 17 Thursday 6-7pm, Irvine: Lauren Johnson-Norris: Passing the mic to Irvine students: A young people's forum on the issues
The Lauren Johnson-Norris campaign for Irvine City Council started its Student Advisory Council to give a voice to Irvine's young residents. Now it is giving them a platform to share the issues they care about with you: Education, diversity, housing, and justice. Join them and campaign supporters in a conversation about both the present and the future for young people in Irvine and hear what young voters really care about this upcoming election cycle. Email to RSVP and receive Zoom link for event tanya@laurenforirvine.com

New Sep 17 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: Candidate Forum-Santa Ana Mayor
Connect-to-Council will present a Candidates Forum for Santa Ana Mayor's position. The forum will be streamed on Facebook and YouTube, links to follow. The next Santa Ana City election will be held Nov 3, 2020 when the voters will elect Council members for Wards 1, 3, 5 and Santa Ana Mayor. Submit your questions here:
Spanish Survey - https://forms.gle/AZQ7ssZPZwVdQG9U6 English Survey - https://forms.gle/Q4fSzQrstyteNSLw5 The Ward 1, 3 & 5 Council Candidates will participate in a separate forum on Thurs, Sep. See Ward Forum here https://www.facebook.com/events/329910194870226/  Mayor event will be streaming live on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connecttocouncil/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp_PS7WeK5G9EYklj5wNnqw Live Spanish Translation Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87672341763?pwd=UldaT2l3bVdLTU9TRGpnN1hJc0Nidz09

New Sep 17 Thursday 7-9pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus of OC Meet and Greet with Team Irvine
The Meet and Greet event will feature Team Irvine candidates: Farrah Khan, Irvine Mayor Candidate, and City Council Candidates, Tammy Kim, Larry Agran and Lauren Johnson-Norris. For more information on these candidates and to register visit NWPCOC website here

New Sep 18 Friday 6-9pm, Online: OC Philosophy Discussion Group: The Social Dilemma (2020) - Film & Discussion
Film and Discussion The Social Dilemma (2020), a film by Jeff Orlowski. The film will play for about 94 minutes, followed by reaction by participants. Learn about the film:   IMDb: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11464826/ New York Times Review https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/09/movies/the-social-dilemma-review.html Roger Ebert   https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-social-dilemma-movie-review-2020 Perhaps the single most lucid, succinct, and profoundly terrifying analysis of social media ever created for mass consumption, Jeff Orlowski's "The Social Dilemma" does for Facebook what his previous documentaries “Chasing Ice” and “Chasing Coral” did for climate change. From:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4CYITlj784&list=PLYVgEad-1HyZ-60JcLczzC0UCjI3_eiI8&index=5

New Sep 19 Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm, Brea: Josh Newman: Drive Thru Stamp Collection for State Senate District 29 Campaign @ Campaign Headquarters Parking Lot, 235 E Imperial Hwy
As part of Josh Newman's campaign effort to reach as many voters as possible during this unique pandemic election season, his campaign is planning to send out more than 10,000 postcards. In support of that, the campaign is holding a stamp collection drive, asking supporters to open up cluttered desk drawers and rummage through the stuff in the center console of your car and find those spare stamps you might have forgotten about? After you've tracked down those stray stamps, all you have to do is drop them off at the drive-thru stamp collection event in the parking lot of campaign HQ. In return, you will receive a "Newman for Senate" yard sign to help continue spreading the word. Please practice good social distancing by wearing a mask and keeping all hands, arms, and small children (and pets!) inside your vehicle at the event. Don't have any spare stamps lying around, please kick in some extra change the ActBlue page here

New Sep 19 Saturday 10am, Online: National Organization For Women-Orange County: Covid & The Housing Crisis
Panelists will include Kimberly Adams - Moderator, Ashleigh Aitken - Of Counsel at Aitken * Aitken * Cohn (Specialization in complex business litigation, class actions and major personal injury cases, United Way Board Member, WISEPlace Board Member), Kelsey Brewer - Communication and Policy Manager, Jamboree Housing Corporation. With a 1.1-billion-dollar asset portfolio, and over 9,000 affordable housing units, Jamboree is the largest non-profit development corporation in  CA and is 10th in the nation. Brooke Weitzman - Co-Founder and Directing Attorney of the ELDR Center. The Elder Law and Disability Rights (ELDR) Center is OC's first 501c3 sliding scale legal services organization. Brooke has focused on access to justice for seniors and people with disabilities, homelessness prevention, providing civil legal services and representing homeless individuals in civil rights cases. RSVP here  No cost to attend. OCNOW Website  EMail  oc-now@outlook.com

New Sep 19 Saturday 11am-noon, online: Join OC Veterans as we work to Save our Nation
We have an exciting meeting lined up for Saturday, Sept. 19th. Please join us as we work to fire Donald Trump and elect Democrats up and down the ballot.   Register in advance for this meeting:   https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZwscuuurzkrGNCauUSzjduLh3wye...

New Sep 19 Saturday 11am-12:30pm, Online: Poor People's Campaign: Indigenous Peoples Town Hall
To RSVP, go  here  The Indigenous People's Contingent of the Poor People's Campaign is excited to host a town hall for Native people and allies to present the Poor People's Campaign Indigenous Fact Sheet. Please register in advance and come learn how the tenants of the PPC apply to Native people, from Native people. This is a wonderful chance to hear from community members within the PPC about how militarism, systemic racism, poverty, inequality, and ecological devastation impact the health and lives of Indigenous people.

New Sep 19 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Dr. Rebecca Sager - A Pre-Election Look at the Intersection of Religion and Politics.
Dr. Sager's work looks at the intersection of religion, politics, and social movements. She has published a number of articles on this topic and her book, Faith, Politics, and Power: The Politics of Faith-Based Initiatives (Oxford), looks at the role conservative evangelical movement actors played in promoting the faith-based initiative at the state level. Her project, "Are You Better Off Alone? Religious and Secular Partnerships in Social Service and Political Outreach" researches the partnerships between Catholic and secular groups in political organizing and social services. Despite an array of partnerships between Catholic and secular groups in political organizing and social services, there is still little understanding of how these partners actually feel or think about one another and how well these relationships work. Do religious activists like working with secular leaders or do they feel it is compromising their values? Do secular activists feel like they have to give up too much to work with religious leaders or that religion infuses too much of their work? Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98631275121 For more information: Email mail@au-oc.org or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org.  Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization. Check out the Meet-Up group. Visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org

New Sep 19 Saturday 7pm, Santa Ana: Honor RBG (with Handmaidens) @ Ronald Reagan Federal Building and Courthouse, 411 West Fourth St
Meet in front of the Courthouse for a (socially distanced) vigil as we mourn and honor her legacy. Bring a friend and a mask. RBG was a fierce champion of justice and equality on the Supreme Court. We owe her an enormous debt of gratitude, and we must fight hard to uphold the ideals of equality and justice to which she dedicated her life. #HonorRBG https://www.facebook.com/events/2739052789676376

New Sep 19 Saturday 7:30-8:30pm, Newport Beach: A Memorial in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg @ Harbor Justice Center, 4601 Jamboree Road
In respect for Rosh Hashana we have shifted the time from 7:30pm - 8:30pm   We mourn the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a progressive champion and American Hero. Join us as we come together to honor the life and legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, socially distanced, in front of our local Hall of Justice - The Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.   We are asking that all attendees bring one or two (1-2) of their favorite inspiring quote from Ruth Bader Ginsberg to potentially share at the event if they are comfortable. We are also asking that all attendees only attend if they have not been experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are at a high risk of contracting COVID-19, and agree to wear masks and socially distance during the event.   The memorial will be taking place in front of the court house on the corner of Jamboree and Birch facing Birch Street.   https://www.facebook.com/events/1831996333608572/?ti=ls

New Sep 19 Saturday 8pm, Fullerton: Nationwide Memorial for RBG @ Fullerton Courthouse, 1275 N Berkeley Ave,
Join Democrats of North OC to honor one of the greatest champions of women's rights and equality. Wear masks and plan to social distance.

New Sep 20 Sunday 2-4pm, online: The Most Important Election of Our Lives: DGI September Club Meeting
We are less than 30 DAYS from the election! No, that's not a typo! Ballots for the November election go out on October 5, so voters will be filling them out right after that. This is the most important election of our lifetimes, so let's act on it!  Additional details: facebook.com/events/750108122450217

New Sep 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Free Mask Distribution for our Students and Teachers @ 20 Truman St
Join Irvine Councilmember Farrah N Khan and Irvine Commissioner Tammy Kim for a free, contactless, drive-thru Mask Distribution for our students and teachers returning to in-person school.

New Sep 20 Sunday 6-7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Candlelight Vigil for The Notorious RBG @ Triangle Park, 521 Main Street
Out of respect for RBG and our Jewish brothers and sisters, we will have changed meet time to 6:30 PM at Triangle Park in HB.(Rosh Hashanah ends at sundown) We will start a candlelight march to the pier and back at 7:00 PM. Masks and social distancing required. Wear your favorite RBG, Planned Parenthood, or any T-Shirt showing homage to RBG. https://www.facebook.com/events/354294715710480/?ti=ls

New Sep 21 Monday 1:45pm, Online: Women for OC: Pros & Cons of California Propositions
Schedule: 1:45 pm - Gather and Socialize; 2:00 pm - Presentation. Steph Campbell, representing the League of Women Voters (LWV), will provide a presentation of the 12 propositions that will be on the California ballot, a brief overview of registration and voting in OC under current COVID restrictions, information about Voter's Edge (https://votersedge.org/ca), LWV's ballot lookup tool Please note: Local propositions will not be covered, just those that are state-wide. The initiative process was created one hundred years ago so CA citizens would not have to rely exclusively on lawmakers to make new laws, change or repeal existing laws, change the State Constitution, or approve a bond measure. The League of Women Voters does not support or oppose candidates or political parties. It encourages informed and active participation in government and works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education. Join Zoom LWV presentation to WFOC: https://zoom.us/j/98709667373  Meeting ID: 987 0966 7373 One tap mobile +16699006833,,98709667373# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,98709667373# US (Houston). Any issues getting into the Zoom meeting? Please contact us through womenforoc@aol.com before and during the meeting. For all your voting needs including absentee ballots, election dates & registrati on deadlines, and registering to vote: https://ocvote.com/ or www.sos.ca.gov/elections For Your Information: Presidential debates: Sep 29, Oct 15, Oct 22.  Vice presidential debate: Oct 7.

New Sep 21 Monday 6-7:30pm, Huntington Beach: Candlelight Vigil for The Notorious RBG @ Triangle Park, 521 Main Street
Participants will meet at the park and conduct a candlelight march to the pier and back at 7pm. Masks and social distancing required. Wear a handmaids outfit or your favorite RBG, Planned Parenthood, or any T-Shirt showing homage to RBG.

New Sep 22 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, online: Indivisible OC 48 Action Virtual Text-Banking Party @ online event
Join Indivisible National and Indivisible Action for our Text-Banking party as we get out the vote for voters in California's 48th district and tell them to vote for Indivisible Candidate Harley Rouda!   This is a fun socially distanced way to get out the vote!   But before you start, you need to do 3 things:   1. Watch this training video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlGFVQY2Yck   2. Join Slack to get access to the texting software (this is fast and easy. you have to watch the video before doing this)   https://join.slack.com/.../zt-ffhh0q9x...   3.) R.S.V.P through this zoom Link   https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZIpdemvrjwiHNFDzz8I3ha...

New Sep 22 Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, on-line event: Fullerton City Council Virtual Candidate Forum
The Fullerton Observer Newspaper will be hosting a virtual forum featuring all of the Fullerton City Council candidates. The forum will be livestreamed on our Facebook page.  facebook.com/events/700093990577205The forum will take place in three parts based on the three council districts, and will be structured in this way:   6:30-7pm: District 1 candidates   7-8pm: District 2 candidates   8-8:30pm: District 4 candidates   The forum will be in a Q and A format with questions from the Observer staff and readers.   Have a question for candidates? E-mail contact@fullertonobserver.com by 9/20.

New Sep 22 Tuesday 7-8pm, on-line event: Feel the Bern OC Members Meeting
** ZOOM Meeting ** Meeting link to follow in comments. %nbsp; This is our monthly membership meeting. Each of our board members will have a short report. We will then have a short 20 minute presentation. Depending on the meeting, we may have agenda items to vote on. %nbsp; Agenda -https://docs.google.com/.../1oQNz.../edit... %nbsp; Feel The Bern OC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2789958634460788/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22event_invite_reminder%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&notif_id=1600741320973300&notif_t=event_invite_reminder&ref=notif

New Sep 24-Oct 13 CA: State and County Voter Information Guides
Between September 24, 2020 through October 13, 2020, State Voter Information Guides will be mailed directly to voters by the Secretary of State and the Registrar of Voters will mail County Voter Information Guides. https://www.ocvote.com/sites/default/files/elections/gen2020/calendar/November%202020%20Calendar%20Final.pdf

New Sep 24 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter General Meeting.
Agenda is extensive covering local, state and national issues. It includes: INTROS and Your Take: What's motivating you in this election season?   National "Change Makes Change!" https://pda.nationbuilder.com/donate   Chapters, Issue Organizing Teams (IOTs), State Coordinators (SCs) People Demanding Action 501(c)(4): www.peopledemandingaction.org     New 501(c)(4): Progressives for Democracy in America (PD4A); Social Media: FB, Twitter, IG, Virtual Phone bank / Rapid Response Team: MikeFox@pdamerica.org ;   IOT's: Health Care Human Rights (HCHR, weekly Sun 1p PT for COVID19), End Corporate Rule, End War and Occupations (EWO), Stop Global Warming (SGW), Economic and Social Justice (ESJ), Clean Fair Transparent Elections (CFTE), Working Groups {Equal Rights Amendment, End Mass Incarceration); Winslow Group. Debrief: RBG remembered, #COVID19 wakeupcall4MFAandGND. Fall Elections:   Biden/Harris, swing states, late endorsements, https://pdamerica.org/2020-endorsements/     Legislation Advocacy: Educate Congress/Letter Drop https://pdamerica.org/educate-congress/   Sanders/Jayapal #HCEmergencyGuaranteeAct #HR6906;   Duckworth/Scott #HCWorkerProtectionAct #HR6139;   Wyden/Blumenauer #VoteByMailAct #HR92;   B. Lee #HConRes100 Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation Commission;   S. Jackson-Lee #HR40 Reparations Proposals for African Americans; I. Omar #HR3448 Student Loan Cancellation Act;   Merkley/Barragan #HR6707 ReWIND Act'';   #ClimateEmergency #HConRes52§ #MedicareForAll #S1129 #HR1384, www.Medicare4All Resolutions.org: #StateBasedUniversalHealthcare #HR5010; Other Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, OPS, PubCit, FWW, SSW, Sunrise, BTP, MTA, Tax March, COVID Emergency Response Grp, etc.)   Regional;   Newsom #UnShelveSB562; CA Single Payer; Healthy CA for ALL Commission - suspended until Feb 2021;   #CASinglePayer ad hoc group; HealthyCANow https://healthyca.org/   CDP 2021 Convention; PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com;     CA Progressive Alliance;   Local:     Reports:   OC BoS; #COVIDIOTS;   DPOC-actions;   Candidates and local elections';   PDA South OC Chapter, PDA East LA Chapter;   Dem clubs: FeelTheBernOC, OurRev, OC Climate Action, Indivisible, HB Huddle - HC and Enviro Teams, Poor Peoples Campaign, Women For: OC , OC and SouthOC Progs, Issues Groups, Coffee/Weekly Disc Groups: SoOC Mon Morning Coffee, Los Amigos of Anaheim, Actions, #FridaysForFuture #Strike4ClimateOnline;  WEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info; OPEN DISCUSSIONØ NEXT MEETING: Thurs, Oct 29, 2020.
*Zoom link and dial-in numbers: 1. Make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer or smart device and you have signed in to Zoom. 2. Here are 3 ways to attend our online meeting: First: Get in by using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y924ujef  Second method: After logging in Zoom: Meeting ID: 879 6645 7857 Password: 503783. Get in by calling:+13126266799,,87966457857#,,#,503783#

New Sep 24 Thursday 6:15-7:15pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: Fundraiser with Lt. Governor Kounalakis
Join North Orange County Democrats for a virtual fundraiser with California Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis. Lt. Governor Kounalakis is going to spend the evening discussing the 2020 election, her trailblazing career, and the state's response to COVID-19. Click HERE to buy your ticket. Tickets are only $25 and the funds raised will be spent on helping DPOC endorsed candidates win their elections this November! Click HERE to RSVP. Event sponsors generously contributing $250 included Peter Anderson, Joana Barcelona, Nettie & Danny Bryan, Gail Cain, Linda Gardner, Sharon & Steven Kamp, Jeff LeTourneau, Tammi McIntyre, Dr Faisal Qazi, Aaron Wodka, and Anna Zeinun. Click HERE to become a sponsor.

New Sep 26 Saturday 10am, Huntington Beach: Dan Kalmick for Huntington Beach City Council: Campaign Rally & Vote by Mail Launch @ Central Park, Thomas Ridley Bandshell, 7111 Talbert Ave
Join the Dan Kamick for HB City Council campaign and supporters for this event. RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/dksept26 There are less than 60 days to Election Day and less than 30 days to ballots arriving at the homes of voters. Huntington Beach needs leaders who will put the safety and health of residents first. All health orders and requirements will be enforced so that we can gather for a **SOCIALLY DISTANT** Campaign Rally!. If you are not ready to gather in person, no worries, the event will stream live on Facebook. Click here to RSVP and help the campaign finish the race strong.

New Sep 26 Saturday 10:30am, Onlilne: OC Social Justice Book Club
This new book club, sponsored by The Poor People's Campaign, OC, is a great way to become more involved in the social justice movement. In collaboration with United Nations Assoc-OC and other socially-aware groups around OC to learn more, the goal is discuss history, and become more engaged in the issues. The group meets bi-monthly and break books up by one or more chapters per session, with plenty of good, open, stimulating discussion. Current book is “How to Be an Anti-Racist” by Ibram X. Kendi. Register here  and you'll receive the Zoom link .

New Sep 26 Saturday 1-5pm, Long Beach: 4th Annual Long Beach City Peace Concert, "Peace During Pandemic" @ Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Zoom
Join Local Veterans For Peace and Military Families Speak Out chapters for A Virtual Fundraiser for Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center. Including: Local Long Beach Affiliates, Musicians, Poets, Storytellers, Peace Makers, Water Protectors, Community Builders, Special Speakers, Educators Over Zoom, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram. Please join the LBC Peace Concert, “Peace During Pandemic” at these locations: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lbcpeaceconcert  Instagram: https://instagram.com/lbcpeaceconcert YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCthG1kogCu-F5cvBfxeO88g?view_as=subscriber   Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85877728628?pwd=Ymh5algwOERrd0lrN2RkOG95bldMQT09

New Sep 26 Saturday 3pm, Irvine: Farrah Khan City Council Campaign: Rally & Day of Action @ Heritage Park, 14301 Yale Ave and Online on Facebook
Please join Councilwoman Khan, Team Farrah, and special guests for a day of action to support Farrah's campaign for Mayor. If you have any questions feel free to email the campaign directly at info@farrahforirvine.com If you are unable to join or don't feel comfortable meeting in person yet, you can stream the event LIVE on our Facebook page. RSVP here to attend in person or on Facebook Live.

New Sep 27 Sunday 9am, on-line event: UUCF Social Action Committee: Discussion: How To Be An Antiracist, Chap 7 & 8
OC Poor People's Campaign is constantly working on building a coalition to collaborate in order to dismantle white supremacy and create equality for all. Our vision is to demonstrate how coming together around issue s which negatively impact People of Color leads to people's power.We will be moving from discussion spaces to having People of Color organizations provide us direction to let us know how we may support them in the work they are doing. Discussion of Kendi's book will take place via Zoom meetings on the second and fourth week of every month.Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-GrpjsjHNNDa0LGGy4WWK-4K48jpKRiAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.Additional details:  https://www.meetup.com/PeaceBuildersOfOC/events/273130017/?rv=me1&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJDllOWM4YjM0LWNiZTctNGE0ZS1hYjE3LTc3MmU0ZGI4ZDk3Nw

New Sep 27 Sunday noon-1pm, online: The Feminine Face of Homelessness
The Feminine Face of Homelessness   Sponsored by: Tapestry's Women's Rights Action Group & Welcoming Neighbors Home Initiative   Women without a fixed abode face special challenges. At this virtual “lunch-and-learn” session, you will hear from two speakers:  Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1017881735348869/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22multi_join_nearby%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22suggested_events%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D

New Sep 27 Sunday 1-2pm, on-line event: PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall
Please contact mikefox@pdamerica.org for zoom/phone login in information.

New Sep 27 Sunday 2:30-4pm, on-line event: Lavender Democrats of OC: Meet & Greet Our Local Candidates
This month we welcome LGBTQ+ and Ally candidates for local Orange County races to introduce themselves to our club. Register here: http://tinyurl.com/lavendersept   Confirmed Speakers Include:   Pauline Hale for Mission Viejo City Council   Bob Tucker for Garden Grove City Council   Peter Cruz for La Habra City Council)

New Sep 27 Sunday 3:30pm, Santa Ana: Mass Meeting to plan sustained protests in OC @ Angels Community Park, 300 N Flower St.
Together we will envision and plan for non-violent protests beginning October 3 that continue day after day through the elections, united by the demand Trump/Pence Out Now!   If you are part of a movement or struggle, bring that in! If you are brand new to the struggle, now is the time to start. A fascist America is an unprecedented danger to global humanity that none of us can defeat on our own - but together we have the power to mobilize the one force that can stop it: the millions who hate everything Trump and Pence stands for. Let us rise to this challenge together.   facebook.com/events/1673836079464763

New Sep 28 Monday 7pm, Online: Irvine United Congregational Church Advocates for Peace and Justice Propositions Review
IUCC Advocates for Peace and Justice have been doing a review of the propositions before every major election for quite a few years now. Everyone is invited to hear the thoughts of organizers and attendees about the items on this year's ballot. Register in advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4N8Y2Xu3SkWR9XZAUzuERw (See also iucc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Grid-November-2020-Props.pdf and lwvc.org/vote/elections/ballot-measures and votersedge.org/ca and http://ocprogressiveevents.info/Felicity/My%20Ballot%20Recommendations%20for%20November%202020%20Election.pdf) )

New Sep 29 Tuesday 6-7:30pm, on-line event: 1st Presidential Debate
Moderator: Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday   Details: The debate will be 90 minutes long and have no commercial breaks. It will be divided into six, 15-minute segments that the moderator gets to choose and is expected to announce at least a week before the debate.See facebook.com/events/678364713098325  Additional details: facebook.com/events/678364713098325

New Sep 30 Wednesday 10am-2pm, Online: California Alliance for Retired Americans: Senior Vote Forum for OC @ Online viz Zoom
Do you care about the future of MEDICARE, MEDICAID, SOCIAL SECURITY? Guaranteed HEALTH CARE FOR ALL? Protecting your PENSION AND RETIREMENT SECURITY? AFFORDABLE HOUSING for seniors and our families? LONG TERM SUPPORTS AND SERVICES in local communities? Join CARA through Zoom/teleconference for free. Keynote speaker will be Ada Briceno, Unite/Here. RSVP here by Sep 1 and Materials and Zoom/Phone # will be mailed. Enjoy music/exercise, free Bingo ($100 prize) and fun. Meeting candidates in key local and state, and federal races. Learn about important State Propositions on the Nov 2020 ballot.

New Sep 30 Wednesday 4:15-5:15pm, online: CADEM Virtual Reception with Speaker Pelosi and Senator Boxer
We have a huge challenge AND a great opportunity to take back our democracy in 2020 - winning in California and across the nation. The California Democratic Party is a key player to connect and turnout Democrats in the key battleground districts and swing states that matter most in 2020.   Join us and support these efforts at our virtual reception with California legends Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former Senator Barbara Boxer. Tickets can be purchased at: https://act.cadem.org/a/legends   additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/321033812470056/?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22multi_join_nearby%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22suggested_events%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D&__xts__[0]=68.ARBABdVCXYx7xrhrFEX-ZVLmuxoBzdcuID6UFrqtuofCbchlbSYfjfiwUKPAftTMjRURASO3gxzmjS4hysJsjEZH8b_7Bp90PoGCMxZVAeyaPbtMxmfpdyZ-B5JW0UH3D8a_5sYYjMPTgRpvftEbmk5MV4061YEvmtSssZIaZvlKa07eTxP5Vk4vqqvyYOnqnl7780KOs9PJCTHSeG4yJiNa4JxTLs6kKuVV8aUzvF4rc6OgV3XV63vTMb3a2fm5kzW8uxYweF8RTf5DQobtEWyUNOSUlF87FTvlzigasNYwupbPyAATAFw

New Sep 30 Wednesday 5pm, on-line event: League of Women Voters of North Orange County (LWVNOC) La Habra City Council Candidates Forum
The La Habra City Council candidates forum will be broadcast live on Channel 3, the La Habra TV channel. It will also be available on the city's website: https://www.lahabracity.com/   To submit questions to the city council candidates please email the League's Deborah Vagts at DVagts@gmail.com   Due to COVID-19 guidelines, there will be no in-person audience at the forum.   Please participate and donate in the League's OC Complete Count Census Project at https://my.lwv.org/california/north-orange-county

New Sep 30 Wednesday 6pm, on-line event: Dr. Qazi Virtual Meet & Greet with Jan Flory @ Online - Zoom
Bring your tea or coffee and enjoy good company at our Virtual Meet & Greet hosted by Mayor Pro Tem Jan Flory!   Please join Mayor Pro Tem Flory in conversation with Dr. Faisal Qazi, Candidate for Fullerton City Council District 2.   Register Here: http://bit.ly/qazi09232020  Additional details: facebook.com/events/1268377713504890


OCTOBER

New Oct 1 Thursday 6pm, Online: NARAL Day of Action for Dave Min for CA State Senate
Join NARAL and the Min campaign in a Day of Action. With less than two weeks away from ballots dropping and the campaign and supporters need to contact as many voters as possible. Please join for the zoom meeting here

New Oct 1 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: General Meeting: Election News and the Propositions
This is the club's final general meeting before the fall election! Discover what you can do to help Democrats WIN in Nov. Get the latest from Democratic Party of OC Chair Ada Briceno. And learn more about California’s Propositions with a presentation from the League of Women Voters. Zoom in with DCWOC for friendly faces and up-to-date, first-class information. Info on using Zoom and joining the meeting is below. 1. Make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer or smart device and you have signed in to Zoom. (You MUST be authenticated before you can join us.) 2. Here are 3 ways to attend the online meeting: First: Get in by using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9jyp58t Second: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 Third: Get in by calling: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699#3. This meeting is broken down into two segments: Social portion is from 6:30-7 pm. Formal portion is from 7-8:30 pm Bring your own snacks!

New Oct 3 Saturday 2-5pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women: Rally & Text Bank
Are you ready to harness your power? Join the DPOC with special guest, Prof. Jane Stoever, to for election day! DPOC is hosting a big text bank to get out the vote for one of the most important elections of this generation. Join the volunteers to text women voters in OC, just a few days before ballots drop! Jane Stoever is a Professor at UCI Law, where she directs the UCI Initiative to End Family Violence and the Domestic Violence Clinic and teaches Family Law and Legal Ethics. She also co-chairs the Orange County Domestic Violence Death Review Team. Zoom link provided before event. Register here: https://forms.gle/gFz7Tiid9VKi6unD7

New Oct 4 Sunday 10am, Orange County: Chapter 110Veterans for Peace
Join Veterans for Peace so the group can find out how everyone is doing and keeping safe, find out what other folks are up to and help keep the OC AW community together. For agenda items email Wayne at wayne@xandian.net   Below is the call information: Call in number 605/475-3220  Access code is: 723009# If you have problems calling into the conference call number call Jeff directly at 562-522-4241 and he will merge you into the call. Hope to talk to you all soon!

New Oct 4 Sunday noon-2:30pm, on-line event: 30 Day Countdown Virtual Phone Bank for Andrew Rodriguez
We're working around the clock to elect Democrat Andrew Rodriguez to the State Assembly, and flip the 55th Assembly District blue. We're confident we can WIN, but we need YOU!   All phone banking will be done remotely from the comfort and safety of your own home, and training will be provided.   Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZMtceGqqzgpGtVbSnT04RHn...

New Oct 4 Sunday 3-5pm, on-line event: Manifesting A World Without Prejudice
EVENT WILL BE HELD AS VIDEO CALL ONLINE Is it possible for a world to exist without prejudice? Can we even envision it? And are there spiritual truths that can play a part in helping us work towards a world without prejudice?  Come join a different kind of conversation - one that welcomes every perspective in a search for the truths that unite us all - as we discuss the spiritual perspective offered by the Bahá'i Teachings on the elimination of all forms of prejudice. Please join us for a lively discussion as we explore the essential oneness of humanity and how we can put that into practice.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/1176563972726782

New Oct 4 Sunday 5-8pm, Santa Ana: Day After Day Demand Trump/Pence Out Now! UNITED MASS PROTESTS @ Plaza Calle Cuatro (4th St & French St)
We face a rolling coup barreling to a showdown on November 3rd. The Trump/Pence regime has said and shown that they will not abide by an election they lose.   Now we must act. Beginning Saturday, October 3rd, gather and bring your family, friends, and community into the public squares of cities and towns across the country in non-violent protest unified by the demand: Trump/Pence OUTNOW! And, come back in waves, day after day. This is possible. We saw this in June and early July where people came out every day for justice for Black Lives. Now, that struggle, and every struggle, and the lives of millions of people hang in the balance. In our diversity, with our multiplicity of causes and demands we must come together and reach out to others to join us, recognizing that should the Trump/Pence regime remain in power it will be a disaster for every just cause, and most of all, for the lives of people here and around the world. facebook.com/events/938900276596875

New Oct 5-27 CA: Vote-by-mail voting/ballot drop-off
Registrar of Voters begins mailing vote-by-mail ballots
Beginning 29 days before the day of the election and through election day, all ballot drop-off locations open. https://www.ocvote.com/voting/voting-and-dropoff-locations-by-election

New Oct 5 Monday 12:30pm PT, Local: Poor People's Campaign: Monday Caravans, Call-In and Digitial March
Inspired by the powerful Moral Monday Caravans organized by the KY and WA DC Poor People's Campaign, 10 states across the nation are taking the fight to their Senators' offices with caravans. Anyone who can't participate in an in-person caravan is invited to join a massive call-in and digital march at the same time. By clicking the button below, you'll be able to find information on caravans in your state as well as sign up to engage in solidarity through the online ‘digital march’  12:30pm PT. RSVP Here for Moral Monday Caravans & Digital March on the Senate. The massive call-in action to Senators' offices will demand they put a stop to McConnell's Meanness, Misery and Mayhem, put a stop to the cynical and hypocritical Supreme Court nomination process, and pass a full COVID relief package now! The McConnell-led US Senate has refused to take up a full and comprehensive relief package during the greatest public health crisis in a century, but is now rushing to hypocritically rush through a Supreme Court nominee to fill the seat of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

New Oct 5 Monday 5:30pm, Online: Lauren Johnson-Norris: Voter Empowerment Celebration & Ballot Party @ Online via Zoom
Join Democratic Party of OC, Democrats of Greater Irvine and the Lauren Johnson-Norris City Council Campaign for a virtual ballot party. Bring your Voter Guide and review the ballot together to make sure you feel confident filling out your ballot when it arrives. Please invite a friend or neighbor to join in over Zoom! RSVP to Daisy@LaurenforIrvine.com The campaign also really appreciates any contributions right now. Suggested contribution for the event is $20.20. Can you help? Donate here

New Oct 5 Monday 6:30-7:30pm, Online: California Poor People's Campaign will host an At Large Zoom Open House
Save the date and join: The CPP Campaign's At Large Zoom Open House is to invite those interested in forming a Poor People's Campaign Steering Committee in their city and/or county based on the Poor People's Campaign's Fundamental Principles ( to view the principles please visit: https://www.poorpeoplescampaign.org/about/our-principles). The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, is building a broad and deep moral fusion movement rooted in the leadership of poor people to unite the country from the bottom up and demands that both major political parties address the inter-locking injustices of systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, militarism, and the distorted moral narrative of religious nationalism. A formal invite will be released by mid-September. If you have any additional questions, please contact california@poorpeoplescampaign.org. In the subject line please say At Large Zoom Open House.

New Oct 6 Tuesday 10am-noon, Orange: #FreeThemAll #StopTransfers #AbolishICE Banner Drop Statewide Day of Action @ Theo Lacy Jail, 501 The City Dr S
OC Rapid Response Network and other organizations across the state of California are calling on Governor Newsom to use his power and listen to the community.   Join us in this statewide banner drop day of action to demand Governor Newsom to:   Use his power, including mass clemency and emergency release, to free people in state prisons   Stop transfers from California custody to ICE and between California prisons   Stop the expansion of immigration detention in California   Hold the for profit prison industry accountable facebook.com/events/446103119695467

New Oct 6 Tuesday 6pm, on-line event: Indigenous Environmentalism 101
Renewable energy scientist and Indigenous environmental activist Shaylon Stolk (Scottish/Wayúu) provides an overview of the unique issues facing Indigenous communities around the world and the key concepts that connect Indigenous environmental justice struggles worldwide. This webinar also includes additional resources and tools to help environmental groups become powerful accomplices to the Indigenous activists at the forefront of the environmental justice movement.  Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/316445596312784?acontext=%7B%22action_history%22%3A%22[%7B%5C%22surface%5C%22%3A%5C%22multi_join_nearby%5C%22%2C%5C%22mechanism%5C%22%3A%5C%22suggested_events%5C%22%2C%5C%22extra_data%5C%22%3A[]%7D]%22%7D&__xts__[0]=68.ARACqSsxuJ7w7p6cfvcpgeUzAL4Mij5WFKlsFuRrE4KeP2SoyWCCEr_cxVpozDqcsViXk45RBVgQGE2G0djbpPU-cLtUfM1X1sgrl4JLAfoIAAKtxJ5MH46w2bYs8pPfSLXMhWtJUj7CNKm0X4Mi9fPcJSq2LGFvyl0TbfSTZEfFYsndKBHxQPGn4SRQA84M04eC1eBgmLXa9RsJsfGnSUSsE_X1tYRM_t-18H6Y6TUvfRIsn6RlYs2cXXdigV5PdYm0kcwwv4l2HnC3iO7NB2UU12zyMwd2Qbt1RAjVJJ56lQdoxrLEz4B2k_p_32PidE831ds

New Oct 6 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, on-line event: Justice for a New Era - A Virtual Fundraising & Community Building Experience
The Orange County Justice Fund (OCJF) is proud to celebrate its achievements and host its first ever online community and fundraising event. The theme of this year's fundraiser is “Justice for a New Era,” and will coincide with an art contest to demonstrate the love, courage and resilience of immigrants who endure the threat of deportation as well as the cruelty of immigration detention. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/331926764522743/?acontext=%7B%22source%22%3A%2229%22%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3A%22event_invite_reminder%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D&notif_id=1601087631484889&notif_t=event_invite_reminder&ref=notif

New Oct 7 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, on-line event: Vice Presidential Debate
The debate will be 90 minutes long and have no commercial breaks. It will be divided into nine segments of 10 minutes each.  Additional details:facebook.com/events/996787620771729

New Oct 8 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: A Special Event Featuring Congresswoman Katie Porter
Join the DPOC for this event with Dave Min and  featured guest Congresswoman Katie Porter. Event is co-hosted by Louise Adler, Tom Brown, Dan Haspert, and Judy Kaufman. Tickets: General $100; Student Contribution $50; Sponsorships starting at $2500; Zoom link provided upon RSVP online at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/katiedave  A message from the Rep. Porter: "I have known Dave Min and his wife Jane for over a decade. I first became aware of Dave's work on economic fairness when he was a policy director at the Center for American Progress, and I am so impressed with the incredible work Jane does on behalf of domestic violence survivors as Director of UC Irvine's Initiative to End Family Violence. Dave and Jane are terrific neighbors, talented colleagues, and powerful advocates for our community. Dave has spent his career focusing on how to make our economy stable and vibrant. From the Securities and Exchange Commission to the Senate Banking Committee to the halls of academia, Dave has always been a strong and independent voice for economic fairness and opportunity for working families. Over the last year in Congress, I have fought for OC families and to hold Wall Street and big corporations accountable. While we have accomplished much, the Trump Administration continues to stand in the way of our progress. As we face a global pandemic and its ever-increasing challenges, it's clear that we need more voices like Dave's to provide thoughtful leadership, research-based policy expertise, and a long-term vision for our future. To address the challenges of economic inequality, healthcare, women's rights, climate change, and gun violence, CA must continue to lead as a state while I continue our fight in D.C. Dave will be a strong partner to advance our values in the California State Senate."

New Oct 8 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Ballot Party
For this ANDC Ballot Party advance registration is required to attend. Zoom meeting information will be provided on the morning of Oct 8. Contact AlisoNiguelDemocrats@gmail.com Register here  Please invite friends - give them the gift of casting an informed vote this year. This meeting is open to all members, registered Democrats, and their invited,  no party preference or independent guests.

New Oct 8 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC: Keeping the Black Lives Matter Momentum Going
There were a record number of BLM protests this year but is there more we can and should be doing? Get ideas on how to best help the cause and gain perspective on what actions intended for good can actually hurt. The discussion will be led by: Shelley Henderson - NWPC OC Membership & Diversity Chair; Letitia Clark - Tustin Mayor Pro Tem; LaShe Rodriguez - Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School Board Candidate; Gabriel Dima-Smith - Legislative Director at CalMutuals. Contact Marlena Truong · president@nwpcoc.org · 951-454-4255. Tickets are free for members and $25 for non-members. Support NWPC by becoming a member and attend all events for a year for free! RSVP here

New Oct 10 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition Meeting
Join OC Peacemakers to dive more deeply into the era of peace building during the pandemic. Bring you best ideas about the work that needs to be done right now. Find out what groups are still doing peace work and focus on bringing peace to OC and the country. Invite like minded friends to join the group. Zoom invitation is below, but please feel free to call in at one of the dial in numbers below if that works better for you. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385  Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 One tap mobile+16699006833,,84934581385# US (San Jose)+14086380968,,84934581385# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)  +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)  +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown)  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keoKV1CDng

New Oct 10 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: HB Huddle Ballot Party
Access event here

New Oct 10 Saturday 10:30am, OC: Humanist Assocation of OC & United Nations Assoc-OC Presents: Book Discussion: How to Be an Antiracist - Ch 9 & 11
Zoom link to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuduCtqDMuG9fGLKGU17ZTe9gzoD3PEx4J After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. OC Poor People's Campaign is constantly working on building a coalition to collaborate in order to dismantle white supremacy and create equality for all. The group's vision is to demonstrate how coming together around issues which negatively impact People of Color leads to people's power. The group will be moving from discussion spaces to having People of Color organizations provide direction to let the group know how it may support them in the work they are doing.

New Oct 10 Saturday 11am-12:15pm, Online: Legal Workshop: Your Rights at the Polls, Power of Atty. & Advanced Directives
Hosted by NAACP Orange County, CA - Unit 1052 and Thurgood Marshall Bar Association. The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association continues its series of legal workshops for the OC NAACP group. This month's topics will include a presentation on Your Rights at the Polls and an update on Powers of Attorney and Advanced Healthcare Directives. All are welcome to attend these very important and timely presentations! Zoom link: 954 7111 4892

New Oct 10 Saturday 11am-12:30pm, Irvine: Wave for the Blue Wave Rally @ Alton & Culver
Show OC & Irvine are Blue at our Flag & Sign Waving Rally at the busy corner of Culver & Alton! Get friends to sponsor your sign wave time with support to DGI! 10 minutes, 20 minutes, or the full 90 minutes https://secure.actblue.com/donate/dgibiden Biden & Democratic race signs provided!

New Oct 10 Saturday noon, Inland Empire: Progressive Democrats of America Inland Empire Chapter Meeting
On your computer & phone; use link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/786471232?pwd=bFZuRUFyLzR1b2FiQjFycjRJRFdqQT09 Meeting ID: 786 471 232 Passcode: Corona Please, do not post zoom links on social media. Tentative Agenda:PDA local campaigns and issues: PDA national campaigns and getting Trump OUT! Attacks on the postal service and the Census; Unemployment and rental crisis; PDA National: national phone bank team - mikefox@pdamerica.org  PDA's Monthly Sustainer Program "change makes change" https://pda.nationbuilder.com/donate Announcements: Dennis White, for the PDA Riverside Team. Join the chapter on Facebook & get your friends to "like" PDA California here: https://www.facebook.com/PDACalifornia/ contact PDA National Field Team - or start a chapter in your city Contact Dan at (480) 650-0746 / dan@pdamerica.org

New Oct 10 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Orange County: OC NAACP Zoom General Meeting
At this General Meeting the group will be nominating individuals for our candidate slate (President, VP, Secretary, Treasurer, etc.) to be voted on at Nov meeting. If you are a member and are interested in being considered for one of these positions, please either return your nomination form with signatures or be prepared to nominate yourself or others at this meeting. Many important issues for the group will be discussed, so please participate! All are welcome. If you would like to attend, please send your name in an email to gjnaacp.oc1052@gmail.com. Feel free to invite any friends that may be interested, too! You are also invited to join for FREE Legal Workshop with the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association that will be happening at 11am prior to the meeting. (More details on the Legal Workshop can be found on a separate Facebook event page here.)

New Oct 10 Saturday 3:45pm Costa Mesa & 6:15pm Newport Beach: Ridin' with Biden Car Parade and In-Car Rally @ Von's Market, 185 East 17th St, Costa Mesa & Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach
Join Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club and co-sponsors HB Huddle, Laguna Beach Democratic Club and WAVE for a fun, safe two-part press event to show support for Democratic candidates by attending one or both activities. Part 1- The Car Parade: Masks Required, 3:45pm, Von's Market, 185 East 17th St, Costa Mesa 92627. Join hosts in Von's parking lot to decorate your car with signs and candidate flags. Decorations and route instructions for the drive will be available for all. From Von's, the participants will head to Fashion Island for a drive-by Meet & Greet with our candidates.  Face masks are required.  Please be sure to wear yours. Part 1- The In-Car Rally: Masks Required, parking from 5:15-6pm. | In-Car Event starts at 6:15pm, Newport Dunes, 1131 Back Bay Dr, Newport Beach 92660. Follow signs for parking - Enter from Jamboree Rd. Resort map here. This is a social distanced drive-in movie experience. Face masks are required. Please allow one hour to stage and park the cars. Rock out with the Beatles Tribute Band as organizers take aerial photos of support and prepare for in-car Rally. The Rally starts promptly at 6:15pm and you won't want to miss even one minute of it. Speakers include Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris, Congressman Harley Rouda and State Senate Candidate Dave Min. Rally admission tickets will be emailed on Fri Oct 9 to all who RSVP. Be sure to display your ticket in your windshield. And please be sure to wear your mask. Register here

New Oct 11 & 18 Sunday 10am, Orange: Strollin' Through Town with Danett! Candidate for Orange City Council Dist 3 @ 101 W. Riverdale Ave.
Come take a neighborhood stroll with Danett and friends as they do lit drops for our neighbors and let them know, Danett is "Comin' To Town!" Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and bring your masks! Enjoy have yummy morning snacks! Please register at https://forms.gle/nWvguKLZQ7XiecK7A This is a no-contact canvassing event & a way to get to know #Danett4Orange!"I'm Comin to Town!"

New Oct 11 Sunday noon, on-line event: Coffee with the Candidate: Melissa Fox @ Online
Join us for a Sunday "Coffee with the Candidate" Melissa Fox who is running for AD 68, which includes portions of the Orange County communities of Anaheim, Irvine, Lake Forest, Orange, Tustin, North Tustin, and Villa Park. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZUqcOusqD4rEtMEcSiWOHU6n4hi

New Oct 11 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Online: 50 Minutes to Save the World - Special Viewing, Presentation and Q&A
Join TapestryUU.org for a special viewing of this important film, followed by a presentation and Q&A with Tapestry member Jane Steven, B.S., M.S., and Senior Project Manager/Biologist for Environmental Intelligence, LLC. Access this online event by going to TapestryUU.org and clicking the big red button that says "Join our Zoom Meeting" and...Please note that this event follows our Sunday worship service, and will utilize the same Zoom link, so if you would like to observe our Sunday worship service, feel free to join the meeting at 10:30 AM.

New Oct 12 Monday noon-1pm, Online: Reimagining the Latinx Experience in US: Prof Laura Enriquez on Of Love & Papers
Interweaving the perspectives of U.S. citizen romantic partners and children, Dr. Laura Enriquez illustrates the multigenerational punishment that limits the upward mobility of Latino families. Dr. Enriquez investigates how immigration status creeps into the most personal aspects of everyday life, intersecting with gender to constrain family formation. Of Love and Papers sparks an intimate understanding of contemporary U.S. immigration policies and their enduring consequences for immigrant families. “By highlighting the ways U.S. immigration policies shape the experiences of romantic love, intimacy and family formation, Enriquez's meticulous research calls attention to the enduring injurious effects on undocumented and DACAmented young adults, and on their citizen spouses and children. An innovative and sobering account of the far-reaching consequences of our punishing immigration policies. Timely and compelling.”—Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, Florence Everline Professor of Sociology, University of Southern California. The event is free. RSVP here

New Oct 12 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For: OC - How to Safely Navigate Voting in the OC
Join Women For: OC to hear from Registrar of Voters Neal Kelley on Orange County Election Security. Voter security is of utmost concern. The OC Registrar of Voters has a dedicated team of professionals to ensure your safety and comfort when you cast your ballot. Kelley will present the facts about voting in The OC along with voter security.  He will review all that the Registrar of Voters has done to protect you and your vote in this very crucial election. After the presentation there will be a brief question and answer period. Join Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97762636821?pwd=MDJNbmhLZDg3T3g1OVErSWJOSFlwUT09 Meeting ID: 977 6263 6821 Passcode: 765567 Please note: First 100 participants will be admitted. Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact womenforoc@aol.com before and during the meeting. Register to Vote by Oct 19 to vote in this election.

New Oct 12-30 Monday-Thursdays 5pm Orange, Fridays 5pm Santa Ana: Trump/Pence Out Now! Fuera Ya! United Mass Protests @ Orange Circle Mon thru Thurs; Plaza Calle Cuatro in Santa Ana on Frii
The country faces a rolling coup barreling to a showdown on Nov 3rd. The Trump/Pence regime has said and shown that they will not abide by an election they lose.   Time to act now. Gather and bring your family, friends, and community into the public squares of cities and towns across the country in non-violent protest unified by the demand: Trump/Pence OUTNOW! In diversity, with multiplicity of causes and demands everyone must come together and reach out to others to join in, recognizing that should the Trump/Pence regime remain in power it will be a disaster for every just cause, and most of all, for the lives of people here and around the world. https://www.facebook.com/events/959149537919619 https://www.facebook.com/events/704395060421402

New Oct 12 Monday 7-9:15pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Debates
Join Associated Students UCI (ASUCI) in a live virtual debate between nine City Council Candidate hopefuls and for a discussion of prominent issues in Irvine! A zoom link will be sent out to the audience 3 DAYS before the event! If you are interested in participating in both nights, please make sure you RSVP here for both events! Find out more information at http://bit.ly/CityCouncilFB !

New Oct 13 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Huntington Beach: Team Huntington Beach for City Council Evening of Action
Meet and talk to Huntington Beach City Council Candidates Dan Kalmick, Natalie Moser, and Oscar D. Rodriguez, and then Phonebank for victory! RSVP for the zoom room here - http://bit.ly/IOC484HB  Hosted  by Oscar D. Rodriguez for Huntington Beach City Council 2020, IOC48 Action and Natalie Tomich Moser

New Oct 13 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Online: Orange County Justice Fund: Justice for a New Era
The second of OCJF's two-night online community-building, education, and fundraising events. The theme this event is "Youth, Power and Promise of Community" - organized and led by the Youth Council. Attendees will hear from those directly impacted by the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system. And a panel discussion of Youth Movements, Creative Social Media Strategies, lessons learned from past activism, and strategies from Jose Servin, an undocumented organizer from Santa Ana, CA who works as the Digital Strategist for the California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance (CIYJA). OCJF was founded just a few years ago with one mission in mind--to ensure the freedom and legal representation of the most vulnerable immigrants in OC. So far, more than 50 people have been freed from needless ICE prisons with bond assistance from the OCJF, resulting in family reunifications, better legal outcomes, and escape from the current COVID-19 outbreak in detention centers. Please join in on Zoom, or here on Facebook live. To receive the Zoom link before the event, register here: https://ocjusticefund.org/2020-fundraiser-registration/  To join via Facebook use https://www.facebook.com/events/415041299484137/  Even if you cannot attend, please consider making a donation. Text 'OCJF' to 44321, or click here: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/orange-county-justice-fund/2020-fundraising-campaign

New Oct 14 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine Online: Fundraiser with Katie Porter: For Farrah Khan, Irvine Mayor, & Tammy Kim, Irvine City Council
Congresswoman Porter knows what a crucial time it is for Irvine elections. Election Day is just 22 days away and people are already casting their ballots. Farrah Khan for Mayor and Tammy Kim for City Council need every resource available to mobilize, reach, and turn out voters where they are. Will you chip in anything you can to help these candidates prepare for the final stretch of their campaigns? If you don't have the capacity to contribute right now, you can contribute your time to call voters and spread the word about these campaigns? CLICK HERE to sign up, join Congresswoman Porter and encourage voters to cast their ballot for these two candidates. There are people pouring thousands of dollars to spread lies and misinformation. Now more than ever, Irvine needs unity, transparency, and integrity. With so much at stake in Irvine, it is vital to unify and work together.

New Oct 14 Wednesday 8-9:30pm, Online: Community Safety for All: Launching the Congregational Action Toolkit
People of faith are positioned in this moment with a moral imperative to push for both the immediate needs of people most impacted to be met (#DefundPolice), and also to push their own transformative long-term demands for an abolitionist future (Invest in Communities). This includes doing the transformative work within their own congregations and spiritual communities to stop calling police and build alternatives that invest in collective well-being. In that spirit, SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice)-Faith has created the "Community Safety for All: Congregational Action Toolkit" for white faith/spiritual leaders and congregations to examine their relationship to policing and police violence, and to #DefundPolice within their own congregational contexts. Join SURJ-Faith Coordinator Rev. Anne Dunlap and guests to learn more about the imperative for congregations to stop calling police and invest in alternatives that build truly safer, more just, and more compassionate communities! ASL interpretation and closed captioning will be provided. Sign up here https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LhZaGSW6TampPLmPn0uhxQ

New Oct 15 Thursday 7:30-9pm, Online: We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History
We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History is an engaging play by Thea Iberall that tells of the struggles and triumphs women have undergone to get their basic rights in America told by the women who were there. In this FREE live-streamed staged reading, high school student Melanie must write about the most influential woman in history - the play provides her with an entertaining and quick tour through that journey, starting with the struggle women had in the 17th century Puritan Revolution through to 21st century empowered women politicians. The staged-reading will have live actors in costume on Zoom with slides to enhance the educational experience and videos of the songs for entertainment. Stick around afterward for a Q&A with the playwright, producers, and actors. Check out a sneak preview of the event. Registration is free. Each registration will receive access to a Zoom link to view this event live. Sponsored by Hazak of Temple Israel of Sharon, Massachusetts. About We Did It For YOU!: We Did It For You! Women's Journey Through History - how women got their rights in America, told by the women who were there. Register here

New Oct 16 Friday 9-11:45am, Orange County: No On Prop 22 Caravan & Press Conference with OC Labor Federation @ Orange County Labor Federation, 309 N Rampart St, Ste A,
With only a few weeks away from the election, canceling gig greed is critical! Voters must VOTE NO on Prop 22 to ensure that drivers receive the basic rights they deserve as workers. Join OC Labor Federation for a NO on Prop 22 Car Caravan and Press Conference. After meeting up at 9am, Caravan will start at 9:30am to Santa Ana County Seat, Santa Ana City Hall and then Anaheim City Hall (maps will be provided for individuals the day of).  For more information, call 714.385.1534

New Oct 17 Saturday 10am, Huntington Beach: Team Huntington Beach Get-Out-the-Vote @ Sun View Park, 16192 Sher Lane
Join HB City Council candidates Oscar Rodriguez, Natalie Moser and Dan Kalmick tomorrow for some exercise and Get-Out-the-Vote activities?  RSVP here. All California voters have their ballots in their hands, so there is no time to lose. Join supporters to safely distribute literature to voters. The three candidates are a Team determined to bring new leadership to Huntington Beach, fight for a science- and data-driven approach to recovering from the pandemic and for long-term solutions to homelessness. Record-high voter turnout is expected this year, so it's extra important that to communicate with voters about voting in all the races on their ballot and make sure they "don't stop at the top!" All social distancing and mask guidelines will be enforced. Bring your walking shoes!

New Oct 17 Saturday noon-3:30pm, Online: 2020 Garden Grove Candidates Forum
VietRISE and Voice of OC will host this online Garden Grove Candidates Forum livestreamed through Facebook and Zoom. This forum is co-sponsored by: GG For Change, Rise Up Willowick Coalition, Kennedy Commission, and the OC Mobile Home Residents Coalition. RSVP: bit.ly/2020ggforum All candidates running for Mayor and City Council Districts 2, 5, and 6 of Garden Grove and the GGUSD Board of Education Trustee Candidates for Areas 1, 3, and 5 in the upcoming November 3rd General Election are invited to share how they will work to address the issues and concerns of of communities.City Council District 2 Candidates: - Julie Diep, John R. O'NeillCity Council; District 5 Candidates:  Stephanie Klopfenstein, Robert Tucker; City Council District 6 Candidates: Huan Nguyen, Kim B. Nguyen; Mayoral Candidates: Steven Jones, Phat Bui, Donald Taylor; GGUSD Board of Education Trustee Area 1: Teri Rocco, Nicholas DibsGGUSD Board of Education Trustee; Area 3: Walter Muneton* (Walter is running unopposed); GGUSD Board of Education Trustee Area 5: Samantha Nguyen, Patrick Cahill. This forum will be moderated by Brandon Pho, reporter from Voice of OC. Questions will have been submitted by community members. This forum is organized by the VietRISE civic engagement cohort, consisting of high school youth and young people, and Voice of OC. As non-profit organizations, hosts do not endorse or support any candidates or political parties.

New Oct 17 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Screening of 62 Days and discussion of Supreme Court
Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98020346187?pwd=VFU0dlhDQ0t3aTJrZXI4V0FsNStudz09 For more information: Email mail@au-oc.org or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org.  Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization. Check out the Meet-Up group. Visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org

New Oct 17 Saturday 2-3pm, Online: Dave Min for State Senate Campaign: Block Party: City of Laguna Beach @ Online via Zoom
Team Min is hosting a virtual Block Party for the City of Laguna Beach. Join in to hear from Dave and local candidates! Dave's priority until Election Day is spreading the word about local candidates and helping them get elected. City Council Candidate: George Weiss. Other local candidates: City Clerk candidate Ann Marie McKay, School Board candidate Kelly Osborne, School Board candidate Janet Vickers  If you have any questions, please email info@davemin.com.  Register at: https://davemin.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAldO6rrjooGtT4n1EjAFlBRM8ZnMC9z_8I

New Oct 17 Saturday 4-5:30pm, Irvine and online: OC Women's March to the Ballot Box @ Harvard Athletic Park, 14701 Harvard Ave and Online via Zoom
Join OC Women and their allies as they stand up for their rights, make their demands known, receive assistance to complete ballots, and ensure their voices are heard in Congress! OPTION 1: Meet @4pm, in person at Harvard Park in Irvine to complete ballots, sign envelopes and march to an official ballot box to cast the votes. Masks and social distancing required. Suggested attire: Black shirt and printed Dissent Collar #HonorRBG (Print on landscape and tape the pieces together) https://tinyurl.com/DissentCollar Parking off Harvard Ave, near Walnut Ave  OPTION 2: Join the Virtual March on Zoom @ 4pm. Local activists will help answer your questions; you can complete your ballot, sign, and date it & drop in any Official Ballot Drop Box in OC #VoteEarly  RSVP for Zoom event here

New Oct 17 Saturday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Democratic Women of South OC Virtual Event for Chris Duncan with Congressman Mike Levin
Please join special guest Congressmember Mike Levin to support Chris Duncan for City Council. Zoom link provided upon RSVP. RSVP by ordering your tickets here.
Questions? Please email kevin@votechrisduncan.com. All funds solicited in connection with this event are by Chris Duncan for City Council 2020 and not Mike Levin for Congress.

New Oct 18 Sunday 10am, Newport Beach: Trump Out of OC @ Newport Blvd and Via Lido (Park at 3434 Via Lido)
Trump and his wealthy mega donors are hosting a private luncheon in support of his failing reelection campaign. After infecting most of the West Wing, the Super-Spreader-In-Chief has set his eyes on the West Coast, specifically Newport Beach. Join Orange County Young Democrats and the Democratic Party of OC for a peaceful, and loud, demonstration reminding Trump that he lost Orange County in 2016 and 2018--it's time to make sure he knows he's going 0 for 2 in Nixon country come Nov 3rd. Park at 3434 Via Lido, Newport Beach. Be a hero, wear a mask.

New Oct 19 Monday: Last day to register to vote in general election
The Voter Registration Form shall be mailed (postmarked by this date) or delivered to the county elections official by this date and is effective upon receipt. The Voter Registration Form may also be submitted by this date to the Department of Motor Vehicles or any National Voter Registration Act designated agency. NOTE: Last day for military or overseas voters to register to vote, to request a vote-by-mail ballot, and to send it to the county elections official. A request for a vote-by-mail ballot from a military or overseas voter will be deemed an affidavit of registration and an application for permanent vote-by-mail status. When a county elections official receives and approves an application from a military or overseas voter, the official must provide that voter with vote-by-mail ballots for each subsequent election in the state unless the voter fails to vote in four consecutive statewide general elections. https://www.ocvote.com/registration/voter-registration-info

New Oct 20 Tuesday 1-3pm, Your home: Indivisible National & Indivisible CA 39 Texting for Gil Cisneros
Please join Gil Cisneros supporters for a one-time opportunity text for Gil Cisneros. You will not need to use your phone. Participants will be texting through IndivisiText while also in a Zoom texting party where participants can swap stories and share successes! There will be moderators dedicated to this group during the texting party who can help answer any questions you have while texting! If you haven't texted with Indivisible before, that is totally okay, the moderators will be there to help you the whole way through.   Please RSVP And please review the few simple steps below needed in order to participate. It's time to help keep Gill on the Hill!! IMPORTANT NOTE: If this is your first time texting with Indivisible National, there are a few simple steps that you MUST COMPLETE before joining the texting party on Tuesday (you will be sent the Zoom link after you have successfully completed the following steps): 1. First, watch this training video, 2. Then, join the IndivisiText Slack Channel. 3. Finally, once you join the Slack channel, follow the steps sent to you by the GreetBot in the #welcome channel. Sign up here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/texting-party-for-gil-cisneros

New Oct 20 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club: Paletine in the Time of Covid-19
The speaker is Miko Peled. Miko was born in Jerusalem. He wrote "The General's Son" which tells about the journey that led him to become an activist for justice for the Palestinians. He now lives in the U.S. where he continues to pursue that cause. Please join on Zoom for this informative discussion.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87990193052?pwd=dXdpaVJiN1BESHlhb0xQM2JiVzUrdz09 Meeting ID: 879 9019 3052  Passcode: 366325 One tap mobile +16699006833,,87990193052#,,,,,,0#,,366325# US (San Jose) +12532158782,,87990193052#,,,,,,0#,,366325# US (Tacoma) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)  +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)  +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 879 9019 3052 Passcode: 366325   Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kOFEtbzZb

New Oct 21 Wednesday noon-1:15pm, Online: Newport-Mesa-Irvine Interfaith Council: Women In Leadership Roles @ Online
Learn about challenges and opportunities for women in leadership roles. Speakers include Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson Cano, Chaplain Sandos Kholaki and Rabbi Heidi Cohen. Even in the year 2020 women face serious challenges when they seek to be in leadership roles. Of course there are also better opportunities today than ever before. Hear from three of the most outstanding leaders from within our community about there experiences and lessons that can be learnt from it. And surely come ready to share your own experiences and questions. This event is free. Link is https://us04web.zoom.us/j/4859758077  Meeting ID: 485 975 8077 (No Password Required)

New Oct 21 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Online: Lavender Dems OC Present Drag Bingo Night!
Join Lavender Dems for a fun evening of laughs and Bingo. The fabulous Madame LaQueer of Rupaul's Drag Race will be hostess for the evening. You won't want to miss out! All donations will go straight into the club's victory fund! To order tickets, use Actblue link at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/lavdembingo?fbclid=IwAR2UuxmXPWPIRTn0BVknTa1bOlDZKngKUyUqWYm3pUappI5ZCMa2l_THBVw  (Note: if date is incorrect on link, it's okay! You can use it anyway for Oct. 17 event)

NEW Oct 22 Thursday 5-7pm, Online: Korean American Day of Action with Dave Min
Join Korean community leaders such as Former Irvine Mayor Sukhee Kang and Irvine Commissioner Tammy Kim to join together for a day of action, to learn why Dave Min is the best candidate to represent Korean Americans in the 37th State Senate district and make phone calls for Dave. It's time to get him elected!! Register and reserve your spot using this Zoom link, https://davemin.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcqdeCrpj8pEtKAmQBZdspLdFS-l3ew9aK4?fbclid=IwAR1Gvr7MR5z-qsF3qQdfcIbi0GxNtrcA2yY4Fhj22z_UjJfGQXGV85eOGrc

NEW Oct 23 Friday noon-1:30pm, Mission Viejo: Housing Champions Advocacy 101 Online Workshop (Mission Viejo)
Are you interested in learning how to be a powerful voice in your community to help end homelessness in Mission Viejo & across OC? Join United to End Homelessness and People for Housing-OC YIMBY. Please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/housing-champions-advocacy-101-online-workshop-mission-viejo-registration-125222950215  Topics: How to find the information you need to be an effective voice for more supportive & affordable housing in your community; ow to move supportive & affordable housing projects towards approval; How to avoid shouting matches & instead find/join with like-minded people to engage in positive action; How to deliver strong public comments at key city council & commission board hearings. The Zoom link will be emailed. Residents of Mission Viejo are strongly encouraged to attend, however, this event is open to all Orange County residents!   #EndHomelessnessOC

New Oct 23 Friday 4:30pm, Irvine: Seniors for Racial Justice Vigil for Racial Justice and Voting! @ Corner or Harvard & Culver
The half hour vigil is non-partisan. Masks and social distancing will be maintained.

New Oct 24 Saturday 4-5:45pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: 2020 Truman Awards Virtual Celebration
Save the Date: Time to be Announced. Join DPOC for its biggest event of the year! This special one-night-only event honors Orange County leaders and brings Democrats together -- from living rooms, kitchens and homes -- because everyone is living in "The Room Where it Happens." Speakers include Senator Amy Klobuchar, Congressman Ro Knanna, CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia with OC Congressional Delegation. Gear up to get out the vote for the most important election during everyone's lifetimes. #truman2020Pick up your tickets here: https://orangecountydemocrats.com/truman/

NEW Oct 25 Sunday noon-3pm, Online: Joint Day of Action for Dave Min and Cottie Petrie-Norris
Join Dave & Cottie to get out the vote to voters in South OC! Sign up for event here

NEW Oct 26 Monday 5:30pm, Online : Mobilize with Min on Mondays
The campaign is continuing its Mobilize with Min Mondays! Join this online meeting and the one on Nov 2 to learn more about the campaign and mission to win this Nov 3 and opportunities to safely contact voters and have numerous days of actions throughout the district. Please register below: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYvdeCtpz4jGN1WSKJFQlBHPypjMh7sV2Bf

NEW Oct 28 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Domestic Violence & COVID-19 Discussion
Join Jannelle Welker, candidate for Santa Ana City Council Ward 3, and Dr. Faisal Qazi, candidate for Fullerton City Council District 2 for a virtual roundtable on COVID-19's impact on domestic violence. Emerging data has shown a rise in domestic violence since government lockdowns have been in place. This forum will feature representatives of local domestic violence agencies and a domestic violence survivor to discuss how the community can best serve victims of domestic violence during the pandemic. Speakers: Mark Lee, CEO of Women's Transitional Living Center (WTLC); Beth Hassett, CEO WEAVE; Professor Jane Stoever, Director, UCI Domestic Violence Clinic; Jennifer Ponce, Prevention Education Manager, Laura's House; Arezoo Shahbazi, Prevention Education & Marketing Manager, Human Options. Practitioners, survivors, volunteers, advocates, and interested parties are all invited to attend the event. For the Zoom link, email rsvp@dsbpublicaffairs.com.

NEW Oct 28 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter Meeting
Agenda is diverse with discussion of vital topics, updates about other OC groups and events, reports, statewide and national news and much more. Zoom link and dial-in numbers. Please note the following: 1. Make sure you have Zoom installed on your computer or smart device and you have signed in to Zoom. (you MUST be authenticated by Zoom before you can join us.) 2. Here are 3 ways to attend our online meeting:{First method} Get in by using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y924ujef {Second method} After logging in Zoom: Meeting ID: 879 6645 7857 Password: 503783 {Third method} Get in by calling: +13126266799,,87966457857#,,#,503783# If you have questions, contact Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, p: he/him, t: @DrBillH www.pdamerica.org, @pdamerica.

NEW Oct 28 Wednesday 7pm, Online: OC Poor Peoples Campaign Meeting
The OC PPC meeting is online with Zoom and the link is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89282873078 Meeting ID: 892 8287 3078 Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 Actions and alerts take place every day. To keep the emails to a minimum, a lot of things are posted to our FB page by local members, the state and national campaign. To stay up to date on your own schedule, join the group at OC PPC Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498070076936501/

NEW Oct 29 Thursday 6pm, Online: Orange County for All with Scott Rhinehart and Dave Min Campaigns
Join these campaigns for a joint fundraiser sponsored by Equality CA for Dave Min for State Senate and Scott Rhinehart for Assembly featuring Congressman Mark Takano and a special guest. A message from Equality CA: “Equality California is pleased to endorse Dave Min for State Senate District 37. He is a candidate that will stand up for full equality and social justice for all and that these values are non-negotiable. Dave Min is the best candidate to take on Republican incumbent and Trump-Pence supporter, John Moorlach. We are behind Dave 100 percent in this fight for equality and justice.” Join and RSVP at: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/oc4all?fbclid=IwAR3CcueNW2NCO4nvxOhMFrVgxr3-Foa7cG1wnpuuNJWWloyybpPbBlaDC9A

NEW Oct 29 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine Phonebaking for Melissa Fox for Assembly Dist. 68 Campaign @ Online via Zoomo The phonebanking will support Melissa Fox's campaign because she is REALLY CLOSE at turning Assembly District 68 BLUE!!! Participants will take advantage of some of their resources.  Of course you and DGI volunteers may always do the normal phone bank instead if that is what you wish to do, but this is going to be a great opportunity to make a difference in AD 68. Join DGI's Zoom phone bank to make calls to Democratic Irvine voters to flip Mayor and City Council seats BLUE with the Democratic Party endorsed #TeamIrvine! Melissa Fox is joining us for our calls. Register at bit.ly/DGIPB.  After registering, you will receive an email with info about joining the meeting.

New Oct 30 Friday: Vote centers open
Beginning 4 days before the day of the Election and continuing daily up to Election Day, vote centers are open to the public. https://www.ocvote.com/voting/voting-and-dropoff-locations-by-election

NEW Oct 30 Friday noon, Anaheim: Every Vote is Sacred! An Interfaith Blessing of OC's Largest Early Vote Center @ Honda Center, 695 E Katella Ave.
On the first day of early voting in Orange County - Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice's interfaith coalition of religious leaders and community members will meet at the Honda Center to offer prayers and blessings upon all who are voting at Orange County's largest Vote Center. Clergy and lay leaders from local houses of worship will also conduct a nonviolence training, to prepare community leaders to peacefully defend democracy after the November 3rd general election. ** Please RSVP for exact locations, Zoom links, and further details!! ** http://bit.ly/EveryVoteIsSacred

NEW Oct 31 Saturday 9am-2pm, Orange: Orange County Labor Federation Spooktacular GOTV Drive-In Rally @ Orange County Labor Federation, 309 N Rampart St, Ste A,
Join OCLF for a spooktacular GOTV Drive-In Rally, a socially distance car rally for labor champions and then engage in socially distant literature drops. Join OCLF for a final push before Election Day.

NEW Oct 31 Saturday noon, Anaheim: Access California Services Drive-Thru Distribution @ 631 S Brookhurst St, Ste 107
Please leave car windows up at all times. Please keep your car trunk open during distribution. First come, first serve. No registration required. For any questions, please call Suzanne at 714/917-0440. Volunteers needed. Email name and phone number to Nedoa@Accesscal.org by Oct 26.


NOVEBER

NEW Nov 1 Sunday 10am, Online: Huntington Beach Arlington West Call-In
Call-in for learning how everyone is doing and keeping safe, find out what other folks are up to and help keep the OC Arlington West community together. To add your agenda items email Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net   Below is the call information:  Sunday Call in number  605-475-3220 Access code is: 723009# If you have problems calling into the conference call number, call me directly at 562-522-4241 and I will merge you into the call.  My number again is 562-522-424.

NEW Nov 1 Sunday 4-5:30pm, Online: Shared Experiences by Interfaith Task Force (ITF) @ Online details provided with registratio
ITF in Collaboration with OC Human Relations Present Shared Experiences, an online forum that brings people from different faith communities together to share common life experiences that everyone experiences regardless of their faith, culture, or race. A Restorative Justice Dialogue process facilitated by OC Human Relations will create a safe space to express concerns, feelings and thoughts and form a stronger bond with our community members. Free to the SoCal community! Register here. For questions, please email us @ interfaithtaskforceinfo@gmail.com

New Nov 3 Tuesday 7am-8pm, CA: Election Day Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Ballots will be centrally counted at the Registrar of Voters' office.
Deadline for the Registrar of Voters to receive a vote-by-mail ballot in person is November 3, 2020, 8:00 p.m. A voter may deliver his/her vote-by-mail ballot in person to any Vote Center or Ballot Drop Box in the county by the close of the polls on Election Day. If a voter is unable to return the ballot, he/she may designate another person to return the ballot. (See also https://www.ocvote.com   lwvc.org/vote/elections/ballot-measures   votersedge.org/ca   iucc.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Grid-November-2020-Props.pdf   http://ocprogressiveevents.info/Felicity/My%20Ballot%20Recommendations%20for%20November%202020%20Election.pdf) )

NEW Nov 3 Tuesday 3pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC: Election Day Open House @ 6881 Turf Dr
Temps taken at the door, masks, gloves and hand sanitizer provided. Lots of open space outside and inside. Appetizers provided, potluck, open bar and live music. Be with friends and watch as results come in. Please RSVP via call or text to Laura at 213/494-4066.

NEW Nov 3 Tuesday 5-7pm, Online: #Resist: Santa Ana Citizen Assembly - Deliberative, Participative Democracy (Introductory Meeting)
Philosophy - Social Issues - Economics - Environment - Foreign Policy. Welcome to the Democratic rEvolution! This process is tremendously effective, but it is new, different, and requires patience and discipline. Please read this whole description. If this is your first meeting, do not be more than 15 minutes late (so the group can filter out trolls). This is a session of real citizen democracy. Participants take turns presenting various ideas to one another for how to improve society, and participants solicit the support of other citizens for ideas. Citizen Assemblies use the Egora networking platform, “The Worldwide Stock-Market of Ideas”. Egora enables everyone to 1) develop their own political philosophy out of various ideas, 2) determine which ideas are most strongly supported by the people, and 3) use a simple algorithm to find the true representatives of the public will (to elect them into public office). Video presentation of Egora: https://youtu.be/db5nIJVQ-3U Register for meeting here

NEW Nov 3 Tuesday 7-10pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC Election Night Watch Party
You're invited! As election results start rolling in, join together with fellow OC Democrats to celebrate, thank all the Democratic candidates, and assess early returns. Nearly 20   candidates have already RSVPd with more to c ome. Register at orangecountydemocrats.com/nov3  http://orangecountydemocrats.com/nov3  *Facebook Event to Share facebook.com/events/283976266099163 Democratic Party of Orange County http://www.orangecountydemocrats.com/

NEW Nov 4-30 Wednesday..., Whole country: Common Cause: Protect the Vote
The right to vote and have all voices heard is fundamental to democracy. If you agree that every eligible voter deserves to have their voice count, you can take action from home or in person by serving as a nonpartisan Election Protection volunteer. Will you sign up to be one of them? You can help protect voters from online disinformation by signing up as a Social Media Monitor. You will be given you all the training you need — then on Election Day, you'll help monitor social media platforms and conversations to help voters in your community! Sign up for a training today to get started! You can also help do direct voter contact with Election Protection. Between now and when polls close, the goal is to text millions of voters across the country to help voters request absentee ballots, find their early voting locations, let them know about changes to their polling sites, and more. Sign up for a training today to get started! Sign up and learn more at these websites  https://www.commoncause.org/page/protect-the-vote/  https://protectthevote.net/social-media-monitor-training/

NEW Nov 4 Wednesday, noon-1pm Santa Ana/3pm Laguna Beach: Protect the Results, Count Every Vote in Orange County
We think the likelihood of activation is high. We should all plan as though these events could be as early as the afternoon of Wednesday, November 4. If we mobilize, exact times and locations will be determined by local event leaders.   Santa Ana: https://www.mobilize.us/ptr/event/357135/   Laguna Beach: https://www.mobilize.us/standupamerica/event/358357/

NEW Nov 5 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Eletion Round-Up
The Democratic Club of West Orange County includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster,  Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Programs begin at 7:00.  This meeting comes just two days after this year's election. Join the meetingfor frontline newsflashes on key local races. Speakers include: DPOC's political director, Ajay Mohan, and campaign managers for Harley Rouda, Dave Min, Diedre Nguyen, and Sergio Contreras. Learn what happened where, why, and which races are still too close to call! Join using one of the three methods below: 1st Method: Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) 2nd Method: After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965  Password: 022699 3rd Method: via cell phone or land line Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone:+16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will be joining the meeting with audio only.

NEW Nov 5 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: Election Results with Harry Langenbacher
Special guest is Harry LangenbacherPlease Register in advance for this Zoom meeting here After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Here's how Harry Langenbacher describes what he will present: "In 2018 I was able to track the results of a few election races in multiple counties faster than anyone else by waiting at my keyboard for each update to be posted by the county registrars in San Bernardino, Los Angeles, and Orange, etc., counties. I immediately copied the vote counts for each candidate into my Google Sheet for everyone on the internet to see. It would display the multi-county results with totals, percentages and margins. The progress over days and weeks was dramatic as Democrats gradually overtook Republicans in many of the races. I will try to improve on my methods and bring speedy results for races like AD 55, SD 29, and CA 39 this month.I will try to provide the DNOC with an analysis of the voting trends up to the moment of our meeting Thursday night, and compare them to 2018 and to primaries. This year things are certainly different in OC! Dems started voting early while Republicans snoozed. Will we see Republicans overtaking Democrats as the late votes are tallied? I can't wait to find out! My vote tallies will be at https://democracy.us9.list-manage.com/track/click?u=8f60584df26c07416f3be419a&id=637ca41a94&e=a8ab6a98a2  after the polls close.

NEW Nov 9 Monday 4:30pm, Online: Democratic Women of South OC: Two Ways to Help Democrats Win Senate Seats in Georgia
Here are two things you can do today. 1. DONATE HERE to DWSOC's dedicated "Save the Senate" fund. 100% of ALL funds raised will be split between the two Democratic candidates: Jon Ossoff in the regular election and Raphael Warnock in the special election. 2. REGISTER HERE for TODAY'S Zoom conversation at 4:30pm PST with the TWO Georgia U.S. Senate candidates and Manny Yekutial (a great guy and very funny!). It's FREE and will provide multiple volunteer opportunities! More details on why this is so important: The U.S. Senate is currently tied at 48-48, with North Carolina and Alaska still to be called, but it is looking increasingly likely that they both will go to the Republicans, making it 50 Republicans and 48 Democrats. Both Georgia U.S. Senate races are headed to a January 5, 2021 runoff. Now that Joe Biden has won the Presidency (YAY!!), that means the Vice President (Kamala Harris - another YAY!!) would break a tie in most cases. In other words, these two races will determine the Senate majority.

NEW Nov 10 Tuesday 5-7pm, Online: #Resist Santa Ana: Control Your Government Citizen Assembly
Welcome to the Democratic rEvolution!* This process is tremendously effective, but it is new, different, and requires patience and discipline. Please read this description and see more info here
If this is your first meeting, do not be more than 15 minutes late. This is a session of real citizen democracy when participants take turns presenting various ideas to one another for how to improve society, and solicit the support of other citizens for these ideas. However, what makes this extraordinary is technology. Citizen Assemblies use the Egora networking platform, “The Worldwide Stock-Market of Ideas”. Egora enables everyone to 1) develop their own political philosophy out of various ideas, 2) determine which ideas are most strongly supported by the people, and 3) use a simple algorithm to find the true representatives of the public will (to elect them into public office). Video presentation of Egora: https://youtu.be/db5nIJVQ-3U Keep in mind that this event is part of a much larger process - it is a continuing series of events. You can jump in at any point, but consider your first meeting as preparation for the next meeting. Once you are familiar with how it works,  you will be able to take the lead on a topic of your choice. Meetings are always open to everyone from around the world. Find even more info and register here  to attend online.

NEW Nov 12 Thursday 5:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democrats & Indivisible 48: Election Results Analysis, Reflection on Work, Celebration of Wins
Join Costa Mesa Democrats and Indivisible 48 for a breakdown of election results, a reflection on the Club's work, and to celebrate some hard-won wins. Guests will include Mayor Katrina Foley, Councilmembers-elect Jeff Harlan & Loren Gameros, campaign staff & more special guests! RSVP & get zoom link here

NEW Nov 13 Friday 2-3pm, Online: Delegate U: AD Delegate Candidates 101: Running for Office
Register here for AD Delegate Candidates Training to plan for running for a delegate position. AD delegates are elected in caucuses that are held in each of the CA Assembly Districts in Jan of each odd-numbered year. Any Democrat can run to become an AD delegate, and any Democrat who lives in that Assembly District can vote in the caucus. You can file to run for delegate in an ADEM by filling out a form on the CDP website; the deadline for filing is 30 days prior to the ADEM meeting. For additional information about the responsibilities and duties of an Assembly Delegate, see these two links: https://cadem.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/CDP-DSCC-Delegate-Organization-1.pdf and https://cadem.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Delegate-Cost-What-To-Expect-1.pdf  Note that the information is not updated and that costs for the Convention may be much less if COVID restrictions continue and the Convention is virtual.

NEW Nov 14 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition (OCPC) Regular Meeting for Peace & Justice
Now that most electioneering is done, it is time to contemplate how a new Administration can bring peace closer and how to make that happen. Agenda will include hearing from the planning team to raise money for Marselle Sloane's family, and learn from groups that are working for peace and justice, such as news on the plans for comprehensive immigration reform. Please bring information and plans from your local organization to share and please invite like-minded friends to join the group. Your Zoom invitation is below, but please feel free to call in at one of the dial in numbers below if that works better for you.  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385  Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385One tap mobile +16699006833,,84934581385# US (San Jose)+14086380968,,84934581385# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keoKV1CDng  Questions? email ocpc2017@gmail.com

NEW Nov 14 Saturday 11am-12:15pm, Online: NAACP OC CA - Unit 1052: Legal Workshop: Patient Rights Regarding Medical Care
The Thurgood Marshall Bar Association continues its series of legal workshops for our NAACP group. This month's topics will include a presentation on Updates on Privacy and Rights Related to Medical Care.   All are welcome to attend these very important and timely presentations! Zoom link: 954 7111 4892

NEW Nov 16 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women For:OC Panel Discussion: The Intersection of Homelessness, Mental Health, and Law Enforcement
Joine at 1:50pm; program begins at 2pm. Orange County can end homelessness. The land and money is availailable; political will to do it is needed.  Low income seniors and people with disabilities are among the fastest growing and most vulnerable populations today.  Those that wind up on the streets are often criminalized and fall into a gap in the justice system. Providing housing for seniors, veterans, those living with a mental illness, families in need and anyone who is experiencing housing insecurity will transform lives and strengthen communities.  Every human being has the right to live with dignity and independence. The following panelists will discuss the current state, and intersection, of homelessness, mental health, and law enforcement in OC. Brooke Weitzman, Co-Founder and Directing Attorney of the ELDR Center. The Elder Law and Disability Rights Center (ELDR Center) is working to close the justice gap by providing free and low-cost legal services and successfully litigating in Federal Court to protect the civil rights of people experiencing homelessness in OC. Pat Davis, Founding Member and Facilitator of Housing Is a Human Right, OC.  HHROC is a coalition of organizations and volunteers working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for individuals.  With the People's Homeless Task Force OC, Pat participated in the Riverbed Eviction litigation to address the rights of the unhoused who are disabled.  
Kimberly Adams, Mgr of the Housing Advocacy Program for OC United Way's United to End Homelessness. The Program has a network of volunteers and organizations who have gained approval for housing developments in cities across OC. Kimberly recruits, trains, and mobilizes volunteers to advocate at the local level for permanent, supportive, and affordable housing for the unhoused and those living in unstable housing conditions. Maura Mikulec, Co-Founder and leader of South County Homeless Task Force. Maura has a Masters in Social Work and 12 years working in the medical, mental health and protective services fields providing counseling and case management for diverse populations. She is currently a volunteer street outreach worker and advocate for people experiencing homelessness. After the presentation there will be a brief question and answer period. Join  Zoom Panel Discussion https://zoom.us/j/99280643643?pwd=L01KUVc5ZnVCQ1hBekcrdllJY3Zndz09  Meeting ID: 992 8064 3643 Passcode: 894373 Please note: First 100 participants will be admitted. Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact us through womenforoc@aol.com before and during the meeting

NEW Nov 16 Monday 7pm, Online: OC Equality Coalition Meeting
Due to the pandemic, this year's Annual Members Meeting will be a bit different than in the past. No snacks and libations as usual, but the group will discuss 2020 and our plans for the coming year. Also on the agenda: electing board members and creating some new work groups, so please bring any ideas for projects that you may have. Because of the unique situation this year, the board decided to forgive 2020 membership dues for all Supporting Members. Renewal notices will start being mailed again in Jan 2021. Until then, monetary contributions are much appreciated, so please feel free to visit OCED website to donate. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82631077872?pwd=WUNJYUF4TFdScmhoak0wemRNRHl6dz09  Meeting ID: 826 3107 7872 Passcode: 001104

NEW Nov 17 Tuesday 6:30pm, Online: Drinking Liberally
Join the group for this Zoom meeting here

NEW Nov 17 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousin's Club Meeting
The guest speaker for this meeting is Josef Avesar, president of the IPC. IPC. He will be talking about an article written recently by Gershon Baskin, writer for the Jerusalem Post, titled "The Palestinians need a new strategy in relations with Israel." Link to article: https://www.jpost.com/opinion/the-palestinians-need-a-new-strategy-in-relations-with-israel-645753 Join Zoom Meeting here ID: 843 5596 4793 Passcode: 969484 Dial by your location+1 669 900 6833 US Meeting ID: 843 5596 4793 Passcode: 969484

New Nov 19 Thursday 1pm, OC & San Bernardino: Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties House Call: The Doctor Is In
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties' Annual Event keynote speaker, Dr. Ruth Westheimer, is a world-renowned sex therapist, best-selling author, television and radio personality, sexual education pioneer, and lifelong Planned Parenthood supporter. Dr. Ruth received her start in the field of human sexuality in the late 1960s as an employee of Planned Parenthood in New York City and has since dedicated her career to educate the masses in sexual education and literacy. Most recently, Dr. Ruth's amazing life story was spotlighted on the 2019 Hulu documentary Ask Dr. Ruth. Sour support of the 2020 Annual Event goes directly to upholding PPOSBC's mission of ensuring that quality, safe, and non-judgmental reproductive and primary care remain accessible in these communities. During this health crisis, frontline staff have gone above and beyond to ensure every individual gets the care they need to stay healthy. RSVP and purchase tickets here  Please contact Development@pposbc.org or 714.922.4145 with any questions.

NEW Nov 19 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Victory Party for Farrah and Tammy
Join Mayor-elect Farrah Khan and Councilmember-elect Tammy Kim for a virtual celebration of both of their historic wins. Guest speakers will be announced soon. Register for Zoom event here

NEW Nov 21 Saturday 9am, Online: Soulforce Nonviolence Workshop with Rev. Lawson
Join Orange County, CA Poor People's Campaign for this workshop with Rev. Lawson who has said, "Our ability to put together a better world cannot be achieved by using the methods and tools of those who are pledged to a philosophy of violence, which usually leads to more violence. We cannot accept the culture of our foes, use the language of our adversaries, apply the weapons of our enemy, or behave like those who are traitors to their own humanity — and yet still be able to create something compassionate, ethical, and just.” Register for this workshop here

NEW Nov 21 Saturday 10:30am-noon, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign: Join the OC Social Justice Book Club
Join OC PPC and Humanist Society of OC for discussioin of How to Be An Anti-Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. Register here

NEW Nov 21 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Presentation by Hans Johnson on "What the Election Means for the LGBTQ Community"
Join AU-OC's Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/92216253739 For more information: Email mail@au-oc.org or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org.  Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization. Check out the Meet-Up group. Visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 9am, Online: Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Fullerton Social Action Committee: Discussion: How To Be An Antiracist, Chaps 16 & 17
Discussion of Ibram Kendi's book will take place via Zoom meetings on the second and fourth week of every month. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-GrpjsjHNNDa0LGGy4WWK-4K48jpKRi After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. OC Poor People's Campaign is constantly working on building a coalition to collaborate in order to dismantle white supremacy and create equality for all. The vision is to demonstrate how coming together around issues which negatively impact People of Color leads to people's power. The group will be moving from discussion spaces to having People of Color organizations provide direction to let participants know how they may support them in the work they are doing.

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 9am-noon, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine "Giving Before Thanksgiving" Community Donation Action @ 6 Wharton Court
Most needed items: For OC Food Bank - canned meat/fish, canned fruits & vegetables, peanut butter, dry foods (beans, pasta, rice, cereal), For Wound Walk OC: items to continue helping people who need it most JJ CARE [Pack of 10] Thin Hydrocolloid Dressing with Border 4" x 4",  [also on eBay here], Sterile Saline, Black Nitrile Gloves, Rikon Medical Tourniquet, Dermoplast First Aid Spray, Band-Aid Hurt-Free Antiseptic Wash, Gatorade Thirst Quencher Bottles [fruit punch, lemon lime, orange], See their list full list of wound care and first aid items here check for things marked "highest" or "high" priority first.

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 10am-noon Irvine and 3-4pm Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Club Meeting and Community Service Event
There are two parts to this event. 1) Meet outdoors in person, physically distant, to put together sandwich lunch bags for people experiencing homelessness in OC:  Nov 22, 10am - 12 noon, at San Leandro Park (park at school parking lot at 2 Paseo Westpark). The group will be doing a #HashtagLunchBag Irvine and collecting for OC Food Bank for their most needed items: canned meat/fish, canned fruits & vegetables, peanut butter, dry foods (beans, pasta, rice, cereal). Same day, from 3pm-4pm, the club will hear from newly elected club leaders at regular meeting via Zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMlfuyvqj4jHNdw46qhnWq_wPCP06gHeGiS

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 2pm, Online: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble: Staged Stories: Episode 6 - Overlooked
An evening of fun, thought provoking, relevant new works, music, poetry and interviews - a result of the group's commitment to holding space for artists in its community. This episode is OVERLOOKED - An improvised homage to overlooked women in history. Link here  Original idea and direction: Lorna Silva; Featuring: Mayanna Berrin, Samira Beija, and Serenity García; With poets Elvia Susana Rubalcava and Jessica Delgado. Hosted by Angela Estela and Q & A moderated by Diana Burbano. Produced by: Victoria Yvette Zepeda & Santi Sámano. Graphic by: Ruth Veronica Madrid. Original music by Moises Vázquez. Advisor/ Founding Artistic Director: Sara Guerrero. Donations made to this episode will be to support, community group California Cultural Resources Preservation Alliance, Inc. (CCRPA) an alliance of preservation advocates including Native American descendants, scientists representing a number of fields, and people from all walks of life, working together for the preservation of archaeological sites [link] and other cultural resources [link]. We are specifically supporting their efforts to "Protect Puvungna" from California State University of Long Beach (CSULB) who has been dumping soil containing construction debris from a construction project located at the University. Puvungna is a shared sacred site of the Acjachemen and Tongva of people: the original people of the coast. Puvungna is where many ceremonies and celebrations are held. They are in need of assistance with legal fees to stop these destructive activities. Any amount you can donate helps. THANK YOU. Puvungna is one of our most important sacred sites and the only local place we have to gather and pray. #protectpuvungnaOther community partners include:
Brown Bag Theater Company of University of Irvine www.brownbagtheatre.wixsite.com, @brownbagtheatre, Black Student Union of Garden Grove, Ca. @GGHBSU Staged Stories is presented by Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble a 501c3 non-profit organization supported by artists of our community, volunteers, and donors like you. We make every little bit count and happy and appreciative to accept your generous donation, on behalf of the community partners and groups, when you can spare it. Donate here: https://www.paypal.me/breathoffiretheater  Or make checks payable to: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, Mail to: Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, c/o Grand Central Arts Center, 125 Broadway Santa Ana CA 92701. More info or RSVP: www.breathoffire.org@boflte / #breathoffirelatinatheaterensemble (Warning: episode may contain mature language and content.)

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 2:30-4pm, Online: Lavender Dems OC Virtual General Meeting
Help welcome welcome Senator-Elect Josh Newman as special guest! In addition to hearing from Sen. Newman, the following agenda items will be addressed: Post-Election debrief - updates about the club's work to support Democrats in the historic 2020 election; 2021 Lavender Democrats of OC Board Election, 2021 Assembly Democrats Elections. Register for meeting here

NEW Nov 22 Sunday 3pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Virtual Meeting
Join DGO meeting with newly elected city & state officials: Dave Min, State Senator-Elect, Farrah Khan, Mayor-Elect, Tammy Kim, Councilmember-Elect, Larry Agran, Councilmember-Elect. Register for Zoom meeting here.

NEW Nov 24 Tuesday 11:45am-12:30pm, Online: FeedOC.org: "No Lunch" Lunch Still In the Eye of the Storm
Update on the state of hunger in OC. Watch event live or any time afterwards.The link will be emailed Nov 22nd. RSVP here Also learn about the organization's emergency response to COVID-19 and the ongoing hunger crisis in OC. Sponsorship and event information at SpecialEvents@FeedOC.org

NEW Nov 29 Sunday 9am-noon, Anaheim: Peace Builders of OC: Anaheim Winter Clothing Drive @ La Palma Park, 1151 N La Palma Pkwy
Please help our homeless and underprivileged brothers and sisters stay warm this winter. If you have any of the following in clean and great condition, please consider making a donation. What is needed: Jackets, Sweaters, Sweats, T-shirts, Pants, Gloves, Blankets, Brand new underwear, Brand new socks, Brand new beanies, Brand new masks, Unused Hygiene equipment, Umbrellas, Raincoats. Your donations may be picked up as well. Contact Dm@mattmariscal4anaheim or on Instagram @_mattdogg_

NEW Nov 30 Monday 5pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Support Reverend Raphael Warnock & Jon Ossoff
Join DCWOC for a virtual reception in support of Jon Ossoff & Reverend Raphael Warnock and an evening of politics and art. Hosted by Jason Alexander and featuring Democratic leaders and entertainers. Please reach out to Katharine Abrahamson at kabrahamson@capstratca.com with any questions. Select your tickets here


DECEMBER

NEW Dec 3 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC with Special Guest from Jon Ossoff Campaign
DNOC is excited to welcome Adam Zabner as guest speaker. Adam is the National Out-Of-State Volunteer Coordinator for the Jon Ossoff U.S Senate Campaign in Georgia.  Prior to joining the Ossoff campaign, Adam was formerly the regional organizing director in Northwest Iowa for the Iowa Democratic Party's coordinated campaign. Adam will talk about the historic DUAL runoff happening in Georgia on Jan 5, 2021, which will determine the fate of control of the U.S. Senate. This is an opportunity to learn about volunteer opportunities throughout the holiday season and ask any questions related to the runoff. Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdeuqrDwqHdY8Ure_Bfeifvi5V-EQ6_j- After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW Dec 5,6 Saturday/Sunday 11am/2pm/7pm, Online: Remembering Marselle - Please Join Us
Join fellow friends of Marselle Sloane, who passed away on Oct 6. Announcement: "Remembering Marselle - Please Join Us. Marselle, Activist, Liberal, Progressive, Radical, Advocate, and Volunteer, Marselle opened her heart and home to people in need, her mind to new ideas, and committed her energy and talents to peace and justice. Now it is our turn to remember her and what she gave our world. Because Marselle's family is facing significant challenges due to her unexpected death, her friends have organized an online fundraiser when we can both share memories and honor her life. Please join us. Event and Donation Details: Play a fun game of Scattergories via Zoom. Win gift certificates and prizes and share memories of Marselle Register by sending an email to Pat Alviso at mfso-oc@earthlink.net or Susan Kopicki at sckopicki@gmail.com. Choose from Sat, Dec 5 or Sun, Dec 6. Times to choose from: 11am, 2pm and 7pm. Please make a donation of $10 or more to the Marselle Memorial Fund using this PayPal here. All proceeds will be distributed to Marselle Sloane's daughter. Once you register, you will be provided the link to the Zoom game. If you have any questions, please email Pat Alviso or Susan Kopicki.

NEW Dec 6 Sunday 10am, Orange County: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace
It's time to find out how everyone is doing and keeping safe, find out what other folks are up to and help keep our OC AW community together. There will be a guest speaker from VRV on VA actions that people can take.  Agenda coming later. Below is the call information: Call in number 605-475-3220 Access code is: 723009# If you have problems calling into the conference call number, call directly 562-522-4241 and you will be merged into the call.

NEW Dec 6 Sunday 5-6:30pm, Online: How Are You Going to Be An Antiracist in 2021 Roundtable
Join sponsoring oganizations to share what you have learned from the book, How To Be An Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi. We will examine how to be an antiracist and develop our next steps for 2021. Register for the event here  Co-sponsors: Church of the Foothills, UU of Anaheim, UU of Fullerton, Humanists of OC, Poor People's Campaign of OC, Road to Jubilee, and United Nations of OC Chapter.

NEW Dec 8-23 Tuesday noon, Online: Virtual Silent Auction for Orange County Justice Fund
With a 'Home for the Holidays' theme, the event will auction many find gifts to raise funds for OCJF. More than 30 items including $1250 gift card to Pelican Hill Resort; original pieces from local artists; lunch with Santa Ana Mayor Vincente Sarmiento; Paso Robles ONC Vineyard Tour and Tasting; Coffee with Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan and more!  Or you can donate by test OCJF to 44321 or click in Bio: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/orange-county-justice-fund/2020-fundraising-campaign To participate go to link https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/75147/auctions/92672

NEW Dec 9 Wednesday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Endorsement Vote for Democratic Party of OC Endorsement Caucus - OC Board of Supervisors
Costa Mesa Dems have scheduled a to discuss the pending vacancy on the Orange County Board of Supervisors for District 2. Members will vote on which Democratic candidate they prefer to endorse in advance of the county party's endorsement caucus. Please RSVP here. Also, plan to join the Club for its final virtual club meeting of the year at 5:30pm on Wed Decr 16! It will feature a presentation on the importance of the OC Board of Supervisors, a Q&A with Rep. Harley Rouda's campaign manager Alyssa Napuri, a discussion of the party's bi-annual ADEM elections, and take officer nominations for the 2021 club board of CM Dems. RSVP Here.

NEW Dec 10 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: United Nations Association-Orange County Human Rights Day Celebration!
The SoCal Secular Coalition (SCSC) and United Nation Associations of Orange County and San Diego will host “Seeing a Bright Future Clearly: A 2020 Vision of Human Rights.” This joint collaboration will spotlight how the UN Declaration of Human Rights has, for 75 years, been a guide to addressing human rights challenges, and is in full alignment with humanist values (as expressed in the Humanist Manifestos). The event will feature live music, informational videos, and a range of outstanding speakers. Please participate for what will become an annual secular holiday event! Registration is free... click on link to get Zoom invitation and program details). Online event https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsc-mhrT8oHNLW2s4XA4CW6xbQe_d3c

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 11:45-2:45pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC: 2020 Tree of Knowledge Winter Holiday
This is an AU-OC partner event: The Freethought Society (FS) and the Philadelphia Ethical Society (PES) will co-host a Winter Holiday Zoom event during which a Tree of Knowledge will be decorated in the FS office located in Chester County, PA. The Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89298159428 A 15-minute Pre-Event Social piano concert featuring Rollin Wilber. Wilber's musical presentation was filmed at the PES building located at 1906 Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. Authors of books that are always included on the Tree of Knowledge will be in attendance. Margaret Downey, president of FS, and Hugh Taft-Morales, leader of PES, will introduce special guests with technical assistance from Michael Steven Martin. Multiple authors have been invited to attend. As each author speaks (5-10 minutes each), a laminated copy of the book cover they are discussing will be placed on the Tree of Knowledge at the FS Chester County office. After the formal presentations conclude there will be a 10-minute break with entertainment. Get yourself a holiday drink and rejoin the group for a Post-Event Social. The list of available book cover ornaments can be found at this link: https://www.ftsociety.org/menu/tree-of-knowledge/ As each book cover ornament is placed on the Tree of Knowledge, the person who made the selection will be invited to talk for 2-3 minutes about why the book is of significance and should be included. Additional Zoom information: Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89298159428 Meeting ID: 892 9815 9428 One tap mobile +13462487799,,89298159428# US (Houston) +16699006833,,89298159428# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) Meeting ID: 892 9815 9428 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kehkDCL2y0

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 2pm, Online: Veterans Stand Down for Reality Winner
Please join Military Families Speak Out  for the Veteran Stand Down for Reality Winner. You will get to meet her sister, Brittany and others in the struggle to get her a clemency! Details: A Veteran Panel Discussion Amid National Protest For Justice. Broadcast via YouTube and Facebook Live  at youtube.com/VeteransForPeace here and facebook.com/VeteransForPeace. This will be a featured discussion advocating for justice & compassionate release of Reality Winner, US Air Force Veteran.

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 4pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America "The Election's Over Holiday Singalong"
Join Progressive Democrats of America - East LA/North on the Election Defenders Day of Action on December 12th to get an update of where things stand, celebrate the season and democracy at the same time, and discuss how to fight for democracy heading up to the inauguration and into the New Year. Rich Procida will write a few post-election-related songs set to holiday tunes that the group will sing together like last year at the Impeachment Eve event. You can then take these songs and do some caroling yourself along with your friends. The goal is to have a fun, informative, and serious time. To register: https://tinyurl.com/ElectionSingalong

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 4:30pm, Online: The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC): 2020 Annual Alex Odeh Gala
Mark your calendars for an evening of cultural programming and make sure to invite your friends and family! For sponsorship opportunities, please contact hosts at adc@adc.org. You can also click here to make a donation in advance. Stay tuned for the exciting lineup of speakers! Registration for the gala is required and can be completed here.

NEW Dec 12 Saturday 5:30-7pm, Online: Delegate U: OC Training for Assembly Delegate Elections
Want to be a Delegate to the California Democratic Party? Learn about being an Assembly Delegate and Assembly Delegate Election Meetings (ADEMs). Register for Zoom Link: here Led by Orange County-area California Democratic Party Regional Directors, in partnership with the Democratic Party of Orange County.   For questions, please contact CDP Region 18 Director Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik at politicaldeb@outlook.com.

NEW Dec 13 Sunday 9-10:30am, Online : Unitarian Universalist Congregation Fullerton Social Action Committee: Discussion: How To Be An Antiracist, Chap 18
Discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's book will take place via Zoom meetings on the second and fourth week of every month. Register in advance for this meeting:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkc-GrpjsjHNNDa0LGGy4WWK-4K48jpKRi After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW Dec 13 Sunday 5-6pm, Online: Democratic Foundation of OC 2020 Annual Awards Dinner
Honoring… The Honorable Adam Schiff, Congressman for the 28th Congressional District, The Wylie A. Aitken Award for Excellence in Leadership;
The Honorable Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor for the State of California, The Howard Adler Award for Excellence in the Art and Science of Politics; Dr. Eric Alcouloumre, Emergency Medicine Physician, The Richard J. O'Neill Award for Excellence in Service. Purchase your ticket here to receive the virtual event link here. Contact elucia@dfoc.com with any questions.

NEW Dec 13 Sunday 6-7:30pm, Online: United Nations Human Rights Day Celebration
This joint collaboration of SoCal Secular Coalition (SCSC) and United Nation Associations of Orange County and San Diego will spotlight how the UN Declaration of Human Rights has, for 75 years, been a guide to addressing human rights challenges, and is in full alignment with humanist values (as expressed in the Humanist Manifestos). The event will feature live music, informational videos, and a range of outstanding speakers. Join us for what will become an annual secular holiday event! Register here to receive Zoom link

NEW Dec 15 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousin's Club Meeting "Ending Apartheid between Isrealis and Palestinians" with Dick Platkin
Dick Platkin will discuss the topic "Ending Apartheid between Isrealis and Palestinians." Dick is a retired city planner with 30 plus years of experience working in the public sector (Seattle and Los Angeles), as well as the private and nonprofit sectors in Los Angeles. Since retiring from the LA City Planning Department, he has taught planning classes at the University of Southern California and California State University-Northridge, consulted to many community groups in Los Angeles, and joined the boards of United Neighborhoods for Los Angeles (UN4LA) and the Planners Network.  He also writes a weekly column on planning issues in Los Angeles for *City Watch LA* and has edited two special issues of Progressive Planning, the journal of the Planners Network. His wife is from Israel. His daughter is a social worker who worked with Eritrean refugees in Tel Aviv, Israel for the past five years.  His son-in-law is an Israeli Palestinian. Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83271126841?pwd=QWNKc292YjZ5RmxRSDVmZ0U2WE83QT09 Meeting ID: 832 7112 6841 Passcode: 702459 One tap mobile   +16699006833,,83271126841#,,,,,,0#,,702459# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,83271126841#,,,,,,0#,,702459# US (Houston) Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) Meeting ID: 832 7112 6841 Passcode: 702459 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/km9S3ju3J

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Party
Club members will meet for the final virtual club meeting of the year. The meeting will have a presentation on the importance of the OC Board of Supervisors, a Q&A with Rep. Harley Rouda's campaign manager Alyssa Napuri, a discussion of the party's bi-annual ADEM elections, and take officer nominations for the 2021 club board of CM Dems. RSVP Here.

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 6-7:30pm, Irvine and online: Taste of Irvine: Tasty Garden
Enjoy dinner and conversations around diverse food eateries in Irvine and the city's Zero Waste program with Irvine Mayor-elect, Farrah N. Khan, UCI Film & Media Studies Professor, Catherine Liu, and Renewable Energy Consultant / City of Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee member, Senait Forthal. This month, the group will be enjoying delicious Chinese food from Tasty Garden, Irvine. Order pick-up through their website: https://tastygardencatogo.com/  To RSVP and receive the Zoom Link, register here  Restaurant Address: 15315 Culver Dr, Irvine, CA 92604; Phone Number: 949-786-8000.

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Free Discussion Society: "How has the concept of whiteness in America affected your life?"
Join the Free Discussion Event to address this issue in a way that promotes discussion and critical thinking to take an active role in dultivating ideas and developing solutions  To RSVP and get the Zoom info, go here  Free Discussion Society is a moderated discussion platform for the people. The format is very simple, every attendee that wants to speak will get an allotted time to do so, after that round the host will ask questions in response to opinions presented, and the last round there will be an open discussion with attendees being called on by the host. It is a priority to keep the discussion respectful, and there will be zero tolerance for any personal attacks and disrespect.

NEW Dec 16 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Orange County Young Democrats Obama Awards 2020
Join OCYD to celebrate the collective hard work in electing Democrats at the local, state, and federal level! Your contribution will go towards ensuring the club has the resources to support current and future endorsed candidates that uphold its Young People's Platform. Tickets and Sponsorships available at http://bit.ly/OCYDObama2020  Note: OCYD doesn't want price to be a barrier in attending this event. For alternate ticket price options, please email OCYD Finance Director Lydia - lydchavez@gmail.com

NEW Dec 17 Thursday 6pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting
Guest Speaker Katrina Foley, Mayor of Costa Mesa and candidate for OC Board of Supervisors (seat previously held by Michelle Steel) (RSVP here). Call for Nominations - NBWDC 2021-2022 Officer Slate; Review NBWDC Bylaws Articles 8 and 11 for Officer Qualifications & Vote Entitlement rules; Note:  Attending this meeting satisfies the member attendance qualification. Membership: How to join and when to renew (members have voting privileges); Holiday Giving Opportunity - WISEPlace; Georgia's Senatorial Runoff Election - Ways to help; Bylaws preview for 2021 (preliminary draft here); ADEM Information & Schedule for 2021 ADEM application deadline is Dec 15; Deadline for vote-by-mail registration is Jan 11; Application and information available at ADEM.CADEM.org ; Update on dissolution of Hoag/Providence affiliation.

NEW Dec 17 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC Holiday Party
Join OC Democrats for good cheer over Zoom with OC elected officials and order supplies for Wound Walk OC, a volunteer-led mobile health aid service for those experiencing homelessness. Hosted by Democratic Party of Orange County. Tickets http://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUuce-grDosHdYvBV88wJfXxlJVqO6x2HZY

NEW Dec 19 Saturday 5pm, Orange County: Voice of OC: Conversation with Orange County's Top Coronavirus Experts
Voice of OC Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Norberto Santana, Jr. and Reporter Spencer Custodio will host the discussion. Guests include:Dr. Michael Katz who practices critical care and emergency medicine, along with neurocritical care, in the ICU at St. Jude's Medical Center in Fullerton. Dr. Paul Yost who is an anesthesiologist at St. Joseph's Hospital and CHOC in Orange, and also a former CalOptima chairman. Sanghyuk Shin who is an epidemiologist and public health expert at UC Irvine, and also the director of UCI's infectious disease science initiative. Daniel Parker who is an UC Irvine epidemiologist and public health professor. The discussion will also be available to watch on VOC'c website at www.voiceofoc.org/coronavirus/ Please share your questions you'd like asked by emailing admin@voiceofoc.orgadmin@voiceofoc.org and Voice of OC will select some of the questions to be asked during the live video call.

NEW Dec 20 Sunday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine Holiday Party
Enjoy fun holiday activities in the tradition of past December meetings—but remotely! Agenda will include two updates on things happening now: The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) are coming up via a new remote format. Assembly District Delegates (ADD) to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are elected in this process. The club's urrent elected ADEM/ADD AD74 Executive-Board representative Lauren Johnson-Norris will present what the ADEMs are and how to get involved and vote this year! Councilmember-Elect Larry Agran will give an update on the movement and effort to build the Veterans Memorial Park & Cemetery at the Great Park ARDA site. Read a draft of his proposed resolution to City Council here. Register here for our December Club Meeting!

NEW Dec 20 Sunday 6-8pm, Online: Our Revoluti/PDA Chapter Meeting-ADEM Candidate Forum
Meeting will feature Assembly Delegate candidates from Southern California hosted by Dr. Bill Honigman. All who are running are welcome to speak for 2 minutes each approximately depending on the number of participants. Public · Hosted by Our Revolution Southern California, UndercoveredMag and Progressive National Committee. Open to public. Register at this link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdeisqzwqGNaFomkLmRjQQlIBpghXyjE3

NEW Dec 21 Monday 6-8pm, Online: Flip the OC Board of Supervisors District #2: Join Team Katrina Foley
Volunteer with Katrina Foley #Flip 2 Blue campaign. Join Team Foley for wellness check calls to the community: Register here for these dates: Mon Dec 21, Dec 28, 2021; Jan 4, 2021, Jan 11, Jan 18, 2021.

NEW Dec 21 Monday 7-8:30pm, OC: The Longest Night: OC Homeless Memorial Day, virtual Candlelight Vigil
Every year on the winter solstice, we gather to honor the lives of the members of our community that died without permanent, healthy, safe and secure places to call home. Please join us this year for a special virtual memorial service and candlelight vigil sponsored by the Women Drivers Interfaith Group and Hope 4 Restoration.   https://www.hope4restoration.org/longest_night.html   womendriversinterfaithgroup@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/events/3132876763413251

NEW Dec 27 Sunday 11am, Online: Atheists United:  Hemant Mehta: Is Atheism Still a Political Taboo?
Zoom Meeting link: https://zoom.us/j/98192539516 Hemant Mehta, The Friendly Atheist, will present to Atheists United! His talk will focus on if atheism is still a political taboo in today's changing world. This will be live screened on the Face book event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/980154722496901?active_tab=about  or on Atheists United Face book group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1703133273251795/about or on our Face book page:   https://www.facebook.com/AtheistsUnited Hemant Mehta is the editor of FriendlyAtheist.com, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the (uniquely-named) Friendly AtheistPodcast. He is a former National Board Certified high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago, where he taught for seven years. He has been featured on CNN, FOX News, and in the Wall Street Journal, and served on the board of directors for Foundation Beyond Belief (a charity organization for non-theistic donors) and the Secular Student Alliance (which creates and supports college atheist groups nationwide).His books include I Sold My Soul on eBay, The Young Atheist's Survival Guide, and Queer Disbelief (which he edited). He just published a podcast called "The Supreme Court vs. Church/State Separation." This event is free for members of Atheists United. Organizers suggest a $10 donation from non-members who attend. To become a member visit www.atheistsunited.org.The meeting will be hosted ONLINE and is only accessible to the first 100 attendees. Q&A will follow the main presentation. Join Zoom Meeting  https://zoom.us/j/98192539516 Meeting ID: 981 9253 9516  Email evan@atheistsunited.org if you have any questions.

NEW Dec 29 Tuesday 4-5:30pm, Online: Stop Feutch Super Spreader Event
Sean Feutch, a Christian nationalist, is bringing his super spreader events to OC in Jan. He's been holding events with hundreds of people, mostly not masked, or social distanced. The LA Poor People's Campaign has been pressing the LA Cty Bd of Supervisors and Mayor Eric Garcetti to enforce public health orders.   Join Peace Builders of OC at the upcoming Zoom meeting, which will record faith leaders and others who are demanding action. Register in advance for this meeting:   https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpd-CpqTkoHtKpqciLWGhHwvSi_QkvmHjT After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW Dec 30 Wednesday 6-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC
Participants will focus on building on the collaboration work begun this past Summer, which involved Ibram Kendi's book, How To Be An Antiracist, join in building & deepening our relationships with people of color (poc) in OC in order to dismantle white supremacy, and end inequality. Zoom Meeting link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89472425011  Meeting ID: 894 7242 5011 No password Dial-in 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 894 7242 5011 Attendees are more than welcome to invite others to join in this space for the more minds and hands doing this work, the lighter the load and the quicker change will be created. Feel free to bring a matter you wish to discuss.

NEW Dec 30 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC: General Meeting
The meeting will include introductions and comments by participants; significant news and updates on national, state and local issues; chapter info including Issue Organizing Teams (IOTs), State Coordinators (SCs), Social Media, People Demanding Action 501(c)(4), Virtual Phone bank / Rapid Response Team, Health Care Human Rights, End Corporate Rule, End War and Occupations (EWO), Stop Global Warming (SGW), Economic and Social Justice (ESJ), Clean Fair Transparent Elections (CFTE), Working Groups {Equal Rights Amendment, End Mass Incarceration. Winslow Group. Plus,  Debrief: #COVID19 updates, urgent need for MFA and #GND; GA Senate Run-offs, Legislation Advocacy, progressive advocacy organizations and announcements, including Zoom meetings with other organizations. OPEN DISCUSSIONØ NEXT MEETING: Wed, Jan 27, 2021. *Zoom link and dial-in numbers https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966457857?pwd=aW9wWlg0VmY0WGw4Z2FFK3VtUjU0UT09#success  or: After logging in Zoom: Meeting ID: 879 6645 7857Password: 503783 or Get in by calling:+13126266799,,87966457857#,,#,503783#


2021

JANUARY

NEW Jan 3 Sunday 10am, Online: Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace Call-In
Please call in so participants can find out how everyone is doing and keeping safe, find out what other folks are up to and help keep the OC AW community together. For agenda items email Wayne at wayne@xandian.net   The call information: Call in number  605-475-3220 Access code is: 723009# If you have problems calling into the conference call number call Jeff directly at 562-522-4241 and he will merge you into the call.

NEW Jan 6 Wedneday: ADEM Ballots will begin to be mailed
Ballots will begin to be mailed to the voter's address listed on their voting record. Some ballots will arrive before and after this period depending on the USPS   Find Your AD Candidates adem.cadem.org/assembly-districts The deadline to register for a vote by mail ballot is January 11, 2021   adem.cadem.org

NEW Jan 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC Meeting: Opening Opportunities for 2021
The DCWOC area includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor.   When: Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7pm.  Where: ZOOM meetings until it's safe to return to Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley. This meeting will focus on Opening Opportunities for 2021. Start the New Year discovering opportunities for new local leadership! Get to know Katrina Foley, currently Costa Mesa mayor, now candidate for OC Board of Supervisors District 2. The Special election is expected in March. Also join the group to meet and support DCWOC club members listed below running for Assembly District Delegate seats in AD 72 & 74. Delegates represent the DCWOCcommunities to the CA Democratic Party. Learn what they do and how, when, and why you can participate in Delegate selection. AD 72 Gina Clayton-Tarvin - Ocean View School District Board of Trustee; Stephen Einstein - Founding Rabbi of Congregation B'nai Tzedek in Fountain Valley; Mary Tromp - President of Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club; Nathan Searles - President of Seal Beach Democratic Club and elected to Rossmoor Community Services district; Steve Lathus - HB Huddle and #NoBanNoWall; AD 74Kim Carr - Mayor of Huntington Beach; Ron Varasteh - President of DCWOC; Bethany Webb - DCWOC representative to the OC Central Committee, HB Huddle and #NoBanNoWall. Join the virtual meeting via this link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87893467965? pwd=VGlJZk1VdURzQWluUnBqRXNGMlFkQT09#success  Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 Or Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone:+16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will be joining the meeting with audio only. For more information call Phil at 310.871.2083

NEW Jan 7 Thursday 7pm, Online via Zoom: Democrats of North OC
The Club will hold election for the Executive Board of the club (see slate below). California Democratic Party Regional Director, Primo Castro, will prepare attendees to vote in the upcoming Assembly Delegate Election Meetings (ADEMs), which are coming in Jan. Due to the pandemic, this election will be by mail only.  Plus, participants wil learn what it means to be an "ADEM" and how and when to request your ballot which is due by Wed, Jan 27, 2021 (5pm). All registered Democrats in California are eligible to vote. Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUpf-CqrzItEtyjfMwiTXqrVtwKQ445bOT8 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW Jan 9 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, online: United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting
Register on Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/una-oc-board-and-members-meeting-tickets-135634633841 UNA-OC 2021 Board/Member Meetings will be held the second Sat of each month. Meetings are open to all UNA-OC members and interested guests.

NEW Jan 9 Saturday noon, Online: Katrina Foley Virtual Rally for Campaign Kickoff
Join Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley for a virtual rally and phone bank to kick off her campaign for OC Board of Supervisors Disrict 2. RSVP  katrinafoley.com/events/kickoff  Training and materials will be provided virtually. If you have questions, email Campaign@katrinafoley.com

NEW Jan 10 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of OC: Climate Crisis: A Chat with Nationally Recognized Environmentalist Andrew Ellis
Andrew Ellis has been personally trained by former US Vice President Al Gore and The Climate Reality Project to serve as a volunteer Climate Reality Leader. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86504674490 . Andrew is one of over 20,000 trained Climate Reality Leaders from over 150 countries. The Climate Reality Leadership Corps has been extraordinarily successful at reaching people in their communities and informing them about the climate crisis and the solutions - local, national, and global - that people can all start supporting now. Mr. Ellis began his environmental science career characterizing toxic chemical waste sites for the Environmental Protection Agency. Andrew also worked in the insurance risk management field and is currently retired. Andrew's scientific education includes a Bachelor's degree in microbiology and a Master of Science degree in plant ecology. His current research interests are devoted to the study of paleontology, mass extinctions and their relation to climate change.

NEW Jan 11 Monday, 11:59pm: 2021 ADEM Voter Registration to request a Vote-By-Mail Ballot Closes
Any registered Democrat resident in California is eligible to vote in the Assembly District in which they reside and must file an online application to register to vote in the 2021 ADEM Elections. ademelections.com Up to the January 11, 2021 deadline, if a participant is having difficulty completing the online verification process, they may ask for assistance via email (adem@cadem.org or by the CADEM 2021 ADEM phone line, 916-442-5707). Staff will attempt to resolve the verification issue with the participant. (See also Jan 27)

NEW Jan 13&27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village @ Village TV and YouTube
Concerned Citizens has decided to respond to the attack on the U.S. Capitol by pre-empting regular programming with a round-table discussion on the break-in.  Four well-informed members will share their perspectives on the causes and consequences of this momentous event.  The panelists are Jonathan Adler (legislative action chair), Allan Feldman (recording secretary), Pat Nelson (past president), and Barbara Siry (past president).  Sue Model (vice president) will moderate.  Don't miss this informative exchange of ideas, which will show on Village TV and will also be available on YouTube.

NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 5-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC: White Backlash: Why it happens and How We Fight Back?
To register for this event with Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ), go to https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AkXlXVYZR86SfAtT6TypTw Many people across the country, especially white people, are feeling shock and outrage after the mob of Far Right Trump supporters- encouraged by Trump- stormed the United States Capitol building. As people committed to organizing white communities for racial justice, it's important to understand this incident as a part of a long history of white organized backlash to Black-led struggle and victories. SURJ invites you to deepen your commitment to organizing in your community and to take action alongside their partners. https://www.meetup.com/PeaceBuildersOfOC/events/275652089/?refund_policy=true&rv=ea1_v2&_xtd=gatlbWFpbF9jbGlja9oAJGVjODU0MGYzLTE1M2YtNDYxYi1iYWI0LTc1MjVjNTU1ZjQ3YQ&utm_campaign=event-announce&_af=event&_af_eid=275652089&utm_medium=email&response=3&action=rsvp&utm_source=promo

NEW Jan 13 Wednesday 6:30pm, Laguna Beach online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Election for LBDC Board of Directors 2021 -2022
Vote for the leaders who will guide the club into the next decade.  You must be a Member-In-Good-Standing (MIGS) to attend the meeting and be eligible to vote. Please register for the meeting by 5pm Jan 12, at which time registration will be closed.   The link to register is https://tinyurl.com/y2ecbkk9.  You will receive the link to attend`12- 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. Please only use your emailed link and do not share your link with others! A Member-In-Good Standing is defined as: a registered Democrat, who has attended at least one meeting of the current calendar year; paid all club dues (or has had them waived) in the prior 12 months and, has not had his/her membership revoked in the prior 12 months. Don't just vote, run for the Board! Strategize on local activism, support progressive causes across OC and plan for the 2022 elections.  Apply for candidacy at lbdcelections by Dec 29 for the Jan 13 election.

NEW Jan 14 Thursday 1:15pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council Webinar: An Open World: How America can Win the Contest for Twenty-First-Century Order with Dr. Rebecca Lissner @ Online
A free webinar with Rebecca Lissner and Moderator Kyle Longley. Register here. Rebecca Lissner is an Assistant Professor in the Strategic and Operational Research Dept at the U.S. Naval War College and a Non-Resident Scholar at Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies. Previously, Dr. Lissner held research fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania's Perry World House, the Council on Foreign Relations, and International Security Studies at Yale University. She also served as Special Advisor to the Deputy Secretary at the U.S. Department of Energy and, during the 2016 election cycle, advised the Hillary Clinton campaign and transition team on foreign policy.

NEW Jan 16 Saturday 10-11:30am, Online: Democratic Party of OC: OC Women's Virtual Solidarity March
In light of the deadly insurrection to overthrow the Presidential election, it is time need to fuel Democrats' courage. This gathering to celebrate women and victories in OC, and opportunities for action in 2021. While the official OC Women's March is wisely on hold to protect health, this virtual solidarity action aims to uplift the flame.   Hosted by the DPOC in partnership with Contemporary Policy Institute, UNITE HERE Local 11, Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties, Wound Walk OC, and more partners to be announced. This solidarity action is not affiliated with the official Orange County Women's March.   RSVP here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvcO6grjojGNE8c53D4SdLT6-IEvaXllhp?fbclid=IwAR2tjzNZrKdN3WzHqaV5pNBNQf9NtnGkwnQyO70Q7PFgrIBMWm9y96PxWcc

NEW Jan 16 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Screening of film “White Noise”
Join AU-OC's Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94098282614?pwd=QmRXMGtMdGI2cEdPSWowWUhLNnFzUT09 For more information: Email mail@au-oc.org or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org.  Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization. Check out the Meet-Up group.   For more info, visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org

NEW Jan 17 Sunday 2-4pm, Greater Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine Board Election and General Meeting
Register at this link. Board Candidates: The party registration of each board candidate has been verified and is listed as Democratic. The candidate statements were kept are under the 200 word limit. Note that only the seat of 2nd vice chair is contested by two candidates at the sheet of candidates here. Voting eligibility rules for the DGI Club Election: Voters must be members in good standing on Election Day (January 17, 2021), as specified under Article IV of the by-laws:  https://irvinedems.wordpress.com/by-laws  To be eligible to vote in Jan, dues must have been current by Dec 31, 2020 and a member must have attended a meeting in 2020. On the day of the election, you must be in attendance at the scheduled Zoom meeting and your attendance logged by 2:30pm.  The Assembly District Election Meetings (ADEMs) are coming up via a new remote format. Assembly District Delegates (ADD) to the Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) are elected in this process. To register to vote by mail this election, visit ADEMelections.com. The deadline to register for a vote by mail ADEM ballot is Jan 11, 2021

NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-12:30pm, Online: Creating the Beloved Community in Orange County: Virtual Celebration of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
A Virtual Celebration of the Life, Legacy, and Leadership of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Free public event in partnership with: National Women's Leadership Council   National Panhellenic Council, OC Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., 100 Black Men of OC, New Spirit Baptist Church, OC Black Chamber of Commerce, Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE), National Women's Political Caucus, Orange County Chapter, Democratic Party of Orange County, and more to be announced!   Featuring Keynote Speaker Rev. James M. Lawson, recognized as America's “architect of the nonviolence movement." An activist, theorist and professor, Rev. Lawson trained and mentored leaders behind the Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, the March on Washington, the Voting Rights Movement, the Memphis Sanitation Strike, and many other transformative actions. Hosted and emceed by Shelley Henderson, JD, MLS, President of the National Women's Leadership Council.   Uplifting The King Center's 2021 King Holiday Observance Theme, “The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community.” Of this year's theme, The King Center reminds us that “Mrs. King described the ‘Beloved Community’ as a society where ‘caring and compassion drive political policies that support the worldwide elimination of poverty and hunger and all forms of bigotry and violence. At its core, the ‘Beloved Community’ is an engine of reconciliation.’” RSVP: https://us02web.zoom.us/.../tZErfuCsrjsqGdGQZC73senN1RJIo...  For questions, please contact: Shelley Henderson, shendersonjd@gmail.com   shendersonjd@gmail.com

NEW Jan 18 Monday 11am-2pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Day of Service with Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ 385 Heather Place
Join LBDC to drop off non-perishable food items 375 Heather Place, Laguna Beach. This event is in honor of MLK Day and will be bringing all food items to the Laguna Food Pantry located in the Laguna Canyon. https://www.lagunafoodpantry.org/ COVID-19 is impacting lower-income communities and adding extra burdens on people and families, so your help is greatly appreciated!!

NEW Jan 18 Monday 1:50-3:30pm, Online: Women for OC: Hoag Hospital versus Providence Health: The Lawsuit
Log-in at 1:50pm, program begins at 2pm, Q&A at 3pm. Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, CA filed suit in May 2020, to regain control and reinstate their independence from Providence Health. Panel will address: Why does local control of Hoag Hospital matter to you? What is the latest on the May 2020 lawsuit? What are your concerns regarding the changes to patient access to reproductive health and end of life options? How can each of us make a difference and support the Hoag Founders' lawsuit? Panelists include: Beryl Smith, current Moderator of the Association of Presbyterian Members of Hoag (the APM), one of two “Founding Boards” of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, and partner in the lawsuit. Previously held positions with Planned Parenthood, East and West Coast, and was a legislative advocate for 10 years in Maryland. An Attorney from Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei LLP will clarify the status of the lawsuit and discuss ways Hoag supporters can demonstrate support for Hoag. Prof. Lori Freedman, PhD, an expert on reproductive health and religious institutions. Dr. Freedman is a sociologist and Greenwall Faculty Scholar at UCSF, currently investigating the ways in which reproductive health care is shaped by our social structure and medical culture. Author of Willing and Unable: Doctors' Constraints in Abortion Care, a qualitative study of the challenges to integrating abortion into physician practice. Join Zoom Panel Discussion https://zoom.us/j/95787975580?pwd=NHBQcjk3MmwyNVFHd3BSM1VyRER0Zz09 Meeting ID: 957 8797 5580 Passcode: 126960. Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact organizers through womenforoc@aol.com

NEW Jan 18 Monday 3:30-5:30pm, Orange County: Day of Service - Food Drive with Congressman Rouda @ Provided with Registration
Join Costa Mesa Democrats and Congressman Rouda on the National Day of Service for a Food Drive for local OC Families. Please bring dry and canned food donations for those in need. Items may include: - Cereal - Pasta Sauce & Dried Pasta - Canned Fruits & Vegetables - Peanut Butter - Canned Chicken and Canned Tuna - Canned Beans - Canned & Dried Soup - Diapers (Size 1, 2 & 3) - Baby Wipes - Gloves, Masks and Disinfecting Cleaning Supplies. Drop-off procedures will be contactless to ensure the safety of all participants. Instructions and location to follow RSVP here.

NEW Jan 19 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousin's Club Meeting
Gues speaker is Josef Avesar, Attorney at Law, and founder of the Israeli Palestinian Confederation. His topic is "What have I learned from conducting Israeli Palestinian Peace simulations?" Josef has conducted many peace simulations, including simulations with Israelis and Palestinians. He will discuss the lessons he has learned in these simulations.
Please join Cousin's Club for this informative discussion using Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83275411715?pwd=TE1yc0owMVBHeTc4aVhiV21aQUptQT09 Meeting ID: 832 7541 1715 Passcode: 478140 One tap mobile +16699006833,,83275411715#,,,,*478140# US (San Jose) +13462487799,,83275411715#,,,,*478140# US (Houston)Dial by your location       +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)  +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)  +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)  +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) Meeting ID: 832 7541 1715 Passcode: 478140 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kd6qrugSrV

NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:30-10am, Bellingham WA: Democratic Club of South OC: 46-An Inauguration Celebration
Open exclusively to DWSOC members. Enjoy a custom designed a fun and festive Inaugural Celebration Package for two with Mimosas, baked goodies, commemorative champagne flutes, (plus a few surprises!). This will be delivered to your home the day before and give the Club an opportunity to celebrate together. This will be delivered* to your home the day before and, most importantly, this will give us an opportunity to celebrate together. $46 for our 46th President! Buy now, limited quantity. Join the fun and reserve your Inauguration Party Pack by emailing info@DWSOC.org  Notwithstanding the horror of last week's insurrection in the nation's Capitol, the Club has reason to celebrate...the country has a new President (and Democrats won in Georgia!!) On Inauguration Day, raise a toast to President   Joseph R. Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris! The fun will at 8:30am, then live stream the official activities and raise a glass together in honor of this momentous and historic event! Those who have purchased tickets will receive a Zoom link will be sent out the day before, so please look for that on Jan 19. If you'd like to join the Zoom, but not purchase a package, that's fine too - you still need to sign up by emailing info@dwsoc.org  Delivery area includes: Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Mission Viejo, Rancho Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano. If you live beyond this area, but would still like to purchase a package and pick it up yourself, please email info@dwsoc.org  Not a member and wish to join the fun? Sign up today at www.dwsoc.org/join

NEW Jan 20 Wednesday 8:45pm for Opening Zoom, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club: Inauguration Watch Party
Join the Club for a Biden/Harris Inauguration Watch Party.  RSVP required here  Please log in a little early if you need help navigating Zoom.

NEW Jan 21 Thursday 1pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council OC Webinar: The Solarwinds Hack & Cyber Security in a Digital Age @ Online
A free webinar with Secretary Michael Chertoff and Moderated by Bryan Cunningham. Register here Michael Chertoff is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of The Chertoff Group, a global advisory firm that provides business strategy, risk management, and mergers and acquisition (M&A) advisory services to clients seeking to secure and grow their enterprises. He also is senior of counsel to the firm of Covington and Burling. As the first Executive Director of UCI's multidisciplinary Cybersecurity Policy & Research Institute, Cunningham is focused on solution-oriented strategies address technical, legal and policy challenges to combat cyber threats, protect individual privacy and civil liberties, maintain public safety and economic and national security and empower Americans to take better control of their digital security.

NEW Jan 21 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Orange County: Women for American Values and Ethics: Meeting with Katrina Foley, Candidate for Bd of Supervisors Dist 2 Election
At this meeting, WAVE members will meet with Mayor Foley who is our endorsed candidate for the OC Board of Supervisors. The group will also get to hear from Ashleigh Aitken, an attorney and the OC Fair Board Director, who will provide an important overview on why the Board of Supervisors seat is so important. Register for the meeting here

NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 10am-noon, Online: Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice
CLUE OC's Community Gathering: To receive the Zoom link, please register in advance: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdO-rqTktEtwziDnjhFAWNptqbzmsciFl Please join us to hear from workers and partners who are struggling to keep communities afloat, and to discern how gifts of faith and beloved community may best be utilized during this time (even if we're stuck at home!). Your RSVP is appreciated. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to djaimes@cluejustice.org

NEW Jan 26 Tuesday 6pm, Online: National Organization for Women-OC Chapter Roe v Wade Virtual Vigil
NOW-OC will host this Roe v Wade Virtual Vigil with Guest Speaker Retired Federal Judge Lynne Riddle. Please RSVP at oc-now@outlook.com NOW-OC will forward the link and log-in details. For more information about NOW-OC visit http://ocnow.org/

NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 1pm, Laguna Woods Village: Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village @ Village TV and YouTube
Concerned Citizens has decided to respond to the attack on the U.S. Capitol by pre-empting regular programming with a round-table discussion on the break-in.  Four well-informed members will share their perspectives on the causes and consequences of this momentous event.  The panelists are Jonathan Adler (legislative action chair), Allan Feldman (recording secretary), Pat Nelson (past president), and Barbara Siry (past president).  Sue Model (vice president) will moderate.  Don't miss this informative exchange of ideas, which will show on Village TV and will also be available on YouTube.

NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 4:45-6pm, Online: Democratic Women of South OC with Guest Speaker Sen. Amy Klobuchar
Senator Amy Klobuchar will give remarks about what to expect from the Biden-Harris Administration and newly elected 117th Congress in the months ahead. The Senator will take a limited number of pre-submitted questions from us. If you have a question for her, please email us at info@dwsoc.org by 3 p.m. Saturday, January 23. Email us for link to buy $10 ticket to attend at info@dwsoc.org. Not sure if you're a 2021 DWSOC member? Email info@dwsoc.org

NEW Jan 27 Wednesday 6:30pm, On line: Costa Mesa Democrats' First Meeting of the Year @ Online via Zoom
The first Costa Mesa Democratic Club club meeting of the year will feature virtually election of new leaders to serve as the 2021 Costa Mesa Democrats' Board of Directors. Plus, guest speaker program will highlight the local Democratic Party's game plan for the OC Board of Supervisors Special Election and the importance of this powerful elected position. The special election date is set for Mar 9 and ballots will be mailed to voters on Feb 8, leaving a short window to get-out-the-vote. Renew your club membership for 2021 here to participate in the annual club board elections! Register for the Zoom meeting here

[Updated] Jan 27 Wednesday, Sacramento or Los Angeles P.O. Box: b Final Deadline to return 2021 ADEM Ballot extended to Feb 3
Participants who receive their vote-by-mail ballot must fill it out and return it by mail so that it is received by the CADEM Los Angeles or Sacramento PO BOX address no later than January 27 February 3, 2021. All ballots received by that date will be counted. https://adem.cadem.org  ; (See Feb 3)

NEW Jan 28 Thursday noon-1:30pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: How to Use Letter Writing to Fight for Church/State Separation
Join the new Supercharging Secular Leaders speaker series hosted by Atheists United and California Freethought Day. This series is organized by leaders for leaders to help upgrade collective organizing power! This meeting will feature advocacy expert Sarah Gillooly! Sarah Gillooly (they/them/theirs) is the Vice President for State Outreach & Engagement at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Sarah works every day to build the power of AU's members and supporters to protect religious freedom for all Americans. As a Quaker and a queer, non-binary, white co-conspirator from the South, Sarah knows that their liberation is bound up with yours. Before joining AU, Sarah served as the Director of Political Strategy & Advocacy at the ACLU of North Carolina, where they oversaw the organization's political, organizing and legislative agendas in North Carolina. In that role, Sarah lobbied in the North Carolina General Assembly on a broad range of civil rights and liberties issues including LGBTQ equality, reproductive freedom and the First Amendment and built integrated advocacy campaigns in the areas of immigrant rights and criminal justice reform. Prior to joining the ACLU, Sarah worked at Planned Parenthood for 10 years at the state and national levels. While serving at Planned Parenthood Federation of American (PPFA) in Washington, D.C., Sarah led a nationwide contraceptive equity policy project and worked with affiliates across the country to help develop advocacy campaigns for a changing world. They started their professional career as a community health worker in Kansas City and later as an organizer for LGBTQ equality. Sarah holds a master's degree in women's studies from Loyola University Chicago and a bachelor's degree in women's studies from Agnes Scott College in Atlanta, Ga. They are also an experienced full-spectrum doula. How to join meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98558712222? pwd=SHdDOUUzZ2VJTDZJSEZkNStVdjRGUT09 Meeting ID: 985 5871 2222 Passcode: 258520

NEW Jan 28 Thursday 1pm pst, Online: World Affairs Council OC Webinar: Global Macro Trends Shaping 2021 and Beyond
A free webinar with Samuel Brannen, Director at the Risk and Foresight Group at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and a senior fellow in the International Security Program. Register here He has previously served as a long-range strategic planner and adviser to senior leaders in government and business. The newly established Risk and Foresight Group is charged with providing decision makers with insights into the forces of change reshaping the global environment, from shifting demographics to emerging technologies. Brannen returned to CSIS in fall 2018 after spending four years as director of A.T. Kearney's Global Business Policy Council, where he advised CEOs on the business implications of global macro-trends and conducted 5- to 10-year assessments of countries, sectors, and industries. Previously at CSIS, he was a senior fellow and led research on unmanned systems, shifting geopolitics, and defense strategic planning.   Brannen also held multiple positions at the Pentagon, including advising on strategy and foresight issues and serving as country director for Turkey in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He holds a master's degree in international affairs from the George Washington University and a bachelor's degree in political science from Trinity University in Texas.

NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Planned Parenthood for Orange & San Bernardino County Advocacy Night
There is a lot to catch up on - the Georgia Special Election victories, the Inauguration, Roe v. Wade Anniversary, and a Special Election happening here in Orange County! Join us to celebrate, discuss, and get to work! RSVP is REQUIRED in order to get the link & log-in details. RSVP here If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at PublicAffairs@PPOSBC.org. Looking for another way to help? You can always make a donation of any amount to the Community Action Fund by clicking here!

NEW Jan 28 Thursday 6-8pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Annual Meeting
Meeting topic & speakers: Business Update, Board Elections, Upcoming Events. Guest speaker will be Allyson Sonenshine, JD, OC Women's Health Project. RSVP here https://tinyurl.com/y2pkep77


FEBRUARY

NEW Feb 2 Tuesday 7am-9pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC Call to Action: Reinstate the Pride Flag at the OC Fairgrounds
The LGBTQ Center OC needs support to encourage the OC Fairgrounds' Board of Directors to strengthen their diversity efforts and to reinstate the Pride flag. Recently, officials from the OC Fairgrounds have sent a survey to gather public opinions on whether the Pride flag should be removed or accompanied by others. Allowing the Pride flag to be continuously flown sends a clear message to the OC community. It demonstrates inclusion and representation, while also calling attention to the importance to address discrimination and erasure, especially as hate crimes and incidents towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people have alarmingly increased over the past five years in OC. Contact the OC Fairgrounds' Board of Directors and urge them to reinstate the Pride flag: (Copy & Paste the following email addresses) nrubalcava-garcia@ocfairboard.com dlabelle@ocfairboard.com aaitken@ocfairboard.com bbagneris@ocfairboard.com cervantes@ocfairboard.com  nkovacevich@ocfairboard.com rruiz@ocfairboard.com npham@ocfairboard.com  Here is a sample message: "SAMPLE MESSAGE Subject: Reinstate the Pride Flag at the Orange County Fairgrounds. Hello, I'm writing to request the reinstatement of the Pride flag at the OC Fairgrounds. As a community member living in OC, it is important that we stand for inclusion and representation, and work together to address discrimination. It is important for the OC Fairgrounds to acknowledge and create a welcoming space for all its community members, including those community members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer. Thank you for your time and consideration.

NEW Feb 3 Wednesday Now, CA: ADEM Deadline Details - Extension to Feb 3
https://cadem.org/ [https://cadem.org/ CADEM announcement: "There have been a number of concerns raised about the current ADEMs process - in particular, the timely arrival of requested ballots and the tight timelines by which those ballots must be returned to ensure they are counted. Throughout this process, we have worked together to adapt to the   current circumstances and implement a process that prioritized the health and safety of every Democrat. As such, the Executive Board recently approved an “all-vote-by-mail” ADEMs process for 2021.The CADEM Staff has done an amazing job to support a record level of participation in the ADEMs process. . . However, a high number of ballots requested very late in the process in combination with the resulting additional printing, processing and mailing require that we revisit our current timelines - not only for the ADEMs process, but other deadlines related to the organization of our Party. Bottom line, we must ensure that every Democrat who requested a ballot, receives that ballot and has the opportunity to make their voice heard in the ADEMs process. Therefore, the Statewide Officers have unanimously agreed to the following deadlines: Wed,  Feb 3  - All ADEMs ballots RECEIVED by Wed, Feb 3 WILL BE COUNTED. This is a 1-week extension beyond the current “postmarked by January 27 and arrive by January 30” deadline. Tues, Feb 9 - Final ADEM election results posted to CADEM website. Mon, Feb 15 - All County Committee, Elected Official, Statewide Officer, and Statewide Chartered Organization appointments must be submitted by Feb 15. This is a 1-week extension beyond the current deadline of Feb 8. Tues, Feb 23 - The 2021-2023 DSCC Roster will be finalized by Feb 23. This is a 1-week extension beyond the current deadline of Feb 15. Throughout this dynamic process, we have sought to remain true to our democratic values of ensuring the full and fair participation of every voter. By adjusting the timelines of this process, we are maximizing the opportunity for the voices of California Democrats to be uplifted in their Party."

NEW Feb 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: From the Peoples' House with Rep Alan Lowenthal (47th CD)
Join DCWOC and Congressman Alan Lowenthal to welcome a new season and a new administration! His insights and first-hand observations will help attendees to better understand this complicated, transitional period. Congressman Lowenthal was first elected to represent California's 47th District (Map) in 2012 and is now serving in his fourth term. He is a former California State Senator, State Assembly member, Long Beach City Council member, and professor of Community Psychology at CSULB. Join this virtual meeting using one of the three methods below: Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7:00pm. First Method: Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) Second method: After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 Third method via cell phone or land line: Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone:+16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# DCWOC is committed to protecting the health and welfare of our members. Watch for programming updates on our website and Facebook page.  Watch for updates on DCWOC Facebook page www.facebook.com/DCWOC/ Check out the updated website at http://dcwoc.com/ For more information call Phil at 310-871-2083.

NEW Feb 4 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
Join the group for a wide-open discussion on any topic of interest, all to have some fun and build community. The group will decide on topics. Suggestions include:
Upcoming events (SoCal Secular Coalition, AHA etc.), Current events (in the news, covid, politics etc.), Humanism in the news, Show and tell - what's on your mind? (two people give 3-5min review), Book review, Could be about anything of interest to you (music, art, hobbies), Discussion - fun things to do together! Register here

NEW Feb 6 Saturday noon, Online: Virtual Phone Bank Kickoff Event with Katrina Foley for Supervisor @ Online via Zoom
Join Congressmember Mike Levin, Senator Dave Min, California League of Conservation Voters, Democrats of Greater Irvine, Tustin Democratic Club, Aliso Niguel Democratic Club, Costa Mesa Democratic Club, Dem OC PAC, WAVE, and supporters from across OC for a virtual Phone Bank Kickoff event on to elect Katrina Foley to the OC Board of Supervisors just 2 days before ballots drop! Your help is needed to connect with voters from across District 2 to let them know about this crucial Special Election. Join the effort to #Flip2Blue and help make history on Mar 9!Please make sure to register here in advance and email volunteer@katrinafoley.com if you have any questions.

NEW Feb 8 Monday noon, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley: Beginning of Board of Supervisor Dist 2 Election Process @ OC Board of Supervisors District 2
The OC Board of Supervisors special election schedule: February 8: Ballots start going out; February 27: Vote Centers Open; Drop off ballot or vote in person at any vote center. Find Vote Centers and Ballot Boxes here. March 9: Election Day and the last day to return ballot or vote in person. Voters in these cities will receive ballot: Costa Mesa, Cypress, Huntington Beach, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor, and portions of Buena Park and Fountain Valley. Questions about your ballot or finding a vote center?  Visit ocvote.com or call (714) 567-7600

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 5-6pm, Online: Reception in Support of Katrina Foley for Supervisor
Join UCI Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Dr. Kathleen Treseder, Irvine Mayor Farrah Khan, Irvine Vice Mayor Tammy Kim, Former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom, Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Dr. James Randerson, Dr. Steve Allison for Katrina Foley for OC Board of Supervisors. Tickets online here

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club
Please join LBDC's first General Meeting after electing the new Board of Directors on Jan 13. The special guest will be Ashleigh Aiken, former BOS candidate. She will present "BOS District 2: Why it affects all of us."  The club l also hold its Second VP election. The Second VP election process is as follows: The Second VP election is open to anyone who is interested in the position. Please submit an candidate statement at Second Vice President Submission Form. Additional nominations from the floor on the day of the election may also be made, provided prior consent has been obtained from the nominee and the nominee is a member in good standing Election Procedures: The election will take place at the end of the meeting and non-members will be asked those who are not Members-in-Good-Standing (MIGS) to leave the meeting prior to the election; attendees will be verified as member or non-member in good standing. If you are unable to use your video, display your full name at all times. You can do this from any device.  (Please, no unidentifiable nicknames) A member will be in good standing is defined as: A member who is a registered Democrat; a member who has attended at least one meeting before being eligible to vote; a member who has paid all club dues (or has had them waived) in the prior calendar month; a member who has not had his/her membership revoked. You must sign in with the same name you used to register. You must sign in with same email address you used to register. Only one person can vote per computer device (PC, Mac, tablet, phone). Voting Members - If there are two or more voters in your household, each one must use a separate device. Registration link:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrdO-rpj8pGNJo1foOj6VfK8vAXMk-S1b2

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Online: Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary Book Discussion
Why does the white power movement in America want a revolution? Join the Unitarian Universalist Church of Anaheim and the OC Poor People's Campaign in an ongoing discussion to understand more how racism intercepts with militarism, and what can be done to change the narrative. Abour the book: Returning to a country ripped apart by a war they felt they were not allowed to win, a small group of Vietnam veterans and disgruntled civilians who shared their virulent anti-communism and potent sense of betrayal concluded that waging war on their own country was justified. The command structure of their covert movement gave women a prominent place. They operated with discipline, made tragic headlines in Waco, Ruby Ridge, and Oklahoma City, and are resurgent under President Trump. Based on a decade of deep immersion in previously classified FBI files and on extensive interviews, Bring the War Home tells the story of American paramilitarism and the birth of the alt-right. The meetings will be meeting on the 2nd and 4th Wed of every month. Schedule of chapter readings: Feb. 10th: Chapter 1 - The Vietnam War Story; Feb. 24th: Chapter 2 - Building the Underground; March 10th: Chapter 3 - A Unified Movement; March 24th: Chapter 4 - Mercenaries and Paramilitary Praxis; April 14th: Chapter 5 - The Revolutionary Turn; April 28th: Chapter 6 - Weapons of War; May 12th: Chapter 7 - Race War and White Women; May 26th: Chapter 8 - Ruby Ridge, Waco, and Militarized Policing; June 9th: Chapter 9 - The Bombing of Oklahoma City. Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89425897812?pwd=YmxDTGZxMmlUc3RNOUszRS9vc1pyZz09 Meeting ID: 894 2589 7812Passcode: 576971DIAL-INPhone Number: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 894 2589 7812 Passcode: 576971

NEW Feb 10 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online: Orange County Young Democrats General Meeting
Participants will hear from 2rd District OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Katrina Foley, followed by a panel on Solidarity, and a members open space to hear from guests for their input on our efforts going forward. OCYD's new leadership plan starts with all of it's members, so please join the Zoom meeting and you bring a friend! Zoom Login link here: https://uci.zoom.us/j/96531851905

NEW Feb 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-Orange County Board and Members Meeting
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/una-oc-board-and-members-meeting-tickets-135634633841 UNA-OC 2021 Board/Member Meetings will be held the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are open to all UNA-OC members and interested guests.   United Nations Association - Orange County Chapter info@una-oc.org  www.una-oc.org

NEW Feb 15 Monday 2-3:30pm, Online: Women For:OC Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the OC Board Of Supervisors
The OC Board of Supervisors controls an almost $1 billion discretionary budget funded by local tax dollars. Over the past ten years, the BOS has increased the amount of discretionary funds directed to the Sheriff-Coroner by 151%; over the same period, they cut physical and mental health care, public health, and social services funding by 19%. Are these the priorities you want for Orange County? What would YOU do with OC's almost $1 billion to make communities stronger, more vibrant, and healthier--a budget that works for everyone!? Two experts will speak on this topic. They will be able to answer your questions and share ways that you can make your voice heard. 1:50 - Join Zoom 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Zoom Panel Discussion* 3:00 - 3:30 pm - Brief Question & Answer Zoom link here Meeting ID: 983 2845 0143  Passcode: 707043  Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact womenforoc@aol.com

NEW Feb 15 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Aliso Democratic Club: Citizens' Climate Lobby: Solution-focused, Citizen-powered
Join Aliso Democratic Club for President's Day meeting. Hear from Tom Osborne, Ph.D, the chair of the work group that wrote Laguna Beach's Climate Protection Action Plan and is co-leader of the Laguna chapter of Citizens' Climate Lobby, about a bipartisan movement to address the climate crises. Attendees will have some fun with Presidential Pet Trivia, hear from the new board about their plans for the coming year and vote to approve membership dues for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Advance registration required, here: hhttps://bit.ly/36lSEzV

NEW Feb 16 Tuesday 5:30-7pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Business Meeting: Annual Meeting Recap & 2021 Goals/Priorities; Presentation by HB Huddle: Why Board of Supervisor are so important; Speakers: Mayor Katrina Foley with BOS Campaign update; Shelley Henderson, Black History Month: The importance of BLM
Advance. registration required here  Agenda available here

NEW Feb 18 Thursday 7pm, Online: Long Beach Area Peace Network Meeting
The meeting will feature a discussion of the Biden administration's foreign policy with emphasis on Yemen and Israel/ Palestine. Attached are agenda and minutes. Also have a look at a video about  Honduras and the drug trade. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tyg4TMEGuI or https://vimeo.com/506320298  Zoom Meeting
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NEW Feb 19 Friday 7pm, Online: OC Democratic Socilaists of America Member Meeting
The OC DSA meeting for members will focus on discussing the priorities chapter will have for the upcoming year. This is an important conversation, so please show up so you can be a part of it. You may want to bring ideas on what you think the chapter should prioritize. Notes of the discussion will be used to develop a poll that will help democratize the chapter's actions. Plus, electoral committee and harassment and grievance committee positions are open and need to be filled. RSVP at this link.

NEW Feb 20 Saturday 10am, Online: 65th Assembly District COVID-19 Memorial Service
Residents of the 65th Assembly District are invited to join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for a COVID-19 Memorial Service for those who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. The impacts of COVID-19 have affected the community and to respect this difficult time, please join fellow residents to honor the lives of those who have passed. Please RSVP in advance for the event here  Additionally, if you are interested in receiving an In Memoriam Certificate of Recognition, you may contact the Assembly office by phone at (714) 525-6515 or you can email eddie.carmona@asm.ca.gov your information. Please accept Assemblywoman Quirk-Silva's sincerest condolences for all of the families who have lost a loved one.

NEW Feb 20 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Eddie Tabash on A Two-Thirds Religious Right Majority on The Supreme Court: Can We Salvage Church/State Separation at All?
Join AU-OC's Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/93572471873?pwd=b0lTaS9VcnNLMU1zNkk0V3FXYVdUZz09 For more information: Email mail@au-oc.org or visit the OC AU web site at www.au-oc.org.  Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization. Check out the Meet-Up group.   For more info, visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org

NEW Feb 21 Sunday noon, Online: Close Guantanamo Now! A Call to Action
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82270827502  It is past time to end this shameful episode by closing GITMO now. Join Orange County Peace Coalition, Veterans for Peace, Peace Center San Diego and ANSWER LA to learn from outstanding speakers with first-hand experience. Speakers: Capt. James Yee, a Muslim chaplain at Guantanamo, was imprisoned himself for his service. He wrote For God & Country: Faith & Patriotism under Fire, https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4946292&fbclid=IwAR3ejnWZKJPoJu29Ap3ohtGEM5YcbSUuJseIaro0tGixpY_snpyYSZkBoB0
Andy Worthington, a historian, investigative journalist, and documentarian, wrote The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, https://www.andyworthington.co.uk/  Mansoor Adayfi was released from Guantanamo in 2016. His memoir, Don't Forget Us Here: Lost and Found at Guantanamo, will be released in August. https://www.hachettebooks.com/.../dont.../9780306923876/  For 19 years, the prison has violated international human rights laws: Holding prisoners without charges or trials, subjecting them to severe conditions, including indefinite detention, prolonged solitary confinement, physical and psychological abuse. Most of the people still held at GITMO were imprisoned with no legal basis and never charged with a crime. To support committed organizations   in their work to close Guantanamo, please donate to Witness Against Torture witnessagainsttorture.com  and Close Guantanamo http://closeguantanamo.org/   Contact: Dorrine Marshall at quitetherebel@hotmail.com  Updates availabe at https://www.facebook.com/groups/359294857208/events  and facebook.com/events/193924592432053  The Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82270827502  Please invite and share this event with fellow peace activists and friends.

NEW Feb 21 Sunday 6pm, Online : Orange County Democratic Socialists of America Chapter Meeting for New Members @ Online via Zoom
This OC DSA New Member meeting is for community members who would like to learn more about how to become more involved? In this meeting, organizers will go through our working groups and give you opportunities to become more involved in DSA. To register and receive Zoom link, RSVP here

NEW Feb 23 Tuesday noon, Online: Citizens Climate Lobby Presenation on Climate Change
If you would like to attend, email Kelly at kellyluvtorun@yahoo.com to receive the Zoom link and or answers to any questions you may have.

NEW Feb 23 Tuesday 5pm, Irvine: 2021 State of the City of Irvine
Mayor Khan will offer a look back on accomplishments from 2020 and will share initiatives and highlights for 2021, including the City's 50th anniversary. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the address will be delivered through a combination of live and video formats, and will not be open to the public. The State of the City will be available to watch on ICTV, Cox Communications Local Access Channel 30 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. It will also be live streamed online at cityofirvine.org/ictv.

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 11am, Online: Rep. Mike Levin Virtual Town Hall with Reverend Shockley @ Twitter, Facebook and YouTube
Join Rep. Mike Levin and Reverend Shockley, Pilgrim United Church of Christ, discussing Black History Month, the COVID-19 pandemic and more. Join by visiting Rep. Levin's Twitter, Facebook or YouTube pages.

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: Forum for CA Democratic Party Leadership Candidates
This forum will showcase candidates running for CA Democratic Party Chair, Vice Chairs, Secretary, Controller and Region 15, 17 and 18 Directors. Free admission. Register for Zoom link here   Emcees: Lara Horgan, South Vice Chair, Democratic Party of OC and Kim Anderson, President, Democratic Women of South OC.

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Virtual Reception for Katrina Foley for OC Supervisor with Special Guest Congressmember Harley Rouda
Please Join Special Guest Congressmember Harley Rouda and Host Committee: John Ballon, Brian Colker & Susan Sheu, Jessica Craven, Melissa Grant, Tamara Melzer Levenson, Susan Seely, John Stephens, Ingrid van Eckert, Joanna Weiss, Hon. Loren Gameros, Hon. Jeff Harlan, Grassroots Democrats HQ, and Heart of LA Democratic Club for a Virtual Final Stretch Reception in Support of Katrina Foley for Orange County Board of Supervisors Questions? Email Fundraising@katrinafoley.com Sponsorship Opportunities: $2,100 Victory Circle | $1,000 Diamond | $500 Gold | $250 Silver | $125 Bronze$25 Minimum Contribution | $10 Students Tickets available here

NEW Feb 24 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club Meeting for Ratifyiing Club's Bylaws
LBDC will be presenting the newly rewritten bylaws in order to ratify the changes the Democratic Party of OC has requested. Please add this information to your calendar. You will receive a couple reminders with the zoom link in the the upcoming weeks! Please reach out via our Slack channel if you have any questions! Here is the link to join the slack if you have not done so already: https://join.slack.com/t/lbdclagunabea-gaa5803/shared_invite/zt-lajdaa36-XboRp3YTCujdvJMaa6FfDw

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm, Online : Black Women Lead Event
Join hosts CA Democratic Party and CA Democratic Black Caucus for Black Women Lead featuring  Secretary of State Dr. Shirley Weber, Congressmember Barbara Lee, CADEM Black Caucus Chair Taisha Brown, Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove, special guest DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, moderated by Alisyo Founder Kafi Blemenfield. Register here

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 5pm, Online: Arab American Studies Is Ethnic Studies!
Jewish Educators Say YES to Liberatory Ethnic Studies. Ethnic studies is under attack. Anti-racist, decolonial, and liberatory ethnic studies is being attacked for being too critical of US history, too centered on the stories of the most marginalized communities, and not patriotic enough. But these attacks started because California's proposed Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum included Palestine. And at the heart of the attack is the claim that teaching Arab American studies and including Palestine is antisemitic. This event will address: -Why Arab-American studies, including Palestine, is central to ethnic studies. -The difference between antisemitism and criticism of Israel, and why it matters. -Why all students will benefit from a liberatory ethnic studies curriculum that promotes collective liberation. -How teachers can prepare for and deal with backlash for teaching authentic ethnic studies. Bowing to pressure from pro-Israel and other rightwing lobbyists, the CA Department of Education is about to approve a watered-down, “all lives matter” Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum that marginalizes Arab American Studies and erases Palestine. Please join to hear from Jewish educators who support an authentic ethnic studies curriculum that faces the true history of the US and explores the connections between US policies abroad and the racialization and marginalization of people of color here. Featuring: -Special guest appearance by Josh Healey, spoken word artist and comedian -Ethnic Studies Instructor Margot Goldstein -Arab Jewish World History Teacher and Arab Resource & Organizing Center organizer Yahya Cadji -African American Studies Professor Alex Lubin and others. Moderated by Jody Sokolower of the Middle East Children's Alliance's Teach Palestine Project and Save Arab American Studies Campaign. Join the Facebook event page for updates: https://bit.ly/2YV6JjG  Zoom registration https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pfc7u2z2S46ImggfhYeV1g

NEW Feb 25 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democratic Women's Club Meeting
Join CM Dems for a virtual discussion on how to continue to change political leadership in OC, key local updates, & organizing for the approaching Board of Supervisors Special Election. Hear from amazing guest speakers: Andrea Marr, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem; John Stephens, Costa Mesa Commissioner & Fmr. Mayor Pro Tem; Ada Briceño, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC, DNC Member & Co-President of Unite Here Local 11; Ajay Mohan, Executive Director of the Democratic Party of OC; Brendan Wiles, Founder & CEO of Scale To Win; Michael Sean Wright of Wound Walk OC (woundwalk.org); Avery Counts, Field Director for Mayor Katrina Foley's special election campaign for OC Board of Supervisors.
RSVP here For the final 30 minutes participants will make calls to voters for the OC Board of Supervisors Special Election.

NEW Feb 26 Friday 11am-noon, Online: GIMME SHELTER: A Forum on Housing in South OC
From availability and zoning to additional dwelling units and RHNA numbers, housing is an increasingly hot topic in South Orange County. Tune in to hear from a panel of experts discuss these issues and the overall future of housing in South Orange County. This virtual program is FREE to attend. RSVP today and tune in here

NEW Feb 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: United Nations Association OC Coffee Talk Series: Hear from the newest COO member: Women For OC
Register (free) at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/un-coffee-talk-tickets-142310024113. Carol Tuth, President of Women For OC, will share all the many good things this organization has been doing for women's causes in OC over the years, and how you can become involved! Welcome to UNA-OC's newest Council of Organizations member!

NEW Feb 27 Saturday 11am, Online: Virtual Rally and Phone Bank to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors
Join Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, CA Democratic Party Chair Rusty Hicks, CA Democratic Party, Democratic Party of OC, OC Labor Federation, WAVE, Women's March Action and Grassroots Democrats to rally and phone bank in support of Foley's candidacy. Training and materials will be provided virtually. Mayor Katrina Foley is supported by front-line health care workers, firefighters, paramedics, teachers, veterans groups, hotel and grocery workers, business owners, and more than 200 Orange County community leaders. Email Volunteer@katrinafoley.com to participate.

NEW Feb 27 Saturday 8pm, Online: Funny for a Cause! OC Justice Fund Comedy Show @ Online via Zoom
Fundraiser for OC Justice and OC Rapid Respond Network. Join the OC Justice Fund and Friends for a wonderful evening of fun and good works!Featuring comedians Abolition DJ, Jeffrey Keller, and Sandra De Anda. Sign up here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApf-qqrjkpHNQzq1oqVacF9d_WJePs3d_0 Goodwill donation to VENMO: @OCRRN Your contribution will help us get community members out of immigration detention and provide them with legal council. What could be better??

NEW Feb 28 Sunday 10am, Online: Puvungna Virtual Community Gathering and Update on Puvungna
Speakers are : Elder Rebecca Robles - Acjachemen, cultural bearer and co-founder of Friends of Puvungna Susan Salas - litigant in 1993 lawsuit to stop building of strip mall on Puvungna and Kathy Willcuts~ Lakota herbalist and cultural educator. Discussion will include Puvungna updates and how YOU can help protect and save one of the last sacred sites of these  people. Participants will automatically be entered into the landback T-shirt raffle! Zoom Meeting ID: 869-1083-7650


MARCH

NEW Mar 2 Tuesday 6pm, Online: Introducing The Breathe Act in California
Please join Muslim Delegates and Allies (MD&A) for a conversation with Dr. Melina Abdullah, co-founder of Black Lives Matter-LA, Gina Clayton-Thompson, founder and Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, and the co-author of the Breathe Act and Chair of the Legislative Progressive Caucus, Assemblymember Ash Kalra to learn more about the visionary bill authored by Movement for Black Lives to divest taxpayer dollars from brutal and discriminatory policing and invest in a new vision of public safety. On Tuesday, the group will remember Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Natasha McKenna, George Floyd, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, Elijah McClain, Pearlie Golden, Kayla Moore, Freddie Gray, Atatiana Jefferson, Oscar Grant, and honor the lives of those taken by state-sanctioned violence and Police. Participants will also discuss the role the Progressive State of California must play in order to ensure that this vision comes to reality. Hanieh Jodat Barnes will be joined by co-host Ben Hauck, Political Director of Public Bank LA and Nadia B. Ahmad, Chairwoman and co-founder of MD&A (Florida) to discuss a call to action. To register: http://bit.ly/ TheBreatheActCalifornia To learn more about the Breathe Act please visit: https://breatheact.org/  You can also RSVP on the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/813364165919131?active_tab=about  This event is co-sponsored by: Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), PDA Middle East Alliances, Health Care for All - Los Angeles, Progressive Delegates Network, Progressive Caucus of California, Our Revolution- Orange County.

NEW Mar 4 Thursday 6pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: Surf City & OC Supervisors Briefings
DCWOC serves up two timely OC updates at 2021 March meeting. First, get the latest from Huntington Beach with Democratic Mayor Kim Carr. Discover what has happened and what will be happening Surf City! Then explore the responsibilities of the OC Board of Supervisors with HB Huddle's Local Elections Team. What do you really know about the Board, their duties, and what monies they control? The answers may surprise you! Join this virtual meeting using one of the three methods below: Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7:00pm. FIRST METHOD Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) SECOND METHOD After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 THIRD METHOD [[via cell phone or land line]] Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699#  <<<you will be joining the meeting with AUDIO ONLY>>>  Remember: March 9 is OC BOARD OF SUPERVISORS SPECIAL ELECTION! It's time to add some BLUE to OC's Board of Supervisors!  Ballots have been mailed to all registered voters so return yours ASAP. Elect Mayor Katrina Foley to represent OC's 2nd Supervisorial District! Save the dates for April 1 and May 6 for DCWOC General Meetings.

NEW Mar 4 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC: State Senator Josh Newman
Guest speaker for this meeting is Senator Josh Newman, who will share about his work as the Chair of the Senate Special Committee on Pandemic Emergency Response as well as the other committees on which he serves: Business, Professions & Economic Development, Budget and Fiscal Review, Budget Subcommittee #5: Corrections, Public Safety, Judiciary, Labor and Transportation, Elections and Constitutional Amendments, Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, Labor, Public Employment and Retirement, Military and Veterans Affairs, Transportation. Coumcilman Fred Jung will also join as a special guest to provide an update on the Fullerton City Council. During the business meeting, at the latter part of the meeting, participants will be asked to approve a few By-Law changes that are required by the Democratic Party of OC. Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMkd-uprTkrG9VCyNOv81sIk2Dkz84koWlz After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW Mar 5 Friday 10:30am-4:30pm, Online: California Progressive Alliance Third Annual Convention!
RSVP now for California Progressive Alliances 3rd Annual Convention: Acknowledge, Analyze and Act; Paving the Way for Progressive Change! Join California Progressive Alliance members and organizers from around the state, country and world pave the way for real progressive change in 2021! Gather, build community and organize together! Some incredible breakout sessions planned: Solidarity Economy- Putting People and the Planet over Profit! Transforming our Economy to work for the People; Single Payer: Everybody In. Nobody Out! Build on the Feb 6th CalCare actions and learn about next steps to winning a just healthcare system; Environmental Justice- Protecting the Commons from Industry Exploitation; Electoral Reform- How do we get corporate influence out of our political system and build a truly democratic system that is Of the People, By the People and For the People; Mutual Aid- How people are stepping up and communities are coming together in the face of a failed response to the Covid crisis; Housing Justice- Take a deep dive into the broken housing system and see what can be done to fix it; Repeal NAFTA 2.0 - Ending Exploitation of Workers. End Forced Migration and Deportations; Criminal Justice- Transforming the District Attorney's office. Speakers and details to come! RSVP today! Visit californiaprogressivealliance.org to become a voting member, donate and to view updates/details. Event is free to all but donations for CPA convention are appreciated at: http://californiaprogressivealliance.org/california.../ Link to virtual event will be sent out the morning of the event. RSVP: bit.ly/cpamarch6

NEW Mar 6 Saturday 10am, Online: Humanist Association of OC: Join the "Focus on Social Justice" Group
This group is looking to create awareness and change in the all-important social justice movement. It is collaborating with a number of local groups, including United Nations Association, Poor People's Campaign-OC, and local OC progressive-minded groups to build "strength in numbers" and make a difference. Meetings will be bi-weekly, every other Sat, 10-11:30am. Participants will focus on areas that each has an interest in, and engage in lots of good, open, stimulating discussion… and action. Most recently, the group finished up reviewing Kendi's book "How to be an Anti-Racist." Sign up to receive link to meeting here

[Rescheduled] Mar 6 Saturday 11am, Online: National Organization For Women-OC: Women Get The Job Done! ven In Traditionally Male Fields
Rescheduled tp Mar 21   Panelists: Lauren Andrade, OCFA Fire Captain, 17 years as a firefighter, 20 years as a paramedic. Advocate for women's restrooms and lactation accommodations in fire stations. Katerina Hencova, CFP Financial Planner. Katerina Hencova is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional (CFP® professional) who specializes in serving women and their unique needs. Amy Stoody-King, B.A., J.D., Certified Legal Specialist in Workers' Compensation. A Certified Legal Specialist in Workers' Compensation Law and co-founder of The Law F organizing Swing Left in Los Angeles and then, as the Director of Volunteers for the Cisneros for Congress Campaign, was a part of Orange County's Blue wave and Supervisor Doug Chaffee's appointee to the OC Veterans Advisory Council. Register to receive Zoom link by emailing oc-now@outlook.com. For more details, go to Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-get-the-job-done-even-in-traditionally-male-fields-tickets-141605145803 or Facebook facebook.com/events/1334620773588277 Orange County-National Organization For Women Website ocnow.org

NEW Mar 6&8 Saturday&Monday 11am & 5:30pm, Online: Weekend Phone Bank Events to GOTV for Katrina Foley Election to Bd of Supervisors
Join Phone Bank events this coming weekend in the ultimate push to help Mayor Katrina Foley win the Mar 9 special election for OC Board of Supervisors! Schedule: Sat at 11am: Join DGI members with Dave Min, Harley Rouda, Mike Levin, Sharon Quirk-Silva, Sergio Contreras, and organizations from across OC for a virtual GOTV Weekend Phone Bank Kickoff event elect Katrina Foley to the Orange County Board of Supervisors! Register for Sat link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcsdeigqDkrGdz-0O-fJZJx0YdawyslcZkB Mon at 5:30 pm: Join DGI members for the evening before Election Day to help connect with voters from across District 2 the night before Election Day to make sure they turn in their ballots. Register for Mon at this link: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0pfu2vrzsuH9bJzCdCCkYUx_c0OFE8V7HZ Join these events to #Flip2Blue and help make history on Mar 9!

NEW Mar 7 Sunday 10am, Orange County: Huntington Beach Arlington West Call-In Meeting
Please join Arlington West organizers to find out how everyone is doing and keeping safe, find out what other folks are up to and help keep the OC AW community together. Agenda coming later.  If you have an agenda item let Jeff know at 562/522-4241 or jeff.mfso@earthlink.net.  Below is the call information:   Call in number  605-475-3220 Access code is: 723009# If you have problems calling into the conference call number, call Jeff directly at 562-522-4241 to be merged you into the call.

NEW Mar 8 Monday 9am, Online: A Global Conversation Marking International Women's Day 2021
Join the UCI Irvine School of Social Sciences in partnership with Oregon State University in a conversation honoring International Women's Day. The theme is Women's Leadership in Times of Crisis. Register here

NEW Mar 8 Monday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club Meeting: David Mandel on "Fighting for Palestine in the world of California Politics"
LA Jews for Peace and the Cousins Club is sponsoring a discussion with human rights attorney David L. Mandel. David's topic is "Fighting for Palestine in the world of California politics". He will discuss several topics in three broad categories: 1. State Legislature 2. Higher education issues 3. Grassroots organizing vs. the state and local Democratic Party. David L. Mandel has struggled for justice and peace in Palestine-Israel for 50 years.  He lived in Israel from 1974-85 where he studied law.  He worked there and afterward in California as a magazine and newspaper editor and has writen extensively for U.S. and European publications about Middle East politics. For the past decade David worked as an organizer and human rights attorney focused on Palestine, free speech and related issues, He led the 2016 fight against state anti-boycott legislation. David is an elected member of the state and county Democratic Party central committees where he supported Palestinian human rights and led efforts to force the party to stand against the occupation. David is active nationally and locally with Jewish Voice for Peace, the National Lawyers Guild International Committee/Palestine Subcommittee, Wellstone Progressive Democrats of Sacramento, the Progressive Caucus of the state party, and Democratic Socialists of America. To relieve stress he plays orchestral and chamber music, grows vegetables, and runs. Join Zoom Meeting with video: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/494219103?pwd=dUMzUFlKVGFab3hZK3JNSG14YXBldz09 or https://zoom.us/j/494219103  Password: Peace (upper case "P") To join meeting audio-only, dial: 669 900 6833 or  346 248 7799 and enter Meeting ID:  494 219 103 & Password: Peace

NEW Mar 9 Tuesday, Orange County: Special Election: Board of Supervisors Dist 2
Ballots will be mailed out on Feb 8 and a Democrat has not held this seat since 1894!!! Democratic Club's in OC have teamed up with the Democratic Party of OC to get this done by putting together a canvassing program to get the word out. Volunteers are needed to knock on doors or drop literature at the doors, whichever you are comfortable with. If you are knocking on doors, you will be required to wear a mask and a face shield which will be provided. The materials will be delivered to your door for safety reasons. You may do this any day of the week you want and as many days as you want once we get started. Cities to be covered: Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Cypress, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Stanton, Rossmoor and Buena Park. If you have some time and are interested in electing a Democrat to the OC Board of Supervisors please respond via email: posilverthorn@gmail.com Questions? Call Phil 310 871-2083
See election calendar here

NEW Mar 13 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: United Nations Association-OC Board and Members Meeting
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/una-oc-board-and-members-meeting-tickets-135634633841 UNA-OC 2021 Board/Member Meetings will be held the second Saturday of each month. Meetings are open to all UNA-OC members and interested guests. United Nations Association - Orange County Chapter info@una-oc.org

NEW Mar 13 Saturday 10am, Online: Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home - OC Peace Coalition Meeting
Purpose of the Meeting: interested in educating, organizing and changing the U.S. foreign policies promoting illegal invasions and occupations, as well as stopping the militarization of the U.S. (High School Military Recruitment, the brutal treatment of undocumented workers, and the criminalization of youth, especially those of color).We do not support any specific party but do support anyone who is working for Peace and Justice. Bring your ideas and enthusiasm!"For more information about OC Peace Coalition, go to www.ocpeace.org Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385?pwd=NW5FSzNnbzNUNjkwcnQ5dm9VOWl1dz09 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385Passcode: 077414 Dial by your location: +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)  +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose)  +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)  +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)  +1 646 876 9923 US (New York)  +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)  +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

NEW Mar 13 Saturday noon-3pm, Irvine : Rally for Unity #StopAsianHate @ City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plaza
Join Stand For Asians Solidarity for this rally against hate.

NEW Mar 14 Sunday 1:30-3:30pm, Online: Humanist Association of Orange County: Secular Voters: The Impact of the Nonreligious in the Recent US Election
Guest Speaker will be Phil Zuckerman guest speaker on “Secular Values, Secular Voters: The Impact of the Nonreligious in the Recent US Election.” If you have never heard Phil speak, you are in for pleasant surprise. Find great info and links by Phil below. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86504674490 More and more Americans are becoming Secular. Their values are having an increasing influence in US elections. Phil Zuckerman is Associate Dean and sociology professor at Pitzer College, where he studied the lives of the nonreligious for years before founding a Department of Secular Studies, the first academic program in the nation dedicated to exclusively studying secular culture and the sociological consequences of America's fastest-growing “faith.” Zuckerman discovered that despite the entrenched negative beliefs about non-religious people, American secular culture is grounded in deep morality and proactive citizenship—indeed, some of the very best that the country has to offer. Phil Zuckerman is Associate Dean as well as Professor of Sociology at Pitzer College, and the founding chair of the nation's first Secular Studies Program. He is the author of What It Means to be Moral (Counterpoint, 2019), The Nonreligious (Oxford, 2016), Living the Secular Life (Penguin, 2014), Faith No More (Oxford, 2012), and Society Without God (NYU, 2008), and the editor of several volumes, including The Oxford Handbook of Secularism (2016) and The Social Theory of W.E.B. Du Bois (2004). Read more about Phil here: https://philzuckerman.com/

NEW Mar 15 Monday 1:50pm, Online: Women for OC: The Three A's of Media Literacy, Access, Analyze, Appraise with Norberto Santana, Jr.
Schedule: 1:50 pm Join Zoom, 2-3pm - Zoom Presentation, 3-3:30pm Brief Question & Answer. Norberto Santana, Jr., founder an publisher of the Voice of OC, will discuss media literacy by looking at the role of media, the differences between entertainment and news, identification of information versus misinformation, and the importance of local news sources. People are bombarded with media in a variety of forms - from print to video to the internet. Everyone takes in huge amounts of information from a wide variety of sources such as TV, radio, newspapers, the internet, text messages, memes, viral videos, social media, and advertising. Media literacy is, therefore, an essential skill in this digital age. Media literacy is the ability to identify and access all forms of media, analyze and understand the messages being sent,  and appraise the content. Join *Zoom Presentation https://zoom.us/j/92532153317?pwd=YUtVN1hyOEFuUVZjdzJ5VHNIL1RQUT09 Meeting ID: 925 3215 3317 Passcode: 754855 Any issues getting into Zoom meeting? Contact us through womenforoc@aol.com

NEW Mar 15 Monday 5-7pm, Online: Peace Builders of OC Briefing: The latest Wave of Voter Suppression Laws
In reaction to historic voter turnout in 2020, dozens of states are now considering a new wave of restrictive voter-suppression laws that could make it even harder for young people, poor people, and people of color to vote. This is not only a threat to democracy; it also directly impacts the political power of the environmental movement and most of the voters whom we target at the Environmental Voter Project. Please join voting rights expert, Eliza Sweren-Becker of the Brennan Center for Justice, for a special briefing on this latest wave of voter suppression bills, followed by a Q & A session. To RSVP and get the video conference information, go to https://www.environmentalvoter.org/events/special-briefing-latest-wave-voter-suppression-laws?emci=2c76de4d-9b77-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&emdi=9a5d7364-a277-eb11-9889-00155d43c992&ceid=104266

NEW Mar 15 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Immigration, Human Rights, and The Power of Women
Join Aliso Niguel Democratic Club to celebrate Women's History Month with the founder of the Women's March, Paola Mendoza. Mendoza is an author, award-winning film director, activist and artist working at the leading edge of human rights. A co-founder of the Women's March, she served as its artistic director and authored the New York Times bestseller Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World. Her film credits include Entre Nos, Free Like the Birds and Autumn's Eyes. Advance registration required here

NEW Mar 16 Tuesday 5:30pm, Fullerton: Jutice for Hector! Rally and Press Conference @ Fullerton City Hall, 340 W Commonwealth
Hector Hernandez was a father of two sons and a U-Haul mechanic. He was unnecessarily murdered in May 2020 while he was on his back in his own yard by Fullerton Police Officer. Event is organized by The Justice for Hector Coalition. Please wear green. Masks and physical distancing required.

NEW Mar 17 Wednesday 7-9pm, Online: Miercoles de Historia Y Cultura
El Centro Cultural de Mexico Retrospectivas: El Dia de San Patricio; El Batallon de San Patricio  Zoom meeting ID 404 210 1213 Password: historia

NEW Mar 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Harnessing the Power of Women @ Online via Zoom
A space for women, centering women of color and young women, to empower each other and build relationships within the Democratic Party.
RSVP: bit.ly/women31821

NEW Mar 18 Thursday 7pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC Game Night
Join NWPC OC for Game Night in celebration of Women's History Month! Brush up on your Women's History for a chance to win prizes while being quizzed on the Kahoots online platform.  Participants may not be together in person, but together, virtually, everyone can have some fun! A portion of the proceeds from this event help fund the NWPC OC Political Action Fund. RSVP here

NEW Mar 19 Friday 7-8:30pm, Online: OC DSA General Meeting
Host Contact Info: contact@ocdsa.org Democratic socialists believe that the economy should be built democratically, by and for working people, not by billionaires for profit. The current economic system is rooted in white supremacy and the capitalist class depends on racism to divide and oppress the working class. Capitalism is the problem, be a part of the solution! Get involved in Orange County DSA's work to building working class power today! The general meeting is open to membership and the general public! Please invite friends! Register here

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club + Wound Walk Team Up @ Bluebird Park,
Wound Walk is launching new shower stations for the homeless and are in need of new, like-new, and out-of-favor towels for the people they serve. Laguna Beach and surrounding communities step up in times of need and thiis is a simple but very effective act of kindness. Organizers  will also be accepting liquid shampoo and liquid soap. Please join Laguna Beach Democrats and Wound Walk to drop off donations. Masked volunteers will be by the curb to handle drive-up donors. Questions? Email contact@thelbdems.com  According to a report in the Orange County Register, homeless people in OC suffered more than 300 deaths in 2020 due to accidents, poor health, overdoses and Covid-19, up 40% from 2019. Wound Walk OC partners with religious organizations, local governments, elected officials, fire departments, police and others to serve the homeless in OC. Volunteers provide a variety of support, including basic first aid; meals; grooming and flowing water, soap and towels to wash up.

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 10am-1pm, Online: CA Democratic Party Joint Region 5, 6, 7 Candidates Forum/Meeting
Please join your CDP Officer candidates, your Regional Directors, and fellow convention delegates to the joint Regions 5, 6, and 7 Candidates forum/meeting. All Democrats are welcome to attend. This meeting will also include a discussion of the April/May California Democratic Party Virtual Meeting. Participants will hear from the candidates directly to listen, learn, and most importantly, share their vision for our very diverse regions and our Democratic Party. These regions represent Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, San Mateo, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, and Monterey Counties, where millions of Democrats live. As soon as you RSVP here, https://tinyurl.com/Cadem567, a Zoom link and calendar invite will be sent to your email. As soon as a schedule us finalized, your regional directors will send out another correspondence. If you have any questions, please submit them to Hene Kelly at henekelly@aol.com  If you are a candidate for a CDP Officer position or a representative for a candidate, RSVP yourself and/or your candidate at rocky.fernandez@gmail.com  If you have a resolution item you would like considered, please contact Omar at omartorres2014@gmail.com or 408-750-6773.

NEW Mar 20 Saturday noon, Online: Meet Pete Hardin (D). OC DA Candidate
The HB Huddle Peace & Justice team is proud to host Democrat, Pete Hardin, at the Peace & Justice March meeting. Pete just announced his candidacy to run in 2022 for Orange County District Attorney. Pete wants to bring integrity and equity to the OC DA dept. OC's current DA, Todd Spitzer is corrupt & unfit and his department is broken, as is the entire criminal justice system in OC. Pete will share his ideas and then do a Q&A. Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIucumgqTsrH9CbSbhNbdq4NloYOE0StnCj

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 1pm, Online: Celebration: Mayor Khan's First 100 Days in Office
Join Mayor Farrah Khan virtually this weekend for a celebration of her first 100 days in office! You will hear updates from the City's team of commissioners and committee members, participate ikn a fun trivia game, and have a change to win prizes. Learn more about the Commissioners, Committee Members and Staff. RSVP here

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Susan Johnston and Steph Campbell - How to Access the "End of Life Option Act" … and Richard's Story
tions on the California End of Life Option Act. Susan and Steph are both committed to helping to establish the normalization of medical aid in dying as an acceptable option for terminally ill patients in California. Steph Campbell is also president of the Orange County Chapter of Americans United for Separation of Church and State. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit our web site.~

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 3-4pm, Online: Press Conference: Stop Asian Hate
Join Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silver for a Stop Asian Hate Press Conference with fellow elected members from Orange County, community leaders, and API advocates to address hate crimes against the API community. Watch the Press Conference on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/QuirkSilva65th/posts/5284258068283410 YouTube: https://youtu.be/I5Fjmw5EgbM Leaders participating: Senator Dave Min, Alexander Kim, District Director for Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, Namhyee Kim, Field Representative for Assembly Member Choi, Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, Vice Mayor Tammy Kim - Irvine, Mayor Pro Tem Kim Nguyen - Garden Grove, Ø Mayor Pro Tem Sunny Park - Buena Park, Councilwoman Diedre Nguyen - Garden Grove, Councilwoman Thai Viet Phan - Santa Ana, Council Member Fred Jung - Fullerton, Councilwoman Hong Alyce Van - Stanton,  Councilwoman Dr. Frances Marquez  - Cypress, Sean Roh - President, Korean American Chamber of Commerce. CONTACT: Josef Holper, Communications Director, Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva - josef.holper@asm.ca.gov or (714) 296-2133

NEW Mar 20 Saturday 6pm, Online : United Nations Associaton OC: Making HERstory
The evening will start with awards show honoring local women, a Rising Star, and a Distinguished Gentleman, Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia. Lilly Ledbetter will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. UNA-OC Board Director, Chair of Advocacy and president of Global Hope 365, Rima Nashashibi will receive WJFLegacy Award for Community Activism. If people are unable to watch on Saturday, they can contact UNA-OC to see the video, which will remain up for a few weeks. Gather Together! Share this event, thru social media, with the women and girls in your life. Please RSVP to receive the link to the online event or register on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-making-herstory-a-virtual-performance-tickets-139047369425

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1pm PDT, Online: PDA Healthcare Emergency Town Hall
Join Dr. Bill and policy experts and activists from across the country for a discussion of the big Medicare For All Act of 2021 rollout as well as COVID-19 updates. If you haven't already done so, RSVP here https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tceuhrzsvHdymeeZRwb-i7X50FJa-HMR4

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 1-3pm, Online: Our Revolution Southern California Chapter Meeting-Reparations
Join Our Revolution Southern California, UndercoveredMag and allies to hear from organizers Marcus Ferrell and Mondale Robinson, political commentators for Clickbaity Political Thirst Trap and valuable contributors to turning out the vote in Georgia to help flip the Senate. Marcus is the CEO of Restorative Roots and Eagle Farms. W. Mondale Robinson is the Founding Principal at Black Male Voter Project. https://blackmalevoterproject.org/  RSVP here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdeisqzwqGNaFomkLmRjQQlIBpghXyjE3

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2pm, Online: The National Organization For Women-OC Chapter
Join this NOW-OC meeting for "Women Get The Job Done Even in Traditionally Male Fields" Panel Discussion + Q&A. Please RSVP at oc-now@outlook.com to receive the link and log-in details. Visit ocnow.org for more info.

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Energy, Environment & the Climate Crisis
The NUMBER 1 issue club members have indicated so far is municipal action on the climate crisis and environment. (To contribute to the survey of club members, see this link: https://docs.google.com/.../1FAIpQLSfaJ_HzMHhL.../viewform) Participants will hear from - Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris! - Dr. Karen McLaughlin, Irvine Ranch Water District Director and Senior Scientist, Southern California Coastal Water Research Project - City of Irvine Finance Commissioner, DPOC Central Commitee member, and CDP E-Board Member Lauren Johnson-Norris on City- to County-level actions. - UCI Professor & City of Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee member Dr. Kathleen Treseder on Community Choice Energy - DGI Chair, UCI Professor, and City of Irvine Green Ribbon Environmental Committee member Dr. Kev Abazajian on the physical & financial potential of a net-zero Irvine from solar energy.   Join our March 21 Club meeting, 2-4 pm via Zoom! Register here

NEW Mar 21 Sunday 4pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of American OC Chapter Meeting
Link to meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdeisqzwqGNaFomkLmRjQQlIBpghXyjE3 Organizers Marcus Ferrell and Mondale Robinson, political commentators for Clickbaity Political Thirst Trap were valuable contributors to turning out the vote in Georgia to help us flip the Senate. Marcus is the CEO of Restorative Roots and Eagle Farms. W. Mondale Robinson is the Founding Principal at Black Male Voter Project. https://blackmalevoterproject.org/  Can't make the PDA Zoom meeting this month? Throw a tip in the PDA Jar and become a "Change makes Change" sustainer @ $10 per month. It will take evertyone to move the progressive ball over the goal line. See Donate below. Want to start a PDA Chapter in your city? Contact PDA National Field Coordinator Danett Abbott-Wicker danett@pdamerica.org

NEW Mar 24 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Celebration: Hard Fought Victory to Elect Katrina Foley to OC Board of Supervisors
Join Costa Mesa Democratic Club, HB Huddle, Indivisible OC, 48, Democratic Club of West OC and Democratic Party of OC for this Virtual Meeting with Katrina Foley, First Democratic Woman Elected OC Supervisor, and Kelly Dietrich, Founder & CEO of National Democratic Training Committee. Enjoy an engaging discussion on successful off-year organizing. RSVP here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEld--vpz4vG9NrdNcsyBwotvkJoLs3kUaOb

NEW Mar 26 Friday noon, Online: Katrina Foley Oath of Office Ceremony
Katrina Foley will take her oath of office as a member of the OC Board of Supervisors and the ceremony will be streamed at www.katrinafoley.com/ceremony and has invited supporters to join the live streaming.

NEW Mar 26 Friday 4:30-6:30pm, Online: #StopAsianHate Action Day @ Online
#StopAsianHate Action Day (3/26) Worldwide Vigil. Register and View live stream here: www.326vigil.org Please check out this comprehensive amazing document regarding this Friday's #STOPASIANHATE Day of Action and Healing event. It includes not only information about the event, but graphics, social media, data, context, etc. To access the document, go to   https://docs.google.com/document/d/1fWVwywHZ7b9otwnL6IddcyuoJFxZiveq28K2MYRY_rY/mobilebasic

NEW Mar 27 Saturday 9am-1pm, Online: Amplify! Virtual Workshop and Black Women's Boot Camp
This workshop will provide Black women in Orange County a starting place for considering and exploring a future run for office. Registration is free here  Speakers: Mrs. Letitia Clark, Mayor of Tustin, California, Deana Bass-Williams, Principal, Bass Public Affairs, Angela Reddock-Wright, Founder, Los Angeles African-American Women's Public Policy Institute (LAAAWPPI), Dr. Marketa Wills, Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Vicki Calhoun, Board Trustee, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Tammy Tumbling, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Orange County Community Foundation, Ms. La She Rodriguez, Chief of Staff to Orange County Supervisor Doug Chaffee, Dr. Jewett Walker, Jr. ​Principal, Walker Communications, Mrs. Wanda Florence-Calime, Orange County Pioneering Attorney. Host: Dr. Shelley M. Henderson is the President &Chief Executive Officer, National Women's Leadership Council, Inc. A former Associate Director in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, Henderson has served in leadership capacities for over two decades. She is passionate about Amplifying women's voices and dedicated to equipping, empowering and elevating the next generation of women in leadership. Register here

NEW Mar 27 Saturday 10am-noon, Online: Orange County Equality Coalition: 3rd Annual Our Stories OC Book Fair
Join OCEC for the 3rd Annual Inclusive Virtual Book Fair, which showcases books that celebrate youth of all backgrounds and focus on topics central to our community. Event will feature: OC Drag Queen Electra Young and live readings by elected officials: Mayor of Irvine Farrah Khan, Vice-May or Irvine Tammy Kim and La Habra City School Board President Adam Rogers; plus live readings by authors Shereen Rahming, L.L. Bird, Jessica Herthel, Lesli Mitchell, Ashli St. Armant. RSVP here

NEW Mar 28 Sunday noon, Online: ICE on Trial, "ShutDownAdelanto": People's Tribunals
The ICIJ and SDA coalition are hosting ICE on Trial, a series of coordinated people's tribunals to address ICE's (and in particular detention centers') human rights abuses through grassroots organizing, pressuring legislators, actions, and putting forth lawsuits where applicable. During this event, judges and directly impacted individuals that will speak on the history of the Adelanto Detention Facility and release a final guilty verdict. The event will include live music, a raffle, and powerful conversations such as the system of support for post-release and our massive collaborative effort the group has taken to support individuals who have been released from the Adelanto detention center. The tribunal will call out all the injustices and mistreatment that ICE and GEO have inflicted on many individuals and join the call to action to shut down Adelanto  Register here bit.ly/ICEOT

NEW Mar 28 Sunday 6:30pm, Online: California Democratic Party Candidate Townhall
Our Revolution Orange County is hosting a candidate townhall for the upcoming California Democratic Party elections! Join the group to hear from progressive candidates and for a robust conversation about issues that affect not only the party but also progressives throughout the community. RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/ourrevolution/event/379015/

NEW Mar 31 Wednesday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter: General Meeting @ Online via Zoom
Can Biden/Harris handle COVID, foreign policy, gun safety, and immigration, and walk at the same time?!! plus an extensive agenda of reports, discussions, updates on multiple items of importance at national, state and local levels. Zoom link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87966457857?pwd=aW9wWlg0VmY0WGw4Z2FFK3VtUjU0UT09#success


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NEW Apr 1 Thursday 1:45-3:15pm, Online: Environmental Education Series
Join Humanist Assoc OC, and United Nations Assoc OC and leading climate scientist Dr. Tom English in an 8-part Environmental Education Series every Thurs from 1:45-3:15, from 2/11/21 to 4/1/21.  Tom has a unique ability to communicate difficult concepts in very easy-to-understand ways. He has a huge passion for educating others on the current climate crisis, and the existential threats it's bringing now and to future generations. Link to video recordings for past sessions: 2/11/21 Environmental Perspectives: http://bit.ly/3tS0g7z  2/18/21 Life - Past, Present & Future: http://bit.ly/2NAdhSq  2/25/21 Weird  Weather: http://bit.ly/3bLXF6E  3/4/21 Climate Change & Us: http://bit.ly/3uXMsc1 Register for the Series free at: http://bit.ly/3tUoFsZ

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6pm, Online: Feel the Bern Democratic Club: Surviving The Party: The politics of the Post #MeToo era
Join the club for a talk about corruption, trauma, and the patriarchy in politics. With Kate Alexandria, the former Digital Director of the CDP, and John Vigna, the former Communications Director of the DCP. Orange County District Attorney Candidate, Pete Hardin, will participate to answer some questions about what can be done about the patriarchal injustices in local & statewide politics & our justice system. Register here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkdeurqjwoHtTfj-_zG5ykS2OCKkpRnu--?fbclid=IwAR0hBoat5V3ArwTSX-i6V0XPslmU3B9AXNFPtpgyEW2fhcGkEOBVwILo2sE

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West Orange County: No Fooling Fight for a Blue OC with Harley Rouda
DCWOC invites you to engage with your local Democratic Club. Democratic Clubs are the grassroots level of the Democratic Party—engaged in local communities, causes, and campaigns. We are a gateway to county, state, and national Democratic processes.  Want to get involved? Want solid, timely information? Attend a local meeting and  discover for yourself what we're about and how you can participate! The DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor.  Doors open at 6:30pm. Programs begin at 7pm. Orange County is trending Blue, but there is still have much work to do to make the county a better place for all to live. Join DCWOC to hear from Harley Rouda, who has just launched his campaign to reclaim CD48!! What is he up against, what does he want to accomplish, and how can you help?  Bring questions! Bring a friend!  Also get the latest info on a heartbreaking instance of local anti-Asian hate speech from Mary Tromp, President of Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club. Join our virtual meeting using one of the three methods below: 1) Join via this link: Click Here (preferred method) 2) After launching Zoom app on your device, select Join and then enter: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 3) [[via cell phone or land line]] Dial this number from any cell phone or landline phone: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699# You will be joining the meeting with audio only.

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 6:30-7:45pm, Online: United for Blue 2022
A historic collaboration! Join local Democrats and special guests for a virtual event that raises crucial funds for the Democratic Party of Orange County and Riverside County Democratic Party for the 2022 Midterms. EARLY BIRD TICKETS $22. Early bird ends March 20! Tickets: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/united2022  Invited Guests: DNC Chair Jaime Harrison, Rep. Katie Porter, Rep. Raul Ruiz, Rep. Mark Takano, Sen. Dave Min, Sen. Josh Newman, Asm. Sharon Quirk-Silva, Asm. Cottie Petrie-Norris, Asm. Eduardo Garcia, Asm. Sabrina Cervantes. ZOOM Link provided upon RSVP.

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online: OC Humanist Community Open Discussion
Join OC Humanist Community (every other Thurs) for a wide-open discussion on any topic of interest, all to have some fun and build community. The group will decide on topics. Suggestions include: · Upcoming events (SoCal Secular Coalition, AHA etc.),  Current events (in the news, covid, politics etc.), How do we deal with news sources, who to trust, how to verify fact from fiction, need for humility - the balance of freedoms and boundaries, Humanism, how do we live meaningful lives, how can we build humanist communities, Show and tell - what's on your mind? (two give 3-5min review), Book review about anything you're passionate about or interested in (music, art, hobbies), Discuss fun things to do together, Anything else on your mind. Register here by clicking on Attend Online

NEW Apr 1 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC Meeting
Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwvcuupqz8iGN11SSeoCzj15M-kx8xS2s-z After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Program will include 1) Jay Chen - Candidate for 39th District. Jay Chen will introduce his campaign for the 39th Congressional District. He is the first candidate to announce that he is seeking this office. 2) #StopAsianHate Starting with Empathy Sometimes it's hard to know what action to take to help social change, but being empathetic is a first big step. Hear one person's experience as an Asian-American immigrant from 8 to 55 years old. DNOC member Angela Lindstrom will share her experience.

NEW Apr 2 Friday 4-6pm, Online: AAPI Solicrity Rally @ Orange Circle, 118 Glassel St
Meet at steps in front of Leatherby Library. Hosted by Chapman Activist Coalition Justice Initiative. The OC Justice Initiative are collaborating with youth activists and leaders at @chapmanactivists to hold a Solidarity Rally for all communities of color to stand with our AAPI comrades in the fight for equal justice. Organizers call upon our student activist, leaders, and game changers to show up, speak out, empower others. Three Intentions: Educate: The community on what unity, collaboration and being a accomplice in the struggle for justice can bring to social progress. Motivate: The next generation to empower themselves in the fight against all forms of racism. Demonstrate: Show Orange County what real community looks like!! For a Vigil on display, please offer flowers, candles, and etc. #stopasianhate #stopthehate #loveoverhate #solidarty#fightforlove

NEW Apr 3 Saturday 10am-noon, Fountain Valley: Vietnamese American Rally Against Asian Hate @ Mile Square Park Corner of Brookhurst & Heil
The rally is hosted by a committee including Dr. Mai Khanh Tran who said,  "As a doctor during a pandemic, I have been working hard to protect our families. As Chair of the 72nd ADA and the Vietnamese American Democratic Club, I have been working hard to promote our democratic values. But with the events of the past weeks--violence against Asians, elders, women--I have speak up. As a member of the organizing committee, I implore you to join us this Saturday at Miles Square Park, our backyard, to speak our collective voice that such hatred is unacceptable." For more info, contact 714/642-9790 or 714/317-6465.

NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 3:30pm, Online: CA Poor People's Campaign Welcome Session
Join Poor People's Campaign for a Welcome Session for folks who are new to the Poor People's Campaign (PPC). Presentation will include info about the history of the original PPC as well as the founding, structure and activities of the new campaign. There will be time to ask questions and explore options for taking action. Please RSVP here if you plan to attend. This meeting will be closed captioned. If you need ASL please email california@poorpeoplescampaign.org by Tues Mar 30. Forward together, California Poor People's Campaign

NEW Apr 6 Tuesday 5:30pm, Online: Catch Up with Cottie!
A PREVIEW of what Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris' introduction of 20 bills and preparation for policy committees over the next couple of weeks. To share a few: AB 63: Cuts green tape and allows for the restoration of marine life along California's Coast, AB 110: Prevents fraud at California's Employment Development Department (EDD), AB 540: Increases access to comprehensive healthcare & supportive services to enable vulnerable seniors to remain in their homes, AB 1057: Keeps ghost guns out of the hands of people who may be a harm to themselves or others, AB 1158: Protects the safety of patients recovering from alcohol and substance use by ensuring minimum insurance levels at licensed facilities. For the full list of my 2021-22 bill package, check out her Assembly Website  Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIrf-mrrDkjGdyLBw-FRTsPTdKIthqBxP8H

NEW Apr 7 Wednesday 7pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club: Orange County's Incarceration System
Join Laguna Beach Democratic Club to hear from Sarah Kahn, ACLU Legal Extern. She will share detailed information and data about the current state of local jails. In addition to addressing problems with a new jail and the OC Board of Supervisors budgeting, Kahn will discuss racial disparities and discrimination inside the jails. Agenda will include dscussion of new Legislative and Youth Committees, the Towel Drive Success and Updates from Board Chairs - Social Media, Membership, Outreach. Register for the meeting here

NEW Apr 8 Thursday 7-9pm, Online: National Women's Political Caucus OC: #HATEISAVIRUS Founder Tammy Cho
Join NWPC-OC for a discussion with Hate Is A Virus Co-Founder Tammy Cho, NWPC OC President Marlena Truong, and NWPC OC Events Chair Branda Lin. After the discussion, the meeting will be opened up to the audience for a check-in session. The evening will be an opportunity to learn how to be better allies and give APIs a chance to cope and heal. The Event is Free! This is a free event, but donations are appreciated. All donations go towards the efforts to identify, train, and elect progressive, pro-choice womxn in Orange County. Join the event here  Contact Marlena Truong · president@nwpcoc.org · 9514544255

NEW Apr 12 Monday 7-8:30pm, Online: Take Action Against Racial Inequity in Orange County
Join Peace Builders of Orange County to break the cycle of racial injustice and poverty in Orange County. The 2019 Equity Profile of Orange County highlights what OC must do to lead the way on racial and economic equity, strategies to ensure accountability, and ways the community as a whole can prepare for any challenges along the way. This event will highlight the results of the study but focus on what can done with the information to make real change to remedy these issues. Agenda includes presentation, discussion, and follow-up action items. Here is a link to the An Equity Profile of Orange County Report https://www.ocgrantmakers.org/resources/orange-county-equity-report/ Sponsored by OC Alliance for Racial Equity (OCARE) Register here for the event.

NEW Apr 12 Monday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Pre-Council Meeting Updates and Wellness Check-In with Mayor Khan
Tune in for a preview of the Apr 13, 2021, Irvine City Council meeting and a wellness check-in with Mayor Farrah Khan. Beginning at the 1/26/21 Irvine City Council meeting, a new system for Live public participation through Zoom (in addition to e-comments) will launch. Visit this link for instructions to participate, to view the meeting from home, and to view the full agenda/leave an e-comment here

NEW Apr 17 Saturday 2pm, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Rachel Laser: The Center of the Fight for Religious Liberty For Al
Rachel Laser is the President and CEO of Americans United for Separation of Church and State in Washington, DC. If you have questions about this event, please email AU-OC at mail@au-oc.org or visit our web site. To join the virtual meeting: https://zoom.us/j/95762913990?pwd=YlJncmFiV0EyOFF1cWErWnlNQ09iQT09  Meeting ID: 957 6291 3990 - Passcode: 191966 Visit Americans United OC at www.au-oc.org


REPEATING EVENTS

O. C. Catholic Worker - Volunteer Schedule occatholicworker.org

Mondays, 7:30am, Laguna Hills: Neighborhood Democratic Discussion Group at Starbucks Coffee, 25630 Alicia Parkway, across from Laguna Hills High School.

Tuesdays, 4-5pm, Tustin Stand in Peace Tustin Common Ground (embracehumanity.com) is a spiritual community in the City of Tustin. Each Tuesday afternoon from 4 to 5 PM, several members come together at the intersection of Prospect Ave and Irvine Blvd (northwest corner) to hold signs that read "Imagine Peace". Carol Marshall 714-961-5439 camarshall7@sbcglobal.net meetup.com/common-ground-spiritual-center/calendar/vvbknypcbhc

(3rd Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Bring our troops home protest, sponsored by MFSO at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange. Bring an anti-war sign and wear pink or black!

[Canceled] (2nd & 4th Tuesdays) 6:30 PM, Fullerton:  Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) Drinking Liberally meets at Table Ten in Fullerton, 124 W. Commonwealth Ave. in the SoCo District (Harbor/Commonwealth). We begin around 6:30pm. Our location is just one block from the Fullerton Transportation Center so you can take the bus or the train. We are on the patio in warm weather or front bar in cold weather. $6.00 burgers every Tuesday and a few specials just for us. It is time to rouse the North! Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(4th Tuesdays) 6:30-8:30pm, Locations Vary (usually Tustin):  National Women's Political Caucus of OC monthly meeting This is a pot luck; please bring a dish to share with 4-6 people. Guest speakers each month. Please visit nwpcoc.org/calendar for location, meeting details, and to RSVP.

Tuesdays, 7pm, Santa Ana Junta de Voluntarios/Volunteer Meeting El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701 elcentroculturaldemexico.org

(4th Tuesday), 5:30-7 pm, Orange:  Peace Vigil, sponsored by MFSO & CODEPINK at the Traffic Circle in Old Towne Orange.
Dear OC Code Pink Activists & Supporters,
I am happy to report that our friends from the OC chapter of Military Families Speak Out have resumed monthly peace vigils at the Circle!
These vigils will be held on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 5:30-7:00 pm.
In peaceful solidarity, Kathy (Code Pink OC)

Tuesdays, 7pm, Irvine: Irvine Queers. 106 Gateway Commons Irvine, CA 92697 UCI Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center located between Gateway Commons and the Cross-Cultural Center. www.spirit.dos.uci.edu/irvineq

Wednesdays, 7:30 am, Anaheim:  Los Amigos of OC, a progressive networking group, meets at Jagerhaus Restaurant, 2525 East Ball Road.   Contact: guevarasart@yahoo.com or (949) 636-2750 losamigosoc.com

(3rd Wednesday), 7:30 am, Orange:  CARA Action Team, @ Teamster Local #952, 140 S. Marks Way, Orange Karen Connor, 626-915-4044

Wednesdays, 2-3pm, Irvine: Olive Tree Initiative - Public Forum at the founders circle benches in the middle of Aldrich Park at UCI www.socsci.uci.edu/~cpb/OLIVE TREE INITIATIVE.html

Wednesdays, 3pm, Costa Mesa Occ Amnesty in Art Center 311

[Suspended] Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30pm, Laguna Hills  Women in Black of Laguna Woods The local chapter of Women in Black has suspended their vigil, Check 588-9367 for more info. Local email wiblagunawoods@yahoo.com;  International website: Womeninblack.org . Local call: 949-588-9367

Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Sanra Ana:  @ LGBTQ Center Orange County, 1605 N. Spurgeon St.
Join us for our newest group, Study with Pride, a tutoring group for LGBTQIA youth ages 13-18. Youth are invited to stop by for homework help and tutoring on topics, such as math, science, and writing, and grab a snack in a safe and supportive environment.

Wednesdays, 5-6 PM, Irvine:  College Democrats at UCI collegedems.uci@gmail.com Social Science Tower (SST) 120 ucirvinedemocrats.webs.com

(Last Wednesday), 5-6:30pm Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE The peace vigil held in front of Leisure World Seal Beach on the last Wednesday of each month by Senior Patriots for Peace is cancelled for November and December 2015 INVITES YOU TO JOIN A DEMONSTRATION FOR PEACE THE LAST WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM 5 TO 6:30PM IN FRONT OF THE LARGE WORLD GLOBE LEISURE WORLD, SEAL BEACH Seal Beach Blvd. at Golden Rain Rd. Between 405 Freeway and Westminster Parking in local shopping center, corner Seal Beach Blvd. & Westminster SIGNS AND BANNERS PROVIDED Call 562-430-7509 or 562-430-1047 for information

Wednesdays, 5-6 pm, Irvine:  UCI Amnesty International meeting, Crescent Bay Room B (A124) in the Student Center www.spirit.dos.uci.edu/amnesty/calendar.htm

Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm, Orange Calling for Citizenship. Help us win citizenship for 11 million new Americans by phone banking to outreach to voters in key congressional districts in OC and asking them to speak with their members of Congress. Schedule is every Monday and Wednesday starting April 3and 5 at OC Labor Federation Office, 309 N. Rampart St. Ste A, Orange 92868. Training at 5:30pm and calling from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. For more info or to sign up, contact Andrew Hausermann 714/931-6041, Andrew@occcopico.org or Ana Cabral 714/928-3030, ana@oclabor.org. (See also Mondays)

[Canceled] (2nd Wednesday), 6:30pm, San Clemente: Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org). meets at Sunsets Bar & Grill in Capistrano Beach, 34700 Pacific Coast Hwy. Contact: SCDrinkingLiberally@gmail.com or (949) 682-5291.

Odd Wednesdays (starting week 1), 7pm, Irvine: Transgender Alliance Group To Educate And Motivate (TAG TEAM) This will be an open space for allies and members of the transgender, gender variant, and gender non-conforming community to spread awareness and create an open space to plan actions for change on our campus. If you are interested, please join us Location: LGBTRC (Student Center South G302) If you would like more information, feel free to contact Sophie Punkar spunkar@uci.edu Amanda Woo awoo@uci.edu

(2nd Wednesday), 7 pm, Huntington Beach: 72nd Assembly Democratic Alliance meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm (door is open at 6:30pm), at International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAMAW) District Lodge 725, 5402 Bolsa Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92649. For information, scheduled guest speaker, and map www.72ndada.com.

(2nd Wednesday), 7-10pm, Santa Ana: CopWatch Santa Ana General Meeting/Community Forum El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N. Ross St.
You are invited to come participate in direct-action based barrio organizing against the police state. Every 2nd wed. of the month at 7pm.   Professional childcare will be provided.   Agents of the state including the Santa Ana Police Department and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are NOT welcomed.

(Usually 4th Wednesday), 7 pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Green Valley Adult Clubhouse (in the Green Valley neighborhood, south of Mile Square Park, off Warner Ave.),17250 Los Jardines West, Fountain Valley
Doors open at 6:30PM, program begins at 7:00 PM (speaker would start about 7:20 PM and speak until 8:30 PM, according to speaker's wishes with time for Q & A). check website for holiday and summer schedule and special events. DemClubofWestOC.org

Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 am, Santa Ana:  Los Amigos de Santa Ana, a progressive networking group, meets at Mariscos Zamora Restaurant 3701 W. McFadden Ave, #H, Santa Ana, 92704, (714)650-9287

(1st & 3rd Thursdays), 6:30-8:30 PM, Irvine:  pints and politics are suspended momentarily while we look for a new location. destiny@club48democrats.com

(1st Thursday), 6-9PM, Fullerton:  Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC), Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd., Fullerton, Dinner at 6, Meeting begins at 7. Contact: Pete Anderson, President petedem04@gmail.com

(1st Thursday) 7-9 PM, Whittier Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition Movie Night
St. Matthias Episcopal Church - Chase Room, 7056 Washington Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602
1st Thurs-Movie night; 2nd Thurs-Steering Committee; 3rd Thurs "Teach in" meeting - Peace and Justice Work whittierpeace.org

Suspended (3rd Thursday), 7pm, Progressive Network Conference Call Third Thursday, every month 7 PM. To listen in to announcements , plans, and requests for help from other progressive in OC, call 949-954-3015 and enter 57169 when prompted for a pin number. These calls are open to the public, so you can also participate by registering with Calliflower.com and searching for the Progressive Network OC Monthly Call. To present information about your event, organization, or issue, you must be a registered user at Calliflower.com. For more information email lindamay@ocequality.com

4th Thursdays 6:30pm - if you wish to speak, please arrive by 6:15 to fill out a speaker's form, Irvine Green Ribbon Committee meeting 1 Civic Center Plaza, Irvine

Thursdays 8-11 PM, Costa Mesa:  Drag Show Fun Raiser Potatoe Skins & Platform Shoes - Party with a Purpose
Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Red Hill Ave Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Every Thursday, starting August 27th, "Durty Nelly's" is hosting a fundraiser for various charities in OC. Admittance is $10 which includes the show. Come enjoy yourself and support our Community! Durty Nelly's Irish Pub 2915 Redhill Ave. Costa Mesa

1st & 3rd Thursdays 8:30 PM, Santa Ana Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Bistro 400, 400 W, 4th St (Parking on Birch) Contact: orangecounty@drinkingliberally.org or (714) 955-7765

(2 Thursdays) 6:30 PM, Huntington Beach Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org) King's Fish House, 7691 Edinger Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 Contact: Louise Stewardson 714-356-6559 HuntingtonBeachg@drinkingliberally.org Jut a reminder that we are back to our "normal" 2nd Thursday of each month. Next get-together is March 14th. See you then, Tim and Susan

(2nd Thursday) 7-9PM, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats Meeting
Bistro 400 400 W. 4th Street Santa Ana, CA 92701 OCYD.net

Thursdays 7 PM, Rancho Santa Margarita Drinking Liberally (drinkingliberally.org), a no-agenda social club for local progressives, meets at Canyon Fireside Grille 22312 El Paseo Rancho Santa Margarita California 92688 Contact: rsm@drinkingliberally.org.

Fridays 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Informal "Blue HB" Coffeeklatch at Natale's Cafe, 7251 Warner, between Gothard & Goldenwest. Contact: Vern Nelson 724-235-VERN

Fridays 8 am, Orange:  #Strike4Climate #FridaysForFuture, Orange City Hall, 300 E Chapman Ave Join us this and every Friday morning at 8A or whenever you can make it. This is part in the #GretaThunberg -led global #strike4climate effort. Bring signs, chalk, or whatever you need to express yourself. It's time to show up, stand up (or lie down), and speak up for #ClimateJustice.

Fridays 8 am, San Juan Capistrano:  Informal discussion of local issues at Playhouse San Juan

(2nd Friday) 6:30pm, Anaheim: Potluck for Progressives. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. uuanaheim.org

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Huntington Beach: OC Nation Group meets at the home of a member in Newport Beach for a two-hour discussion on current political and social topics. There is often a guest speaker limited to 20 minutes and an extended Q&A session. Contact: Allan Beek +1 (949) 645-1419 abeek@flash.net

Fridays 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Did you know that a new Transgender Support Group is forming at Church of the Foothills? The group will be meeting on the third Friday of the Month, from 7:30-9:00 PM in the Sr. High Room. Called "TG Rainbow", this all inclusive transgender support group will be holding their first meeting will be Friday, July 16. For more information about the group go to www.mach25media.com/tgr.html or contact Michelle Evans at mach25@sbcglobal.net or 949-770-0702.

(1st & 3rd Fridays) 5-6pm Costa Mesa: Women In Black Harbor and Newport, Costa Mesa, CA Women in Black is a world wide peace group. We protest silently, wearing all black and holding signs.

Fridays 56pm Costa Mesa: Street corner protest against Colonial Occupation from Iraq to Palestine to Haiti at the corner of Bristol and Anton across from the South Coast Plaza Contact: Chuck Anderson, quetzalcoatl38@aol.com, (714) 956-5037

Fridays 5:30pm, Santa Ana: OC DREAM Team Coalition Meeting (istillhaveadream.org) Centro Cultural de México 313 N. Birch Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 Santa Ana, CA 92701 Contact: Minerva S. Gómez (714) 376-8065

(1st Friday) 7:30pm, Newport Beach: OC Nation Group meets on the First Friday of every month at 7:30pm at the home of a member for two hours of discussion of current political or social topics. Often there is a guest speaker. We limit speakers to 20 minutes because we want to have an extended question and answer session and expound our own opinions.   Contact:   Allan Beek 949.645.1419 abeek@flash.net

(2nd Friday of the month) 6:45pm, Anaheim: Program for Progressives. Networking from 6:45pm to 7:15pm. Program begins at 7:15pm. Sponsored by the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. Networking begins at 6:45pm, featured presentation at 7:15pm. For more information, please visit our website at uuanaheim.org

(Last Friday of the month) 7pm, Anaheim - UUCA Interweave, a gay/straight alliance which supports and addresses the needs and concerns of LGBT people, welcomes you to a potluck dinner and meeting held on the last Friday of the month at 7pm. UUCA Interweave is affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim CA 92805. For more information please visit the church website at uuanaheim.org, email uucainterweave@gmail.com, or follow us on Facebook.

[Canceled] Saturdays, 9-11am, IrvineWeekly Democratic Kaffee-Klatch I am suspending, until further notice, our Kaffee-Klatch. We have been meeting continuously since January 3, 2009, but there is little interest in political discussion for discussion's sake, so I'm not going to be there in the future. If there are at least four people who would like to continue, let me know, and we can see about resuming. Sharon Toji 9499296512 htoji@cox.net

Saturdays, 9am-2pm, IrvineOC Green Market OC's First Eco-friendly Open Air Market! is located on the beautiful Irvine Valley College Campus, 5500 Irvine Center Dr. and is open every Saturday from 9am - 2pm - rain or shine. Admission is free.   IVC policy requires that every parked car has a valid single use parking permit. A single use parking permit costs $2 per day. Cars not displaying a valid permit will receive a citation beginning at $20. Permit dispensers are located near parking lots #3 & #5. Signs will be posted.   For questions, comments or more information please email info@ocgreenmarket.com or call 714 717 4424.   ocgreenmarket.com

Saturdays, 9:30-11:30am, OrangeConnecting Communication Event the LGBT Center in OC will host a Connecting Communication/Nonviolent Communication Practice Group
1605 N. Spurgeon St. Santa Ana, CA 92701 Please email David Esch to sign up davidbrianesch@gmail.com thecenteroc.org Peace and Equality will not happen without connection--learn why and how.

(2st Saturday), 10am-noon, Irvine: OC Peace Coalition General Meeting @ the new Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612 ocpeace.org

Saturdays 10am-2pm, Irvine Neighborhood Organizing with DGI @ 58 Costero Aisle
We are reaching out to fellow Democratic voters in the Irvine community to organize and engage them in Democratic politics. To flip Irvine blue in 2018 and beyond, we need to activate as many Democratic voters as possible, and every Saturday is an opportunity for you to join DGI Neighborhood Organizers and canvass neighborhood in Irvine.   facebook.com/events/419679898481002 - Text/call: (949) 683-9852 for directions.   - Please park in the uncovered areas.   Remember to bring your bag/backpack, hat, bottled water, sunscreen, clipboard, pen, charged up cell phone/device, and comfortable walking clothing/shoes. Wear a name badge/label, and if you have some Democratic Party gear to wear - great!

[Canceled] 1st Saturday, 11am-12:30am, Laguna Woods: JOIN US FOR PEACE! Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village's Steering Committee voted to restart the People for Peace ad hoc committee. Monthly demonstrations for peace will take place on the First Saturday of every month, at the corner of El Toro & Valencia. Please call or email Margaret Pearlman margaretpearlma@yahoo.com for more information

Saturdays, 11am-1pm, Laguna BeachLaguna Beach Peace Vigil We meet every Saturday at Main Beach (PCH and Ocean Ave). Join the longest running peace vigil in the US. More info at https://www.facebook.com/LagunaBeachPeaceVigil

[Moved] (Last Saturday), 11am-12:30pm, Seal BeachSENIOR PATRIOTS FOR PEACE Demonstration moved to Last Wednesday

First Sundays, 9am-noon, Costa Mesa:  Habitat Restoration Program at Talbert Regional Park. Join the Banning Ranch Conservancy to meet new people, learn more about natural history, and contribute to the health of environment and community. There is no special knowledge or skill required. Tools, gloves and water are provided by OC Parks. For more information, or to sign up as a volunteer call 949/923-2275 or email cblack949@hotmail.com or unbic@ocpark.com.

Sundays, 9:45-10:45am, Anaheim:  Adult Forum. All adults are welcome to join a group discussion on topics of social and/or political interest, co-facilitated by Ruth Shapin and Edward Dunvan. Held at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92805. Phone: (714)758-1050. uuanaheim.org For further information call the phone number above, or Ruth at 714-567-0188, or see the above website.

Sundays, 12-1pm, Huntington Beach:  Enough! Every Sunday from noon to 1pm,
Huntington Beach: At Main St. and PCH S/W corner For more info. Contact, Albert afitguy@excite.com Dorrine quitetherebel@hotmail.com theyoungturks.com/section/Enough dfalink.com/event.php?id=25376

Sundays, noon-2pm: AnaheimProtest Against Police Brutality Anaheim Police Department, 425 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, California 92805 We will be protesting on Sunday....Please come out and support us in our effort to bring awareness to the community in our effort to get justice!!! youtube.com/watch?v=MST4RhWdlMQ

Sundays, 3pm, Cerritos:  The newly formed Southeast L.A. chapter of Progressive Democrats of America will be meeting every Sunday at 3pm, starting April 17. Location: Starbucks at the Cerritos Towne Center, 12751 Towne Center Drive Suite N-3, Cerritos, CA 90703-8588.

Sundays, 3 pm, Santa Ana:  Santa Ana Food Not Bombs (foodnotbombs.net/california.html) meets every Sunday @ 3pm to share fresh and healthful vegan food with the community because food is a right, not a privilege. Our local picnic location is at Sasscer Park at Civic Center and Ross Street across from the Santa Ana Library. For information on volunteering, please come meet us in person and we will point you in the right direction for the following week. Thanks for your interest. Much love and solidarity. It is with heavy hearts that we announce that Food Not Bombs Santa Ana will be taking a hiatus due to lack of interest by volunteers. We have had 4 volunteers holding this group together for about a year now, and we just don't have the energy to do it alone. Many call outs, parties and requests for meetings have not been able to hold us up. Please feel free to message us and if interest returns we may be able to pass the torch to a new group of volunteers.   So, we will not be serving until further notice. The core volunteers that are left in this over 10 year old chapter are very sad to have this happen, but we don't have the time we used to. We have served faithfully together for lots of Sundays and thank everyone who came out to help.

Sundays, 7-8 pm, Huntington Beach:  "Visualize world peace, surf city style" at Main St. & Pacific Coast Highway,  Bring a covered candle just help hold up the banner (no signs please; the banner says it all!).  Contact: mtheriault@socal.rr.com.


Addresses

Clubhouse 1, 24232 Calle Aragon, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 2, 24112 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 3, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 5, 24262 Punta Alta, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 6, 5365 Algarrobo, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.
Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Click here for zoomed-in GoogleMap "pinned" to that venue, with directions from anywhere typed in.

Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Avenue, Irvine, CA 92618   in the same parking lot as the Irvine Ranch Water District Offices. Turn in the driveway off of Sand Canyon as usual, but just after the island in the middle of the driveway ends, turn LEFT and park as far to the left of the new building as possible. The new Community meeting room is on the far left side of the new building The entrance is on the far left of the parking lot and "Community Meeting Room" is on the door.
Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View, Irvine 92612 irwd.com/images/pdf/education/SJWS%20Map%20Aug%202012.pdf www.irwd.com/images/pdf/education/Marsh%20Campus%20Buildings%20Map.pdf
Irvine Ranch Water District neither supports nor endorses the cause nor activities of organizations which use the District's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service.

Tapestry, A Unitarian Universalist Congregation
www.tapestryuu.org
949-581-0245
23676 Birtcher Dr.
Lake Forest CA, 92630

Friends meeting house, 2091 Business Center Dr, Suite 100, Irvine 92612
Exit at MacArthur off of 405 and go towards OC Airport Turn Left at MacArthur and go to Michelson Turn Left at Michelson and go to the very next street (?) Turn Left at that next street that starts with a "D" and go to Business Center Drive Turn Right on Business Center Drive and go about 1/4 mile 2091 is on Left Hand side Go around to the back side of the building to where the handicap parking is. Suite 100 is off of the inside courtyard, in the center of the office complex.

Irvine United Congregational Church which is located at 4915 Alton Parkway, Irvine 92604, has the front and main entrance to their parking lot blocked with construction.
If traveling East on Alton, take a left turn on Creek Road.
If traveling West on Alton, take a right on Creek Road.
Once on Creek Road look to the right side of the road for an entrance to Woodbridge Village Association Community Center (31 Creek Road) and follow that entry road to the end into the parking lot to Plumer Hall of the church.

Centro Cultural de México   837 N. Ross St., Santa Ana, CA 92701   elcentroculturaldemexico.org
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southerncaliforniajp.wordpress.com/   So Cal Justice and Peace
la.indymedia.org/calendar   Los Angeles Independent Media Center
change-links.org   Change Links
icujp.org/calendar.shtml   Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace
coalitionforworldpeace.org/events.html   Coalition For World Peace
lbapn.org/lbapn-event-calendar   Long Beach Area Peace Network
sddemocrats.org/calendar.htm   San Diego County Democratic Party
orangecountydemocrats.com/calendar/   Democratic Party of OC
my.barackobama.com   OFA (Obama for America)
www.oc911truth.com/events/calendar/   OC 9/11 Truth
totalbuzz.freedomblogging.com/political-datebook   OC Register
calaction.org   CalAction
creec.edgateway.net/cs/creec9bp/cal/65   California Regional Environmental Education Community
bethecause.com/calendar   Be The Cause
prcsd.org/webcalendar/month.php   Peace Resource Center of San Diego
www.sarah4hope.org/SARAH4Hope/Community_Events.html   Spiritual And Religious Alliance For Hope
ocpeace.org/Antiwar%20Calendar%20for%20Orange%20County.html   OC Peace Coalition
ocpeace.org/calendar.html   OC Peace Coalition
au-oc.org/calendar.htm   Americans United for Separation of Church and State - OC
whittierpeace.org/calendar.htm   Whittier Peace and Justice Coalition
progressivechristiansuniting.org/events   Progressive Christians Uniting
ocice.org/events.html   OC Interfaith Coalition for the Environment
meetup.com/goinggreenorangecounty/calendar   Going GREEN in OC
cgpacs.uci.edu   The Center for Global Peace and Conflict Studies
csjorange.org/justice-office/film-series   Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
ocequality.ning.com/events   OC Equality Coalition
nowoc.org/e107_plugins/calendar_menu/calendar.php   OC NOW
orangecoast.ca.lwvnet.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of Orange Coast
lwvcba.org/calendar.html   League of Women Voters of the Capistrano Bay Area
ocvoice.wordpress.com/calendar-listings   Orange Coast Voice calendar
pdamerica.org/events/calendar   Progressive Democrats of America
peacebuttons.info/E-News/thisweek.htm   This Week in History
laprogressive.com/progressive-events-in-los-angeles   Dick & Sharon's LA Progressive
officeoftheamericas.org/peace_calendar.html   Office of the Americas | Campaigns | Peace Calendar
lagunawoodsvillage.com/article.cfm?id=3198   Concerned Citizens of Laguna Woods Village
goodhappens.org/events   Center for Living Peace
activistsandiego.org/event   Activist San Diego
actionla.org   Action LA Network
72ndada.com/eventcalendar.asp   72nd ADA Meeting And Event Schedule
occupy-oc.org/calendar   Occupy OC (Irvine/Fullerton/Huntington Beach)
tinyurl.com/7x9waou   OCcupy Santa Ana
ocmdc.org/calendar   OC May Day Coalition
transitionlaguna.org/events   Transition Laguna Beach
www.eventslaguna.com/LBDC.aspx   Laguna Beach Democratic Club
calendar.www.thecenteroc.org   The Center OC
meetup.com/The-Left-Bank-of-Orange-County/events/calendar   The Left Bank of OC
rileybecky1.com   Greater Irvine Committee on Gun Violence Reduction
lgbtcenteroc.org/calendar   LGBT Center OC
af3irm.org/af3irm/events   af3irm OC
greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events   Green Party of OC
socprogressives.com/events-3   Progressives of South OC
www.una-oc.org/programs.html   United Nations Association of OC
calendar.google.com/calendar/embed?src=87ed6gn0uiru9olkgb6e9e4s7c%40group.calendar.google.com   Refuse Fascism LA Event Calendar summerofthepeople.org/events   Housing is a Human Right OC, a coalition of organizations and individuals working together to achieve supportive, affordable, and permanent housing for homeless individuals
indivisibleca39.org/eventscalendar   Indivisible CA39 - Our mission is to organize CA Congressional District 39 constituents, to defend ourselves from actions taken by Donald Trump and his administration.
swingsocalleft.org/events  
ocprotests  
Orange County Protests Against Police Violence  
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We are deeply sorry to have to have to share the news that our dear friend, Marselle Sloane, died suddenly yesterday. Marselle devoted great energy to progressive causes, including peace, justice and universal health care. She volunteered her time and skills to DFA-OC, Military Families Speak Out, OC Peace Coalition, The Childs-pace Foundation Inc. and OC Progressive Events Calendar. She shared her home for planning meetings, special events and painting freeway overpass signs. She actively supported local progressive candidates and participated in local Democratic clubs. Most of all she shared her spirit and determination to make the world a more just and peaceful home for people and all living things. We do and will continue to miss her.
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