Weekly Orange County Progressive


Wednesday April 8, 2020     Issue No. 697


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[Cancelled] Apr 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC Council Election

NEW Apr 9 Thursday 9-10am, Zoom Webinar: American Muslims and Multifaith Women's Empowerment Council: Covid-19 Town Hall

NEW Apr 23 Thursday 2-3:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall: An Hour of Interfaith Inspiration

NEW Apr 23 Thursday 7-8pm, Online: Covid19 Community Update: Protect Your Family's Mental Health

NEW Apr 25 Saturday 1-5pm, Online: Uniting from Home: A Virtual Earth Day with Citizens' Climate Lobby and Laguna Beach Democratic Club

NEW Apr 26 Sunday 4pm, Online: Weekend Costa Mesa Democrats' Zoom

NEW Apr 27 Monday 8am-11:59pm, Santa Ana: Yes Recall

NEW Apr 30 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of American OC CA Chapter General Meeting


MAY show

NEW May 1 Friday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: Incarcerated Workers of OC Free Them All Vehicle Rally

NEW May 1 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: May Day * Día de Trabajo

NEW May 2 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Orange County: OC Together for Dave Min: A Virtual Rally!

NEW May 7 Thursday 5-6:15pm, Orange County: Indivisible OC 48: Engaging with Staffers to Enact Progressive Change

NEW May 7 Thursday 6-7pm, Any : Democratic Party of OC Covid-19 Update Town Hall

NEW May 7 Thursday 6:15-8:30pm, West OC: Democratic Club of West OC: Harely Rouda, Congressional Representative for California's 48th District

NEW May 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Any: Democrats of North OC

NEW May 7 Thursday 7-8pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Virtual Talk: Importance of Community-Based Elected Positions

NEW May 9 Saturday 10am, Orange County: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

NEW May 9,16,23 Saturdays 10-11:45am, Orange County: The 7th Annual Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening

NEW May 9 Saturday 11:30am, Orange County: NAACP: VIRTUAL Legal Workshop - COVID: Tenant and Consumer Rights

NEW May 11 Monday 7pm, Orange County: Residents for Responsible Desalination Preparation for Regional Water Quality Control Board Workshop on Poseidon

NEW May 14 Thursday 3pm, Orange County online: Climate Action Campaign: OC Clean Energy Future Webinar Series

NEW May 16 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle Zoom meeting For Profit Incarceration & Detention in the age of COVID

NEW May 17,18 Sunday noon-9pm, Monday 3-8pm, Orange County: Phone Bank for Thai Viet Phan Election

NEW May 17 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Arab American Civic Council; Arab Americans Rising - Virtual Live Fundraiser

NEW May 17 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - Online: Future of Irvine & the Great Park

NEW May 18 Monday 3-8pm, Orange County: Last Day! Democratic Party of OC Virtual Phone Bank YES on Recall, YES Thai Viet Phan

[Correction] May 19,16,23 Tuesday Saturdays 10-11:45am, Orange County: The 7th Annual Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening

NEW May 22 Friday 1-2:30pm, Orange County: Scott Rhinehard for Assembly Town Hall: Quarantining at Home with Partners and Kids by Emily Edlynn, Ph.D.

NEW May 22 Friday 5pm, Join from anywhere: OC Census Day of Action #EveryoneCounts

NEW May 23 Saturday 1-3pm, Online: Propaganda Awareness Training Webinar

NEW May 28 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Online: Progressives of South OC Alert: Edison Community Engagement Panel

NEW May 28 Thursday 5:30pm, Orange County: Drinking Liberally - Rancho Santa Margarita

NEW May 28 Thursday 6pm, Orange County: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter

NEW May 28 Thursday 6pm, Onliine: Melissa Fox's Town Hall with Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton: Exposing Inequalities During COVID-19

NEW May 30 Saturday 1pm, Orange: We Will Be Heard: Show Orange County that #BlackLivesMatter

NEW May 30 Saturday 2-4pm, Online: The Healthcare Movie Documentary Screening


JUNE

NEW Jun 1 Monday 10am, Santa Ana: Press Conference on Investigation into Poisonings of Homeless in Huntington Beach

NEW Jun 1 Monday 11am, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter

NEW Jun 3 Wednesday, Irvine: Silent vigil to honor the victims of recent police violenc

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 11am-12:30pm, Tustin: Vigil in Memory of George Floyd

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 1:15pm, Online: World Affairs Council OC: From the Tiananmen Protests of 1989 to the Hong Kong Crisis of 2019--And Beyond

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: How to do an ADU; Part of "Density in Suburbia" Series

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Orange County: Democratic Club of West OC Meeting with Candidates

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 7pm, Bellingham WA: Democrats of North OC: COVID-19 and our Community - Current Data and Our Path Ahead

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 10am, Statewide online: Enough is Enough: A Town Hall for California Democrats on How to Show Up for Black Lives

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 3-4:30pm, Online: Poor People's Campaign Teach-In: Building a Movement for this Moment

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 3:30pm, Costa Mesa to Santa Ana: Protest: Organized to Revolutionize

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 4pm, Westminster: Black Lives Matter Protest

NEW Jun 7 Sunday 1pm, Online: National Eulogy & Service of Mourning

NEW Jun 8 Monday 8am, Santa Ana: Memorial Service & Funeral Procession in Honor of George Floyd

NEW Jun 8 Monday 11am-2pm, Ladera Ranch: Black Lives Matter Peaceful March

NEW Jun 8 Monday 12:15pm, Santa Ana: Public Defender March: Black Lives Matter to Public Defenders

NEW Jun 8 Monday 4pm, Santa Ana: Black Lives Matter Protest

NEW Jun 9 Tuesday Now-5pm, Orange County: Direct Action to Support Black Lives Action: Public Comment

NEW Jun 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club General Meeting

NEW Jun 10 Wednesday 8pm, Online: OC National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws General Meeting

NEW Jun 11 Thursday noon-1pm, Orange County: The Future of Race Relations: Addressing Injustice and Iequity in the Wake of George Floyd's Death

NEW Jun 11 Thursday 6:30-7:45pm, Orange County: An Evening with OC Young Democrats Chair Kelsey Brewer: Taking Action for Racial Justice

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 9:30-11am, Online: OC Peace Coalition Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Unity March Because Black Lives Matter

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 11am, Orange County: Poor People's Campaign 1968-2020: Everybody's Got A Right To Live! We Won't Be Silent Anymore

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm, Online: OC NAACP Thurgood Marshall Legal Workshop Series: COVID-19: Fourth Amendment Rights in a Pandemic

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 12:30pm, Online: OC NAACP June Virtual General Meeting "Getting Justice in America"

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 2-4:30pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America/Progressive Online Film Festival: "I Am Not Your Negro"

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 7pm, Online: LGBTQ Center OC Indigo Ball

NEW Jun 15 Monday 6-7pm, Online: Success Stories in Clean Energy Tackling Climate Change Now with Clean Energy

NEW Jun 15 Monday 7-8pm, Online: Orange County Desal Coalition: Poseidon Update meeting

NEW Jun 17 Wednesday 5pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Party: Blue Wave 2020 Virtual Postcard Party

NEW Jun 18 Thursday 5-6pm, Online: Live Town Hall with Assemblymember Cottie Petri-Norris, Treasurer Fiona Ma and CEO Lucy Dunn

NEW Jun 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Grassroots Supporters Zoom Update with Rep. Gil Cisneros

NEW Jun 19 Friday 8-10pm, Online: Be The Cause: Sit for Hope 2020

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: Women for American Values and Ethics: Take Back the White House 2020

NEW Jun 20 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Community Roundtable: Black Lives Matter

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Online: Pride & Prejudice with the CA Democratic Party LGBT Caucus

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Standing up for Black lives

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State

NEW Jun 23 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm, on-line: DFOC Hosts Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors

NEW Jun 24 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Join Loren Gameros, candidate for Costa Mesa City Council, for a virtual meet/greet with friends, supporters & special guests Mayor Katrina Foley & Councilman Manuel Chavez

NEW Jun 24 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Virtual Roundtable: Where are we now & where are we heading?

NEW Jun 24 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Costa Mesa and Online: Orange County Board of Education "Opening Schools Safely in Orange County" Public Forum

NEW Jun 25-Aug 14 Thursday-Friday 8:30am, Online: Census Outreach to Southern OC Residents Virtual Phone Bank

NEW Jun 25 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Fundraiser for Rep. Gil Cistneros Hosted by Rep. Katie Porter

NEW Jun 25 Thursday 6-8pm, Online: PDA Orange Co CA Chapter Meeting

NEW Jun 25 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: Indivisible CA39 Meeting

NEW Jun 26 Friday 8:30am, Online: Zoom Coffee & Conversation With Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva

NEW Jun 26 Friday 4-5:30pm, Online: Ban-demic: Living with the Muslim Ban

NEW Jun 26 Friday 5:30pm, Online: Virtual Fundraiser for Democratic Candidates


JULY

NEW Jul 1 Wednesday Ongoing, Orange County: The Community Counts Project Actions

NEW Jul 2 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Democratic Clup of West OC Spotlight on HB City Council Candidates

NEW Jul 2 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC Special Action Night

NEW Jul 8 Wednesday 10am-noon, Online: HB Huddle: History and Future of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands

NEW Jul 9 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Farrah N. Khan, Irvine City Councilmember: Virtual Campaign Kick-Off

NEW Jul 11 Saturday 9am, Online: Global Hope 365 Coffee Meetup: How to Protect Children from Online Predators

NEW Jul 11 Saturday 10am, Orange County: OC Peace Coalition Meeting

NEW Jul 14 Tuesday 4-8pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting re: Community CHoice Energy

NEW Jul 18 Saturday 11am, Online: Peacestock 2020

NEW Jul 18 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Tahil Sharma, "Interfaith Literacy and Social Justice"

NEW Jul 19 Sunday 4-6pm, On-line: Our Rev So Cal / PDA South OC July Chapter Meeting

NEW Jul 20 Monday, Nationwide: Strike for Black Lives Matter

NEW Jul 20 Monday 5:45-6:45pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club

NEW Jul 20 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Meeting

NEW Jul 21 Tuesday 11am, Online: Residents for Responsible Desalination and OC Coastkeeper: Preparation for Poseidon Meeting

NEW Jul 21 Tuesday 5:45-7pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club

NEW Jul 21 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club Meeting: "Lebanese Israeli Conflict"

NEW Jul 22-25 Wednesday-Saturday 9am, Online: oSecular Student Alliance Virtual Conference - Envisioning A Better World

NEW Jul 23 Thursday 10:30am-noon, Online: 10 Annual Supreme Court in Review

NEW Jul 23 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: The Future of Criminal Justice with George Gasćon & Lauren Johnson-Norris

NEW Jul 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: Covid 19's Impact on OC Healthcare Workers

NEW Jul 24 Friday 10am-4:45pm, Online: CA Democratic Party E-Board Training Extravaganza

NEW Jul 24 Friday 7:30pm, Online: Field Fridays with the Democratic Party of OC

NEW Jul 25 Saturday 12:30-1:45pm, Online: Virtual House Party for Congressman Mike Levin

NEW Jul 25 Saturday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Oscar D. Rodriguez for HB City Council Virtual Campaign Kickoff

NEW Jul 25 Saturday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Ocean View JSA Student-Led Candidates Town Hall

NEW Jul 28 Tuesday 7-8pm, virtual: Feel the Bern OC Members Meeting

NEW Jul 29 Wednesday noon-12:45pm, virtual: Living room leadership

NEW Jul 29 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democrats & Indivisible OC 48: Candidates Forum

NEW Jul 30 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Online: OC Labor Federation Campaign Academy

NEW Jul 30 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: Community Action Fund of Orange County and San Bernardino Counties: Advocacy Night

NEW Jul 31 Friday 2-3pm, Orange City: Town Hall with Ayn Craciun for Dannett Abbott-Wicker for Orange City Council, Dist 3


AUGUST

NEW Aug 2 Sunday 2:30-3:30pm, virtual: DGI School Board Special Meeting

NEW Aug 2-9 Sunday Various, Online: Veterans for Peace 2020 Convention: Exposing the True Cost of War and Militarism since 1985

NEW Aug 3 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Resisting Authoritarian Structures in Politics and Organizing

NEW Aug 4 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, virtual: Social Media Training for the 2020 Election

NEW Aug 6 Thursday 6pm, Online: Virtual Fundraiser for Tammy Kim, Candidate for Irvine City Council

NEW Aug 6 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: CADEM Chair & OC Board of Supervisors Candidate

NEW Aug 6 Thursday 8-9pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign: Discipline of Nonviolence through Love

NEW Aug 8 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition: Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home

NEW Aug 8 Saturday 11am, Online: Progressive Democrats of America - East Los Angeles/North Orange County



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2020

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Jan 2 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Impeachment Past & Present with Jonathan Adler @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
Start the new year with a greater understanding of the origins, precedents, and legal implications of the impeachment process. Join DCWOC and legal scholar Jonathan Adler for a deep dive into the history and contemporary practice of this vital Constitutional safeguard. What could be more timely? Bring questions. Bring a friend! Jonathan Adler earned his J.D. at Yale. He has been an L.A. County Deputy D.A., has clerked for a California Supreme Court justice. Adler later argued before that Court and served on its death penalty panel. He has directed Public Counsel's test cases and a constitutional litigation clinic, chaired an ACLU chapter, and served on its case-selection panel. DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served.   Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

Jan 4 Saturday 10am, Irvine: AD74 Special Election for Executive Board Representative @ Sweet Shade Park, 15 Sweet Shade
On Mon, Dec 2, 2019, the California Democratic Party (CDP) Assembly District 74 Executive Board Representative Lynn Einarsson-Woods resigned from her position. Pursuant to CDP Bylaws, Article VI, Sec.1, Sub Sec. j(3) In the event of a subsequent vacancy of the office of Assembly District Representative to the State Executive Board (either by operation of this subsection j(2) or otherwise), the Regional Director for the applicable Assembly District shall call a public meeting of the members of This Committee resident in the Assembly District, who shall fill the vacancy from among those persons enumerated in paragraph (1) of this subsection j. This meeting shall be called with at least 10 days' notice to the members of This Committee resident in the Assembly District. Registration at 10am; speeches begin at 10:15 approximate. Any DSCC Member who meets the eligibility requirements for Assembly District Representative to the Executive Board as noted above must submit their name by Dec 20, 2019. Accordingly, please email CDP Party Resources Manager Unique Wilson at unique@cadem.org by Fri Dec 20 at 5pm requesting to be listed as a candidate. Each candidate will be allowed 1 minute to address the AD74 Executive Board Election. If your request is received by Dec 20 at 5pm, you will receive a list of the delegates eligible to vote at the Sat, Jan 4, 2020 ADEM Executive Board Election. If you have any further questions, please call Unique Wilson in the Sacramento office, 916-442-5707, or at unique@cadem.org.

Jan 4 Saturday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: No War In Iran OC Action @ Sasccer Park, 507 W Fourth St.
Let's lift up our voices and tell the Trump administration that we DO NOT WANT ANOTHER ENDLESS WAR! No acts of war without congressional approval! No war for oil! Peace with Iran!   This is a silent, peaceful, walking action through Downtown Santa Ana during Artwalk.   *****Make & bring signs!*****   Meet up at Sasscer Park ♥ Please come with an open heart. ♥

Jan 5 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Arlington West Memorial @ 6th St and PCH, North of the HB Pier
Join Military Families Speak Out and Chapter 110 Veterans for Peace to set up the Arlington West display on the sands of Huntington Beach. The memorial honors and bring awareness to the community of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. The set-up includes the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work". Take down goes much quicker than set-up and starts about 3pm and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4pm. It is impotant to continue to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by.  If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text 562-522-4241

Jan 5 Sunday 10am-2pm, Orange: OC For Bernie; Official Power Canvass @ Available upon RSVP
Come knock on doors for Bernie in the City of Orange with fellow volunteers! This event's address is private. Sign up at the link BELOW to receive the specific address, & to let the campaign know you're coming!https://www.mobilize.us/sandersca/event/175896/   There will be 2 shifts: 10a-12p, 12p-2p come for one or both! Bring comfy shoes, sunscreen, water, and you're awesome self. We'll provide training!

Jan 5 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Water Update @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Local Water Watchdog, John Earl, will provide the current status of the Orange County Water District's environmentally destructive private water venture with Poseidon, water quality issues, and the politics that impact the cost of water for Orange County residents.s https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/
Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited.   If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net

Jan 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Barnstorm Volunteer Training with Team Warren; Elizabeth Warren @ 3415 Michelson Dr.
Join us to learn more about how to spread Elizabeth's vision for big, structural change. This barnstorm meeting is a training on how to talk to voters as well as an opportunity for Warren supporters across California to connect and begin to organize together. Please RSVP and invite friends. RSVP here: https://www.mobilize.us/californiaforwarren/event/174421/?utm_source=facebookIf you have any accessibility needs, please let Ceci know by emailing chall@elizabethwarren.com so we can make sure the meeting will be accessible and comfortable for you.

Jan 6 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Meeting & Dinner @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
The club is kicking off the new year with two keynote speakers, U.S. Congressmen Harley Rouda and Gil Cisneros. The club will also hear from Senator Josh Newman about some of the biggest issues facing CA and hold its annual DWSOC Eboard election! You must be a 2020 member to buy tickets at the member's (discounted) price. Not sure if you're a 2020 DWSOC member?? Email info@dwsoc.org If you wish to join or renew (only $25/annually), visit: www.dwsoc.org. Purchase tickets here

new Jan 7 Tuesday 7pm, Irvine: Open Government Speakers on US Provocation with Iran @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S. Harbor
Speakers from Open the Government, along with a parent whose son has been deployed to Iraq in response to US provocations with Iran, will be presenting. Everyone gets a free copy of the Citizens Guide. Light refreshments. Topic: America's Forever Wars and the Secrecy that Sustains Them.

Jan 8 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Melissa Fox for California Assembly; Wine & Treats with Special Guest Treasurer Fiona Ma @ 1622 Sierra Alta Dr.
"With Washington in continuous disarray, it's more important than ever that we ensure California is a beacon of hope, progress, and opportunity for the people of our state.​For too long, residents of the 68th Assembly District have not had a seat at the table where decisions are made in Sacramento. I'm going to change that -- and make sure our voices are heard, loud and clear.   -- Melissa Fox for California Assembly   http://votemelissafox.com   #Fox4AD68  Additional details: facebook.com/events/897200834010814

Jan 8 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club A New Way to Vote is Coming to OC @ Laguna Beach Democratic Club, 380 3rd St.
Learn everything you need to know about the future of voting. Your voice. Your vote. Your choice. Join LBDC to explore all the benefits of Vote Center voting.

Jan 8 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Elections & OC Sup. Candidate Ashleigh Aitken @ Chapter One: the modern local, 227 N Broadway
Join OCYD in our first meeting of the new year! We will be electing the 2020 OCYD Board Members and hear from 3rd District OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Ashleigh Aitken, who is eligible for OCYD endorsement. This historic year starts with you, so make sure you're there and you bring a friend!

Jan 9 Thursday 5pm, Huntington Beach/Irvine/Laguna Beach: No War With Iran: Day of Action @ nowarwithiran.org
Corner of Beach and Edinge, Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Corner of Culver Dr and Alton Pkwy Irvine, CA 92606
Main Beach, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

[Canceled] Jan 9 16 Thursday 7-9pm, Tustin 6-8, Santa Ana: OC Women's March Sign Making with National Women's Political Caucus-OC @ 10920 Silverado Ter
Join NWPC OC at the home of Sherri Loveland to make your sign for the OC Women's March. Poster making material will be available! Just bring your creativity! Facebook listing is here In order to have a larger group of sign making party animals, we're going to combine this with the sign making party with Planned Parenthood on January 16th.

Jan 10 Friday 8an, 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. Onward!!

Jan 10 Friday 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Beach: Climate Rally @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main St and PCH
Join HB Huddle and rally for clear air, clean water and a clean environment. Bring a friend. Bring a sign.

Jan 11 Saturday 9:30-noon, Corona del Mar: Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL) OC Coast Chapter meeting @ Saint Michael and All Angels Episcopal Parish Church, 3233 Pacific View Dr.
New members more than welcome ! Part of the meeting is a one-hour international conference call. We hear from an expert in Climate Change. Then we plan actions to move our members of Congress toward a solution to the climate crisis. Join the fun as we build political will for a livable world!   Expert guest this month:   John Wood, Jr. - Better Angels Searching for ways to bridge the partisan divide in America, we hear this month from John Wood, Jr. at Better Angels, a national citizens' movement "to reduce political polarization in the United States by bringing liberals and conservatives together to understand each other beyond stereotypes." Wood is a national leader for Better Angels, a former nominee for Congress, former Vice-Chairman of the Republican Party of Los Angeles County, and author of the upcoming book, "Transcending Politics: Perspectives for a Divided Nation."

Jan 11 Saturday 10am, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition Meeting - Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim - UUCA 511 S Harbor Blvd
Anti War Peace Activists in and around Orange County come together to discuss issues and actions. ABOUT OC PEACE COALITION: “We advocate the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal becomes a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. 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). Members 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

Jan 11 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Join OC NAACP as the group discusses the lack of faculty of color in OC schools, Juneteenth 2020 and other topics of interest to the group.

[Moved] Jan 11 Saturday 4-6pm, Orange Brea: Get the Facts: Ballot Pickup (aka "ballot harvesting") Workshop with Democratic Party of OC @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B 391 S State College Blvd
New Location: Free onsite parking.
Join DPOC, Laguna Beach Democratic Club and OC Veterans Democratic Club for this important works on Ballot Pickup (sometimes nicknamed "ballot harvesting"). This is a safe, legal way to improve voting access for transportation-limited voters such as the elderly, disabled, and stay-at-home parents. Ballot Pickup is under attack by right-wing interest groups seeking to suppress this voting right. Don't buy into spin -- get the facts, and protect voting rights in California. Get the facts and get your questions answered at this free workshop. Open to Democrats. RSVP by registering here

Jan 12 Sunday 1-3pm, Orange: Dave Min; Canvassing in Orange @ Portola Middle, 270 N Palm Dr.
Sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/BQ8TH
Whether you're an experienced canvasser, or if this is your first time, Dave's campaign staff will provide the needed information, training and support to make your experience a successful one.Water and small snacks will be provided. But we recommend that you bring extra water to stay hydrated during canvassing (and sun screen).Questions? Contact Dave Min's campaign staff at volunteer@davemin.com

Jan 12 Sunday noon-3pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Primary Election Canvass
RSVP for the full address: https://secure.ngpvan.com/WHA1TRNQNUSG2ATy7-TG_g2 Join us as we drop literature in support Harley Rouda, Scott Rhinehart, and Measure I. If you have never canvassed before, this is an easy one. We'll send you our with a partner, and since it's a literature drop, no door knocking is required!

new Jan 12 Sunday 1:45-3:45pm, Irvine: Humanism and a Vision for the Future @ Community Meeting Room, Irvine Ranch Water District, 15500 Sand Canyon Rd.@
We have a new year and a new HAOC president, Rhett Kuseski . We invite you to his presentation on Humanism and a Vision for the Future. https://www.meetup.com/OCHumanists/events/lszgtqybccbqb/

Jan 12 Sunday 4-6pm, Irvine: OC for Elizabeth Warren; Community Canvass @ Irvine Spectrum
We'll be identifying voters who support Elizabeth's vision for real, structural change in this country.   Please RSVP by selecting 'Going' *and* here - https://events.elizabethwarren.com/event/181152 .   Please install the Reach app on your cell phone beforehand. We'll train you on how to use the app!   Come learn about how you can get involved with Team Warren! Snacks & drinks will be provided so please RSVP so we know you can make it. All are welcome at this event.

Jan 13 Monday noon, Irvine: Sunrise Movement UCI: NO WAR on IRAN! Green New Deal Rally @ UCI Flagpoles
We need a #GreenNewDeal, NOT endless, destructive, expensive wars!   We call for the U.S. to fund sustainability, union jobs, healthcare and housing for all, and DEFUND WAR, including the potential war on Iran!   Join us at the flagpoles at noon on Monday to build the movement. Bring a sign, a fighting spirit, and a fearless hope!   Please help us build this event by inviting all of your local contacts.

Jan 13 Monday 5-8pm, Huntington Beach: Special Study Session - Homelessness Response Program @ City of Huntington Beach Public Information Office
Of note, at this Study Session, staff will be presenting the City Council with details related to our proposed efforts to respond to homeless related issues here in the community, including an update on our overall homelessness response strategy, coupled with details regarding how we might establish our shelter here in HB.

Jan 13 Monday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Strategic Energy Plan Stakeholder Workshop #2 @ City of Irvine City Hall, 1 Civic Center Plz.
The City of Irvine is developing a Strategic Energy Plan - a sustainable, economically feasible, and actionable road map identifying effective measures the Irvine community can implement to improve efficiency and resiliency. At this workshop, we will present strategies to reduce energy consumption in our energy supply, buildings, and transportation sectors, and guide participants through facilitated discussions on each area. Please join us to ensure your ideas and feedback are captured as we create the Strategic Energy Plan. To register for the workshop and to learn more, visit cityofirvine.org/news-media/news-article/strategic-energy-plan-stakeholder-workshop-2.

Jan 14 Tuesday 4-7:30pm, Santa Ana: OC For Bernie Debate Watch Party @ OC HQ, 1616 E. 4th. St.
Come together with your friends, family members, and neighbors for this fun event and support Bernie during the 2020 Presidential Democratic Primary Debate! Get excited about our historic campaign to transform America, and sign up to do the important work of grassroots organizing. it is the last debate before voting starts!Event will be outdoors projected on a blow up screen! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and treats to share.

Jan 14 Tuesday 5pm, Anaheim: Indigenous Peoples Day @ 200 S. Anaheim Blvd.
For over a year a group of us have worked closely with Rida Hamida chair person of the Anaheim Cultural and Heritage Commission in hopes of bringing Indigenous Peoples Day to the City of Anaheim California. The cultural commission worked closely with various local tribes and community members and on November 21, 2019 the heritage commission voted 4-0 in favor of supporting and recommending that The City of Anaheim recognize the second Monday of October as indigenous peoples day. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/781712975676194/

Jan 14 Tuesday 5-8pm, Fountain Valley: OC for Elizabeth Warren Debate Watch Party @ Lamppost Pizza, 10130 Warner Ave. Ste. H.
RSVP: https://www.mobilize.us/californiaforwarren/event/188558/Join us to learn about the big, structural change that Elizabeth is fighting for in California, and how you can be a part of our grassroots movement. To create real change - to rebuild the middle class and save our democracy - we need to dream big and fight hard. That's why we're in this fight: to have real conversations about how to level the playing field for working families, and who is best to lead that fight. If you have any accessibility needs, please let Israel know by e-mailing ihernandez@elizabethwarren.com or by phone 949-201-3815 so that we can make sure the event will be accessible and comfortable for you.

Jan 14 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, Fullerton: North OC4 Bernie Debate Watch Party @ Bourbon Street Bar & Grill, 110 E Commonwealth Ave,
Join us for the latest Debate Watch Party! Not only will we be watching the debates and cheering on Bernie, but this will also be an opportunity for us to organize to help Bernie win! So come out, check in and sign up to help us take Bernie all the way to the White House!

Jan 14 Tuesday 7-9pm, Irvine: DemOCPolitical Action Committee Meeting: OC Board of Education Races @ University Synagogue Meeting Room, 3400 Michelson Dr
Do you know that your local school boards' decisions are being overruled by the OC Board of Education? That right-wing groups aim to take over the OC Board of Ed so they can bring more Charter Schools into OC? Crucial races for Board seats will be decided in the Mar 3 primary election. Join this meeting and learn more about these important issues. Admission: $5 DemOCPAC members, $10 non-members (admission defrays meeting site rental costs so that PAC money raised can go to candidates).

Jan 15 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club: Impeachment Update and Board Elections @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
Jonathan Adler, a former litigator and current Legislative Action chair, Board memebr and Parliamentarian of the Laguna Woods Democratic Club, will address these questions and more.
CLUB BOARD ELECTIONS   We will elect new leadership for the South Orange County Democratic Club at our January meeting. The Executive Board will present a list of candidates and additional nominations from the floor will be welcome before voting. Renew your SOCDC Membership for 2020: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/2020_socdc_membership#Please RSVP with dinner reservations NO LATER THAN Sunday, January 12. Any dinner requests received after Sunday will be limited to Soup and Salad Bar ONLY! https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gm_jan_2020  Additional details; facebook.com/events/1292484367604956

Jan 15 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Lake Forest: Memorial for our Neighbors Without Homes @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Dr.
Every month in Orange County several of our neighbors without homes die. Some have family and friends to remember them, many do not. This gathering offers dignity and respect for those who have died, and a time for all of to reflect on the struggles and gifts of our neighbors. All are welcome to participate

Jan 15 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Harnessing the Power of Women @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
New date: January 15, 2020 Are you harnessing your power? Want to do more? Part mentorship circle and part lecture series, this innovative monthly discussion group creates more space for women -- especially young women and women of color -- for long-term political empowerment. Free. Open to Democrats. RSVP to reserve your seat!

Jan 15 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 - General Meeting @ 391 S State College Blvd
Meeting Agenda:   Indivisible Committee UpdatesCA YIMBY Speaker to give update on Housing & Legislation   Kimberly Adams, Regional Director Voter Education Efforts Discuss Protests & Rallies, Announcements - bring info about your action, event, campaign, etc. Candidate for State Assembly Andrew Rodriguez

Jan 15 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Fullerton: Brandman for OCBE D4 Kick-Off @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
**New date** Are you harnessing your power? Want to do more?. Part mentorship circle and part lecture series, this innovative monthly discussion group creates more space for women -- especially young women and women of color -- for long-term political empowerment. Open to Democrats. RSVP to reserve your seat! https://onlinecampaigntools.com/WebForms/ViewForm?key=VRV2HensSDH-XeX_yjwlag%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR0mZL0eeQz2dzoxtNOu-vuhTwHDMKj8Mm65GiZQOXG69ZxFUeBTOyrehFY

Jan 15 Wednesday 8-9pm, Garden Grove: VietRISE; Apply to Tiếng Lớn | Tiến Lên Social Justice Academy! @ VietRISE, Garden Grove
What is tiếng lớn | tiến lên Social Justice Academy”?
tiếng lớn | tiến lên is a 10-week social justice academy for Vietnamese and Vietnamese American young people (ages 14-17) committed to creating positive social change and advocating for immigrant human rights in their local community in Orange County. Participants will explore their Vietnamese identity through arts and culture, leadership development, and civic engagement.  For questions, please contact Allison at allison@vietrise.org Apply at: bit.ly/tltl2020   Applicatioesday, January 15, 2020 at 9pm PST. Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/VietRISEOC/

Jan 16 Thursday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: OC Women's March Poster Making Party with Planned Parenthood
We will have all poster making supplies for you including posters, markers, stencil, and yes, we will have glitter! Pizza and free Planned Parenthood Women's March shirts will be provided for all who join. Tell us you're coming by clicking here: bit.ly/PostersWithCAF

Jan 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: Reducing Modern-day Slavery & Wage Theft @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Lewis Room, 480 S. Batavia St.
Do you know who made your favorite t-shirt? Or who harvested the cocoa for your favorite chocolate you? Join us to learn from young adults who are making a significant difference by taking responsibility to educate their peers, youth and community in general about the consumer's impact on human trafficking and enslaved labor. https://www.facebook.com/events/2430894537238967/

Jan 16 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Support Dave Min for SD-37 @ click tickets link to RSVP & receive Tuston address
You're invited to an event hosted by Sutten & Paul Wasserman and Kathryn Adams Farrell in support of Dave Min who is running for State Senate.   Note: All guests wishing to attend must RSVP at https://secure.actblue.com/donate/jan162020 in order to receive the address location and gain entry through the gated community.   This special event will feature an exclusive whiskey tasting from expert Master Distiller Ryan Friesen! Appetizers and refreshments will be served. For more information on Dave's State Senate campaign, visit www.davemin.com. Also you may follow his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/daveminforsenate. Questions? Contact Dave Min's campaign staff at volunteer@davemin.com. Additional details. facebook.com/events/896914790704029

Jan 16 Thursday 7-9pm, Westminster: Westminster Democratic Club: Meet the Candidates Plus Registrar of Voters Presentation @ Temple Beth David, 6100 Hefley St
Doors open at 6:30 pm. The guest of honor is Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, Democratic Candidate for California Assembly District 72. Candidates for the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee are also being invited. Lastly, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will be giving a presentation to introduce everyone to all the new ways to vote in 2020.
Please RSVP by purchasing your tickets on EventBrite. Tickets are $2.00 in advance, or $5 at the door. Feel free to forward this email to your fellow club members or anyone you feel might be interested in attending. http://www.westminsterdemocraticclub.com/

[Reschedued] Jan 17 Friday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: Iranian-American Community Town Hall
Due to scheduling conflicts for our speakers, we have rescheduled this event to the evening of Thursday, February 13th from 5:15-7:30 PM. Our apologies for the last-minute change and we hope you can still join us! Please email my office at rakbari@cityofirvine.org if you have any questions.

Jan 17 Friday 7:30-9pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Electoral Committee Meeting @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 2783 N. Main St.
We will discuss our spinning up of the OC DSA 4 Bernie campaign and possible local endorsements.

Jan 18 Saturday 8am-1:30pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: 2020 Women's March Bus to Santa Ana @ Canyon Democrats Pickup at Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Join Canyon Democrats at the 4th Annual Women's March! Whether you've never marched before, or you've been out there every year - this is the year to lace up your sneakers and get your sign ready and take but bus to the March with the Canyon Dems.  Snacks and water will be available, but bring your refillable bottle. There will be a raffle on the bus for a chance to win fun Democratic prizes. People are encouraged to dress up as their favorite Democratic Hero or Female Hero. There will be prizes for best individual costume and best group (two or more people) costume! Tickets: $20 per person. Order tickets here Depart Santa Ana - 1:30pm returning to the Murray Center by about 2:30pm. Restroom located on the bus!

Jan 18 Saturday 8:30am-noon, Brea: Democrats of North OC: OC Women's March-Get on the Bus @ 391 S. State College Blvd.
We have chartered a school bus from Brea to the Women's March in Santa Ana. Bus tickets are $20 for a round-trip ticket to the Women's March. Parking prices are high in that area and the many one-way streets can be congested and difficult to navigate. We need a minimum of 55 people to fill a bus. Please reserve your ticket as quickly as possible to ensure a seat on the bus. Deadline to purchase a ticket is January 15. Please contact Cynthia Aguirre at caocgov@yahoo.com or 714-469-4399, if you are interested in traveling to the Women's March with the Democrats of North Orange County   IMPORTANT NOTES 1) There are absolutely not refunds or exchanges 2) Please arrive early to the departure location to give yourself time to park. We will depart 8:30AM. sharp. Senior citizens and children of all ages are welcome!

Jan 18 Saturday 8:15am, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle's 3rd Annual Bus to OC Women's March 2020 @ Central Library, 7111 Talbert Avenue
HB Huddle will sponsor bus to OC Women's March. Purchase tickets here   Attendees will meet the bus at the Huntington Beach Central Park Library. Please arrive at 8:15am. Buses will leave at 8:30am promptly. Buses will return to HB Central Park Library at 1:30pm. Wear comfortable shoes, bring sunscreen and water. Want to buy/wear a HB Huddle T-Shirt or Hat? Please email admin@hbhuddle.com T-Shirt's & Tank Tops $20; Hoodie Zip-up Jackets $35; Hats $20; Size Sm-XLXXL and larger add $5.   (see also Jan18wm)

new Jan 18 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: Women Of Color Rally @ 901 W 6th St, Corner of Flower and 6th St Close to the Women's March Main Stage
Join OC's Women of Color Elected Officials, Candidates, Commissioners and Community Leaders: Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva - 65th AD, Letitia Clark - Tustin Mayor Pro Tem, 
Farrah Khan - Irvine Councilwoman, Kim Nguyen- Garden Grove Councilwoman and Candidate for OC Board of Supervisors D1, Melissa Ramoso, Artesia Councilwoman, Jeanette Vazquez- Fullerton School Board President, Valerie Amezcua- SAUSD Vice President, Claudia Perez Figueroa - City of Anaheim Housing Commissioner, Thai Viet Phan - City of Santa Ana Planning Commisioner and Candidate for Santa Ana City Council Ward 1, Tammy Kim - Candidate for Irvine City Council, Shelley Henderson- Candidate for Westminister City Council, 
Jessica Cha - Santa Ana Arts Commissioner, Branda Lin- Community Services Commissioner, City of Irvine, Kelsey Brewer - OCYD Chair, Jeanie Le - OCYD Vice Chair. Empowering women of all ages and backgrounds to stand together, stand strong, and stand against injustice! The group will gather on the grass area near location above.

Jan 18 Saturday 9am, Santa Ana: OC Indigenous Women's March @ 200 N Main St
Join OC Indigenous Women to gather in unity as an indigenous community of Orange County.  All communities, all nations are welcomed to march along side of the OC Native Voices coalition. Bring your banners, signs, drums, rattles and native instruments. Rock your mocs, your regalia, your ribbon skirts, traditional clothing, your feathers and show the nation that the indigenous community is not invisible and that indigenous people still exist in the County of Orange. Pow wow dancers, danzantes, fire carriers, medicine holders please join the group.  This isn't just a march ! This is a community prayer. Bring your medicines and let's smudge the streets of Santa Ana. All men, children and women are welcomed. Following the march, a potluck feast will be held so please stay tuned in. For more info please connect with Michelle Castillo 562-533-0373 or Lupe Lopez 714-591-7080

new Jan 18 Saturday 10am, Long Beach: Martin Luther King Jr Parade @ Shuttle parking at 1305 East Pacific Coast Hwy, (corner of PCH and Orange)
The Long Beach Area Peace Network, Military Families Speak Out, Veterans for Peace and high school peace clubs will be marching together at the annual MLK parade in Long beach again this year. This year, so many fear a war with Iran. Dr. King was a very outspoken advocate for peace and ending the war in Vietnam, so participants are making the connection with signs at the parade. The group needs to be in place by 10am, but the actual parade starts at 10:30am. Free parking will be available at Long Beach City College-Pacific Coast Campus located at 1305 East Pacific Coast Hwy, (corner of PCH and Orange) and then use the free shuttle to Martin Luther King Ave and 7th Street. You will see the Veterans for Peace  truck with a large replica of a wounded soldier.  Since the parade ends near the college it’s easy to get back to your car.  If you can’t find the group, go to the “Parade Participant Check-in” area and ask for Long Beach Area Peace Network’s location or call one of the numbers here.   No banners please, but DO bring your own signs. Long Beach Area Peace Network Pat Alviso 562-833-8035, Jeff Merrick 562-522-4241.

Jan 18 Saturday 10am-1pm, Santa Ana: Women's March 2020 @ Corner of W. Civic Center Drive and N. Flower Street
For the past three years diverse OC groups marched together under the idea that women's rights are human rights and to make Orange County and the nation, more safe, fair and supportive of all women. This year it's time to finish business and make voices heard in the 2020 elections and demand real change across the county. Everything that groups have marched for, fought for, and worked toward the past three years is here. It's time to unite, fight, and win 2020! While you don't need a ticket to attend, please sign up on event page here so organizers will have a better idea of how many people are coming.

Jan 18 Saturday 2-3pm, Laguna Beach: Harley Rouda Town Hall @ Laguna Beach High School625 Park Ave
Join Congressman Harley Rouda for his first town hall of 2020 to hear about his first year serving Orange County and ask questions about his work in OC + DC. Event is free but please register here

Jan 18 Saturday 2:30pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter: "2019 Year in Review" @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave
It's our annual meeting - and a special one this year as we will be celebrating our 15th year as a chapter here in Orange County.   We will be talking about 2019 and what we can expect in 2020 - a big year coming up for church/state separation. Our doors will open at 1:15 but we won't get started with the meeting until 2:30 to accommodate those going to the Women's March.

Jan 19 Sunday 2-5pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Party of OC Getting Our Bands Back Together: Organizer Training for 2020 @ Orange County Employees Association, 830 N. Ross St.
Get back into field organizing, canvassing, or phone banking for the 2020 elections with this reboot workshop. Get some inspiration for the coming year, share tips and techniques, become a mentor for new activists (or get paired with a mentor), hear from CDP, DCCC, and others about how OC fits with the State and National strategy.Open to Democrats. RSVP requested. RSVP at: https://secure.ngpvan.com/HZeZQtXCOkiWixeoJ6-Xyw2Questions - contact Linda May at lindam@ocdemocrats.org.

Jan 19 Sunday 10:30-11:30am, Lake Forest: Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation; Sunday Service: King's Poor People's Campaign @ Tapestry Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 23676 Birtcher Dr.
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is known best for his leadership in the area of Civil Rights. His overall agenda was much broader though. He knew that racial oppression was fundamentally interconnected with poverty and endless war. This Sunday we reflect on the legacy of Dr. King and take a hard look at poverty and homelessness today.

Jan 19 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine, with Candidates for Congress, State Assembly, Bd of Supervisors & Central Committee @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
Hear updates on the upcoming Mar 3, 2020 primary elections: candidates for Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee in AD 68 & AD 74, and from Congresswoman Katie Porter, Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris, OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Ashleigh Aitken, plus more on how you can get involved to keep Congresswoman Katie Porter's seat blue, Assembly District 74 blue, flip Assembly District 68 blue, and flip OC Board of Supervisors blue with Ashleigh Aitken to represent almost all of Irvine!

Jan 19 Sunday 4-6pm, Aliso Viejo: Our Revolution Southern California / PDA South OC January Chapter Meeting @ 24445 Alicia Parkway
We will discuss current events, local races and issues, and volunteer opportunities to flip more seats. California ballots will arrive in the mail in early February and our primary is on March 3, 2020. If you register as a Democrat or select the Democratic ballot as a No Party Preference voter, you will have the opportunity to vote for members to represent you at the Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee. Find out who is running in your district (including our Chapter Leader Jenna Beck who is running in AD-73).

new Jan 20 Monday 5:30-7:30pm, Costa Mesa: Women In Leadership 2020 KICK OFF Event and Fundraiser! @ Playa Mesa Mexican Kitchen, 428 E 17th St,
Mingle with WIL-backed candidates and elected officials. Hear how women will be shaping the next election. Get inspired as this historic year begins. Ticket includes delicious hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket. Enjoy cool opportunity drawings and amazing silent auction items including VIP experiences with WIL-endorsed elected officials and exclusive tickets to the season finale of The Bachelor!  Please bring your checkbooks, so you can bid on the auction items and help raise funds to support candidates. Purchase tickets here

Jan 20 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
It's 2020 and there's work to be done! Come get the scoop on how you can support Harley Rouda, Scott Rhinehart, and critical infrastructure improvements for local schools. In the club's activism corner, attendees will be writing postcards to Democratic neighbors about the Mar 3 election. Plus, hear from the candidates for OC Democratic Party central committee - a race that is on your March 3 ballot and elections for club officers will be conducted. 6:30pm: Activism Corner & Social Hour; 7pm: General Meeting.

Jan 20 Monday 7-9pm, Anaheim: Poor People's Campaign Open the Government @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd.
An accountable government is the foundation of a strong democracy.***This month we will have a guest speaker from a group called Open the Government, which is a non partisan group who demands justice for the people by holding our government to be transparent. Refreshments and food will be served.Event is free.The facility is wheel chair accessible and emotional support animal friendly. More details: facebook.com/events/484344485846129

Jan 21 Tuesday 5-8pm, Corona del Mar: Newport Beach Deocratic Club @ OASIS Senior Center, 801 Narcissus Ave.
MEETING TOPIC & SPEAKERS: * Business Update   * Upcoming Events - VOTING 101 - 2020 Changes for OC Voters, Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30pm, Costa Mesa Senior CenterSpeaker Program:   * Ashleigh Aitken, Candidate OC Board of Supervisors   * Josh Newman, Candidate CA Senate District 29A genda: Coming SoonRSVP HERE: https://tinyurl.com/vh6bpqqAdditional details: facebook.com/events/628029731300960

Jan 21 Tuesday 6-8pm, Orange: Democratic Party of OC Adopt-A-Precinct @ Democratic Party of OC, 1916 W. Chapman Ave. Ste. B.
Learn how to organize and win elections! Free training for Democrats. Join us for our meeting. Space is limited - RSVP .  https://onlinecampaigntools.com/WebForms/ViewForm?key=iwcXcmo1Tui9RrdCQk6aWQ%3D%3D&fbclid=IwAR0zueE68exN0bjpC74NHNI4T6y0k75YbYA_iOnaLuLNzAW5fF7CujEu774

new Jan 21 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Dems: Congressman Levin @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
Join us for our first meeting of 2020 with speaker Representative Mike Levin who represents California's 49th Congressional District. Throughout his career, Levin has been a passionate leader on environmental protection, clean energy, and combating climate change. As a member of Congress, some of Levin's top priorities are combating veterans services, climate change, capitalizing on the economic benefits of a sustainable energy future, and providing solutions to move hazardous nuclear waste at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. He also was one of the first freshman members of Congress to endorse the Green New Deal. For our monthly give-back, we're collecting donations for Working Wardrobes. Please bring your gently used work or casual clothing, accessories, and shoes. To find out more, visit Working Wardrobes.

new Jan 21 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club Meeting with Simulation of Israeli-Palestine Confederation @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
At the club's Nov 2019 meeting, attorney Josef Avesar engaged the group in a simulation of how an Israeli-Palestinian Confederation (IPC) would work. Attendees were all invited to assume a role. He or she could be an Israeli or Palestinian Parliament member. Some acted as Israeli Prime Minister, President of the Palestinian Authority, U.S. President, or other world leaders. As president of the IPC, Josef Avesar introduces legislation which he did at the Nov 2019 meeting. The IPC Parliament members vote on the proposed law, amend it or create a new one. Attorney Avesar was invited to introduce several more proposals at this upcoming meeting. Attendees will be invited to participate in this interesting simulation, and share their thoughts.

Jan 22 Wednesday 5:30-7pm, Santa Ana: DFOC Reception with Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley @ Aitken Aitken Cohn, 3 MacArthur Pl. Ste 800.
Refreshments and food will be provided for all attendees. As mayor of Costa Mesa, Mayor Foley has tackled homelessness and affordable housing, has constantly worked to help protect our environment, and has always had the best interest of her constituents at heart. We are proud to honor longtime DFOC member and friend Mayor Katrina Foley!In order to purchase a ticket, please visit the following link: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/kfoley20All DFOC members can attend the event free of charge. Please RSVP via Facebook Messenger, or via email at info@dfoc.com.

Jan 22 Wednesday 6pm, Orange: Roe v Wade Vigil @ The Circle in Orange, 1 Plaza Square
-Bring Signs -Rain or Shine http://ocnow.org/event/roe-v-wade-rally-5/

Jan 22 Wednesday 6:30-7:30pm, Orange San Juan Capistrano: Interfaith Prayer and Action for Social Justice @ St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, 31641 La Novia Ave.
Throughout the summer and fall, we united in prayer against the separation of migrant families suffering at the border and witnessed publicly for their release and humanitarian treatment. In collaboration with the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, we will continue our prayers to raise awareness about the inhumane treatment of our migrant brothers and sisters seeking asylum.   Join us this evening for an interfaith gathering that includes prayer, reflection, learning and action.For more information contact Yesenia at yaltamirano@csjorange.org or download the flyer at http://csjorange.org/ministries/justice-center/upcoming-events

new Jan 22 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Tustin: Meet Eugene Fields, Candidate for Assembly 68 @ 12621 Elizabeth Way
Endorsed by the California Progressive Alliance for California's 68th Assembly District, Eugene Fields (D) will focus on working families. We need an advocate in the State Assembly who understands the needs of the many and will fight for the working-class. Additional details: facebook.com/events/560529967870263

new Jan 23 Thursday 4-9pm, Orange : Democratic Party of OC Phone Bank for OC Boards @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Elect Democrats to the OC Board of Supervisors and OC Board of Education! Meet up at the DPOC office to make phone calls for Sergio Contreras and Ashleigh Aitken for OC Board of Supervisors, and Andy Thorburn and Beckie Gomez for OC Board of Education. Instruction provided, all Democrats welcome! RSVP: info@ocdemocrats.org.

Jan 23 Thursday 6-8pm, Anaheim: Meet & Greet with Paulette Chaffee, Candidate OC School Board @ El Nopal, 530 N East St
Anaheim City Councilman Dr. José F. Moreno invites you to a MEET & GREET with Paulette Chaffee, Candidate for O.C. School Board, Trustee Area 4. Co-Hosts: Doug Chaffee, O.C. Supervisor, District 4, Jesus Silva, Fullerton City Council, District 3, Annemarie Randle-Trejo, Anaheim Union High School Board Member, Ryan Ruelas, Anaheim Elementary School Board Member. RSVP: (657) 445-8303 or campaign@paulettechaffee.com

Jan 23 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Orange: A New Way to Vote is Coming to OC @ St. Joseph Center, Mother Louis Room , 480 S. Batavia St.
Join us to learn:   -What a vote center is   -When voting begins   -What voting options are available such as voting-at-home, drive-thru ballot drop-off, in-person, etc. Presenter:   Sue Guilford from the League of Women Voters will inform us about the new changes and guide us on the new voting process.   For more information contact St. Joseph Justice Center 714-633-8121 ext. 7741 or yaltamirano@csjorange.org

new Jan 23 Thursday 6:30pm, Foothill Ranch: Drinking Liberally - Rancho Santa Margarita @ Peppino's Restaurant, 26612 Towne Centre D
Join Drinking Liberally friends for this meeting. The reservation is for 6pm if you would like to arrive early. For mroe info, contact Billsatdiver@earthlink.net

[Moved] Jan 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America: Intersectional Queer and Feminist Meeting @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 5653 Alton Parkway The Lost Bean Organic Coffee & Tea 4632 Barranca Pkwy.
The location has been updated to The Lost Bean on Barranca. We're behind the shop.   Begin preparations for Pride 2020! The IQF is meeting to discuss upcoming events.

new Jan 24 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Ethnic Studies Summit Convo @ 706 S Van Ness Ave
First meeting of 2020!!!!Join Maestros y Traviesos to hear from organizers of the 5th Annual Education and Ethnic Studies Summit in April at Chapman University, Anat Herzog & Jorge F. Rodriguez. Come to converse about the summit, hear how you, your students, organization, and/or community can get participate in the summit. Bring a snack/drink to share! Street parking only, suggest participants carpool. For more info about the Summit, visit Facebook event here

Jan 24 Friday 7-9pm, Irvine: Democratic Socialists of America general meeting @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Join us for the Orange County DSA General Meeting. We discuss our accomplishments of the last months and what we want to do in the upcoming months, and vote on initiatives.

new Jan 25 Saturday 9-10:30am, Anaheim: Community Coffee with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Glee Donuts and Burgers, 3024 W Ball Rd Ste A
Please Join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for a conversation over coffee and to share your thoughts on community and legislative matters important to you. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided. For more information please call (714) 525-6515 or visit https://a65.asmdc.org/event/anaheim-community-coffee-assemblywoman-sharon-quirk-silva

new Jan 25 Saturday 10am-1pm, Irvine: National Abortion Rights Action League Day of Action With Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris! @ Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris' Campaign HQ, 2091 Business Center Dr, Ste 150
Join NARAL Pro-Choice California and Team Cottie for a day of action with canvassing and calling neighbors to speak to them about electing reproductive freedom champions, like Assemblywoman Petrie-Norris, to the legislature! Register here

new Jan 25 Saturday 11am-1pm, Irvine: Brady OC: Protecting Our Communities from Ghost Guns @ 4915 Alton Pkwy
What exactly is a "Ghost Gun"? How are "Ghost Guns" made? Are a lot of criminals using "Ghost Guns"? Have there been any efforts to regulate "Ghost Guns"? What can people do to help stop them? If you've asked yourself any of these questions, then you belong at this meeting! Speakers will be answering all of your questions and discussing next steps. Join Brady OC and Brady CA and find out what you can do to help end gun violence! This will be the first meeting in the group's new series: Gun Violence Prevention 101. Each meeting will focus on a specific topic, giving you all the (metaphorical) ammo you need to fight the status quo and take action! You'll be a GVP expert in no time!! Childcare will be available for those who RSVP for the event here.

new Jan 25 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Fullerton: Community Coffee with Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Pilgrim's Coffee House, 124 W Wilshire Ave
Please Join Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva for a conversation over coffee and share your thoughts on community and legislative matters important to you. Complimentary snacks and refreshments will be provided. To RSVP call (714) 525-6515 or visit https://a65.asmdc.org/event/fullerton-community-coffee-0

new Jan 25 Saturday 4-5pm, Laguna Niguel: No War on Iran! Global Day of Protest @ 24001 Avenida de la Carlota, Corner of El Toro Rd and Avenida de la Carlota
Join Canyon Democrats for a peaceful protest for PEACE on this global day of protest to say No War on Iran! Bring your signs, your voice and your spirit!

Jan 25 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Candidate Panel 2020 @ University Of CA Irvine - Crystal Cove Auditorium, Student Center Room A-220
Come and hear candidates for State Senate 37 and Assembly District 68! The event is FREE for ALL STUDENTS (must show student ID) and $10 for all other guests so please come & hear from the candidates so that you are prepared for the 2020 March Primary Elections! If you have an questions or issues you want to ask the candidates, please submit them here:
Not all questions are guaranteed to be asked. Please e-mail collegedems.uci@gmail.com if you are a candidate for Senate 37 or AD 68 interested in speaking! Or if you are a campaign who would like to distribute literature to have at the event! Doors open at 5:30pm & the event begins promptly at 6pm! Link for tickets https://www.facebook.com/events/402656297305434/

Jan 25 Saturday 5-9pm, Orange: DPOC Reception with CA Senator Maria Elena Durazo @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Praised by The Nation, The New York Times, CNN, Capital Weekly and many others, CA State Senator and DNC Vice Chair Maria Elena Durazo is a political force. The Los Angeles Times declared her "...the single most influential individual in Los Angeles politics." Join the Democratic Party of Orange County for a reception with Senator Durazo. Your support raises crucial funds for essential voter engagement in 2020. Tickets:$40 Early Bird (purchase by January 15); $55 General Admission. Sponsorship Levels:$1,000 - Leader; $500 - Partner; $250 - Supporter; $150 - Friend. To RSVP, visit orangecountydemocrats.com/maria

new Jan 26 Sunday noon-2:30pm, Newport Beach: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; Letter Writing to Prisoners @ Newport Beach Public Library, 1000 Alvocado Ave.
Those of you who follow her story might know that Chelsea Manning just spent her 32nd birthday in jail. It's maybe hard to think about. The IQF will host a letter-writing event to reach out to Chelsea and other political prisoners. We want to show them that they're not forgotten by folks on the outside.

new Jan 26 Sunday noon-3pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic; Primary Election Canvass @ RSVP for address
Join us as we drop literature in support Harley Rouda, Scott Rhinehart, and Measure I. If you have never canvassed before, this is an easy one. We'll send you our with a partner, and since it's a literature drop, no door knocking is required! The location is a private residence, please RSVP here to get the complete address:https://secure.ngpvan.com/gcY7UXKMA0yiWQTamtuk2A2
Tickets: https://secure.ngpvan.com/gcY7UXKMA0yiWQTamtuk2A2?fbclid=IwAR0cMM56FAMnWHXhN2a7teAGZyw2Fb0v-XwCYfZ_nTy0DOVAnM9jA_xvGx8

new Jan 26 Sunday 2-4pm, Brea: Lavender Dems General Meeting: 2 Hours of Power @ 391 S St.College Blvd.
We will be hosting a brief training as we create our LGBTQ Canvass Army for the March 3rd Presidential Primary elections! We need all hands on deck to help support our endorsed candidates for critical races throughout the county.We will be hosting a workshop, led by board member Stephanie Wade, on a new #TransJustice campaign to the Supreme Court. Bring your beautiful, full, authentic selves and join the fun while we produce short videos for #TransJustice.For more information, please like and message us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

new Jan 26 Sunday 4:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Campaign Smorgasbord @ 15 Riparian Vw
Bring some friends who would like to get active in the primary. We all want to help defeat Trumpism and get good people elected, but how? Come to our Campaign Smorgasbord where you can choose an activity that suits you and that will make a difference! If you belong to a group that is working for a candidate or issue that supports our values (basically, anti-Trumpism!) you can even have table space for your materials and run your own phone bank or writing group.   We will have voter lists, Vote postcards, material on the new Vote Centers. Bring your phones or laptops for phoning, a reliable pen with black or blue ink, stamps or donations for stamps and supplies. And bring at least ONE FRIEND who wants to do something, but doesn't know how to start! Please bring a light supper item to share.   Schedule: 4:30 - All hands on deck to set up tables, potluck supper, and materials. 5:00 - Registration, networking, supper, instructions for campaign tasks. 6:00 - Time to choose a campaign table and get to work! 7:00 - Idea Exchange: The primary is getting close. What worked today, what needs changing. How can we work for a new Senate? Should we endorse candidates? What should we do at our meeting on February 16? 7:30 - Meeting ends, but everyone needs to help clean up! Be sure to tell your friends. If they are complaining about the Senate and about Trump, then this is a way to get started doing something about it!   RSVP HERE: https://act.indivisible.org/event/attend-local-actions/150610 Call Sharon Toji at 949 929-6512 for directions to Duck Club~

new Jan 26 Sunday 6:30-9:30pm, Fullerton: Be the Cause Celebration @ 2121 Skyline Drive
Let's Be the Cause! We're sharing inspirational moments as well as hearing from those leading various social causes. This time, we'll host bone marrow and umbilical cord blood donation donors and recipients in the quest to treat cancer. Come, hang out, be inspired, and learn about this amazing treatment that is saving lives here in our own community. Additional details: facebook.com/events/658414958287723

Jan 27 Monday 6-7pm, Orange: Democratic National Committee Candidate Forum @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Hear from California candidates running to represent you at the Democratic National Committee. Forum is scheduled to immediately precede the Jan 2020 DPOC Central Committee meeting. Forum and Central Committee meeting are free and open to Democrats. RSVP requested here

new Jan 27 Monday 6:30-8pm, Irvine: Intro to the New OC Voting Process: Find Out What's New! @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Attend this important election event and learn about the changes and improvements made to the Orange County voting process and system, which will debut with the Mar 3 primary election! SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER will be Michele Musacchio from the League of Women Voters! Sponsored by Asian Americans in Action, College Democrats at UCI, Democrats of Greater Irvine, Indivisible OC 45 and the OC Veterans Democratic Club. Please don't miss this important event and be sure to share this event with your OC friends on Facebook!

new Jan 28 Tuesday 10am, Orange: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice @ Community of Christ Church, 395 S Tustin St.
Parking Instructions: Please note that parking will be at The Wellness Center adjacent to the church. The center is located at 401 S Tustin St, Orange, CA 92866. Feel free to park in any open spaces and walk to the church. We will have a CLUE organizer helping direct people to the church. If you plan on attending our gathering but haven't RSVP'd yet, please reply to this email as soon as possible to: aoverton@cluejustice.org If you would like to make an announcement at our gathering, please let me know as soon as possible so that you can be added to the announcements portion of our meeting agenda.

new Jan 28 Tuesday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Bernstorm; Unidos Con Bernie; Grassroots For Bernie Southern California @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave.
Excited to get involved in the only truly grassroots campaign but not sure where to start? We'll show you the many ways you can help get Bernie elected! Come learn some tips on how to host your own volunteer events and spread the word about the #NotMeUs movement!

new Jan 28 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club @ 1616 E 4th St
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.Agenda -https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ozZRzRyg4Wo6Vi7ZVi-wdKrkiWldH5PtFPTyaBcn8dg/edit?usp=

new Jan 28 Tuesday 7:15-9:15pm, Irvine: Amnesty International - Local Group 178 @ Peace Room, Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Pkwy.
We will cover upcoming events, discuss Amnesty International news and take action on the latest AI cases.

new Jan 29 Wednesday 5-7pm, Brea: Rally for the Truth @ 391 S State College Blvd.
Call to Action! Americans demand that evidence be allowed in the US Senate's impeachment hearings. We oppose a cover-up by Senator McConnell and President Trump. RSVP Link: actionnetwork.org/events/rally-for-the-truth-brea We need to demand a Real Trial. Demand Witnesses and Documents. Americans must unite and seek the truth. Our action is law abiding, nonviolent, and a peaceful action.

Jan 29 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club: Voting 101 w/ Special Guest Neal Kelley, OC Registrar of Voters @ 1240 S State Costa Mesa Senior Conference Center
Joining us in the heart of Costa Mesa, Mr. Kelley will discuss the latest on new vote centers for the 2020 elections and how our right to vote is protected in Orange County.This event is hosted by the Costa Mesa Democratic Club and co-hosted by the Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club, HB Huddle, Women for American Values and Ethics (WAVE) and Imagine Action OC. costamesademocrats.org/event/voting-101-w-special-guest-neal-kelley-oc-registrar-of-voters /After a brief intermission at 7:45pm, the Costa Mesa Democratic Club will hold annual board elections and club business from 8pm-8:15pm.

new Jan 29 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River

new Jan 30 Thursday 6-9pm, Orange : Phone Bank for OC Boards @ 1916 W Chapman, Ste B
Support four critical Orange County Democratic candidates in one big night! Every Thursday from 6 to 9 PM, join the Democratic Party of Orange County to call voters for Sergio Contreras for OC Board of Supervisors District 1, Ashleigh E Aitken for OC Board of Supervisors District 3, Re-Elect Beckie Gomez for OC Board of Education, and Andy Thorburn for OC Board of Education. No experience required. Bring your own laptop to make calls. The team will get you trained and ready to go! For questions, contact Tim at tim@ocdemocrats.org.

Jan 30 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Irvine: Climate Reality Project OC Chapter - New Year Kick-Off Meeting: Climate Action for 2020 @ Irvine United Congregational Church, 4915 Alton Parkway
Climate Action In 2020 - Planning For Maximum Impact! This is the first Chapter meeting of 2020! Focus will be on priorities and action for the year, plans and what is needed to make the most impact on Climate Action in OC in 2020! Your input and ideas are critical. This meeting will also cover the upcoming Climate Reality Training in Vegas, Chapter Survey Results, and the group will break out into Action Groups to plan Top 2020 Climate Campaigns. Sign-up today - it's free and please bring a vegan snack to share and your water bottle. Spread the word. All Welcome! All Needed! Here's the link for the CRP OC 2020 Member Survey too - share your ideas! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MBNF9BX

new Jan 31 Friday 6:30pm, Santa Ana: Green New Deal Documentary Watch Party @ Grand Central Art Center, 125 N Broadway
Join Sunrise Movement to watch its documentary about the Green New Deal. Learn all about the Green New Deal and the Sunrise Movement's to make the GND a reality. The groups will also be talking elections and planning for Earth Day.


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new Feb 1 Saturday 9am-6pm, Aliso Viejo: Soka Univ of America 1st Annual Students of Color Conference: Building a World Without Empires @ Soka University of America, 1 University Dr,
Building a World Without Empire: Students of Color Activism Conference invites scholar-activists, activists, community organizers, student groups from campuses across California to engage in conversations that will challenge an unprecedented time of "student activism" across the world and across time. Please register for this free event here  The Students of Color Coalition is an anti-imperialist, anti-white cisheteropatriachal coalition of students from student of color groups on SOKA's campus who look to reclaim their space in and outside of academia, willing to actively organize for their needs. The Coalition re-emerged in order to address the lack of decolonial praxis inside and outside of the classroom, or in other words, the institutionally sanctioned stripping of marginalized voices from knowledge production in campus culture.

new Feb 1 Saturday 9:30am-noon, Lake Forest: GOTV for Andy Thorburn, candidate for Board of Ed @ Montbury Park, 21400 Rushford Dr,
Join Canyon Democrats and supporters of Andy Thorburn for OC Board of Education for this get out the vote event. Help protect OC's public education system, its kids and their future! His election is Mar 3rd (it is not a primary for this seat) so the time is NOW!! OC needs Andy to win! This election is the one chance to elect him to the OC Board of Education and add a Democrat. YOU can help make it happen! Andy will be there in person to help kick things off and the groups will be helping promote him and other Democrats. Join the group for this fun, politically rewarding event and help protect OC's public education system. More info here

new Feb 1 Saturday 10am-2pm, Brea: North OC CADEM Campaign Kick Off and Office Opening @ 391 S State College Blvd, Units A & B
2020 is HERE! The California Democratic Party is opening 14 offices across California to better serve local Democratic organizers, clubs, candidates, elected officials, and most importantly local community members. The new office will provide weekly volunteer opportunities, training, workshops, guest speakers, as well as act as organizing space for those advancing the ideals and pillars of the Democratic Party. Guest Speakers Include: DPOC Party Chair Ada Briceno, OC Board of Supervisors Candidate Ashleigh Aitken, OC Board of Education Candidate Andy Thorburn, Assembly District 55 Candidate Andrew Rodriguez, Once and Future State Senator, Josh Newman, U.S. Representative for Ca's 39th Congressional District, Gil Cisneros. And many more to be announced. Bring walking shoes and a full cell phone battery and join the organizers for an inaugural canvasing event in support of local Democratic Candidates! RSVP https://www.mobilize.us/cadems/event/210704/

new Feb 1 Saturday 11am-10pm, Irvine: Food Not Bombs working group @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 5653 Alton Pkwy #200
DSA's Food Not Bombs working group will meet for the first time. Following the model of the existing Food Not Bombs movement, they plan to redirect discarded food to people who actually need it. This meeting aims to figure out how to do that-- hashing out questions like where we'll get the food and how we'll distribute it. Come join us if you'd like to help organize this important project.

new Feb 1 Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm, Huntington Beach: Democratic Club of West OC Campaign Office Opening @ 18700 Main St, across Main St from 5-Points
DCWOC's new local Huntington Beach Democratic campaign office is celebrating its grand opening with rally, phone banking and precinct walking. Please RSVP here so organizers have an idea of the expected turnout. A distinguished line-up of candidates and guests will be attending, including: Harley Rouda, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Diedre Thu-Ha, Scott Rhinehart, Sergio Contreras, and DPOC Chair Ada Briceño. MC for the event is Sarah Jakle, Field Team 6 Outreach Director. Catt Phan is the coordinator for this event and she needs a lot of help…especially an ENTHUSIASTIC TURNOUT!  They have a list of items needed. If you could donate ANY item(s); such as, EZ ups, chairs, tables, food, speakers, trash cans, etc. it  would be much appreciated. On Thurs Jan 30, there is a HUGE need for people to put together handouts starting at 2pm. It would be an enormous great help if you can give a few hours of your time. (across Main St from 5-Points) Map here Contact Info: Catt Phan at 714.244.7679 or cphan@cadem.org

Feb 1 Saturday 2-9pm, Santa Ana: Tocada para la renta 2020 @ El Centro Cultural de México
Join Tenants United Santa Ana, El Centro Cultural de Mexico, Vecindario Lacy en Acción, Chicanos Unidos to celebrate the fight for housing justice with music, food and community. More details to come later! Por favor, únase a nosotros para celebrar la lucha por la justicia de la vivienda con música, comida y comunidad.

new Feb 2 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Water Update John Earl (Rescheduled from January) @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Local Water Watchdog, John Earl, will provide the current status of the Orange County Water District's environmentally destructive private water venture with Poseidon, water quality issues, and the politics that impact the cost of water for Orange County residents.s https://greenpartyoc.wordpress.com/coming-events/
Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited.   If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net

Feb 2 Sunday 3:30-5:30pm, Irvine: White People Against White Supremacy; Book Discussion: White Fragility @ RSVP for tickets.
We have room to accommodate 20 people at a private residence near the Irvine Great Park. The address will be sent to you a day or two before the event. To RSVP, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wpaws-book-club-discussion-white-fragility-chapter-4-tickets-89523821159 . This space is used for folks who identify as white and want to work through unloading their biases centered around their whiteness and to learn how white privilege hurts people of color. Each month, we will deep dive into the book White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/761590541006374

Feb 3 Monday: Registrar of Voters begins mailing vote-by-mail ballots
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

new Feb 3 Monday 5:30-7pm, Costa Mesa: OC Councilwomen Reception in Support of Kim Nguyen @ Neat Coffee, 1922 Pomona Ave
Join Orange County Councilwomen for a fundraiser in support of Kim Nguyen for OC Board of Supervisors .Hosted by Costa Mesa Councilwomen Andrea Marr & Arlis Reynolds, Tustin Mayor Pro Tem Letitia Clark, Aliso Viejo Mayor Pro Tem Tiffany Ackley, and Irvine Councilwoman Farrah Khan. Suggested Contribution Levels:   Champion $2,100 | Host $1,500 | Co-Host $1,000 | Supporter $500 | Friend $125 | Other. RSVP: RSVP@PSCcampaigns.com or call (562)491-1318 Please indicate Kim Nguyen Reception in your RSVP. Contributions to Kim Nguyen for Supervisor 2020 - ID#1422661 are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes. An individual, political action committee, association, committee, partnership, business, or corporation may contribute funds to this account. The maximum contribution allowed it $2100 per individual or business. Spouses may contribute up to $4200 from a joint bank account if both names are printed on the check and both signatures are present. Cash contributions must not exceed $99

Feb 3 Monday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Dinner/Meeting @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd
Another blockbuster meeting just announced! U.S. Representatives Katie Porter & Mike Levin!! Tickets on sale to DWSOC members-only and, if there is any room left, the club will open up ticketing to everyone a week later. Not sure if you're a 2020 DWSOC member?? Email info@dwsoc.org

new Feb 3 Monday 6-8pm, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach City Council: Community Choice Energy Study @ 2000 Main St
Huntington Beach residents are invited to join OC Clean Power to support Community Choice at this meeting! The groups says it needs all hands on deck to speak in unanimous favor of City Council approving a Feasibility Study for Community Choice Energy, and for HB City Council to respond to Irvine's invitation to form a Community Choice Joint Powers Authority! Not sure what to say? Here are some key points you can make to the city council. 1. Freedom of Choice - Choice has always been the American way, and right now with Socal Edison, residents don't have a choice as to where their energy comes from and how much they pay for it. 2. Local Control - The only way residents have any say over their energy is if they form their own Energy Authority with partner cities, like Irvine. Benefits include: resdients can reinvest their dollars back into their communities, and pay for programs and improvements to their infrastructure like Public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations, rooftop solar, and microgrids. 3. Cost Savings - Socal Edison wants to increase utility rates, and make HB pay more for less. Without CCE, resdients will continue to pay the high price.

new Feb 3 Monday 7-8:30pm, Anaheim: Housing Is A Human Right @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim-UUCA, 511 South Harbor Blve
Join OC Peace Builders Campaign to participate in their campaign to put a funding measure on the ballot for housing to end homelessness. Strategize for rapid response to unfolding developments. Increase capacity for change through training. To see the schedule for the meetings, refer to the calendar at website: summerofthepeople.org

new Feb 5 Wednesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: ACLU of Southern California Presents the March 2020 Primary: Local Elections Matter @ 1701 South Grand Avenue
Join ACLU of So CA for its first activist training of the new year. ACLU staff will share a preview of highest priority work for 2020, including county races, statewide ballot initiatives, and legislation. Find out how the Orange County Board of Supervisors are significantly impacting civil rights and how you can get involved to help build power in your community! Refreshments and light food will be served. Sign up here

new Feb 6 Thursday 11:30am-12:45pm, Santa Ana: Janitors for Justice @ Santiago Park, 510 Memory Lane
SEIU-USWW janitors are fighting to prevent sexual assault of employees by pushing management to increase security precautions.

new Feb 6 Thursday 6-8:30pm, Fullerton: Democrats of North OC @ Sizzler Restaurant, 1401 N. Harbor Blvd.
Come and Learn the Truth about the "Schools and Community First Initiative," which will appear on the Nov ballot. Experts will explain this effort to reclaim millions of dollars for children, communities and their future. The focus will be for everyone to understand what this proposal is, so that members/attendees are able to correct those who are spreading the "fake news" that "they are coming after Prop 13". Just to make matters more confusing, there is also a school bond proposition called "Proposition 13" on the March ballot. All of this will be sorted out at the meeting! In addition, Dr. Vicki Calhoun, who the organizers understood had removed herself from the race for Board of Education, District Four. But, it turns out she is in the race. Although this is not a race for which there is a DPOC-endorsed candidate, the club is offering her this opportunity to speak since her opponents spoke to the club last month. Socialing begins at 6pm, program at 7pm.

new Feb 6 Thursday 6-9pm, Tustin: National Women's Political Caucus of OC 2020 Board Elections @ Home of Sherri Loveland, 10920 Silverado Terrace, Tustin
Join NWPC OC for the 2020 elections of the board of directors. NWPC OC is also looking for committee members. Interested in getting more involved? Contact Sherri at president@nwpcoc.org. The mission of the National Women's Political Caucus of California, Inc. is to increase women's participation in the political process and to identify, recruit, train, and support feminist women for election and appointment to public office. While in pursuit of this goal, NWPC OC will strive to win equality for all women; to ensure reproductive freedom, to achieve quality dependent care; and to eradicate sexism, racism, anti-Semitism, ageism, ableism, violence, poverty, and discrimination on the basis of religion or sexual orientation.

new Feb 6 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Santa Ana: OC YIMBY Meet Up! @ Congregation Ale House Chapters (Santa Ana Chapter), 201 N Broadway Ave
Join your People for Housing - YIMBY friends to talk housing, Regional Housing Needs Allocation, the NEW SB 50 and hear what the group has planned for 2020! Appetizers provided, attendees buy own drinks. See Facebook page here

new Feb 6 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC Presents "Heads Up" with Michael Hiltzik @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
DCWOC is pleased to host L.A. Times business columnist, blogger, and Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Hiltzik for an illuminating look at the intersection of business and politics. Hiltzik crunches the numbers and pulls no punches! Don't miss what's sure to be an eye-opening discussion. Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author who has written for the Los Angeles Times for three decades, during which time he has served as a financial and political writer, an investigative reporter, a technology writer and editor, and a foreign correspondent in Africa and Russia. He received the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for articles exposing corruption in the entertainment industry. Hiltzik's books include New York Times best-seller Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century (2010), Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex (2016), and the upcoming Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America (2020). DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served. Ample parking behind the building. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083.

new Feb 7 Friday 2-3pm, Irvine: "A New Jim Code: Race, Carceral Technoscience, and Liberatory Imagination in Everyday Life" @ UCI School of Law, EDU 1111
The Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy and the UCI Department of Informatics will host Ruha Benjamin, Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and her presentation on this topic. From everyday apps to complex algorithms, technology has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even benevolent when compared to racist practices of a previous era. In this talk, Dr. Benjamin will present the concept of the "New Jim Code" to explore a range of discriminatory designs that encode inequity. Participants will also consider how race itself is a kind of tool designed to stratify and sanctify social injustice and discuss how technology is and can be used toward liberatory ends. Speaker Bio: Dr. Ruha Benjamin is Associate Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, founder of the JUST DATA Lab, and author of People's Science: Bodies and Rights on the Stem Cell Frontier (2013) and Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (2019) among other publications. Her work investigates the social dimensions of science, medicine, and technology with a focus on the relationship between innovation and inequity, health and justice, knowledge and power. Professor Benjamin is the recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including from the American Council of Learned Societies, National Science Foundation, Institute for Advanced Study, and the President's Award for Distinguished Teaching at Princeton. This event is free and open to the public. Reception will follow the talk. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here, as space is limited.

new Feb 7 Friday 7-8:30pm, Newport Beach: Speaker Series: Perspectives on Human Trafficking Prevention @ St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Global Hope 365 advocates for gender equality and to end violent practices towards women, namely human trafficking and child marriage. At the “Speaker's Corner: Shining a Light on Human Trafficking Prevention event” Global Hope 365 brings together a unique blend of experts on the topic. Opening Remarks: Laura Oatman, District Director for Congressman Harley Rouda. Featured perspective Christina Mojica is a third-year law student at Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law. She interned at Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) in Malta for 3 months this year. JRS is an international NGO with a mission to advocate on behalf of refugees and other forcibly displaced persons throughout the world. The JRS Malta team specializes in legal assistance, social services, awareness-raising in schools and spiritual care. Assistance is provided regardless of race, ethnic origin, or religious belief. Christina will be talking about the life-changing experiences she went through while working there including stories of human trafficking. Featured perspective: Peggy Huang, Deputy Attorney General in the Office of the Attorney General, Criminal Appeals, Trial, and Writs section. As a trial attorney, Peggy prosecuted individuals who abused and neglected clients in facilities licensed by the California Dept of Social Services and represented foster children in juvenile court. She was involved in two bills, signed into law, that protected abused and neglected children. Peggy offers a unique perspective on the challenges of ending Human Trafficking in OC and CA. Guests will also hear from Juliet L. Oliver Deputy District Attorney, Human Exploitation & Trafficking Unit, Orange County District Attorney's Office. Event is hosted by United Nations Assoc-OC, St. Mark's and Global 365.

new Feb 8 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle's Ballotpalooza @ 5402 Bolsa Ave
2020 Primary Ballots go in the mail In OC 02/3/20. So check your mail! Voting Begins 02/03/20. Bring Your Ballot to HB Huddle's Ballotpalooza Party. Hear from the candidates one more time and cast your vote. It's a Ballot Party & HB Huddle's 3rd Anniversary, so there will be cake! It's also an optional potluck so bring your favorite dish (no desserts). Please Note New Location!

new Feb 8 Saturday 10am, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition Meeting @ Unitarian Universalist Church Anaheim, 511 S Harbor Blvd
Join OC Peace Coalition to become informed and help the organization keep going by coming and giving your input for actions in the county to bring troops home. Be a part of the discussion on:  Game Night FUNdraiser~ benefitting OCPC & veterans and peace work (committee needs your input for decisions to be made at mtg)·    Hear presentation on Ethiopia by Dr. Phoebe Amus and Lasu Gorfu.  Eveyone is invtied to join the group and grab lunch after the meeting. Discussion will include info on Actions with the Poor People's Campaign, The Great American Write In, International Womens Strike Sat Mar 7, Stopping the next war in Iran- update on what's happening in Iran. Coffee and refreshments served Pat Alviso & Jeff MerrickMilitary Families Speak Out www.mfso.org 562-833-8035

new Feb 8 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave
Guest speaker is Dr. John Weispfenning, Coast Community College District Chancellor. At 2pm the group will hear a presentation on voter registration and suppression, it will discuss the lack of faculty of color in OC schools, Juneteenth 2020 and other topics of interest to the group.

new Feb 8 Saturday 6:30-8pm, Santa Ana: Democratic Socialists of America: Libertarian Socialist Caucus @ The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 2783 N. Main St.
Discuss projects from the previous month and make plans for next month.

new Feb 9 Sunday 9-11am, Tustin: Happy Birthday Brunch and Fundraiser; Melissa Fox, Irvine City Councilmember @ Prego Mediterranean, 2409 Park Avenue
Join us for a Happy Birthday Brunch and Fundraiser for Melissa Fox for California Assembly! RSVP at 714-864-8030 or votemelissafox2020@gmail.com. "With Washington in continuous disarray, it's more important than ever that we ensure California is a beacon of hope, progress, and opportunity for the people of our state.​For too long, residents of the 68th Assembly District have not had a seat at the table where decisions are made in Sacramento. I'm going to change that -- and make sure our voices are heard, loud and clear. Additional details: facebook.com/events/450557565833557

new Feb 9 Sunday 3-5pm, Newport Beach: Reception in Support of Mayor Katrina Foley @ 2317 Private Road in the Pool Area
Invitation to a reception for Katrina Foley for State Senate. RSVP: Carina Franck (714) 675-3653 or foleyforsenate.com/events/reception-for-katrina-foley-for-senate. Additional details: facebook.com/events/3145966422099760

new Feb 10 Monday 10am-noon, Anaheim: OC Peace Coalition @ Unitarian Universalist Church in Anaheim - UUCA, 511 S Harbor Blvd ·
Join OC Peace Builders and Anti War Peace Activists to discuss issues and actions. ABOUT OC PEACE COALITION: “We advocate the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal becomes a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. 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

new Feb 10 Monday 7pm, Brea: CADEM 39 Action Meeting @ 91 S. State College, Units A&B
The March 3 primary election is just ONE MONTH AWAY... only a few weeks remain to: Protect Congressman Gil Cisneros CD39, Turnout BIG for Josh Newman SD29, Andrew Rodriguez AD55, and Sharon Quirk-Silva AD65, Elect Ashley Aiken to OC Supervisor and Andy Thorburn to OC Board of Education. These are the leaders who must be elected to ensure Democratic voices are  heard in District 39. Now's the time to register new voters, talk with neighbors, friends, and everyone possible. The CA39 District Action Council is an unincorporated grassroots group comprised of representatives from organizations that invest in progressive changes in the N. OC, SE Los Angeles County & Chino Hills cities of CD39, SD29, AD65 & AD55. For more info, email ca39actioncouncil@gmail.com

new Feb 11 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: Nicole Capretz - San Diego Climate Action Campaign @ Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway
Speaker will be Nicole Capretz, an environmental attorney who founded the San Diego Climate Action Campaign which led the way to San Diego's clean energy Climate Action Plan.  Organizers look forward to learning about the progress being made to combat climate change as well and the many challenges which remain.   Event starts with dinner and socializing and meeting begins at 7pm. RSVP socprogressives@gmail.com and include meeting date. Website is http://socprogressives.com/

Feb 11 Tuesday 7:30-9:30pm, Irvine: United to End Homelessness Homelessness 101 @ Orange County United Way, 18012 Mitchell S.
Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. Many factors, including misinformation, myths and 'good intentions' contribute to this growing problem. Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing our county's history as well as the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link above. Due to high demand, individuals may only register to attend one Homelessness 101 class per calendar year. Food will not be provided at any meeting but you are free to bring your own. Coffee and water provided. *Please note that class is subject to cancellation if # of attendees is below 30. Additional dertails: facebook.com/events/568613667021329

new Feb 12 Wednesday 5:30-7:30pm, Irvine: Book Talk - Election Meltdown: Dirty Tricks, Distrust, and the Threat to American Democracy @ UC Irvine School of Law, Education Building, Room 1131
Enjoy this book talk by Professor Rick Hasen, UCI Law. Reception and book signing to follow discussion. UCI guest parking is $2/hour. Please register here More about the book here

new Feb 12 Wednesday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 @ 391 S State College Blvd
Please spread the word and ask folks to make a plan to vote.Primary Election: Tuesday, March 3rd.   Suggestions/ Ideas: Leadership@IndivisibleCA39.org. Additional details: facebook.com/events/538492646767628

new Feb 12 Wednesday 7-9pm, Orange: OC Young Democrats Gearing Up for the March Primary @ 1916 W. Chapman Ave.
With less than 42 days until the California Primary it's crunch time in terms of getting our endorsed candidates through their elections. If you've been thinking to yourself, "how can I get more involved?", this is the event for you! Join us for a night of phone-banking, text banking, and canvassing material preparation as we work to inform voters about the March 3rd primary. Connect with other young democrats and say hello to our endorsed candidates who will be stopping by throughout the evening!

[New Time] Feb 13 Thursday 3-6pm noon-4pm, Santa Ana: Unite Here Local 11 Food Service Workers Informational Picketing @ 18601 Airport Way
Background: On December 18th, 2019, Unite Here Local 11 food service workers at John Wayne Airport in OC marched outside of the departures terminal for several hours. After nearly two years of negotiating, they alerted flyers to stalled negotiations with HMS Host, the company contracted to staff the variety of restaurants and coffee shops where thousands of passengers eat and de-stress before and in between flights. Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice and local community leaders joined workers to march and pray, and to celebrate their service to passengers despite deplorable understaffing, and an insulting contract proposal from management that would leave most workers at approximately 30-cents above next year's minimum wage. Since December HMS Host executives still haven't expressed any willingness to return to the table to bargain a dignified contract. As a result, John Wayne Airport food service workers will be doing informational picketing this Thursday, and request our assistance. There is parking available at the airport for $2 per hour. Another option is to use a ride-share service like Uber or Lyft. If you can you walk with workers, please email aoverton@cluejustice.org or text 661-373-8679 asap.

new Feb 13 Thursday 5-7pm, Bellingham WA: Anaheim Dems Monthly Mixer @ Anaheim Brewery, 336 S Anaheim Blvd,
Come join the Anaheim Dems for their first 2020 Social Mixer! It's a chance to get to know your fellow Dems in a relaxing and fun environment. All Democrats are welcome! Bring a friend! Purpose: Once a month attendees will get together to meet, socialize and stay energized. Anaheim Democrats would like to bring new membership prospects and encourage each other to get involved in various activities in the city and Orange County.  A different location will be chosen each month.

new Feb 13 Thursday 5:15-7pm, Irvine: Iranian-American Community Town Hall @ City of Irvine City Hall, City Council Chambers, 1 Civic Center Plz
In light of recent political unrest and safety concerns from the Iranian-American community, you are invited to attend this town hall, hosted by Irvine City Councilmember Farrah N. Khan, to learn your rights while dealing with law enforcement and in the unfortunate case of a hate crime. You will have the chance to address your concerns to elected officials and law enforcement, and receive updates from the OC District Attorney, Irvine Police Department, and Iranian community organizations such as the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), National Iranian American Council (NIAC), and more. Guest speakers include: Dr. Niaz Kasravi, OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer, and Assistant Irvine Police Chief Michael Kent. This is a language-accessible event and will include information in Farsi. It is also open to ALL Orange County Iranian residents. If you have any questions, please email Councilmember Khan's office at rakbari@cityofirvine.org

new Feb 13 Thursday 6-8pm, Orange : Meet & Greet the Candidates: Ashleigh Aitken, Katrina Foley & Melissa Fox @ 1478 N Portsmouth Cir
Join Mayor Katrina Foley for State Senate running for 37th District, Councilwoman Melissa Fox for State Assembly 68th District and Ashleigh Aitken for OC Supervisor District 3 for a meet & greet hosted by Lynne-Marie Frediani. Register here

Feb 13 Thursday 6-9pm, Santa Ana: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice: Architects of Justice 2020 @ Temple Beth Sholom, 2625 N. Tustin Ave.
Architects of Justice is CLUE's way of honoring and lifting the work of CLUE faith leaders in Orange County. At a time when our ability to accompany workers and their families, people of color, immigrants, and those of persecuted faiths is uniquely challenged, these leaders are at the forefront of our struggle toward a just and sacred society. At its 5th Annual Architects of Justice Celebration and Gala, CLUE is thrilled to honor the brave grocery workers of UFCW 324, who won an incredible contract victory this year with tremendous support from community and faith leaders, and the Rev. Samuel Pullen and Los Alamitos Community United, whose moral courage in standing with our immigrant communities inspires us all. We will be blessed with a keynote address from activist Guerline Jozef of the Haitian Bridge Alliance and will also feature special guest Apolonio Cortes, a longtime dedicated Santa Ana resident, to share a story of leadership and vision that is transforming our communities. Reserve your tickets at www.cluejustice.org/aoj_2020_tickets!

new Feb 13 Thursday 7pm, Brea: Sierra Club Rio Hondo Chapter Local Conservation Issues Discussion @ Coco's Restaurant, 1250 East Imperial Highway
The meeting will feature a discussion on local conservation issues and ways that Sierra Club members and friends can get involved.  The meeting will feature updates on the activities of the three local conservation task forces working in the Rio Hondo Group area. The meeting will promote working together to help preserve the local environment. 7pm Socialize | 7:30pm Program.  Please order a meal or appetizer to support the venue.

new Feb 13 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Irvine: Know Your Rights | Palestine Legal @ SSL 155, Social Science Tower, UC Irvine
Palestine Legal is an independent organization dedicated to protecting the civil and constitutional rights of people in the US who speak out for Palestinian freedom. Palestine Legal is the only legal organization in the United States exclusively dedicated to supporting the movement for Palestinian rights. Palestine Legal's attorneys are based in Chicago, New York City and the Bay Area, and their work spans all 50 states and Washington D.C. They work closely with several organizations, including the Center for Constitutional Rights, the National Lawyers Guild and others, to provide legal support to activists around the country.The KYR presentation will cover most basic legal rights that come up for Palestine rights activists. Some examples are, your First Amendment right to protest, rights on public vs. private universities, and anti-BDS bills. While this presentation focuses on questions asked by Palestinian activists, the information is relevant to all!

new Feb 14 Friday 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle Climate Rally @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main St and PCH
Wear red if you can to show your love for the earth. HB Huddle will be rallying at the pier for clean air and water and livable environment every 2nd Friday of the month. The group will also be registering voters. Please bring a sign in support of protecting the enivoronment.

New Feb 14 Friday 4-5pm, Irvine: Dr. Cornel West "The Dying of Democracy Everywhere: The U.S., Iran, and the Middle East" @ UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium
A Q&A will follow the talk with Dr. Cornel West in conversation with the Director of UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies & Culture, Dr. Touraj Daryaee and the Dean of School of Humanities at UC Irvine, Dr. Tyrus Miller. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required. Seating is first-come, first seated.

new Feb 15 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State The Abuses of Human Trafficking and Child Marriage @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 1550 Sand Canyon Ave
Topic: "The Abuses of Human Trafficking and Child Marriage" presented by Rima Nashashibi. For more information visit http://www.au-oc.org/

new Feb 16 Sunday 4-6pm, Mission Viejo: Our Revolution Southern California / Progressive Democrats of America South OC Chapter Meeting @ 24445 Alicia Pkwy.
Please join us for our monthly Chapter meeting. We will discuss current events, local races and issues, and volunteer opportunities to flip more seats. Black History Month with Joan Durnell Powell!https://youtu.be/OMUKnzNi__A

Feb 17 Monday: Last day to register to vote for the Presidential Primary Election
ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

New Feb 17 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Aliso Viejo: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club: Ballot Party @ Faith Episcopal Church, 27802 El Lazo
Bring your friends and your sample ballot - we'll get you up to speed so you can cast an informed vote on March 3.   Plus: Be sure to come to our Activism Corner and help us write GOTV postcards to local Democrats. Contributions of postcard stamps are appreciated!   6:30 PM - Activism Corner & Social Hour 7:00 PM - General Meeting

Feb 18-Mar 3 Tuesday-Tuesday: Conditional Voter Registration period
During the 14 days prior to Election Day and including Election Day, an individual can go to the office of their county elections official, a satellite office, or to a vote center to conditionally register to vote and vote a provisional ballot.   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

new Feb 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: Reslience OC: OC Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum @ Latino Health Access, 450 W 4th St Ste 130
Resilience Orange County and Latino Health Access are hosting a Board of Supervisors Candidates Forum and have invited all the candidates for District 1. The candidates are Andrew Do: OC Board of Supervisor, District 1; Sergio Contreras: Westminster City Councilmember; Kim Bernice Nguyen: Garden Grove Councilwoman; Miguel A. Pulido: Mayor, City of Santa Ana. Limited parking is available on-site and there is also a parking structure next door that is available for $1 per hour. Spanish translation & child-care will be provided! As non-profit organizations, Resilience OC and Latino Health Access do not endorse or support any candidates or political parties.

New Feb 18 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats: Election Update 2020 - Guest Speaker from OC Registrar of Voters @ 24932 Veterans Way
Learn about critical issues relating to the March 3 Presidential Primary, including the transition to the new Vote CentersGuest speaker: Justin Berardino, Operations Manager, Orange County Registrar of Voters. About the presenter: Justin Berardino has worked for the O.C. Registrar of Voters for 18 years. As the Operations Manager, he oversees Election Services, Candidate and Voter Services, and IT. Justin has been involved in elections since the ‘punch card’ era and has witnessed the progress and innovations in Orange County over the years. He has also been part of the team working to improve election security in Orange County. Collection is socks for the homeless at Feb meeting. Non-members please RSVP on club website. Member RSVP here

New Feb 18 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club: Criticism of Israel is Not Anti-Semitism - Dick Platkin, LA Jews for Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Our speaker is Dick Platkin, a member of LA Jews for Peace, and a retired city planner. His topic is "Criticism of Israel is Not Anti-Semitism." He has been involved with Middle East peace groups since the 1970s, most recently the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions -USA.   Also, at the Feb 18th meeting we will discuss the future of the Cousins Club. Ruth Shapin and Nabil Dajani both need to step down as co-chairs.   Please join us and help us plan our future.   Our speaker on March 17th is David Pine, West Coast Regional Director of Americans for Peace Now. His topic is "Trump's Sham Peace Plan and Israel's Third Election." David lived in Israel for an extended time, and has been part of fact-finding delegations to Israel-Palestine.

new Feb 19 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club and OC Clean Power: Community Choice Energy @ Marie Callender's Restaurant & Bakery, 31791 Del Obispo St.
What can I do about climate change?  What did the City of Irvine just do about climate change?!Learn about Orange County's emerging Community Choice Energy program, which is paving the pathway to a 100% renewable energy future in an equitable and democratic way. Our featured speakers, Selene Lawrence and José Trinidad Castenada, will also give an update on solar policy & technology, including the sunsetting federal tax credit, state rebate for energy storage and utility rate changes.** PLEASE NOTE** When you RSVP for the meeting, please print and bring your receipt from ActBlue, or have it available on your phone. If you do not receive an emailed receipt from ActBlue, it means your RSVP did not go through and we won't have any record of your RSVP or meal order   Please RSVP here: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/gm_feb_2020Additional details: facebook.com/events/483229122617135

New Feb 20 Thursday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: Re-Election Campaign Reception for Beckie Gomez @ Chapter One, 277 N Broadway
Help sustain Beckie's reelection campaign efforts and fund her voter outreach mail program, and digital ads. RSVP: Reply to beckie4ocschools@gmail.com to let organizers know you will be attending! All contributions made online or via check will be honored for the event. Click here to process online today or mail a check to: Beckie Gomez for OC School Board, 1440 N. Harbor Blvd. #707, Fullerton, CA 92835. Two hours of free parking available in the northeast parking structure on 3rd & Broadway.

new Feb 20 Thursday 5:30-8pm, Santa Ana: ACLU of Southern California; Local Elections Matter-OC Board of Supervisors Primary Landscape @ 1701 S Grand Ave
Elections have profound impacts on our civil rights and civil liberties - especially local elections. Join us for our first activist training of the new year! ACLU staff will provide an update on California's voting rights laws and discuss the political landscape in Orange County local elections.Having a representative on the OC Board of Supervisors that advocates for issues such as racial justice, investment in vulnerable communities, law enforcement accountability, and immigrant rights can make a difference in advancing civil rights and liberties and fighting off bad legislation.  facebook.com/events/469861707017072

New Feb 21 Friday 11:30am-1pm, Santa Ana: Get Out the Early Vote Rally in with Bernie Sanders @ Valley High School, 1801 S Greenville St.
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Feb 22-Mar 3 Saturday-Tuesday: select vote centers are open to the public Beginning 10 days before the day of the election and continuing daily up to Election Day, select vote centers are open to the public. ocvote.com/fileadmin/vctemp   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

new Feb 22 Saturday 2-4pm, Orange : Sisters of St. Joseph: Stories and Solutions for a Warming World @ Mother Louis Room, 480 S. Batavia St
Speaker: Margo Finlayson, Co-Chair, Climate Reality Project OC Chapter Topic: The threat of climate change is real but people are stepping up in local communities and around the world to make a difference. From planting trees to reducing food waste, there are actions everyone can take. Join The Sisters of St. Josept to hear stories of small and big changes that help address the effects of climate change. Special guests: Henry Gonzalez and Connie Delgado, who will perform a flute invocation for the Earth and to acknowledge the Tongva, the indigenous people of Southern California. Reception to follow. To RSVP, email rev.srederus@yahoo.com

new Feb 23 Sunday 10am-4pm, Newport Beach: NARAL Pro-Choice California and Katrina Foley; Knock Doors for Reproductive Freedom: Katrina Foley for Senate! @ 1600 Dove St.,Suite 101
Katrina Foley is a longtime reproductive freedom advocate. As Mayor of Costa Mesa she has found ways to uphold the experiences of women and people affected by abortion. Now she is running for California's State Senate and we could not be more excited!An anti-choice Republican currently occupies Senate District 37 and we want to ensure that we are doing everything we can to elect champions like Mayor Foley to the CA Senate. Which is why we will be out in the community knocking on doors!Knocking doors is easy and fun! NARAL and Katrina's team will provide training before you go out on the doors. Please be sure to bring a charged phone, water bottle, and wear sunscreen!

New Feb 23 Sunday 11am-4pm, Newport Beach: Day of Action with former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom and Katrina Foley @ Katrina Foley, 1600 Dove St
Join former Irvine Mayor Beth Krom for a day of phone banking and canvassing!

New Feb 23 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Education in OC & How to Help Democrats WIN @ Irvine Ranch Water District Duck Club, 15 Riparian View
This is also the LAST WEEK before the California Democratic Presidential Primary, so we expect field representatives from the Biden, Bloomberg, Buttigieg, Klobuchar, Sanders and Warren campaigns to come to our club meeting to let you know how to get involved in the last push into March 3rd's SUPER TUESDAY Primary.   We will be designating Irvine precinct captains for the final push before the March 3 primary. We will have our attractive door hangers to help our candidates win!

New Feb 24 Monday 5-6:30pm, Irvine: Dave Min House Party @ Cypress Village
You're invited to a house party hosted by Dr. Ash Pahwa in Irvine's Cypress Village neighborhood to meet Dave Min who is running for California State Senate.   You must RSVP at eventbrite.com/e/dave-min-house-party-hosted-by-dr-ash-pahwa-in-irvines-cypress-village-registration-90220402653 to receive the address location.   Dave lives and works in Irvine as a law professor at UC Irvine, and is running for State Senate in Senate District 37 which includes Irvine, as well as Tustin, Villa Park, Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Orange, Lake Forest, Laguna Beach, Anaheim Hills and other nearby areas. Additional details: facebook.com/events/782637025573735

New Feb 24 Monday 7-9pm, Irvine: FOCD New Volunteer Orientation (Formerly Friends of OC Detainees) @ Irvine United Congregational Church4915 Alton Pkwy,
Did you know the U.S. operates the world's largest immigration detention system? On any given day there are up to 34,000 immigrants in detention facilities across the country. Up to 2,000 immigrants are being held in Adelanto ICE Processing Center, CA. Detainees can languish for months, sometimes years, away from family and friends, with no visitors, and with limited access to community and legal support. FOCD volunteers visit immigrants at the GEO ICE Processing Center in Adelanto, CA. The purpose is humanitarian. Volunteers visit to listen and care. Many detainees have no other visitors and are THRILLED to have a visit. Please join us to learn more about our visitation program.

New Feb 24 Monday 7-10pm, Santa Ana: The Fire This Time: Film Screening + Discussion @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Colectivo Tonantzin hosts this screening of "The Fire This Time," a documentary by Randy Holland that traces the roots of oppression and poverty in the Black community of South Central Los Angeles through the eyewitness testimony of South Central residents. Ultimately, the film demonstrates how the institutional forces of White supremacy in Los Angeles created the conditions for the South Central Uprisings of 1992, and the violent repression that followed. The screening will be completely free, and light snacks will be provided! All are welcome to bring food to share. A discussion will follow the screening, with Spanish interpretation provided. Childcare will be available, and the building is ADA accessible. For any questions, please contact PJ Flores at pjyrarrazaval@gmail.com. We hope to see you there!
Colectivo Tonantzin le invita a la comunidad a una proyección de "The Fire This Time," un documental de Randy Holland que delinea los raizes de la opresión y pobreza en la comunidad negra de South Central Los Angeles por medio del testigo presencial de los residentes de South Central. Por último, la película muestra como las fuerzas institucionales de la supremacia blanca en Los Angeles crearon las condiciones para las revueltas de South Central de 1992, y la represión violenta que siguió después. La proyección será completamente gratis, y proveremos unas botanas ligeras! Todxs están bienvenidxs a traer comida o bebidas para compartir. Aunque la pelicula no tiene traducción, tendremos una plática después, con interpretación de inglés a español. Habrá cuidado de niñxs, y el edificio es accesible por ADA. Si tienen preguntas, mándennos una mensaje, o contacten a PJ Flores por correo: pjyrarrazaval@gmail.com. Esperamos verles allí!

New Feb 25 Tuesday 8:30-9am, Santa Ana: Community Members Unite to Demand ICE Stop Deportation Proceedings of Orange County Mother of Four @ USCIS Santa Ana Field Office, 34 Civic Center Dr
Community members from across Orange County will accompany Celia Torres, a breadwinner and mother of four, to her check-in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to demand that Celia not be deported. If the ICE field officer chooses to separate Celia from her family on Tuesday by deporting her, she would be causing irreparable harm to Celia, her family, and her community.   Celia's case began 10-years-ago when she was paying her bills at a local cell phone company. As the sole provider for her family, finding childcare was an unaffordable expense for Celia, and she ran into the business quickly while her children waited in the car. This led to an encounter with law enforcement that has entangled Celia in the criminal, then immigration legal systems for the past decade. Celia's long-lasting battle with these legal systems have been exacerbated by ongoing challenges including predatory legal fees, greedy landlords, domestic violence, and reproductive health issues. These legal processes have severely impacted her children's social, emotional, and physical health. Despite these hurdles, Celia has been working 2 jobs at a time as a housekeeper, dishwasher, and cook to make ends meet and support her family of four.   Advocates present for Celia's hearing are demanding that ICE Field Officer Lory C. Torres, who holds jurisdiction over most of Southern California, exercise prosecutorial discretion and dismiss Celia's case due to special and extreme circumstances.   Contact: Ana Ramirez, 310-895-5201, ana@resilienceoc.org, Roberto Herrera, 714-727-7627, roberto@resilienceoc.org

New Feb 25 Tuesday 10am-noon, Newport Beach: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice - Clergy & Community gathering @ Harbor Christian Church, 2401 Irvine Ave
If you plan on attending our gathering but haven't RSVP'd yet, please reply as soon as possible to aoverton@cluejustice.org   If you would like to make an announcement at our gathering, please let me know as soon as possible so that you can be added to the announcements portion of our meeting agenda.

New Feb 25 Tuesday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: ACLU of Southern CA Presents the Mar 2020 Primary: Local Elections Matter @ WIC Training Center Santa Ana, 1971 E 4th St St 140
Join PeoplePower for its first activist training of the new year. The group will be joined by Transforming Justice Orange County, a new group committed to reimagining justice, safety, and accountability, through ending individual, collective, and systemic oppression by carceral systems. Learn more about the group, its members and their work for 2020, including stopping the expansion of the James A. Musick facility and advocating to increase funding for community-based systems of care. ACLU staff will share a preview of some of its highest priority work for 2020, including county races, statewide ballot initiatives, and legislation. Find out how the OC Board of Supervisors are significantly impacting our civil rights and how you can get involved to help build power in your community! Refreshments and light food will be served. Register here

New Feb 25 Tuesday 6-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Tenants United: Rent Control Community Forum @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Come learn about the proposed ordinance from the people who helped draft it and those who are organizing volunteers to gather the signatures necessary to put in on the ballot. Wondering how many signatures llneeded to collect? Wondering what is needed to win? How you can plug in? Come and get all your questions answered here.
Ven a aprender acerca de la ordenanza de control de renta que estamos proponiendo. Las personas que ayudaron a redactarla ordenanza darán una presentación. También podrás escuchar de aquellos que están organizando voluntarixs para reunir las firmas necesarias para poner esta ordenanza en la boleta electoral. ¿Te preguntas cuántas firmas necesitaremos colectar? ¿Te preguntas qué ocupamos para ganar? ¿Cómo puedes conectarte? Ven y recibe respuestas a todas tus preguntas aquí.
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Feb 25 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club @ 1616 E. 4th. St.
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.Agenda -https://drive.google.com/open?id=1mP0yBh3w0IytwZk0xkmPxNs88Yl8tqIzMIdQ6uwxRfI

new Feb 26 Wednesday 11:30am, Irvine: Women For: OC Celebrating Women's Suffrage Presented by: The League of Women Voters @ 15 Riparian Vw
11:00-Refreshments   11:30-Meeting Begins (starts promptly)   This talk will be presented by Steph Campbell, both of the Orange Coast League of Women Voters and Women For: Orange County. We will share our celebration of Women's Suffrage which was achieved through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution which was ratified on August 18th and officially became law on August 26, 1920. As we approach the 100th anniversary it is important to remember the history and conflicts, the role that white supremacy played in the fight, and the ultimate victory in Tennessee.   The presentation covers the suffrage movement across time beginning in 1840 - 80 years before passage of the amendment. It took until 1868 for the amendment to be introduced in Congress which was followed by the for- mation of anti-suffrage groups some of which included women.   There are successes along the way! Jeannette Rankin of Montana is the first woman elected to the House of Representatives - that was in 1916 before many women around the country could vote. And Utah gave women the vote in 1870!   As great a victory as it was, it was still an unequal amendment giving the franchise to primarily white middle and upper class women. And the fight to get it passed relied on racial exclusion to get Southern states to ratify the amendment.   Free and open to the public. Men are cordially invited. womenfororangecounty.org

New Feb 26 Wednesday 6-8pm, Tustin: Tustin City Councilmember Letitia Clark Re-Election Kick Off @ Mess Hall Market, 1705 Flight Way
Suggested Contribution Levels:Sponsor $2,500 | Host $1,000 | Co-Host $500 |Supporter $250 | Friend $125 RSVP: RSVP@PSCcampaigns.com. Please Indicate "Letitia Clark Kick Off" in your RSVP For Questions, please call (562)491-1318. Additional details; facebook.com/events/625759228227996

New Feb 26 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter meeting @ Home of Ron Varasteh and Masha Macurda, 9 Sunset River
INTROS and Your Take: The political landscape March 3rd and beyond?   NATIONAL "Change Makes Change!" https://pda.nationbuilder.com/donate   "PDA 101" www.pdamerica.org, Chapters, IOT's, SC's, People Demanding Action 501(c)(4), www.peopledemandingaction.org, FB, Tw, IG, Virtual Phonebank / Rapid Response Team- MikeFox@pdamerica.org   IOT's: HCHR (second Wed), ECR (on hiatus), EWO and SGW (intermittent), ESJ (coming again soon??), CFTE, Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Winslow Group   Debrief: #ImpeachRemoveIndictJail, #WeWantBernie, EDUCATE CONGRESS/LETTER DROP #OffFossilFuels #ClimateEmergency #HConRes52, #MedicareForAll #S1129 #HR1384, www.Medicare4AllResolutions.org, #StateBasedUniversalHealthcare #HR5010, Other Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, OPS, PublicCit, FWW, SSW, Sunrise, BTP, MTA, Tax March, etc.)   REGIONAL: Healthy CA Commission Jan 27 report, CDP EBoard Mar 20-22 Visalia, https://www.cadem.org/our-party/executive-board, DNConvention July 13-16 Milwaukee Delegate Selection Process, https://www.cadem.org/our-party/body/One-Pager-How-to-become-a-Delegate-Updated-11.21.pdf HealthyCANow https://healthyca.org/ PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com, CA Prog Alliance Meeting LOCAL: Reports: DPOC, Candidates: House reps, CA reps, City Councils, etc., PDA South OC 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, Announcements   ** #Bernie2020 Rally, Santa Ana, Fri 2/21 9:30a https://events.berniesanders.com/event/241368/   ** #FridaysForFuture #GlobalStrike4Climate https://www.facebook.com/events/799945190437814/?active_tab=off_permalink  

new Feb 27 Thursday 11am-1:30pm, Costa Mesa: Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of Orange County & San Bernardino Annual Luncheon 2020 @ Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa, 3050 Bristol St
Keynote Speaker will be Valerie Jarrett. RSVP today at www.CommunityActionFund.org and purchase tickets here

Feb 29-Mar 3 Saturday-Tuesday: additional vote centers are open to the public Beginning 3 days before the day of the election and continuing daily up to Election Day, additional vote centers are open to the public.   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/ (See also Mar 3)

New Feb 29 Saturday 10-11:30am, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle: Women's History Month Kick-off @ Huntington Beach Central Library, Talbert Room, 7111 Talbert Ave
Join HB Huddle or a very special event. With Virginia voting to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), the club has invited a variety of women to speak about the ERA--What it would mean to them if (and when) passed; What it meant to them when it didn't pass in the 1970's; How its passing would affect them, etc. This is sure to be enlightening and inspiring event. #ERANow #EqualRights #WomensRights


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New Mar 1 Sunday 7:30am, Huntington Beach: Arlington West @ 6th St and PCH North of the Pier
Join Veterans for Peace and Military Families Speak Out to set up the Arlington West display on the sands. Every month members of VFP chapter 110 set-up a memorial to honor and bring awareness of those who have died while serving the country in Iraq and Afghanistan and to bring awareness about continuing wars in the Middle East. Set-up includes installing the field of crosses and other items. Depending upon number of helpers, this can take 45 minutes or up to two hours. "Many hands make for light and fast work." Take down goes much quicker than set-up. Breakdown starts at about 3pm and hopefully have everything back in the trailer before 4pm. It is vital to remind the public of these ongoing conflicts and their costs to the nation and its families, and also to continue to talk to, support and help the many Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, Veterans, family members and concerned others that come by. If you have questions contact Jeff at jeff.mfso@earthlink.net or call/text  562-522-4241

New Mar 1 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Green Party of OC: Open Election Discussion @ IRWD Community Meeting Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
Last meeting before the primary election on Tuesday, we'll have open discussion of anything that will be on the ballot.   Time will be fairly divided up among those wishing to rant.   Bring a snack to share, if you like.
Our County Council meetings are always held after the general meeting, and the public is invited.   If you can share a ride or need a ride to our meeting, please contact Bea Tiritilli: tiritilligreen@sbcglobal.net

New Mar 1 Sunday 3:30pm, Irvine: White People Against White Supremacy; Book Discussion: White Fragility
For this meeting, we will focus on the 5th chapter.  We have room to accommodate 20 people at a private residence near the Irvine Great Park. The address will be sent to you a day or two before the event. To RSVP, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wpaws-book-club-discussion-white-fragility-chapter-5-tickets-93393070187
Additional details: facebook.com/events/2970862202925494

Mar 3 Tuesday 7am-8pm: Primary Election
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.   ocvote.com/voting/current-election-info/2020-presidential-primary-election-info/   (See also ocvote.com/fileadmin/vc/, votersedge.org/ca/en/election/2020-03-03/orange-county and Endorsements)

New Mar 3 Tuesday 9am-2pm, Orange: Get Out The Vote with the Democratic Party of OC @ Democratic Party of Orange County, 1916 W Chapman Ave Ste B
Election day is nearly here, let's make sure voters visit vote centers and mail-in ballots! Some of our elections could go down to a few votes, we need your help to flip seats in OC! Help get out the vote. Support candidates up and down the ballot: We're reaching voters about the OC Board of Supervisors and OC Board of Education, plus State Legislative and Congressional campaigns that overlap with our Board candidates! TWO DATES:March 1 & March 3, Sign up so we can prepare your spot for you. RSVP: orangecountydemocrats.com/bigwalk

New Mar 3 Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm, San Juan Capistrano: Democratic Women of South OC Election NIght Party & Dinner @ San Juan Hills Golf Club, 32120 San Juan Creek Rd.
(Early Bird pricing ends TOMORROW - SO DON'T DELAY, BUY TODAY!!)Join your DWSOC friends to watch the Super Tuesday Election results come in on two big screen TVsPrices less expensive for members - Join at www.DWSOC.org
EMCEE'D BY LOCAL RADIO SHOW HOST, RAAD GHANTOUS!

New Mar 3 Tuesday 9-11pm, Anaheim: Election Night Party @ 1475 S State College Blvd
Join the Democratic Party of Orange County, Democratic candidates and community to celebrate election returns for the Democratic Presidential Primary on Super Tuesday. The group will celebrate California and Orange County's returns, support outstanding Democratic candidates, and watch together the critical Super Tuesday results from across the country.

New Mar 4 Wednesday 5-8:30pm, Irvine: Zero Weeks Screening and Panel Discussion @ UCI Student Center, Crystal Cove Auditorium, 311 W. Peltason Dr.
Come learn about America's paid family leave crisis and how you can be part of the change. eventbrite.com/e/orange-county-zero-weeks-screening-and-panel-discussion-tickets-92136672267

New Mar 5 Thursday 4pm, Irvine: UCI Law: A Conversation on Protecting Civil Rights and Civil Liberties in Times of Political Crisis @ UCI, Beckman Center, 100 Academy Dr
This evening of thoughtful engagement about today's pressing issues from current Supreme Court cases to the Justice Department, examining immigration, reproductive rights, the Muslim Ban and more will feature Anthony Romero, Executive Director of ACLU; Dahlia Lithwick, author, journalist and senior editor Slate; Kathy Spillar, Executive Editor Ms Magazine, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Feminist Majority Foundation; Liz Winstead, Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Abortion Access Front, Co-Creator The Daily Show; Chancellor's Professor Michele Goodwin, UCI School of Law, ACLU Executive Board, author Policing the Womb. Schedule: 4pm-5pm, Book Signing & Reception; 5-6:15pm, Program; 6:15pm, Meet and Greet. Register here

New Mar 5 Thursday 6:30pm, Fountain Valley: Democratic Club of West OC: Primary Roundup with Ada Briceño, DPOC Chair @ Congregation B'nai Tzedek, 9669 Talbert Ave
DCWOC's monthly meeting is the place to be just 2 days after CA's Mar primary! Enjoy a discussion of what's just happened and what happens next with Ada Briceño, Chair of the Democratic Party of OC. Discover how you can become a more informed and involved voter and Democrat. Ada Briceño was elected Chair of the OC Democratic Party in Jan, 2019. She also currently serves as Co-President of UNITE-HERE Local 11 and Vice President of UNITE-HERE International Union. She has twice been named one of OC's 100 most influential people by the OC Register. Briceño emigrated to the United States from Nicaragua at age six, settling in OC at 15. After graduating from high school, she took a job as a hotel clerk, where she discovered labor organizing and joined the union, rising through the ranks to become the first Latina president of Local 681 at age 26. Her passion for social progress has led her to work for civil rights, immigrant rights, women rights, and environmental justice. She co-founded OCCORD, a multicultural coalition of workers and activists; sits in the OC Women's March steering committee; and is a member of the Southern California Air Quality District Environmental Justice Committee. DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7. Membership encouraged, but not required. Refreshments served. For info call Phil at 310-871-2083

New Mar 6-7 Friday 6:30pm/Saturday 10:30am-3:30pm, Fullerton: CSUF Diversity and Leadership Summit: Do Better:Be Better - Volunteering and Outreach for Techies @ CA State University Fullerton, 800 N State College Blvd
Conference attendance can provide students with a better understanding of their industry, but a lack of time or resources can be an obstacle. To address this issue, students in ACM and ACM-W, two CSUF computer science clubs, planned the Diversity and Leadership Summit with the support of faculty advisors and industry professionals. The Summit brings the opportunities and resources of a conference directly to Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) students on the campus. How can you help? With the most valuable resource of all, your time! They need professionals for speed networking, discussion panels, and workshops. Schedule: Mar 6, 6:30pm; Mar 7, 10:30am to 6:30pm. Contact ecs.summit@gmail.com. If you have interest please register your interest here

New Mar 7 Saturday noon-4pm, Laguna Woods: Equalify for Women is Progress for All @ Laguna Woods Villag Clubhouse 1, Main Room, 24232 Calle Aragon
Program will include: Gloria Moldow, Judy Tzu-Chun Wu, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Laura Friedman, Wendy Hauk Kaiser, Annual Women's March Speakers plus International Lunch hosted by Bharti Patel and CeCe Sloan ($20) and Ongoing Women's Collaborative Vote Mural. To reserve, email Cecesloa@gmail.com; voicemail 949/683-1278.

NEW Mar 7 Saturday 12:30-4pm, Santa Ana: Santa Ana Solidarity Saturday / Santa Ana Sabado Solidario @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Homes for All California/ Hogares para Todxs California calls on renters from across the region to come help gathering signatures to assure Santa Ana's Rent Control and Just Cause Eviction policy make it to the ballot in November! Attendees include representatives from the North Bay, the Bay Area, from LA and Long Beach attending, so come make your voices heard and build out this family with the beautiful people of El Centro Cultural and Tenants Union of Santa Ana!

New Mar 7 Saturday 1pm, Irvine: National Organization of Women-OC Chpater @ Museum of Woman, 17905 Sky Park Cr, Ste A
Women's History | Voting Rights Panel Discussion. For more info, email oc-now@outlook.com

New Mar 7 Saturday 1pm, Santa Ana: Ven a Pintar un Mural Comunitario @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Estan invitados a venir y pintar un mural comunitario. La Universidad de California, Irvine (UCI) en colaboracion con el Centro, han disenado un mural de seis piezas para hacer una declaracion sobre las necesidades y esperanzas de la comunidad. Por favor ayudenos a pintar y colgar el mural en el Centro. Todo el material se proporcionara. Esperemos que vengan a formar parte de esta colaboracion de arte. Para mas informacion y confirmar su asistencia: ahope1@hs.uci.edu

new Mar 7 Saturday 6-9pm, Irvine: Women's Journey Foundation: Making HERstory @ University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr
Making HERstory educates, empowers and engages audiences of all ages and ethnicity. Through a 40 minute visual and cultural performance, interactive exhibits and activities, an awards ceremony and printed resources, Making HERstory brings to life the real accomplishments and contributions of women historically and of today.
When we witness the stories of these women, we learn that women can achieve anything, without limits. Women's achievements expands our sense of what is possible. Making HERstory honors the past, embraces the present and supports the future of all women. How did women affect change to society? What were their dreams, values and challenges? Women are without lineage in American History. In 3500 years of recorded world history 0.5% is devoted to women. Less than 3% of American women who have made a difference in the United States are rarely seen in our history books. One can no longer deny the tremendous contribution and advancement of women over the last 100 years. Women today draw strength and inspiration from those who came before their. Their legacy is all women's story, and a truly balanced and inclusive history recognizes how important women have always been in American society. Purchase tickets here

New Mar 8 Sunday noon-4pm, Anaheim: Really Really Free Market @ La Palma Park, 1151 N Anaheim Blvd,
If you don't have anything to share you are still welcome to take anything you like (: *If you are brining items to share please only bring what you can carry (a bag or two) *Try and show up early (not 30min before we clean up) So folx have time to look and take items. This will also help us have less to clean up! Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/622869058547725

NEW Mar 8 Sunday noon-1:30pm, Orange: Democratic Socialists of America - OC; LSC Reading Group: Emma Goldman @ 22 Plaza Sq.
Ever wonder what Anarchism is or what is stands for? Well we'll be discussing Emma Goldman's "Anarchism: What It Really Stands For".   You can find the reading for free at https://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/goldman/works/1910s/anarchism.htm

New Mar 8 Sunday 4-6pm, Anaheim: Global Hope 365 Fundraiser for Hope @ RSVP to Ali@GlobalHope365.org for address
Global Hope 365 will co-host a fundraiser with Lorena and José Moreno at the Moreno's home. Hope 365 is dedicated to spreading awareness on human trafficking to prevent future victims. Global Hope 365 will obtain private funding to bring Human Trafficking Awareness training to all public, charter and private schools in OC. Human Trafficking victims are being recruited by traffickers as teenagers. so advocates must educate students and teachers on the signs of human trafficking. In addition, advocates must educate students on the tactics of human traffickers to prevent traffickers from targeting minors. As lifelong educators and community leaders, Dr. José F. Moreno and Lorena Moreno, M.Ed are aware of the prevalence of Human Trafficking in OC and dedicated to a solution-oriented approach. Dr. Jose F. Moreno was the President of the Board of Education for the Anaheim City School District from 2006-2016, one of the largest elementary school districts in CA serving over 19,000 students and an annual budget of over $180 million. Dr. Jose F. Moreno is currently an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Chicano & Latino Studies at California State University, Long Beach and is a Councilmember for the City of Anaheim. Lorena Moreno, M.Ed is currently a high school principal in the Anaheim Unified School District. Event info at https://www.facebook.com/events/185256185893460/

NEW Mar 10 Tuesday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC: What to do with San Onofre Nuclear Waste??? @ Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Hwy
Featured speaker will be Tom Isaacs, Chairman of the Experts Committee charged with finding solutions for the huge local (and national) problem: The Safe Storage of Nuclear Waste. Dinner and socializing at 5:30pm; meeting at 7pm. RSVP necessary: socprogressives@gmail.com. Please RSVP as early as possible so organizers can give the restaurant an accurate head count. Tom Isaacs bio: As an executive with the Department of Energy he managed the comparative evaluation of sites for a deep geologic repository for nuclear waste which led to the eventual designation of Yucca Mountain. Tom was the Director for the Office of Planning and Special Studies at Lawrence Livermore National Labs and a Consulting Professor at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He was also the lead advisor to President Obama's Blue Ribbon Commission on America's Nuclear Future. He now heads the Edison Experts Team charged with finding solutions for the problem of the safe storage of nuclear waste.

[Canceled] Mar 11 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Club @ Laguna Beach Seniors at the Susi Q, 380 3rd. St.
Out of an abundance of caution, we've decided to postpone our LBDC meeting to respect those with concerns about health and safety.   Thank you for your understanding. We will follow up soon. We are celebrating many wins from last Tuesday. Your efforts to impact voter registration and elections is changing the face of the political direction. Together we can keep making a difference.   Sincerely,   Lara Horgan and the LBDC Board We have a fantastic program for March. Please join us for a dynamic presentation by two outstanding speakers. For more information, check out our amazing new website: https://thelbdems.com/

[Cancelled] Mar 11 Wednesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Young Democrats: Primary Election Recap and Celebration @ 830 N Ross St
Out of an abundance of caution, and on the advice of public officials and our elected officials, we have decided to cancel tonight's general meeting. While the scope of the COVID-19 is still unknown, nearly all advice has centered on practicing social distancing and cancelling public events. We will still plan to meet on April 8th, barring any new direction from public health officials.   Please that we all play an important role in stopping the spread of COVID-19. While young people may not be at a great risk from contracting the virus, our ability to spread it to vulnerable populations remains a concern. Please continue to wash your hands, avoid touching your face, and stay home when feeling ill. We look forward to seeing you all in April!
OCYD as we celebrate our victories from Super Tuesday and take a deep dive into the primary data and what it tells us about the General Election in Orange County. Refreshments and food will be provided!

[Cancelled] Mar 12 Thursday 5-7pm, Huntington Beach: Indivisible Happy Hour @ BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, 16060 Beach Blvd.
We've been monitoring the COVID-19 news like you have, and out of an abundance of caution we are shifting our event plans to practice "social distancing" to ensure the safety of our members families and vulnerable populations. Come Join us for our first Happy Hour in Huntington Beach! It's a fun mixing time to enjoy our other Indivisibles and build the community that will last through 2020 and Beyond!

New Mar 12 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Orange: Screening: "Alternative Facts: The Lies of Executive Order 9066" @ Chapman University Fowler School of Law, 1 University Dr
Join Asian Americans in Action for this screening followed by a panel discussion at 7pm with Don Tamaki, Attorney for Fred Koremastu in coram nobis appeal of Korematsu v. U.S.
Hoyt Zia, Founding President of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Michael Matsuda, Superintendent of Anaheim Union High School District
Kathay Feng, National Redistricting Director, Common Cause. Schedule: 5:30 pm Registration & Networking; 6pm Screening; 7pm Panel Discussion. RSVP here Complimentary CLE, drinks, light appetizers, and parking. Opportunity to join a "fold in" for Tsuru for Solidarity.  www.tsuruforsolidarity.org *2.0 hours of California Recognition and Elimination of Bias CLE credit pending.

NEW Mar 12 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Orange: Raising Standards: NUHW Fountain Valley Hospital Workers Campaign Briefing @ Democratic Party HQ, 1916 W Chapman Ave, Ste B
Learn about how NUHW members at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center and Hospital are invited to raise standards for their patients their professions and their families. This event is free and open to the public. More info available soon. For more info about the campaign, please contact and RSVP to Izeah Garcia at igarcia@nuhw.org or (714) 363-7056.

NEW Mar 12 Thursday 6:30-7:30pm, Santa Ana: Women's History Month: Overcoming Social Prejudice in the Workplace @ Santa Ana college, D-106, 1530 W 17th St
Presenter is Susana Cardonas and the event is part of Women's History Month series of talks at Santa Ana College. Partnership team includes President's Office, Public Affair, Student Live, ASG and SAC Divisions. Other Women's History Month events include: Friday, Mar 13: Changing Minds, Policies & Practices to Ensure Equity with presenter Audrey Dow at 8:30am-12:30pm in A-210; Thurs, Mar 19: Women as a Fore in the Workplace, panel discussion of career opportunities with alumni, faculty and staff, at 11pm-1pm in Fountain & Ampitheater; Code RED Project, collection of women's hygiene products to deliver to local homeless and domestic violence shelter, at 9am-3pm outside "C" Building; and Mar 25, A Conversation with Dolores Huerta, Cooks Gym at 12:30pm.

New Mar 12 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Costa Mesa: OC YIMBY Networking Mixer @ Gunwhale Ales Gunwhale Brewery & Taproom - Costa Mesa, CA, 2960 Randolph Ave, Unit A
Meet up at Gunwale Ales for March Housing Happy Hour! The group will have a welcome from Costa Mesa Councilman Manuel Chavez and will introduce the new leadership council of People for Housing OC. Join OC YIMBY to hear about what's next in development on the One Metro West Project and get an update on housing law and lawsuits impacting Orange County.

[Cancelled] Mar 13 Friday 3:30-4:30pm, Huntington Beach: Climate Rally with HB Huddle @ Huntington Beach Pier, Main St and PCH
This event is cancelled unfortunately. Join HB Huddle and rally for clear air, clean water and a clean environment. Bring a friend. Bring a sign.

NEW Mar 13 Friday 6-8pm, Santa Ana: Community Gathering in OC with United American Indian Involvement, Inc. @ 1601 W 2nd St
UAII's Workforce Development Department invites American Indians/ Alaskan Natives to the first Community Forum. This event is a chance to learn more about UAII and its Workforce Development and Training Dept. and share your thoughts and hopes for future programming. UAII looks for to serving this community and in order to do so, organizers are asking for your feedback! Join UAII to share any ideas you have for relevant and exciting programming. This event is open to the entire UAII Community! Light refreshments will be served. Thanks All. #UAII #UAIInvolved #OurVoicesMatter

New Mar 13 Friday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 Meeting @ 391 S State College Blvd
Bring a friend. Mingle at 6:30pm. Learn about opportunities to help do some voter registration, increase US Census awareness and GOTV postcard writing. Resist the hateful policies coming from this White House and the inaction of the US Senate. #IndivisibleCA39  Link here to Facebook page.

NEW Mar 14 Saturday 8:30am-12:30pm, Santa Ana: General Volunteer Training Day/ Entrenamiento General @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
[En Español abajo] GENERAL VOLUNTEER TRAINING DAY to prepare 50-100 volunteers on this day -- come on through! Learn about the proposed local rent control ordinance and collect signatures with the group. Program start at 9am after coffee and breakfast; stay for lunch from 12:30-1pm.
Únete a nosotrxs para aprender como comunicar efectivamente la información de nuestra ordenanza. Ven a conocer a otros voluntarixs y conéctate a una comunidad de personas que se ayudan mutuamente. 8:30 cafecito y desayuno; 12:30 almuerzo y comunidad.

[Canceled] Mar 14 Saturday 9am, Orange: Chapman University Founders Day
Rev. Cisa at Chapman University informed me that Rev. Dr. Barber's doctor advised him not to fly anywhere at this time due to the Coronavirus. Therefore, the event this Saturday has been canceled. The Office of Church Relations is very pleased to bring the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II to teach and preach for Founders Day. Dr. Barber has been a key human rights leader in North Carolina, building a coalition protesting blatant gerrymandering and voter suppression and the state's radical cuts in funding for public schools and health care for the poor. His Moral Mondays protests have become a model for other states. He entered the national consciousness when he was scheduled to give the invocation on the last night of the Democratic National Convention in 2016 but instead gave a stirring ten minute speech that got the gathering to its feet to "revive the heart of our democracy." He is reviving Dr. King's Poor People's Campaign and is now touring the nation building coalitions of those who care about issues of poverty, health care, systemic racism, climate change, and white nationalism to come together to do critical analysis, reflection and strategizing on these vital issues. He is calling the nation to join him in a Poor People's March on Washington on June 20, 2020.Founders Day is an annual event sponsored by the Office of Church Relations, connecting students, faculty and community members with an outstanding scholar in the area of religion and a renewal and reunion event for Disciples of Christ and United Church of Christ people. For the first time, Founders Day will have simultaneous translation for Spanish and Korean speakers.The lectures and worship are free to Chapman students, staff and faculty by presenting your Chapman I.D. at the door. Please note that the lunch is not included. If you would like a boxed lunch you will need to register and pay online here or by calling (714) 997-6760. Registration will be at 9am; Dr. Barber will speak at 10am and see complete schedule here

[Cancelled] Mar 14 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: HB Huddle: Panel on Human Trafficking @ 5702 Clark Dr
Due to the coronavirus, expected turnout is too low to proceed with this event. We hope to be able to reschedule soon. The Women's Rights Team of HB Huddle is proud to present a panel on Human Trafficking. Please come learn some of the shocking facts about human trafficking and what is happening locally on this issue, plus info about steps that can taken to help stop this tragedy. The panel will include Ruthi Hanchett, Adjunct Professor Human Trafficking at Vanguard University and Rima Nashashibi, Founder of Global Hope 365. Other speakers yet to be announced. Doors open at 9:30am

NEW Mar 14 Saturday 11am-9pm, Santa Ana: Trueque Motakukua 2020 @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
Retomamos la cultura ancestral y cuidemos nuestro planeta. Tráete tu plato, taza para que prueben la rica gastronomía mexicana y de región Purépecha hecho por las manos mágicas de nuestras cocineras tradicionales y para intercambiar motakuni pueden traer legumbres, frutas, granos 🌾, verduras, artesanías, y también estarán con nosotros artesanos y Ceremonia P'urhépecha impartida por los Tata K'ericha de Arantepacua y San Lorenzo entrada y comida libre. Evento familiar Comunidad purépecha te invitan a que participes en este evento para retomar nuestra cultura ancestral. Habrá música, danzas, poesía, baile y comida tradicional.
Se trata de hacer intercambio con cultura Purépecha. Trae algo para compartir. Puedes hacer trueque de legumbres, frutas recién cosechadas, artesanía, macetas, y más. Trae tu propio plato, vaso, taza y cuchara para recibir. Este es un evento consciente del desperdicio. Cuidemos el planeta. No más plástico. Esta es una práctica que tiene miles de años que es parte de un economía sustentable. Entre menos intermediarios hay es mejor. Por ejemplo si tu haces un guisado o si tu cosechas o haces directamente lo que intercambias, eso logra más conexión con nuestra cultura ancestral. Al comienzo del evento habrá una ceremonia. Durante las ceremonias es importante la presencia y la atención de todxs por eso se les pide que No tomen fotos o grabaciones durante la apertura del evento. Nos vemos en el trueque.

[Cancelled] Mar 14 Saturday 12:30-2:30pm, Santa Ana: OC NAACP General Meeting @ Second Baptist Church, 4300 Westminster Ave.
Unfortunately, we will have to cancel this Saturday's meeting, but we look forward to seeing all of you next month. Take care until then! Agenda will include discussion of the lack of faculty of color in OC schools, the Great American Write-In on Mar 21, Juneteenth 2020 and other topics of interest to the group.

new Mar 14 Saturday 5:30pm, Capistrano Beach: Progressives of South OC @ Banquet Room of Agostinos by the Sea Ristorante Italiano, 34700 Coast Highway
What could be a greater challenge that moving nuclear waste out of the local backyard?  The event's speaker is Dr. Tom Isaacs who now heads the “Experts Committee” charged with finding solutions for the safe storage of nuclear waste.  Tom was the Director for the Office of Planning and Special Studies at Lawrence Livermore National Labs and a visiting scholar at Stanford's Center for International Security. He was also the lead advisor for The Blue Ribbon Commission on American's Nuclear Future.  Organizers are eager to hear what he has to say about one of the nation's most challenging problems. Event starts with dinner and socializing and meeting begins at 7pm. RSVP socprogressives@gmail.com and include meeting date. Website is http://socprogressives.com/

[Moved online] Mar 15 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine COVID-19 + Census 2020 @ 15 Riparian Way
With the recommended efforts for social distancing for everyone, especially vulnerable populations, we have moved our March meeting online! Same time! 2-4 pm on Sunday 3/15. Join via this link at the meeting time: https://zoom.us/j/906094666 You will have to download the Zoom app if you have not used it before, or phone dial-in: Phone info: via one tap mobile +16699009128,,906094666# US (San Jose) +16465588656,,906094666# US (New York) Or dial by your location +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose) +1 646 558 8656 US (New York) Meeting ID: 906 094 666 Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/adp53zhYj1 Join us for an informative meeting on how to prepare yourself and your family for coronavirus (COVID-19), what to expect from it, and what our local governmental agencies are doing to prepare. We will hear from Dr. Bill Honigman on what to expect regarding COVID-19, and we will hear from Census officials/volunteers as to what is going on to make sure we can get an accurate count of all of our diverse communities. If you want to stay home, we will be streaming facebook.com/DemsOfIrvine

[Cancelled] Mar 16 Monday 6:30-8:30pm, Laguna Niguel: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club @ 27802 El Lazo
Join the group as coach and facilitator Nina Simonds helps attendees brush up skills for having productive political conversations. You will walk away with at least one new idea for better engaging with people who have a broach range of political beliefs. Event begins with celebrating Primary Election efforts with light snacks.

NEW Mar 16 Monday 7pm, Anaheim: OC Poor Peoples Campaign In-person Meeting @ 511 S Harbor Blvd
The OC Poor People's Campaign will not be meeting in person as usually happens. Instead, the group is going to move the meeting to zoom videoconferencing because it is important for everyone to stay engaged despite the virus. This will allow everyone to see one another's beauty faces. More details to come. Check for updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/342094573409268/ Agenda will be determined on planning call on Mar 10. Rev. Dr. William Barber II will be at Chapman University on Sat Mar 14 and you are invited to attend. OC PPC chapter will be tabling. For more information and/or register, go to here OCPPC Communications Team will be setting up an account through Action Network and a general email box so there can be a shared responsibility with easy access. More information to come in the near future. The Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington will be a generationally transformative gathering on June 20, 2020, at the US Capitol in Washington DC. If you want to go AND need financial assistance, please contact Lisa Pedersen by March 8.  The CA Poor People's Campaign would love to see more participants from OC. Don't delay, contact Lisa today at lisapedersen99@gmail.com

[Canceled] Mar 17 Tuesday 7-9pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Dems w/ Katie Porter @ Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center, 24932 Veterans Way
I am sad to report that the Executive Board voted last night to cancel the upcoming General meeting on March 17. We know everyone was excited to celebrate St. Patrick's day with Katie Porter but we reviewed the CDC Guidelines and realized there is no way we could hold the meeting and maintain a safe social distance. Please keep an eye on your email and Facebook for information about future meetings and opportunities to participate in smaller groups, including our new initiative to start Community Focus Group. We did a lot of work leading up to the Primary and made significant impact on turnout in the precincts we touched. This month, we're thrilled to have Congresswoman Katie Porter as our keynote speaker! In 2018, Katie beat out the two-term Republican incumbent, Mimi Walters, to become the first Democrat to represent California's 45th congressional district. Her win was part of a historic sweep by Democrats of Orange County's seven congressional districts. This meeting is guaranteed to be a full house, so make sure you arrive early to grab your spot!

[Cancelled] Mar 17 Tuesday 7:30pm, Irvine: Cousin's Club - David Pine of Americans for Peace @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 15500 Sand Canyon Ave.
As a precaution we have postponed the talk by David Pine of Americans for Peace Now till April 21. Please stay healthy and plan to join us in April.

[Cancelled] Mar 18 Wednesday noon-2pm, Irvine: Lunch with League: Communicating with the Transgender Community @ Back Bay Conference Center, 3415 Michelson Drive
Our speaker has cancelled. Given general concerns about avoiding larger gatherings as public health officials, universities, governments and other institutions continue to work to keep us informed of best practices as we learn to deal with both flu season and the novel corona virus COVID-19, it seems to prudent to take this step. Speaker: Michelle Dennis, Former LWVLA Treasurer Michelle Dennis came out as transgender in 1999 and has been a transgender activist in the greater Los Angeles area since 2002. Michelle's objective is to help create pathways for transgender and gender non-binary persons to participate effectively in all aspects of society. To this end, she has spoken at universities, colleges, and public and private organizations about the transgender and gender non-binary communities, and become the first transgender member of various organizations. She is also a speaker for PFLAG Los Angeles.

[Cancelled] Mar 18 Wednesday 5:30-8pm, San Juan Capistrano: South OC Democratic Club: Mental Health Affects Us All: Ending the stigma and changing the system @ Marie Callender's Restaurant, 31791 Del Obispo St.
We regret to report that we have voted to cancel the upcoming General Meeting on March 18th. We reviewed Governor Newsom's latest guidelines, and realized there is no way we could hold the meeting and maintain a safe social distance   We encourage everyone to join Orange County's Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) virtual town hall TONIGHT, Thursday, March 12th, from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m Call 855-756-7520 Ext.56750# to join in.   The County of Orange, and ochealth will provide the latest updates and advise next steps. For more information about the town hall and the latest Coronavirus news, please visit: http://www.ochealthinfo.com/novelcoronavirus Approximately 57.7 million Americans experience a mental health disorder in a given year. We work for an enlightened and more sympathetic public understanding of mental illness in hope of diminishing the stigma and discrimination associated with biological brain disorders.   Please RSVP with dinner reservations NO LATER THAN Sunday, March 15th. Any dinner requests received after Sunday will be limited to Soup and Salad Bar only. secure.actblue.com/donate/gm_mar_2020   Additional details; facebook.com/events/205065457240483

New Mar 19 Thursday 9am-4pm, Santa Ana: kNOwHATE Toolkit Training @ OC Human Relations 1801 E. Edinger Ave, Suite 115
The kNOwHATE Toolkit for educators and youth service providers is a youth driven implementation model to address and promote the prevention of hate through education, awareness and engagement. Participants will learn: * Background information and data around hate and bias * Lessons and activities to encourage dialogue and to help build community * Ideas and strategies for planning youth-led initiatives * Identify hate crimes/incidents and learn to utilize the intake process. Cost: FREE. Register here

[Cancelled] Mar 19 Thursday 4-5:30pm, Irvine: The Value of Immigrant Fear: Gender Violence, Policing, and VAWA @ University of California, Irvine School of Law, 401 E Peltason Dr, Ste 1000
Presentation: The Value of Immigrant Fear: Gender Violence, Policing, and VAWA Visa Petitions by Professor Lee Ann S. Wang. The Violence Against Women Act has, since the early 2000s, continued its practice of expanding the criminal legal system's mechanisms of punishment through the introduction of a specific number of nonimmigrant provisions designed for the rescue of survivors of violence. Certification of cooperation with law enforcement is a defining element of eligibility to apply. This talk examines the racial logic of VAWA's cooperation schema, the making of value attached to immigrant fear, and the meaning of protection in policing against communities of color. Drawing from legal ethnography with advocates and service providers, this talk traces what renders the legal figure of the visa petition to be a "policing” subject that must deny its bind to a policed object. Lee Ann S. Wang is Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies and Social Welfare at the Luskin School of Public Affairs. She teaches courses on feminist theory, Asian Americans and law, immigration law and public policy, gender violence and policing, social welfare policy, and legal intimacies. Dr. Wang is a former UC President's Postdoctoral Fellow at Berkeley School of Law, previously chaired the Critical Ethnic Studies Association, and held faculty appointments in Law and Public Policy, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington Bothell and visiting positions at the University of Hawai‘i Mānoa. This event is free and open to the public. UCI guest parking is $2/hour. To request reasonable accommodations for a disability, please contact centers@law.uci.edu. 1.5 hours of MCLE credit approved by the State Bar of California. UCI School of Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider.

[Postponed] Mar 19 Thursday 5-6:30pm, Fullerton: Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva 15th Annual St. Patrick's Day @ Rutabegorz, 221 N Pomona
It is out of an abundance of caution that we will be postponing next weeks St. Patrick Day fundraiser. For those that have contributed already, we will apply your contribution to the next event, or happily refund your contribution.   Please contact Nicole Ward with any questions at Nicole.Ward.ca@gmail.com RSVP to attend or donate to Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva's campaign for CA 65th Assembly District 2020 campaign, go here  To donate directly or for more info, contact Nicole Ward at 213/605-5471 or Nicole.Ward.ca@gmail.com.

New Mar 19 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Brea: Indivisible CA39 @ 391 S State College Blvd
Learn about opportunities to help do some voter registration, increase US Census awareness and GOTV postcard writing. Resist the hateful policies coming from this White House and the inaction of the US Senate. Bring a friend. Mingle at 6:30pm

[Cancelado] Mar 20 Friday 6:30-9:30pm, Santa Ana: Tributo al Batallon de San Patricio @ El Centro Cultural de México, 837 N Ross St.
(Cancelado) Una charla de historia y proyección de la película "Héroes sin patria" para conmemorar la solidaridad que ocurrió entre gente de Irlanda y de México en los tiempos de guerra de los años de 1846-1848. Entrada Gratis!

[Canceled] Mar 21 Saturday 9:30am-1:30pm, Santa Ana: Women For: OC; Great American Write-In @ Delhi Center, 505 E Central Ave
We very much regret to inform you that, as a result of the current situation and real lack of knowledge surrounding COVID-19, we will be cancelling the 35th Annual Great American Write-In on March 21. We are concerned about bringing together so many people in a small space when we are not able to determine how prevalent the virus really is in our county. We are hoping to reschedule this year's Write-In for August when (hopefully) the flu season will have ended, but we will need to wait and monitor how this pandemic progresses. Let's hope for a positive outcome and for a chance to come together again soon in celebration of our progressive values and of each other. Until then, keep safe and healthy; and thank you for your continued support of the Write-In.
For the 35th year, Women For: Orange County, a non-partisan women's group, is pleased to present its annual Great American Write-In. This free event is offered to the public every year to provide attendees with the means to influence policy decisions by writing letters to their legislators. It's also a great opportunity for participants to experience first-hand what informed citizen involvement in government is all about. More than 70 different organizations and advocacy groups will be represented with information regarding some of today's most vital issues, including education, health care, human and civil rights and the environment. Attendees are invited to visit the various tables and then voice their opinions by writing letters to government and corporate decision-makers in the hopes of bringing about positive change. There is no cost for this event; Women For: Orange County will supply the post cards, stationery, postage, refreshments and parking. Last year, more than 500 attendees generated over 4,200 letters and postcards. Please let Women For: OC know you are coming by registering on Eventbrite here (Each person in your group should register separately.) Registration is also available at the door on the day of the event. #GAWI2020 http://www.womenfororangecounty.org/

[Cancelled] Mar 21 Saturday 1:45pm, Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State, OC Chapter @ Irvine Ranch Water District Community Room, 1550 Sand Canyon Ave
Due to concerns over COVID-19 this event has been canceled and should be rescheduled later in the year. Topic: "Pluralism, Interfaith Literacy and Social Justice" presented by Tahil Sharma. For more information visit http://www.au-oc.org/

NEW Mar 21 Saturday 3:30pm, Online: Live Town Hall on Coronavirus with Congressmember Mike Levin @ On Facebook here
Congressmember Mike Levin will take questions with Dr. Richard Garfein, professor in the Div of Global Public Health, Dept of Medicine, UC San Diego. To submit a question in advance, please email townhallquestions@mikelevin.org

NEW Mar 21 Saturday 3:30pm, Van Nuys: Intefaith Witnesses @ Airtel Plaza Hotel, 7277 Valjean Ave
Interfaith Witnesses has been asked to witness at the CAIR Valley annual banquet. Please plan to arrive on time to provide a loving, welcoming presence until 5:30pm when the program starts. Interfaith Witnesses has not been able to find out about any free parking nearby but if anyone happens to get that information, please do email the group. Please wear white to help create a visual presence.  Clergy: please wear clergy attire so that you are easily identifiable to witness leaders and any media who may be present. Witness leaders will be: Jan Meslin (858) 395-4675, Colleen Bennett  (909) 477-7417, Dennis Kortheuer (310) 427-2265, Sharon Gates (949) 500-0118, Brian Bennett (909) 477-7416, Vicki Tamoush (714) 362-7676. If any issues arise, please contact one of these leaders immediately. Please bring any Interfaith Witnesses signs or banners you have, as well as your IW button.  You can also print out the IW logo or "Welcome CAIR" or similar positive signs on a sheet of paper or poster board. Both CAIR and the hotel have received threats from hate groups, so it is important for the Witnesses to have as many people as possible.  Please invite others to join this witness.  You may know people at your house of worship or among your friends or family who would like to participate. To help yourself prepare for this experience, please spend a moment "getting neutral" before joining the witness line.  If you encounter hateful reactions, remind yourself of the sacredness of this action.  Thank you for always responding to hate with love.Grace and peace. For any info that you need, contact Vicki at (714) 362-7676.

[Cancelled] Mar 21 Saturday 6:30pm, Garden Grove: A Night For The Children Of Syria & The Arab Spring @ Anaheim Marriott Suites, 12015 Harbor Blvd
Join Mercy Without Limits and Syrian American Council for a conversation with renowned journalist, Ghada Oweiss, at inspiring dinner for the community's beloved families in Syria. Oweiss spent years reporting on the Arab Spring in a most compassionate way.  $50/person | $450/table | babysitting available. Purchase tickets here  For more info, contact: Br Mohamed Sbeini (310) 869 0585 Lsbeini@gmail.com   For years Syrian and Palestinian children have been living in constant fear, uncertainty, and instability. For these children, basics like going to school, reading and playing are distant memories and the future is a dream. Mercy Without Limits has been working with Palestinian and Syrian children to provide them with humanitarian aid and basic necessities to help them build a brighter future. Their work includes education, healthcare, safe drinking water, and fundamental tools for survival. MWL works in some of the hardest-hit and most difficult to reach areas in the region, proving life-saving humanitarian aid as well as work on establishing long-term projects to help rebuild communities.

[Cancelled] Mar 24 Tuesday 7-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Feel the Bern Democratic Club @ Chapter One: the modern local; 227 N Broadway
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.Agenda -https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DxREQPqFDubgBLqY6khLJH_UbMTTNfXhuU-W2JciHpo/edit?usp=sharing

[Cancelled] Mar 24 Tuesday 7-9pm, Santa Ana: OC Racial Justice Collaborative Book Discussion How to be an Antiracist @ 1850 E. 17th Street #10 OCRJC wishes to err on the side of caution in fighting the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. We have decided to postpone our book discussions until social distancing is no longer being recommended by public health experts for our area. We wish good health to you and your loved ones. Please try to have begun reading before the meeting, but regardless of how far into the book you are, please feel free to join us! Find the book: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40265832-how-to-be-an-antiracist   We have one spare copy of the book we will happily lend out if you don't have an easy way to get a copy - please let us know.   We welcome you to bring your own snacks and drinks, or anything you'd like to share, but please, no drugs or alcohol. Also for this venue, please no meat or shellfish. Thank you for your understanding! https://www.ocracialjustice.com/events

NEW Mar 25 Wednesday 12:30pm, Santa Ana: Women's History Month Series: A Conversation with Dolores Huerta @ Cooks Gym, Santa Ana College, 1530 W 17th St
Dolores Huerta is one of the most influential labor leaders and civil rights activists of the 20th century. With Cesar Chavez, she co-founded the national Farmworkers Assoc, which later became the United Farm Workers. She founded the Dolores Huerta Foundation to create leadership opportunities for community organizing, leadership development, civic engagement and policy advocacy. Presenter is Susana Cardonas and the event is part of Women's History Month series of talks at Santa Ana College. Partnership team includes President's Office, Public Affairs, Student Life, ASG and SAC Divisions. Other Women's History Month events include: Thursday, Mar 12: Overcoming Social Prejudice in the Workplace; Friday, Mar 13: Changing Minds, Policies & Practices to Ensure Equity with presenter Audrey Dow at 8:30am-12:30pm in A-210; Thurs, Mar 19: Women as a Fore in the Workplace, panel discussion of career opportunities with alumni, faculty and staff, at 11pm-1pm in Fountain & Ampitheater; Code RED Project, collection of women's hygiene products to deliver to local homeless and domestic violence shelter, at 9am-3pm outside "C" Building; and Mar 25, A Conversation with Dolores Huerta, Cooks Gym at 12:30pm.

NEW Mar 25 Wednesday 6:30-8pm, Costa Mesa: Costa Mesa Democratic Club @ Costa Mesa Senior Center, 695 W 19th St
Join Costa Mesa Democrats for a program planned to analyze the election results, share stories from the field, hear from some special guests about the 2020 Census and more! Bring a friend or your favorite story.  Social hour at 6:30pm, program at 7pm.

[Online] Mar 25 Wednesday 6pm, Irvine: PDA Orange County Chapter meeting
Please join us via Zoom   Click Here to Join the Webinar / Conference call (using a smart phone, tablet, or computer), zoom.us/j/800169196/   Call-in on your phone: One tap mobile: +16468769923,,800169196# US (New York) or +16699006833,,800169196# US (San Jose)   Dial in by your location: +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) or +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) with Meeting ID: 800 169 196   https://www.facebook.com/events/214315786339986

[Cancelled..suspended] Mar 28 Saturday noon-8:30pm, Santa Ana: Woman's Day Festival @ Calle 4 Plaza, 325 E 4th St
We will have our summer event during June hopefully It's time to celebrate and honor woman, family and community! Free Event for all ages. Workshops/activities: 1-2pm Kundalini Yoga @gurubhagatsingh, 2pm Soundbath "Honoring the Femenine power" Martin Espino, 2:30- 3:30 Traditional use of herbs, Zoila Newton, 3:30 Singers: Valentina & Erendira, 4-5pm Sketchbook Club: Starting a Sketchbook 101 @sketchbookjunkie, 1-5pm Playing with Clay @yellowturtleartstudio, (donations encouraged), 5pm Grupo Folklorico Tzicun De El centro cultural de Mexico, Live Music: 6pm Juju, 6:30pm Strawberry Army Band, *7pm Lost Cat (punk), *8pm Briana Harley (rock&roll). Plus, speakers, Info tables, Art vendors, raffles y mas. Talleres en Español e Ingles, bring moms and abuelit@s too.

[Cancelled] Mar 29 Sunday 11:45-1:30pm, Lake Forest: Award Winning Documentary Movie - The Condor and the Eagle @ Tapestry, a Unitarian Universalist Congregation 23676 Birtcher Drive
Indigenous environmental leaders embark on an extraordinary trans-continental adventure from the Canadian plains to deep into the heart of the Amazonian jungle to unite the peoples of North and South America and deepen the meaning of "Climate Justice". Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1079137559103121/

[Cancelled] Mar 29 Sunday 12:30-2:30pm, Irvine: Homelessness 101 @ Irvine United Congregational Church4915 Alton Pkwy,
*DUE TO HEALTH CONCERNS THIS CLASS HAS BEEN POSTPONED- We will be updating you with a new schedule at a later date. There are virtual classes being offered in March and April. Click the following links for more information:* https://h101_online_march.eventbrite.com https://h101_online_april.eventbrite.com Homelessness has reached crisis levels both locally and throughout the country. Many factors, including misinformation, myths and 'good intentions' contribute to this growing problem. This class will provide a wealth of information and answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue, including: What is homelessness? What are the key factors that lead to homelessness and what is the current state of homelessness in Orange County? How can homelessness be solved? And who is homeless in Orange County? By the end of this session, you will become fa miliar with many of the philosophies and terminologies associated with homelessness. More importantly, you will gain a much better understanding of the homeless system here in Orange County, including the most up-to-date statistics and best practices for solving homelessness in our community for good. Come break down the myths and discover how you can play a key role in changing our county's history as well as the lives of our neighbors experiencing homelessness. Pre-registration is required and seating is limited. You must sign-up to attend via the "Register" link above. Due to high demand, individuals may only register to attend one Homelessness 101 class per calendar year.


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[Cancelled] Apr 5 Sunday 2-4pm, Irvine: Green Party of Orange County Council Election @ Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave.
It's time to elect a new County Council for the Green Party of Orange County. Interested Greens who would like to serve in a leadership position are invited to attend and announce their candidacy.As well, registered Greens are encouraged to attend to participate in the ranked choice election of the County Council.

NEW Apr 9 Thursday 9-10am, Zoom Webinar: American Muslims and Multifaith Women's Empowerment Council: Covid-19 Town Hall @ Online at link
AMWEC feels a collective responsibility to help fight the pandemic by raising awareness about the virus and also by protecting the community from scammers preying on American Muslims fears during these difficult times. The webinar will feature Dr. Robila Afshaq, MD Family Medicine, Dr. Sabeen Munib, MD Family Medicine, and
Dr. Aamir Z. Jamal, Nephrologist, affiliated with multiple hospitals. Diane Gonzalez, the FBI's Community Outreach Specialist for Los Angeles, will share the bureau's latest information concerning Covid-19 associated scams and cyber-crimes. Join at this link

NEW Apr 23 Thursday 2-3:30pm, Irvine: Town Hall: An Hour of Interfaith Inspiration @ Online via Zoom
As community members face daily challenges while navigating this new way of life during the COVID-19 emergency, it is important to know that everyone is in this together. For those that need a little inspiration to keep going, please join Irvine City Councilmember Farrah Khan and religious leaders to share short prayers and words of comfort. Confirmed speakers: Pastor Jason Aguilar, Arise Church, Pastor Ellen Hamada, OC Buddhist Church, Rabbi Richard Steinberg, Shir Ha Ma'alot Temple, Sheikh Atef Maghoub, Islamic Center of Irvine, Avinder Chawla, Sikh Center of OC, Acharya Mahadwan, Chinmaya Mission Temple, Rev Dr. Charles Dosey, COR AME, Pastor Luke Reid, Lead Pastor of Resound Church, Rabbi Arnie Rachlis, University Synagogue, Rev. Dr. Sarah Halverson-Cano, President Newport Mesa Irvine Interfaith Council, Pastor Cathie Capp, University United Methodist Church, Pastor Dave Pattee, Irvine United Congregational Church. Please register through the Admission section of the Facebook event page here in order to receive the Zoom link. If you are a religious leader in Irvine interested in joining the Town Hall, please email Councilmember Khan at fkhan@cityofirvine.org

NEW Apr 23 Thursday 7-8pm, Online: Covid19 Community Update: Protect Your Family's Mental Health
Join Lauren Johnson-Norris and Sarah Carmona, LCSW, on Instagram and live streaming on Facebook for discussion of the impact of sheltering in place and tips for healthy relationships during this challenging time. Facebook event page here

NEW Apr 25 Saturday 1-5pm, Online: Uniting from Home: A Virtual Earth Day with Citizens' Climate Lobby and Laguna Beach Democratic Club
Please join Citizens' Climate Lobby to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Not everyone is able to focus on climate change right now. But for those who can, attendees will hear from climate leaders, learn about quick actions they can take to advocate for climate legislation, and get trained. You can attend this virtual Earth Day event from home and (virtually) bring a friend! Event is free. Find more information and schedule of events and register for this event here

NEW Apr 26 Sunday 4pm, Online: Weekend Costa Mesa Democrats' Zoom
Participants will enjoy a virtual house party by California Democratic Party staff with a wellness tip of the week, an update from Mayor Foley and more from Costa Mesa Dems' friends! Register here

NEW Apr 27 Monday 8am-11:59pm, Santa Ana: Yes Recall
Mail in Your Ballot, Vote by Mail, Yes Recall Cecilia Iglesias. She does not put Residents First and has a relentless hostile political agenda towards teachers, parents, labor unions, public schools, public safety. She advocates for a GOP presidential administration's anti-Latino and Vietnamese policies.

NEW Apr 30 Thursday 6pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of American OC CA Chapter General Meeting
Join PDA members and friends with link or dial-in number below. Agenda will incude: INTROS and Your Take: How has 6 weeks of quarantine changed your political perspective???; plus national regional and local issues. NEXT MEETING   Thurs May 28, 2020 To join: 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 the meeting.) 2. Here are 3 ways to attend this 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#
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NEW May 1 Friday noon-2pm, Santa Ana: Incarcerated Workers of OC Free Them All Vehicle Rally @ 1227 W 1st St
If you would like to attend, people are being asked to line up and park at 1227 W 1st St, Santa Ana, CA at around 12. Putting rally signs in your windows is definitely encouraged!

NEW May 1 Friday 5:30pm, Santa Ana: May Day * Día de Trabajo
Nuestras Manos and Colectivo Tonantzin present: May Day 5:30 - 6:30 May Day presentation and discussion (in English) 6:30 Nuestras Manos general meeting, including a May Day presentation and discussion (in Spanish) * Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3625862797 Dial by your location (669) 900 6833 Meeting ID: 362 586 2797

NEW May 2 Saturday 3:30-5pm, Orange County: OC Together for Dave Min: A Virtual Rally!
Join Dave Min, candidate for CA State Senate, and special guests for a virtual online rally! Dave Min is running for California State Senate. His very special guests include: U.S. Representative Gil Cisneros (CA 39th District); U.S. Representative Mike Levin (CA 49th District); U.S. Representative Katie Porter (CA 45th District); U.S. Representative Harley Rouda (CA 48th District); California State Senator Tom Umberg (Senate District 34); California Assemblymember Cottie Petrie-Norris (Assembly District 74); Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Ada Briceño. Due to a scheduling conflict, Representative Levin will provide a taped message. Dave also welcomes: OC Board of Education Member Beckie Gomez, Mayor of Walnut Andrew Rodriguez, Irvine Councilmember Farrah Khan, Irvine Councilmember Melissa Fox, Tustin Councilmember Letitia Clark, Anaheim Councilmember Jordan Brandman, Fullerton Councilmember Ahmad Zahra, Huntington Beach Councilmember Kim Carr, Orange Unified School Board Members Kris Erickson & Andrea Yamasaki, and Santa Ana Unified School District VP Valerie Amezcua! Please join the rally, which demonstrates the Democratic strength of Orange County Together! NOTE: After you register to RSVP, you will receive an email on how to join rally. Register here

NEW May 7 Thursday 5-6:15pm, Orange County: Indivisible OC 48: Engaging with Staffers to Enact Progressive Change
Engaging with your elected officials often means working with their staff.... but their staff is often filled with diverse people with different skills and limitations! The program will decode Staffers with former Campaign and Official Staffer Nathan Searcy! Topics: -Official Vs. Campaign Staffers - Finding the Right Staffer - Limitations Staffers Face - How to get your agenda Accomplished. Register in advance for this meeting:   https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIofuGtqTopH9aSTvtRRyq-vVn9wy2F0-U3 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW May 7 Thursday 6-7pm, any: Democratic Party of OC Covid-19 Update Town Hall
From Congress to School Districts, Democratic elected leaders responsibly acting to protect health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune in on Democratic Party of Orange County Facebook page to hear from Orange County elected leaders in federal, state, city, and school districts, and get your questions answered. Featuring: Congressman Mike Levin,
Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva, Costa Mesa Mayor Katrina Foley, Anaheim Elementary School District Trustee Juan Gabriel Álvarez. The program will be moderated by Democratic Party of Orange County Chair Ada Briceño.

NEW May 7 Thursday 6:15-8:30pm, West OC: Democratic Club of West OC: Harely Rouda, Congressional Representative for California's 48th District
Catch up and get the latest news from Washington, DC and OC with DCWOC's first general meeting on Zoom. Social segment: 6:15pm; meeting program: 7pm. Bring your own snacks! Use one of these 3 methods for joining the meeting using Zoom. 1st method: use this Zoom link: Click Here 2nd method logging in Zoom Meeting ID: 9878 9346 7965 Password: 022699  3rd method use cell phone by dialing: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699#  New to Zoom? You can view one of these YouTube videos. How to Use Zoom - Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings  [Windows or Mac Only]]  Zoom: iPhone: How to setup and use Zoom  [Apple iPhone or iPad Only] Note: Still confused? There are many more Zoom videos available on YouTube. Harley Rouda Links: District Map Official Website  Campaign  Website

NEW May 7 Thursday 6:30pm, Any: Democrats of North OC
Special guest will be Congressmember Gil Cisneros.  Pre-meeting for Zoom tech support for those who have not used Zoom will begin at 6:30pm. At 7pm "Virtual House Party" progam/meeting will begin. Advanced registration is required for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJctcuCgrj8jEtI8bwArXnmVHCY_NDlyRkcd The California Democratic Party is encouraging clubs and individuals to continue to have "house parties" like many have hosted or attended before the pandemic and stay at home time. These "Virtual House Parties" have been designed to cover agenda items which include the CADem 2020 Virtual Organizing Strategy, Action Opportunities and to receive feedback and identify action steps. For those who have not used Zoom before, here are some instructions.

NEW May 7 Thursday 7-8pm, Mission Viejo: Canyon Democrats Virtual Talk: Importance of Community-Based Elected Positions
Hear info on this important topic from Melissa Fox, Irvine City Councilmember. Go here for info on joining on Zoom or watching on Canyon Democrats' YouTube Challen. Why is it critical to elect Democrats to local offices such as City Councils, County offices, Education and Water boards? How to find and encourage Democrats to run for those offices? How to get candidates elected? Melissa Fox is an Orange County native, business owner, attorney, wife, and mother. She was elected in November 2016 to a four-year term on the Irvine City Council. She is a candidate to represent the CA 68th Assembly District and is set to run against Republican Steven Choi in the November general election.

NEW May 9 Saturday 10am, Orange County: OC Peace Coalition Meeting
Join OCPC meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIofuGtqTopH9aSTvtRRyq-vVn9wy2F0-U3 Meeting ID: 917 6453 3879One tap mobile; +13017158592,,91764533879# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,91764533879# US (Chicago)

NEW May 9,16,23 Saturdays 10-11:45am, Orange County: The 7th Annual Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening
The Virtual Center OC's 7th Annual LGBTQ Youth Convening is a FREE virtual webinar conference organized by OC LGBTQIA youth and their allies. The purpose of this webinar series, which is organized by youth leaders in Youth Empowered To Act (YETA), is to empower the OC community and beyond to uplift and support LGBTQ youth and students! The event will have an array of speakers, presenters, and organizations working to provide affirming best practices to create safe, supportive, and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ youth. Each webinar will be dedicated to a sub-topic related to LGBTQ youth support and empowerment with different speakers, workshop choices, and performances! Find information on the schedule and register here

NEW May 9 Saturday 11:30am, Orange County: NAACP: VIRTUAL Legal Workshop - COVID: Tenant and Consumer Rights
This month's legal workshop will be VIRTUAL! Members of the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association will present information on the theme "COVID: Tenant and Consumer Rights in a Pandemic," Please join on Zoom, Meeting ID: 459 777 1233. After the workshop, you are invited to join our regular OC NAACP General Meeting at 12:30pm.

NEW May 11 Monday 7pm, Orange County: Residents for Responsible Desalination Preparation for Regional Water Quality Control Board Workshop on Poseidon
Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) workshop about Poseidon Desal will be May 15. RSVP to attend this May 11 preparatory meeting and you will receive further details.   Orange County Coastkeeper (OCCK) and Residents for Responsible Desal (R4RD) are hosting this pre-workshop meeting so members can all be as prepared as possible for the workshop itself. Please RSVP and then plan to attend the meeting, virtually, via your computer, phone or tablet. Ray Hiemstra, with OCCK, will explain the format of the May 15 workshop, how to watch the workshop, register for the workshop, how to participate virtually and be effective. RSVP to Milsa at milsa@coastkeeper.org. Once you rsvp you will receive a link and code to connect to the organizing meeting via Zoom. Please don't share that link with anyone. The goal is to defeat the damaging Poseidon Desal plant. In the meantime to stay as up to date as possible by following OC Coastkeeper and R4RD on Facebook.

NEW May 14 Thursday 3pm, Orange County online: Climate Action Campaign: OC Clean Energy Future Webinar Series
Climate Action Campaign is hosting its second webinar in its series on Community Choice Energy (CCE), highlighting the benefits and opportunities of successful programs throughout the state. Topic: How Los Angeles Built the Largest CCE in CA Presenter:  Allison Mannos, Senior Manager of Marketing & Customer Engagement (Clean Power Alliance) What: Despite an ongoing economic downturn caused by COVID-19, Community Choice Energy programs continue to flourish. Senior Manager of Marketing and Customer Engagement Allison Mannos shares valuable insight in the formation of the region's Joint Powers Authority, program benefits to businesses and residents, and economic boost to Los Angeles and Ventura County families. Registration link here  Can't attend the call? Climate Action Campaign webinars will be recorded and shared on the YouTube page so you can playback and share with your friends and neighbors.

NEW May 16 Saturday 10am-noon, Huntington Beach: Huntington Beach Huddle: Incarceration & Detention -Broken & Inhumane in 2020
HB Huddle's May meeting is co-hosted by the group's Peace & Justice and No Ban-No Wall teams. Actor/ Activist Mike Farrell, OC Public Defender Scott Sanders and OC Justice Fund Board member Tim Burns will participate in the program to discuss the broken Criminal Justice System and broken Immigration & Refugee laws & policies. Plus, you will hear you can help. Please Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrfu-orj4iGtSLb40H3WMiTwl7vHBf6byE

NEW May 17,18 Sunday noon-9pm, Monday 3-8pm, Orange County: Phone Bank for Thai Viet Phan Election
A very important special election is scheduled for this Tues, May 19 in Santa Ana. It includes a critical opportunity to recall a pro-Trump, anti-immigrant Republican, Ceci Iglesias, and replace her with a skilled civic and community leader, Thai Viet Phan. If you're not familiar with Santa Ana City Council Republican Ceci Iglesias, she sits on the OC GOP Central Committee and is the Trump campaign's point-person for Santa Ana. She supports Trump's immigration policies, and opposed a resolution in support of DACA. She needs to be recalled! The planned phone banks are easy to do, and there is a fun online space for volunteers to see each other while making calls from home. Please consider signing up. Phone Bank Volunteer opportunity: Times scheduled are  Monday Event (Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/events/1534743863373158/, May 17, 12noon - 8pm and Tuesday Event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1534743863373158/), May 18, 3pm - 8pm. To sign up, email DPOC Regional Organizer Lyndsey Lefebvre at lyndsey@ocdemocrats.org.

NEW May 17 Sunday 2-3pm, Irvine: Arab American Civic Council; Arab Americans Rising - Virtual Live Fundraiser @ on line
Join our team, leaders, and experts for an intimate and open conversation about our collective struggle under COVID-19, our work throughout the year, and our vision for the future. Get comfortable and prepare to engage with us on everything from building collective resilience in a pandemic, to advocacy and voter engagement in 2020, the Census, and the latest on the Muslim Ban.

NEW May 17 Sunday 3-5pm, Irvine: Democrats of Greater Irvine - Online: Future of Irvine & the Great Park
We will hear about what is going on with COVID-19 status and closures in Irvine, as well as an update on Irvine planning in the city and at the Great Park, with our Councilmembers Melissa Fox and Farrah Khan. We will also hear from candidate for OC Board of Supervisors, Sergio Contreras. https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvc-utrzoqGdz3WGk4xS_Sh9xaeVl0320P

NEW May 18 Monday 3-8pm, Orange County: Last Day! Democratic Party of OC Virtual Phone Bank YES on Recall, YES Thai Viet Phan @ Online
The last day to mail in ballots for the Santa Ana Special Election is Tuesday, May 19! OC Democrats are in a BIG final push and needs all hands on deck! Help RECALL "Latina Trump" Ceci Iglesias, a Pro-Trump, anti-immigrant, anti-LGBT Republican from the Santa Ana City Council, and elect endorsed Democrat Thai Viet Phan! To RSVP, email lyndsey@ocdemocrats.org If elected, Thai Viet Phan would be the first Vietnamese American elected to Santa Ana City Council. Safely volunteer from home -- no experience required! Computer plus phone recommended.To RSVP, email lyndsey@ocdemocrats.org

[Correction] May 19,16,23 Tuesday Saturdays 10-11:45am, Orange County: The 7th Annual Virtual LGBTQ Youth Convening
See May 9

NEW May 22 Friday 1-2:30pm, Orange County: Scott Rhinehard for Assembly Town Hall: Quarantining at Home with Partners and Kids by Emily Edlynn, Ph.D. @ Online via Zoom
Register for the meeting here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0pc--rqTIrG9IuAJyq0b090kQUorsPzzOG

NEW May 22 Friday 5pm, Join from anywhere: OC Census Day of Action #EveryoneCounts @ Online
California Democratic Party, Democratic Party of OC, NUHW, UNITE HERE Local 11, OCAPICA, Asian Americans Rising and Asian Americans in Action are hosting a Day of Action to make sure EVERYONE COUNTS for the 2020 Census. Come join these organizations for a virtual rally with elected officials and grassroots leaders; then participants will lead the charge and phonebank to the most vulnerable local communities. Responding to the census is not only your civic duty; it also affects the amount of funding your community receives, how your community plans for the future, and your representation in government. The census ensures public services and funding for schools, hospitals, and fire departments, plans new homes and businesses and improves neighborhoods, determines how many seats each state is allocated in the House of Representatives. Sign up to participate here

NEW May 23 Saturday 1-3pm, Online: Propaganda Awareness Training Webinar
For this webinar, Attorney Rich Procida, along with Media Psychology Specialist Lisa Snow, will present an online multi-media Zoom webinar on "Propaganda! What it is, Where it Comes From, and What to Expect this Election." Rich Procida studied Communications and Social Sciences at the University of Southern California Annenberg School of Communications. He earned his Juris Doctor at American University in Washington DC. He is the co-author of a short textbook on foreign comparative law and social attitudes toward explicit media. He currently writes news analysis and opinion articles for LAProgressive.com. Lisa Snow is the author of 'Mind, Media, and Madness: Alt Facts, Fake News, Russian Hacking, and What's Next." With the election coming, people can expect to be hit with propaganda on both the Left and the Right. Propaganda influences opinions, attitudes, and behaviors in ways that serve the propagandist rather than people's interests. The goal of this presentation is to make everyone more skeptical and critical consumers of news and information. People can protect themselves by understanding the basics of propaganda and advertising. Procida and Snow will describe the history, effects, and types of propaganda and how propagandists spread disinformation and cause division. They will also talk about the propaganda we are seeing and expect to see this election. While the presentation is nonpartisan, the discussion will focus on propaganda disseminated to the Left to divide and demoralize Liberals and Leftists. To register for this webinar go to https://tinyurl.com/yaawlsxr After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW May 28 Thursday 5:30-8:30pm, Online: Progressives of South OC Alert: Edison Community Engagement Panel
Many members may remember a petition the group did two years ago asking for a special meeting to consider worst case scenarios, something they have avoided in all 22 previous CEP public meetings. A few members (Gary, Roger, Ace, and Torgen) participated in planning meetings over the last 2 years and thought there was an agreement by Edison on a meeting  focused on terrorism - extreme events like truck bombs, airplane crashes, missiles from cargo ships, RPGs, maybe a tsunami. But when it came to speakers, chair David Victor rejected the group's recommendations and selected his own. Then Edison changed the title from Worst Case Scenarios to extreme events and then to outlier events. Yesterday in a press release, Edison changed the title again to Dry Canister Safety and did not even mention terrorism. They will have 5 speakers and below are links to the agenda, the draft outlines of the talks, and the Skype link if you can join the meeting. Public comments will follow speakers at 7pm. The petition also demanded public education about effects of potential of radioactive fallout with medical and health issues addressed but instead emergency people who will list their procedures and promote their own agencies. Please tune in tomorrow. Here are some links: Agenda CEP  5/28 Click here. Drafts of presentations 5/28 Click here. Skype link to the event: Click here

NEW May 28 Thursday 5:30pm, Orange County: Drinking Liberally - Rancho Santa Margarita
The lunatic in the white house continues to show his ignorance and contempt for normal presidential behavior. He is at war with twitter now because they are finally saying that his tweets are telling lies.  He still wants to have the convention in a huge arena. Do it but keep everyone there for at least two weeks to keep the infection there. Use this link to join the group's Zoom meeting. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81068198408  Bill satdiver@earthlink.net

NEW May 28 Thursday 6pm, Onliine: Melissa Fox's Town Hall with Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton: Exposing Inequalities During COVID-19
ZOOM Meeting ID 951-321-0807 Black and brown communities in the United States are being hit much harder by the COVID-19 pandemic than white communities. Join Melissa and Dr. Hilton as they discuss why people of color have a much higher risk of being infected and dying from COVID-19, what the pandemic reveals about the underlying racial and economic disparities in our society, and what we can — and must — do about it. Dr. Ebony Jade Hilton is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Virginia Medical School, medical director of Goodstock Consulting, and a nationally recognized expert on how institutional racism has led to more severe impacts for communities of color from diseases such as COVID-19. Dr.  Melissa Fox is an Irvine City Councilmember and a candidate to represent AD68 in the California State Assembly. Visit Melissa's assembly campaign website at http://votemelissafox.com. Please "like" Melissa Fox for California Assembly! For more information, please contact Allison at alli@votemelissafox.com

NEW May 28 Thursday 6pm, Orange County: Progressive Democrats of America OC Chapter
Agenda: INTROS and Your Take: Any new political insights after 10 weeks of quarantine??NATIONAL.  "Change Makes Change!" https://pda.nationbuilder.com/donate
<https://pda.nationbuilder.com/donate> “PDA 101” www.pdamerica.org, Chapters, IOT's, SC's, People Demanding Action 501(c)(4), www.peopledemandingaction.org, New!!!: Progressives for Democracy in America (PD4A),*FB, Tw, IG, Virtual Phonebank / Rapid, Response Team— MikeFox@pdamerica.org IOT's: HCHR (weekly Sun 1p PT for COVID19), ECR (on hiatus), EWO and SGW (intermittent), ESJ, CFTE, Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Winslow GroupDebrief: #pandemic *online activism*, Presidential Primaries, EDUCATE
CONGRESS/LETTER DROP https://pdamerica.org/educate-congress/  Sanders/Jayapal #HCEmergencyGuaranteeAct #HR6906, #HCWorkerProtectionAct
#HR6139, #VoteByMailAct #HR92,* others #ClimateEmergency #HConRes52, *#MedicareForAll and much more. Sat May 30, 2p PT, https://www.facebook.com/events/246098016498622/ ***OPEN DISCUSSION*  *NEXT MEETING   Thurs Jun 25, 2020***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#

NEW May 30 Saturday 1pm, Orange: We Will Be Heard: Show Orange County that #BlackLivesMatter @ Orange Plaza Sqare Park, 99 Plaza Square #75
Say their names with us. RIP George Floyd RIP Breonna Taylor RIP Tony McDade RIP Regis Korchinski-Paquet RIP Ahmaud Arbery. Please wear a mask and respect 6 feet of social distancing for everyone's safety. Organized by @palestinianyouthmovement @prp_lb

NEW May 30 Saturday 2-4pm, Online: The Healthcare Movie Documentary Screening
"Please join Dr. Bill Honigman, Beatriz Valencia, and Danett Abbott-Wicker for the screening of "The Healthcare Movie," an award-winning documentary, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, which reveals the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so different, when at one point they were essentially the same. This movie exposes the century-old public relations campaigns, more active than ever today, designed to dissuade Americans from supporting national health care and shows the faces of the heroes - and villains - of the Great Health Care War of North America.This screening will be followed by a Q&A and a discussion on moving the plan forward. Prior to May 30, check https://www.facebook.com/events/246098016498622/ for details on how to join the event.


JUNE

NEW Jun 1 Monday 10am, Santa Ana: Press Conference on Investigation into Poisonings of Homeless in Huntington Beach @ OC District Attorney's Office, 401 Civic Center Drive W., Santa Ana, CA 92701, first floor Law Library
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer, Huntington Beach Mayor Lyn Semeta, Huntington Beach City Attorney Michael Gates, Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy, and Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Michelle Steele hold a joint press conference with the City of Huntington Beach and the County of Orange to discuss the investigation into a series of poisonings targeting homeless individuals in the City of Huntington Beach. Homeless individuals were poisoned with food laced with oleoresin capsicum, which is twice as strong as the pepper spray used by police, and their reactions to the poisoned food were filmed. The victims suffered a variety of symptoms including seizure-like symptoms, difficulty breathing, vomiting, and intense mouth and stomach pain. Several of the victims required hospitalization.This is an ongoing investigation. Doors will open at 9:30am. A pool camera will be available for broadcast media. The press conference will also be live streamed on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/OCDAToddSpitzer/ A media call-in line is available for credentialed media and will be provided upon request to media@da.ocgov.com. Reporters are encouraged to call in at 9:50am to receive instructions on asking questions from the conference line moderator. Members of the media can attend in person. Social distancing will be in place.

NEW Jun 1 Monday 11am, Online: Americans United for Separation of Church & State OC Chapter @ Online Via Zoom
AU-OC will present Sabrina Dent, Senior Faith Advisor, and Sarah Gillooly, Vice President for State Outreach & Engagement for the topic, Ways the Faith Community Can Support the Separation of Religion and State. Join Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/98268735888  Sabrina Dent is the Senior Faith Adviser at Americans United for Separation of Church and State and a life-long advocate for human rights and social justice. Throughout her career, she has worked with vulnerable populations including women and children impacted by domestic violence and abuse, youth with mental health and behavioral challenges, and racial and religious minorities. However, she developed a passion as a religious freedom advocate in 2015 when she became a BJC Fellow with the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Freedom (BJC). At the Religious Freedom Center of the Freedom Forum she managed several of the education initiatives, including a three-year project titled “Religious Freedom: African American Perspectives.” Sarah Gillooly 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. In that role she lobbied the North Carolina General Assembly on a broad range of civil rights and liberties issues including LGBTQ equality, reproductive freedom and the First Amendment. For more information: Email us at mail@au-oc.org or visit the Orange County AU web site at www.au-oc.org. Please visit AU-OC on Facebook, where you can "Like" the group's page, comment on AU-related articles and find out what's happening with your favorite church-state separation organization

NEW Jun 3 Wednesday, Irvine: Silent vigil to honor the victims of recent police violenc @ Culver & Alton
Participants will be lined up socially distanced along the sidewalk. All participants will wear face masks. To deepen the message, participants are asked to wear black and use signs that highlight names of people killed by police violence. Organizers are trying hard to keep this event orderly and focussed. Conntact: Lulu, Maria and Felicity   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 11am-12:30pm, Tustin: Vigil in Memory of George Floyd @ Peppertree Park, 230 W First St
Join OC Emergency Response Coalition, Yalla Indivisible, Indivisible CA 39 and others for a vigil led by members of the Black community in OC in memoriam to George Floyd. Bring your UNSEALED signed condolence card for Floyd's family and organizers will mail it for you. Or anyone wishing to send cards, letters of encouragement, donations to George Floyd Family, send to The Estate of George Floyd, c/o Ben Crump Law, PLLC, 122 S. Calhoun St, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Attn: Adner Marcelin,  All checks must be made out to: The Estate of George Floyd. Monetary donations can also be made by going to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd  Attendees are encouraged to wear black if possible. This is a safe event; please wear masks and maintain at least 6 feet of social distance at all time. For information or questions, contact info@ocemergency.org, or call: 949.415.4460 This event is organized by Yalla Indivisible, OCERC, Free Discussion Society, Orange County Emergency Response, Orange County Poor People's Campaign, Orange County Peace Builders, White People Against White Supremacy of OC, Indivisible CA 39. The event will be live-streamed through Orange County Poor People's Campaign page. Go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/1498070076936501/?ref=bookmarks   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 1:15pm, Online: World Affairs Council OC: From the Tiananmen Protests of 1989 to the Hong Kong Crisis of 2019--And Beyond
Hear from Professor Jeffrey Wasserstrom & Dr. Yangyang Cheng with moderator William Edwards on the anniversary of the 1989 Tiananmen massacre in Beijing and elsewhere in China. The anniversary is marked by large gatherings each year in Hong Kong, where a vigil attended by well over 100,000 people in 2019 launched a series of protests that captured the attention of the world. Both panelists have written extensively on this subject, which is the focus of a new book by one of them. This webinar will reflect on the meaning of the current state of political life in different parts of the PRC. It will begin with a dialog moderated by William Edwards, and then segue into a broader conversation involving the audience. Register here

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: How to do an ADU; Part of "Density in Suburbia" Series
People for Housing - OC YIMBY previously hosted a session called "Density in Suburbia" about multi-family housing development in a suburban setting. This session is a continuation of that theme-- adding density in existing low-density areas through the addition of accessory dwelling units or ADUs... aka Granny Flats, in-law units, etc. Come and learn more about how to build and finance an ADU from two Orange County experts: Rafael Pozas of Plus Home Group and Dang T. Le of Exelerate Capital. GO here to register: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvceutrTMrHNNZxOEHIKh3BRjbm_fXfDsn

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 6:30pm, Orange County: Democratic Club of West OC Meeting with Candidates
The Democratic Club of West OC invites you to join this meeting on Zoom with speakers Dave Min, UCI professor of law and candidate for State Senate in SD 37, Diedre Tu-Ha Nguyen,  scientist and cancer researcher and candidate for State Assembly in AD 72, Cottie Petrie-Norris, Assemblywoman for CAs AD74 running for reelection, and Catt Phan, OC South Field Coordinator for the CA Democratic Party. The DCWOC includes Fountain Valley, Huntington & Sunset Beach, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Midway City, Cypress, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Rossmoor. Cost: Free!  Membership encouraged, but not required. Step 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). Click Here to Install Zoom Note: if you already have Zoom installed, note Zoom's warning: Update to Zoom 5.0 by Sat May 30. To join meetings, an updated Zoom client will be required. Click Here to update your Zoom client to 5.0 now. Step 2. Verify your internet connection and configuration is valid by joining Zoom's test meeting (free). Click Here for Zoom Test Meeting (free)Step 3. On the day of the event, , join our online meeting using one of the following methods: FIRST METHOD   Join via the link you receive after registering.  SECOND METHOD After logging into Zoom: Meeting ID: 9878 9346 7965 Password: 022699. Email dcwoc@demclubofwestoc.com.

NEW Jun 4 Thursday 7pm, Bellingham WA: Democrats of North OC: COVID-19 and our Community - Current Data and Our Path Ahead
DNOC's speaker this month is Shana Charles (she/her), MPP, PhD, assistant professor in the CSUF Department of Public Health and a faculty associate at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Dr. Charles's research focuses on discontinuous health insurance, particularly for those with public coverage, and its impact on access to care, along with underinsurance among those with coverage. She is a cost lead with the California Health Benefits Review Program, which analyzes health insurance benefit bills for the CA Legislature. She also teaches health policy and public health statistics at CSUF, and serves as the chair of the Community Development Citizens' Committee for the City of Fullerton.  6:30-7:00 - Pre-meeting for Zoom tech support for those who have not used Zoom. Connect to meeting:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8397479513 Meeting ID: 839 747 9513 One tap mobile +12133388477,,8397479513# US (Los Angeles) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/k5uiad99K

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 10am, Statewide online: Enough is Enough: A Town Hall for California Democrats on How to Show Up for Black Lives @ Online via Zoom
DescriptionJoin Black Leaders from across CA for a conversation on how Democratic activists from across the state can show up and support the movement for Black lives. Hosted by Sean Dugar, DNC Member-elect, and the CDP Progressive Caucus. Register here   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 3-4:30pm, Online: Poor People's Campaign Teach-In: Building a Movement for this Moment @ Online via Zoom
Join Poor People's Campaign for a series of digital gatherings and actions over the coming three days to continue the collective work of fighting back and building the movement. Recognizing the power of everyone who has been moved into action against the brutality of police violence and systemic racism, the PPC is organizing a teach-in to share an analysis of this historical moment, hear from people on the ground, and discuss practical lessons on history, protest, and movement building for the long haul. Register here

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 3:30pm, Costa Mesa to Santa Ana: Protest: Organized to Revolutionize @ Start at Schiffer Park, 3143 Bear St
Protest happening Both cities have imposed curfew to suppress demonstrations #georgefloydprotest  @ocknowjusticeknowpeace Schedule: 3:30pm gather at Shiffer Park, 4pm march to Carl Thornton, 4:50pm speakers, 5:20pm march to Memorial Park, 6pm speakers, 7pm march back.   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 6 Saturday 4pm, Westminster: Black Lives Matter Protest @ Westminster Park, 14402 Magnolia St
Join local community leaders to support Black Lives Matter Friendly reminder: respect social distancing of 6 ft, wear masks and bring signs of support.   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 7 Sunday 1pm, Online: National Eulogy & Service of Mourning
Join Repairers of the Breach and the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival as they host a National Eulogy & Service of Mourning for the poor and low-income and service workers America has lost to COVID-19. Poor and low-income Americans, Black and brown communities, immigrants, and incarcerated neighbors have died unnecessarily in this pandemic, because of an inadequate response from the government, and it's imperative to take time to grieve and mourn these  losses if people are to do the prophetic work on reconstructing democracy. Join Rabbi Jonah Pesner, Valarie Kaur, Imam Omar Suleiman, and Bishop William J. Barber II for an interfaith memorial and eulogy for the more than 106,000 souls America has lost to COVID-19. Watch via livestream on Facebook or at breachrepairers.org/livestream.

NEW Jun 8 Monday 8am, Santa Ana: Memorial Service & Funeral Procession in Honor of George Floyd @ OC Sheriff's Department, 550 N Flower St
George Floyd's death at the hands of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minn last week has sparked outrage across the nation leading to protests in every state and in hundreds of cities. His death has shaken the consciousness of America, exposing the institutionalized evils of racism and the horrors of police violence. Joined by interfaith leaders, labor, people of color, immigrants, community members, and victims of police brutality, Black Lives Matter - Los Angeles, CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, and Newsong Church are holding a memorial service in Downtown LA Mon, Jun 8, the same day as the memorial in George Floyd's hometown of Houston, Texas before he is laid to rest. The memorial service consists of four car processions beginning in OC, South Los Angeles, Long Beach, and the San Fernando Valley that will converge in Downtown Los Angeles.Schedule: 8am - community gathering; 9am - memorial program; 10am - funeral car procession to Downtown Los Angeles; 12pm - memorial service in Downtown Los Angeles. Clothing: Clergy please wear your religious attire. All others, please dress in black, red, green, or gold. If you can join the group to LA, fill out this form for more info. https://forms.gle/eEM48RPRNU4fzzmX9 Once in LA, getting out of your car will be optional.  See facebook.com/events/287921589006112 for even more info.   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 8 Monday 11am-2pm, Ladera Ranch: Black Lives Matter Peaceful March
Please note this will be a peaceful march. Any unlawful activity will not be tolerated. Because of local businesses and stores, please park your car away from the businesses and immediately begin walking to the park at the end of Crown Valley. Because the group will be crossing at various intersections throughout the march, it is required that participants remain on designated sidewalks and refrain from disrupting ongoing traffic. Bring water, face masks, protest signs, wear black clothing, hat and or sunglasses.   https://qrcgcustomers.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/account8721328/7549324_1.pdf?0.11997511304133845   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 8 Monday 12:15pm, Santa Ana: Public Defender March: Black Lives Matter to Public Defenders @ 211 W Santa Ana Blvd
Meet at Old Orange Courthouse.   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 8 Monday 4pm, Santa Ana: Black Lives Matter Protest @ Sasscer Park, 507 W 4th Ave
Please bring mask, water, comfortable shoes, clothing to protest in. A peaceful protest led black and brown womyn.   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 9 Tuesday Now-5pm, Orange County: Direct Action to Support Black Lives Action: Public Comment @ Online by email
Support Black Lives Matter by sending email to publiccomment@myfsd.org requesting leaders support Fullerton School District's Resolution Proclaiming that Black Lives Matter (Agenda Item 2.f.)Sponsored by OC Democrats for Direct Action, Democratic Party of OC. Deadline for making the comment is Jun 9, 5pm.   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 10 Wednesday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club General Meeting
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/y9dlklln  In honor of George Floyd, and all the victims of police violence, please wear black. The group will hear from Congresswoman Katie Porter about her key issues and address current events directly affecting Orange County.  Plus, Ann Marie McKay, Candidate for Laguna Beach City Clerk, will discuss her experience, talents, and neutrality necessary to serve the Laguna Beach community. Group will also hear about a Virtual House Party, scheduled for Jun 17, 5pm-6pm for its Postcard Campaign. After a phenomenal Round 1, which produced 9,000 postcards, it is time to prepare for Rounds 2 and 3.  The group will hear an overview of the OC Blue Wave Coalition - 2020 and the objectives of the Postcard Campaigns.  In preparation for Round 2: Flip the Senate, there will be a review messaging and practice writing postcards to blue voters in Kentucky to help "Ditch" Mitch McConnell and South Carolina to "Retire" Lyndsey Graham. Register here  to joiin on June 17 and Volunteer here to write postcards.

NEW Jun 10 Wednesday 8pm, Online: OC National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws General Meeting @ Online via Zoom
At the last meeting the chapter voted to change the format of our general meetings. Starting this week chapter business will be handled at board meetings. General meetings will feature guest speakers, officer announcements and a discussion of current events, legislation and action items. OC NORML Board of Directors elections are held every month in July. If you are interested in running for a position please contact  kandiceocnorml@aol.com. Next month OC NORML will also be celebrating its 17 year anniversary! Guest speaker at this month's meeting is Aaron Sandusky. The chapter has been sending letters to Aaron in prison for several years and members are very excited for his release and to hear from him in person. Please join to hear his amazing story and how the group can help support cannabis POWs. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83750116106?pwd=eFZCdzREaUhiSFlBYXRCNnBQMG5IZz09 Meeting ID: 837 5011 6106 Password: 420420

NEW Jun 11 Thursday noon-1pm, Orange County: The Future of Race Relations: Addressing Injustice and Iequity in the Wake of George Floyd's Death @ YouTube LIVE - bit.ly/OCForumRaceInOC
Presented by UCI/UCI Health. Event Sponsor: Bank of America. Moderator: Hon. Letitia Clark, Tustin Mayor Pro Tem.  Featuring: -Kelsey Brewer, Communications & Policy Manager, Jamboree Housing Corporation & Chair, Orange County Young Democrats, -Eugene Fields, Communications Manager, CAIR - Greater Los Angeles, -Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D., Professor of History & Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California, Irvine. -Bill Lewis, Board of Director, 100 Black Men of OC. -Robert V. McDonald, President & CEO, Black Chamber of Orange County. -Bayo Thomas, Senior Vice President, Consumer Banking Regions Executive, Bank of America.

NEW Jun 11 Thursday 6:30-7:45pm, Orange County: An Evening with OC Young Democrats Chair Kelsey Brewer: Taking Action for Racial Justice @ Online via Zoom
Speak with OC Young Democrat Chair - Kelsey Brewer about her vision of how to take action to be effective allies, support effective policy to end police violence, and how to support Black Lives Matter! Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIsdO-vrzgvGdMLol0BCcMdQDdYgcm-tjqk After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 9:30-11am, Online: OC Peace Coalition Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home
This month participants will get an update on the situation in Venezuela, hear from the Deported Vet group located in TJ, Mexico, OC Poor People's Campaign support, and mini teach-in on the intersection of militarism and systemic racism. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91764533879Meeting ID:[masked]

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 10am, Irvine: Unity March Because Black Lives Matter @ Begins at Christ Our Redeemer Church, 45 Tesla
Arrive 30 minutes early for parking. Join Christ Our Redeemer Church in Solidarity with Rockharbor Church to unite in this time of injustice. Please wear a mask, bring signs with messages of hope, bring water. Marching begins at COR Church, to Los Olivos Marketplace, 8501 Irvine Center Dr, and back to COR Church where rally will begin immediately upon arrival there.

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 11am, Orange County: Poor People's Campaign 1968-2020: Everybody's Got A Right To Live! We Won't Be Silent Anymore
Host Contact Info: info@ppcbayarea.org  In the context of the uprisings across the country against police killings of Black people and the devastation of COVID-19, people will come together across movements at this virtual town hall. Rev. Liz Theoharis, co-chair of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, will be the keynote speaker. The town hall is part of the efforts of California PPC to expand the campaign in the state and build towards the Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on Washington on Jun 20, 2020.The program includes the Rev. Annie Chambers and others who participated in the first Poor People's Campaign held in 1968 in Washington DC. Additionally, those impacted by the pillars of the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival — racism, poverty, the war economy, environmental devastation, and the distorted moral narrative — will share their personal stories and how they and their communities are fighting back. Local Indigenous leaders will open the event, and also speak about the on-going oppression and denial of rights for Indigenous peoples, and what they are doing to resist. Music and poetry are part of the program. Spanish and ASL interpretation will be provided. RSVP to attend the town hall here. For more information, email the Poor People's Campaign at california@poorpeoplescampaign.org   (See also OtherBLM)

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 11:30am-12:30pm, Online: OC NAACP Thurgood Marshall Legal Workshop Series COVID-19: Fourth Amendment Rights in a Pandemic
Topics: Police Stops and the Impact of Covid-19 on stop and search protections. Zoom ID: 459-777-1233. The series schedule is every 2nd Sat of the month. For more info on OC NAACP programs and news, visit https://naacp-oc.org/

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 12:30pm, Online: OC NAACP June Virtual General Meeting "Getting Justice in America"
Topics: Police Stops and the Impact of Covid-19 on stop and search protections. Zoom ID: 459-777-1233. The series schedule is every 2nd Sat of the month. For more info on OC NAACP programs and news, visit https://naacp-oc.org/

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 2-4:30pm, Online: Progressive Democrats of America/Progressive Online Film Festival: "I Am Not Your Negro"
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88186878143?pwd=Q3A3T1pyUnBMeGZVWmdwMFFYZjZIdz09 Meeting ID: 881 8687 8143 Password: 874319. Please join Hanieh Jodat, Dr. Bill Honigman and Danett Abbott-Wicker as the group segues from Healthcare to social justice by screening the movie, "I Am Not Your Negro". This 2016 documentary film directed by Raoul Peck, is based on James Baldwin's unfinished manuscript Remember This House. Narrated by actor Samuel L. Jackson, the film explores the history of racism in the United States through Baldwin's reminiscences of civil rights leaders Medgar Evers, Malcolm X, and Martin Luther King Jr., as well as his personal observations of American history. It was nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 89th Academy Awards and won the BAFTA Award for Best Documentary.

NEW Jun 13 Saturday 7pm, Online: LGBTQ Center OC Indigo Ball @ Livestream at Facebook page here
Join the LGBTQ Center Orange County to celebrate its 49th year at the Indigo Ball, the Center's premier annual fundraising event.  Due to COVID-19, the celebration will be livestreamed. Don't worry, there is still the opportunity for you to support the center through the silent auction (beginning Sat Jun 6) with the live auction scheduled for Sat Jun 13. It truly wouldn't be an Indigo Ball without recognizing some of outstanding leaders in the LGBTQ Community. Register for silent/live auction at https://events.handbid.com/auctions/indigo-ball/registration Register for raffle here  Tune into livestream  here

NEW Jun 15 Monday 6-7pm, Online: Success Stories in Clean Energy Tackling Climate Change Now with Clean Energy
Join Climate Reality Project OC Chapter to discuss Community Choice Energy! Clean Power. Lower Costs. Community Reinvestment. This fantastic Webinar event focuses on the Success of Clean Energy In California and how CCE positively impacts YOU and your community - by lowering energy costs, reducing emissions, and saving millions of dollars! Kirsten Andrews-Schwind, Author & Advocate for Clean Energy, share how Community Choice Energy (CCE) in San Mateo, CA has saved customers over $18 million and 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. Community Choice allows cities and counties to purchase power on behalf of their residents and businesses to provide cleaner power options at a competitive price.This impacts your community and businesses - when each of us advocates for CCE in Orange County, we can and will bring Clean Energy to our community and lower our energy costs, reduce emmissions, and create community reinvestment. Zoom Call-In details will be emailed to you by June 15. So RSVP today! All are Welcome! So share this invitation to friends & family.Our Speaker: Kirsten Andrews-Schwind, Senior Manager, Peninsula Clean Energy
Author of: The Community Resilience Toolkit. She manages stakeholder relations, community outreach grants, low-income needs assessments, and resilience programs for medically vulnerable populations. She also staffs Peninsula Clean Energy's Citizens Advisory Committee. Before joining the inaugural staff of Peninsula Clean Energy as it launched in 2017, she served on its formation committee and Citizens' Advisory Committee from 2015 to 2016. Previously she co-founded and directed a nonprofit think tank advocating for climate resilience and community choice energy. She authored The Community Resilience Toolkit used by grassroots groups and policy makers for climate resilience planning in more than 30 countries. Kirsten holds a BA in Economics and an MS in Natural Resources Management, and speaks Spanish. Register here For more information: Contact Climate Reality OC: climaterealityprojectoc@gmail.com or www.climaterealityoc.com

NEW Jun 15 Monday 7-8pm, Online: Orange County Desal Coalition: Poseidon Update meeting
Community meeting on Poseidon featuring Ray Hiemstra, Associate Director for Orange County Coastkeeper. At this meeting, Ray will update attendees about the key issues that still are unresolved and that the SARWQCB must take into account regarding Poseidon, especially the lack of “need” for the water (Poseidon has next to no buyers lined up!) and the devastation it would wreak on our coast and ocean. This upcoming meeting would be the perfect time to invite a friend, neighbor, or family member to attend since Ray will be going over the fundamentals of what Poseidon is and the threat it poses to our local community and coast—and what to expect next. RSVP to milsa@coastkeeper.org to attend the Community Zoom meeting.

NEW Jun 17 Wednesday 5pm, Laguna Beach: Laguna Beach Democratic Party: Blue Wave 2020 Virtual Postcard Party
Join the club's Virtual Postcard Party.  With less than 6 months away from the election, the club is asking everyone who can to write postcards to Hold the House, Clean the House, Flip the Senate  and Keep OC Blue. Click here to Register for Virtual House Party: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIqfu6gqDgjE9F2sNCYiGqJJegrZ3sduwTA
Click here to sign up to write postcards: https://tinyurl.com/y8rkhhx7  Note!  The club has had a big response to Round 1 and iswaiting for more postcards to come in later this week.  Then it's time to move on to Round 2!  Thanks so much for volunteering and look forward to seeing you on June 17th.

NEW Jun 18 Thursday 5-6pm, Online: Live Town Hall with Assemblymember Cottie Petri-Norris, Treasurer Fiona Ma and CEO Lucy Dunn @ Facebook Live here
Do you have questions for the State's lead asset manager, banker and financier? Are you interested in learning more about the OC business climate? Join CA and OC leaders for a Facebook Live Town Hall with State Treasurer Fiona Ma, and Orange County Business Council's President & CEO Lucy Dunn. Discussion will focus on the Treasurer and OCBC's work, particularly around the COVID-19 pandemic, and what you need to know about CA and OC programs aimed at assisting small businesses. Visit Assemblymember Petrie-Norris's Facebook here

NEW Jun 18 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Grassroots Supporters Zoom Update with Rep. Gil Cisneros
Hi, everyone! If you're free this Thursday at 6pm, please join the Cisneros for Congress grassroots update with Gil! Hear more about what Gil's been working on in DC and give some updates on the campaign. Sign up here if you'd like to join!

NEW Jun 19 Friday 8-10pm, Online: Be The Cause: Sit for Hope 2020
Join Be the Cause for 20 minutes of silence followed by sharing a special quote (illustrated quotes optional and welcome) that supports your healing through these tough times. Sit in Silence. Share a Quote. Heal the Heart. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87262769946?pwd=RG5qVTZwSnRiM3JOM3NDSDl2N1hNZz09s

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 9:30-11:30am, Online: Women for American Values and Ethics: Take Back the White House 2020
OUR COUNTRY IS IN CRISIS! Join Women for American Values and Ethics and multiple OC partners for an engaging online presentation to learn winning Obama political strategies and techniques. The fight to take back the White House, protect Orange County congressional seats and flip the Senate begins now. Key speaker is Sara El-Amine, Former National Organizing Director for President Obama. Sara El-Amine was the National Grassroots Organizing Director at Organizing for Action, President Obama's 20-million-person strong grassroots movement. Sara is known as “The Organizer of Organizers” for driving huge citizen-led movements for change. She successfully trained OC activists to “Take Back the House in 2018” and she is back to energize and mobilize them for action once again. Topics will include Political Persuasion Techniques to Commit Voters to Action, Campaigning in the Era of Covid-19, Hear from OC Representatives, Katie Porter, Harley Rouda, Mike Levin and Gil Cisneros. Event includes Q&A with Katie Porter and Virtual After Party on “Icebreaker” Mingle with other activists, practice new techniques, and opportunity for one-on-one conversations with candidates. Scroll down here to purchase ticket. General admission is $20.20. Instructions to join the event will be provided to registrants.

NEW Jun 20 Saturday noon-1:30pm, Online: Democratic Party of OC: Community Roundtable: Black Lives Matter
The Democratic Party platform states: "We will push for a societal transformation to make it clear that black lives matter and that there is no place for racism in our country." Join the Democratic Party of Orange County, NAACP OC, Women's Leadership Council, and community leaders for a conversation about protecting Black lives, and what we can do to create change. Moderator: Gabriel Dima-Smith, Ortega Strategies GroupPanelists: Dr. Fred Calhoun, President, NAACP OC, Shelley Henderson, Women's Leadership Council, Letitia Clark, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Tustin, Richard Hurt, Aliso Viejo Community Leader, Nicole Walker, California Democratic Party Black Caucus, Michael Payton, President, Just(Us) for Us, LaShé Rodriguez, Chief of Staff, OC Board of Supervisors, Al Jabbar, Trustee, Anaheim Unified High School District, Ada Briceño, Chair, Democratic Party of Orange County. Tune in LIVE on the Democratic Party of Orange County Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/democraticpartyoforangecounty/

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 1-2:30pm, Online: Pride & Prejudice with the CA Democratic Party LGBT Caucus
Event commemorates Pride's 50th Anniversary in the age of Black Lives Matter and will feature Kelsey M Brewer (OC Young Democrats), Singer Bebe Sweetbriar, Activist Shay Franco-Clausen, Comedian Sampson McCormick. Pride has always been about a radical kind of love. It's about solidarity and building community in the face of oppression. In honor of the revolutionary trans women of color that threw the first bricks at Stonewall and the thousands of activists marching on the streets today in support of Black Lives Matter — organizers are bringing Pride straight to your home with this event. And since the Supreme Court just delivered a major victory for LGBTQ+ folks nationwide, we will take this time to celebrate our wins where they are found and discuss the important anti-racism work ahead. Here's how to join (follow these instructions carefully): REGISTER here.  Check your email for the registration link + password. Don't forget to bring your best Pride gear! Party activists and community leaders from across CA are coming together to hear from advocates, musicians, and — most important of all, YOU — as participants share space at a time even though they are physically distanced.

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 2-4pm, Online: Democrats of Greater Irvine: Standing up for Black lives
Join DGI's meeting and learn how to make a difference right in Irvine, the county and the country. Guest speakers will include Dr. Fred Calhoun, President of NAACP Orange County, Rebekah Thomas, President-elect of the Thurgood Marshall Bar Association, Dr. Davin Phoenix, UC Irvine Professor of Political Science, DGI stands in solidarity with Black Lives.  
Register for this Zoom Club Meeting at this link.   COVID-19 has also not gone away. Participans will also hear an update and have a Q&A on reopening plans in the local community and Irvine schools, from Irvine Unified School District Board Members Paul Bokota and Lauren Brooks. Early endorsements are happening for local races, including for Irvine's Mayor, City Council, and School Board. The DPOC will finalize the process by June 29. Participants will get an update on this process and how the club is participating at this club meeting. New to Using Zoom Online Meetings? Zoom requires a computer or tablet with an Internet connection.  If you've never used Zoom, before the meeting, watch this 8-minute video on how to join and attend a Zoom online meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E  If you'll be joining the meeting for the first time with Zoom using your iPhone or Android phone (instead of a PC or tablet), view this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEQLjLYhuJQ

NEW Jun 20 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State
Speaker and topic: Katherine Stewart "The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism Katherine Steward is an invesitage reporter and author who covers religious libert, politics, policy and controversies over the separation of church and state. Her work has appeared in the New York Times op ed, the New Republic and Washington Post. Her latest book is The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, which seeks to replace our foundational democratic principles and institutions with a state grounded on particular "approved" versions of religion. This movement has already succeeded in degrading our politics and dividing the nation. Stewart will discuss the movement's inner workings, leading personalities and expose a network of think tanks, advocacy groups, data operations and pastoral organization embedded in a community of international alliances. To receive info on how to join the Zoom meeting, email the chapter at mail@au-oc.org. Web site is www.au-oc.org

NEW Jun 23 Tuesday 5:30-6:30pm, on-line: DFOC Hosts Sergio Contreras for Board of Supervisors @ On-Line Webinar
Join the Democratic Foundation of Orange County for a virtual meet-and-greet and fundraiser for Sergio Contreras.  Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UqsPCXlYQPavOsUsgsPBaQ
Additional dertails: facebook.com/events/300343168035010notif

NEW Jun 24 Wednesday 4:30-5:30pm, Costa Mesa: Join Loren Gameros, candidate for Costa Mesa City Council, for a virtual meet/greet with friends, supporters & special guests Mayor Katrina Foley & Councilman Manuel Chavez
Join us on June 24 with friends & supporters for a virtual meet & greet! I'm looking forward to discussing our priorities for Costa Mesa's 2nd District after living here for 40 years.   Make sure to RSVP and register if you can attend & support! (bit.ly/GamerosJune24) Additional details: facebook.com/events/3170817102976607

NEW Jun 24 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Virtual Roundtable: Where are we now & where are we heading?
Register for event here Join Costa Mesa Democratic Club, UCI Law Professor Michele Goodwin, Mayor Katrina Foley, Councilmember Arlis Reynolds, Councilmember Manuel Chavez & local Democratic Candidates in listening, learning and playing their part to create a more just and equal community. Help contribute to making things better. The goal is discussion and input from all members of the community to help everyone more clearly see the way forward. The club further asks community members,  in this unprecedented time, join in sharing resources, educate themselves and take action, now and at the ballot box in November. And the Club recommends the Orange County Young Democrats' suggested actions to support Black lives: Sign petitions here; Donate to Black Lives Matter here or other Black lead organizations and mutual aid funds; Watch The Death and Life of Martha P. Johnson to understand Trans Black contributions to Pride, Give your money to Black owned businesses in Orange County, Read about it or start a book club with friends.

NEW Jun 24 Wednesday 6:30-9:30pm, Costa Mesa and Online: Orange County Board of Education "Opening Schools Safely in Orange County" Public Forum @ Orange County Department of Education, 200 Kalmus Dr
The Orange County Board of Education will discuss recommendations for reopening local schools during a public forum  ZOOM link: https://ocde.zoom.us/j/84727882227 or go to www.Zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID: 847 2788 2227 or Connect via phone (audio only) 1 (669) 900-6833 and enter the Meeting ID: 847 2788 2227. Panel members will propose opening schools with no requirements for Social distancing or masks!

NEW Jun 25-Aug 14 Thursday 8:30am, Online: Census Outreach to Southern OC Residents Virtual Phone Bank
Connect to the California Democratic Party's virtual phone bank and help persuade residents to participate in the 2020 Census. You can make these important calls while you shelter in place and help flatten the curve! Just sign up for the day you would like to make calls, and you will immediately receive your phone bank link. The link will take you to the phone bank, which includes the contact information for people to contact and the script for your calls. The script will include both an English and Spanish version, plus a Census FAQ sheet. If you are bilingual English-Spanish, please know you are doubly needed for this effort! But you DON'T need to know Spanish to participate. Democrats care deeply about Census participation and the CA Democratic Party wants to make sure EVERY Californian is counted. Information gathered from the Census determines how billions of federal dollars are spent on programs like Medicare, school lunches, housing assistance, veterans' programs and roads. It also determines how many Congressional members states/communities receive. This virtual phone bank is organized by the California Democratic Party's 2020 Coordinated Campaign. 51 times available Thu 6/25 - Fri 8/14 Sign up for your time here

NEW Jun 25 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: Fundraiser for Rep. Gil Cistneros Hosted by Rep. Katie Porter @ Online
Join Rep. Katie Porter for a virtual fundraiser for her friend and fellow front-liner Gil Cisneros (CA-39). Katie and Gil would like to speak with you about how they can continue to support and represent you in DC and locally during this critical time, answer any questions about concerns you may have about how the pandemic is affecting you and your families and update you on their campaigns. $250 Guest - $500 Friend - $1,000 Supporter - $2,800 Co-host. RSVP & donate online: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/eoqkatieporter Zoom info will be provided with RSVP. If you would like to submit questions for Katie and Gil, please send them to Meg at meg.kmconsulting@gmail.com If you prefer to donate by check, please send to: Cisneros for Congress P.O. Box 40 Placentia, CA 92871

NEW Jun 25 Thursday 6-8pm, Online: PDA Orange Co CA Chapter Meeting
INTROS and Your Take: How can the establishment Dems blow this one? NATIONAL  "Change Makes Change!" https://pda.nationbuilder.com/donate  “PDA 101” www.pdamerica.org, Chapters, IOT's, SC's, People Demanding Action 501(c)(4), www.peopledemandingaction.org, New!!!: Progressives for Democracy in America (PD4A), FB, Tw, IG, Virtual Phonebank / Rapid Response Team— MikeFox@pdamerica.orgIOT's: HCHR (weekly Sun 1p PT for COVID19), ECR (on hiatus), EWO and SGW (intermittent), ESJ, CFTE, Working Grps {ERA, EMI), Winslow GroupDebrief: #pandemic online activism, Presidential Primaries, EDUCATE CONGRESS/LETTER DROP https://pdamerica.org/educate-congress/ Sanders/Jayapal #HCEmergencyGuaranteeAct #HR6906, #HCWorkerProtectionAct #HR6139, #VoteByMailAct #HR92, Pressley #HRes988 #CondemningPoliceBrutality (174 cosponsors), others #ClimateEmergency #HConRes52, #MedicareForAll #S1129 #HR1384, www.Medicare4AllResolutions.org, #StateBasedUniversalHealthcare #HR5010, Other Coalition Partners (eg. OurRev, NNU, HCN, PNHP, OPS, PublicCit, FWW, SSW, Sunrise, BTP, MTA, Tax March, etc.)REGIONAL: Newsom's #MaskMandate, Healthy CA for ALL Commission, #CASinglePayer ad hoc group, CDP Zoom meetings, DNConvention July 17-21 Milwaukee WI Delegate Selection Process, https://www.cadem.org/our-party/national-convention, CA and OC Bernie Delegates, HealthyCA Now https://healthyca.org/ PDA-CA www.pda-ca.com, CA Prog Alliance   LOCAL:  Reports: OC BoS “re-open”, #COVIDIOTS, DPOC-MFA Resolution, Candidates and local elections, PDA South OC 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 #Strike4ClimateOnlineWEEKLY ORANGE COUNTY PROGRESSIVE www.ocprogressiveevents.info Progressive Online Film Festival, every Saturday 2p PT, June 27, “Sing Your Song”, https://www.facebook.com/events/613637152588178/ **OPEN DISCUSSION NEXT MEETING   Thursday July 30, 2020   *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#   Dr Bill Honigman c: 949-246-6283, p: he/him, t: @DrBillH

NEW Jun 25 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: Indivisible CA39 Meeting
Join Individual CA39 virtually for its General Meeting. Mingle at 6:45pm. Agenda: Meet Nina Moussavi from Indivisible National. She is the new West Coast Regional Organizer for Indivisible National. Josh Newman, candidate for the 29th State Senate, will discuss trends with COVID-19 and address racial injustice now and what actions can be taken. Committee members will provide updates. Attendee announcements invited. Indivisible CA39 is a community-led advocacy group made up of residents that live in portions of LA, Orange County and Chino Hills, which makes up the 39th congressional district. RSVP here

NEW Jun 26 Friday 8:30am, Online: Zoom Coffee & Conversation With Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva @ Online via Zoom
Click here to RSVP/Donate $100, $250, or what you can give to support Assemblymember Quirk-Silva's re-election campaign. Contact Nicole Ward at Nicole.Ward.ca@gmail.com for more information or to RSVP. Video call details will be provided to all confirmed guests prior to the event.

NEW Jun 26 Friday 5:30pm, Online: Virtual Fundraiser for Democratic Candidates
As the most critical election in memory approaches, Democrats must come together and organize to win big in 2020 and beyond. There's too much at stake to sit on the sidelines. Join  Melahat Rafiei and local OC candidates to help the CDP Coordinated Campaign to defend Congressional seats and pick up and defend state and local seats up and down the ticket. Every dollar raised goes toward helping these Orange County candidates win battleground seats: CD 39, Rep. Gil Cisneros, CD 45, Rep. Katie Porter, CD 48, Rep. Harley Rouda, CD 49, Rep. Mike Levin, CA Assembly District 68 Candidate, Melissa Fox, CA Assembly District 72 Candidate, Diedre Nguyen,, CA Assembly District 73 Candidate, Scott Rhinehart, CA State Senate District Candidate, Josh Newman, CA State Senate District 37, Candidate Dave Min. If you haven't purchased your ticket for this Coordinated Campaign Kick Off there is still time!Zoom information will be provided with your contribution of $20.20 or more. Purchase your ticket or make a donation here

NEW Jun 26 Friday 4-5:30pm, Online: Ban-demic: Living with the Muslim Ban @ Online @ https://aaciviccouncil.org/bandemic/
On June 26, 2018 the US Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration's third Muslim ban in a 5-4 ruling. In Jan of this year, the ban was expanded to 6 more countries that included mostly African nations. Racism is a pandemic. The recent Muslim Ban expansion is another piece of a broad campaign targeting immigrants and communities of color. American families are being separated by the Muslim Ban in communities across the United States. On the 2nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the ban, join organizers for a panel discussion with community leaders on the implications of the Muslim Ban on families and communities. Guest Panelists: Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Yemeni American Merchants Association; Zahra Billoo, CAIR-CA; Zack Mohamed, Black Alliance for Just Immigration. Co-sponsors: Black Alliance for Just Immigration, CAIR California, CLUE: Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice, Palestinian Youth Movement - حركة الشباب الفلسطيني


JULY

NEW Jul 1 Wednesday Ongoing, Orange County: The Community Counts Project Actions @ Orange and San Bernardino Counties
Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties (PPOSBC) understands that voting is fundamental to democracy and to making change on the issues that matter. Helping people get registered and ready to vote is one of the most powerful ways to ensure everyone is heard and represented. The Community Counts Project is how PPOSBC plans to take action - and this work has already started. On Apr 1st (National Census Day) organizers implemented our “Get Out the Count” Census phone banks and have already educated over 10,000 people in hard-to-count areas. The next action is the Community Counts Project, which, starting Jul 1, will engage households through a variety of platforms including phone banks, digital and mail focusing on these key messages: Census: Continuing “Get Out the Count” outreach through Sep. Voter Registration: Contacting households to get people registered to vote. Vote Early: Informing the community that all registered voters in CA will receive a vote-by-mail ballot by early Oct. Vote-by-Mail: Reminding voters it's a safe and easy method of voting that is proven to increase voter participation and allows voters to cast and return their ballot from the safety and convenience of their home while social distancing. Here's how you can get involved: To volunteer and learn about advocacy opportunities contact: Andrea Schmidt, Community Organizer. For general project information (Voter Registration Phone Bank) contact:  Ana Gonzalez, Public Affairs Director. Donate today to support programs, contact: Jennifer Trinh, Associate VP of Development.

NEW Jul 2 Thursday 6:30-8:30pm, Online: Democratic Clup of West OC Spotlight on HB City Council Candidates
Join DCWOC to meet 3 Democratic candidates running for Huntington Beach City Council--Dan Kalmick, Natalie Moser, and Oscar Rodriguez. Dan Kalmick is the owner of a small business IT management consulting company. He has been a member of the Huntington Beach Planning Commission for nearly six years and serves (or has served) on a variety of boards, commissions, and subcommittees throughout the City and region. He is currently Vice Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee with the OC Transportation Authority and volunteers with the HB Fire Department performing Senior Home Inspections with Project SHIP and he facilitates a computer class for seniors. Dan holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the UC, Berkeley. Natalie Moser grew up and raised her family in HB. She worked in the financial services and credit union industry before shifting her focus to family and creative entrepreneurship, opening a photography business. She has a wide range of volunteer experience—from scouts to schools to community support. She is a founding board member for the McKenna Claire Foundation for Pediatric Brain Cancer and is herself a cancer survivor. Appointed to the City of HB Human Relations Task Force in 2017, she is currently Chairperson. Natalie attended Orange Coast College, graduated from CSULB with a BA in History, and completed her MBA at Chapman University. Oscar Rodriguez is a HB native. He grew up in the Oak View community and is co-founder of Oak View ComUNIDAD, a local grassroots group that works to directly address the needs of all community members in HB. He has more than ten years of experience working with local nonprofits and is currently Operations Officer for the Oak View Youth Soccer League and a member of the South Coast Air Quality Management District Environmental Justice Advisory Council. He is an Asset Manager for Orange County Community Housing Corporation, a low-income housing non-profit overseeing hundreds of units throughout OC. Oscar earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration at CSU, Long Beach. Info on using Zoom and joining our 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. Three ways gto attend our online meeting: First, get in by using this link: https://tinyurl.com/y9jyp58t Second, After logging in Zoom: Meeting ID: 878 9346 7965 Password: 022699 Third, Get in by calling: +16699009128,,87893467965#,,1#,022699#3. Social Time is 6:30pm, program is at 7pm.

NEW Jul 2 Thursday 7pm, Online: Democrats of North OC Special Action Night
Hear ways that you can act to help elect Democrats even while quarantining. Karen Lawson will explain the CA39 Bench Project and the opportunities for everyone to help identify and develop strong Democratic candidates for all offices, up and down the ballot. Lyndsey Lefebvre, Regional Organizer for the Democratic Party of OC will brief the group on this exciting new effort to mobilize voters in the coming elections. Please Register in advance for this Zoom meeting: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIuduivqDwpHNALI84nb_opChKLaHyOswfh (Note: If you need technical assistance with Zoom,
there will be help available if you log in between 6:30 & 7:00)

NEW Jul 8 Wednesday 10am-noon, Online: HB Huddle: History and Future of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands
Join the HB Huddle for a Zoom meeting about the history and future of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands. Learn about the brave activists who saved the Wetlands from developers and the importance of the Wetlands in preserving biodiversity and our coastal lands into the future. Our guest speakers will be Kim DePasquale from the Amigos de Bolsa Chica and Kim Koplin from the Bolsa Chica Land Trust. RSVP Here https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErceytrTkuGtLeUQZNirPjsnbJ52Pdut9o

NEW Jul 9 Thursday 5:30-6:30pm, Online: Farrah N. Khan, Irvine City Councilmember: Virtual Campaign Kick-Off
Supporters are invited to join Campaign Co-Chairs & Former Irvine Mayors Beth Krom and Sukee Kang and Candidate Khan for her campaign kick-off. ZOOM Log-in provided with a minimum donation of $50.00 here Individual Donation Levels $50 | $100 | $250 | $400 | $530 | $1060. Couples can donate up to $530 EACH from a joint account - information for both donors is required. RSVP is REQUIRED to receive the ZOOM information. If you have any issues please contact the campaign at info@farrahforirvine.com

NEW Jul 11 Saturday 9am, Online: Global Hope 365 Coffee Meetup: How to Protect Children from Online Predators
Rima Nashashibi is joined by Speaker and Author, Stacey Robbins to talk about raising kids in SoCal and protecting kids online. Did you know that 1 out of 5 children in the US has been sexually solicited online and one out of 4 has encountered unwanted pornography? Stacey Robbins is an author and speaker who inspires women to live a life filled with love, humor and truth. Stacey's book an Unconventional Life: Where Messes and Magic Collide, has inspired women around the world. Today Stacey leads us in conversation on protecting kids online. While kids are at home for the summer and still slowly rolling out of quarantine, we are concerned about their vulnerability to human trafficking predators. Please join this virtual meetup with your favorite morning drink and bring a friend. Rima Nashashibi, President and Founder of Global Hope 365 will provide info about how to talk to children about this current issue in order to raise awareness and protect them. You can also learn more about Global Hope 365's efforts to Prevent Human Trafficking & End Child Marriage. Register here

NEW Jul 11 Saturday 10am, Orange County: OC Peace Coalition Meeting
Please join the OCPC via Zoom because like most organizations, OCPC is doing its best to continue working while not meeting in person. Please encourage others who are interested in peace and justice and the work currently happening in OC, to join the group. For the meeting, please be ready to present information about your group. As always, the coalition will build the agenda when at the start of the meeting, so everyone will be heard. See you soon!  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/91764533879  Meeting ID: 917 6453 3879 No password Phone in information 1-669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 917 6453 3879 No password

NEW Jul 14 Tuesday 4-8pm, Irvine: Irvine City Council Meeting re: Community CHoice Energy
Submit your public comment as an e-comment for this Irv ine City Council meeting in favor of Community Choice Energy (CCE). LINK To E-COMMENT: https://irvine.granicusideas.com/meetings/1653-city-council-regular-meeting/agenda_items  LINK To AGENDA PACKET: https://irvine.granicus.com/MetaViewer.php?view_id=68&event_id=1653&meta_id=106705 At the meeting, staff will present a review of a 3rd party MRW review of the EES Community Choice Energy Feasibility Study. OC Clean Power is concerned that this may be the City Manager John Russo's last ditch effort to delay finding partner cities and implementing CCE. Irvine City Council meetings are usually held at 4pm, but are subject to change. Submit your e-comments before Tues, Jul 14, 2020 at 4pm. Updates will be published as they come in.

NEW Jul 18 Saturday 11am CA time, Online: Peacestock 2020
Register for Peacestock 2020, the 18th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace will take place virtually, via Zoom! Peacestock is a FREE and open to the public event but relies on donations to cover costs. While we are not gathering together this year, donations will assist with covering speaker honorariums, tech support, and event promotion. Thank you in advance for donating to assist with offsetting event costs. Please register here to receive the Zoom call information. To donate by credit card click on the gold link below. You do not need to be a member of Paypal to donate. To donate by check: Write checks to VFP Chapter 115 and mail to Bill Habedank at the address below. If you are not able to access the online form, please contact: Bill Habedank,  Peacestock, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066 E-mail: bill@peacestockvfp.org

NEW Jul 18 Saturday 2pm, Orange County: Americans United for Separation of Church & State: Tahil Sharma, "Interfaith Literacy and Social Justice"
Guest speaker is Tahil Sharma, an interfaith activist and is the Regional Coordinator for North America for the United Religions Initiative, the world's largest network of interfaith organizations dedicated to peace, justice, equity, and healing. He also serves as one of three Interfaith Ministers in Residence for the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles and as the Los Angeles Coordinator for Sadhana: A Coalition of Progressive Hindus. Tahil also serves various organizations in different capacities to educate, engage, and serve various communities that promote interfaith cooperation and ethical pluralism and social and productive norms in society. To receive info on how to join the Zoom meeting, email the chapter at mail@au-oc.org. Web site is www.au-oc.org

NEW Jul 19 Sunday 4-6pm, On-line: Our Rev So Cal / PDA South OC July Chapter Meeting
A virtual chapter meeting. All are welcome to attend. Use the ticket link to register on Zoom. We will have a discussion of local activism, next steps now that Bernie Sanders has suspended his campaign and the latest news on Coronavirus.  Additional details: facebook.com/events/280093973052986

NEW Jul 20 Monday 11:30am, Buena Park: Strike for Black Lives Matter @ Healthcare Center of Orange County, 9021 Knott Ave,
More info: felixb@seiu2015.org The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival is joining a coalition of major labor unions and racial and social justice organizations, including SEIU, the Fight for $15 and a Union, the Movement for Black Lives and many more, for the Strike For Black Lives, a national strike day in support of dismantling racism and white supremacy, to bring about fundamental changes in workplaces, economy, and society. The strikes, protests, walk-offs, socially distanced sit-ins, and voter registration outreach are happening because thousands and thousands of poor, low-wage workers of every race, creed, and color understand that racial, economic, health care, immigration, climate, and other justice fights are all connected. Sign up now and join organizing groups. The nation is battling not one, but three pandemics: the COVID-19 virus, poverty, and systemic racism, including brutalization and trauma by police and policy. United for Peace & Justice is proud to be a national mobilizing partner with the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. Forward together, not one step back! Sign up here

NEW Jul 20 Monday 5:45-6:45pm, Online: Laguna Beach Democratic Club
You're invited for an important bonus meeting. You must register online to attend the event. After you register, you will receive a link that will take you online to the zoom meeting. Members in good standing, (members who have paid annual dues) will vote on donating LBDC funds to Democratic Candidates running for office. Additionally, three very special guests will participate. Council Member Sergio Contreras for Supervisor, Richard Hurt for Aliso Viejo City Council 2020, and Stephanie Oddo for Laguna Niguel City Council. Bring a friend. Register for the meeting here

NEW Jul 20 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Aliso Niguel Democratic Club Meeting
The November election is approaching fast! Online attendees will hear from CUSD School Board Trustee Krista Castellanos, Board of Supervisors candidate Sergio Contreras, and other candidates on the Nov ballot. This meeting is open to all members and non-member registered Democrats, but advance registration is required: https://bit.ly/2YesWs3

NEW Jul 21 Tuesday 11am, Online: Residents for Responsible Desalination and OC Coastkeeper: Preparation for Poseidon Meeting
Possibly the most important hearing about the proposed Poseidon desalination plant will be here soon with the Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB) hearing scheduled for Jul 30 (and maybe July 31). At the hearing the RWQCB members will be reviewing the need for Poseidon's water and the impact it would have on the fragile marine environment. Residents for Responsible Desalination (R4RD), care about protecting the coast and community, and will do everything possible to prepare for the hearing. That includes making sure all who are involved in the process are fully informed about the many problems with Poseidon and why it should be denied. Poseidon will harm this community and coast but and, thanks to an informative briefing by Andrea Leon-Grossmann of Azul, the burden of the expensive water Poseidon proposes to produce, while bad for all ratepayers, will fall most heavily on those who have the least. If you missed the meeting, please take a moment to check out Andrea's presentation. R4RD's next community briefing will be a virtual briefing, and hosted by R4RD and OC Coastkeeper and will feature Charming Evelyn who will speak about true costs of Poseidon's water project, and how cost will be passed on to ratepayers. Charming Evelyn is Chair of the Water Committee for the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club and Co-Chair of the Sierra Club CA's Water Committee. RSVP for Zoom meeting to milsa@coastkeeper.org Desalinated water is California's most expensive water option, costs twice as much as imported water and nearly four times more than harvesting rainwater. Conservation, water reuse and stormwater recapture are the most affordable options. Ray Hiemstra, Assoc Director of Programs for OC Coastkeeper, will speak about the details of the upcoming RWQCB meeting and how to attend.

NEW Jul 21 Tuesday 5:45-7pm, Online: Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club
Agenda will include Coronavirus Update,  Racial Justice & Equality, Club Business. Beckie Gomez, incumbent candidate for OC Board of Education (D1), has agreed to speak. Beckie was the sole voice of reason at the recent OC Board of Education meeting where the majority ruled to fully reopen OC schools this fall AND eliminated the requirement for masks and social distancing. Beckie joins NBWDC speaker lineup which also features Huntington Beach City Council Candidates: Oscar Rodriguez, Natalie Moser, and Dan Kalmick. Full agenda is here RSVP by Jul 20 here

NEW Jul 21 Tuesday 7pm, Online: Cousins Club Meeting: "Lebanese Israeli Conflict"
The speaker, Bouda Khalifie, is a Lebanese activist who recently moved to the U.S. Growing up in Lebanon, living through the conflict, and learning about the issues, he gained expertise on the topic. He will discuss his belief that Israel and the Arabs (specifically Lebanon) can live in peace. He quotes Pope Francis "The art of negotiation is better than the strategy of war." Mr. Khalifie will also discuss efforts to fight corruption in Lebanon and limit the power of  Hezbollah. Zoom Meeting info: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83838880963?pwd=RlgyUTErZzJkMmxtM2M5Skk0THQ3Zz09  Meeting ID: 838 3888 0963  Password: 54321  One tap mobile +16699006833,,83838880963#,,,,0#,,54321# US (San Jose)
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NEW Jul 22-25 Wednesday-Saturday 9am, Online: Secular Student Alliance Virtual Conference - Envisioning A Better World
AU is excited to cross promote the Secular Student Alliance Virtual Conference - Envisioning A Better World. The annual SSA conference has traditionally been the largest gathering of secular students in the country. In place of an in-person conference, organizers are excited to host a multi-day virtual conference with live-streaming and on-demand video for students and the larger secular community. Everyone is invited to participate in this virtual conference on July 22-25, 2020, consisting of excellent speakers, grassroots organizing workshops, and leadership training. We are finalizing the speakers and schedule and have more information for you shortly.Register here and get more info (events at different times each day - make sure to check the schedule). For registration and additional info, go here

NEW Jul 23 Thursday 10:30am-noon, Online: 10 Annual Supreme Court in Review
To receive sign-in info, register here  2020 Panelists: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Ariane de Vogue, Supreme Court Reporter, CNN; Michael McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law, Stanford Law and former 10th Cir. Judge; Rachel Moran, Distinguished Professor of Law, UCI Law; Kate Shaw, Professor of Law, Cardozo Law and Supreme Court Contributor for ABC News. Moderated by Rick Hasen, Chancellor's Professor, UCI Law. Event details: This event is approved for 1.5 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California. UCI Law is a State Bar-approved MCLE provider. The MCLE Certificate of Attendance will be sent via email by UCI Law following the event. Please allow 1-2 days to receive your certificate. Attendees must have participated in the program in its entirety to receive MCLE credit. Partial credit will not be given. For more information please contact events@law.uci.edu

NEW Jul 23 Thursday 6-7pm, Online: The Future of Criminal Justice with George Gasćon & Lauren Johnson-Norris
Event is Community Discussion about the future of criminal justice with Lauren Johnson-Norris (Candidate for Irvine City Council) and George Gasćon (Candidate for LA District Attorney). RSVP for Zoom Link at Daisy@Laurenforirvine.com George Gasćon is the Former District Attorney for the City & County of San Francisco, and former Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. He is running for District Attorney to modernize LA's criminal justice system. Since his appointment in January 2011 as San Francisco's District Attorney, Gascón has earned a national reputation as a visionary in criminal justice reform. He has been named among the Top 100 Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal, and the Anti-Defamation League honored him with its prestigious Civil Rights Award. The Southern CA Leadership Network distinguished him with its Visionary Award, and Win With Justice, WNBA All-Star Maya Moore's social action campaign, presented him with its Impact Award. He is endorsed by the CA Democratic Party and LA County Democratic Party. www.GeorgeGascon.org Lauren Johnson-Norris is a small-business owner, mother, attorney, and Irvine Community Services Commissioner. She is also Chair of Irvine's Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee. Lauren started her career is a Deputy Public Defender and went on to create a successful law practice working with children and families in crisis. She has held leadership positions as President of the South OC Bar Association and has been a guest speaker at the UCI Law School. In 2018 she won a certification of recognition from the County of Orange and the Irvine Prevention Coalition for her work with children in OC. www.LaurenforIrvine.com Lauren Johnson-Norris for Irvine City Council FPPC#1419630

NEW Jul 23 Thursday 7-8:30pm, Online: Covid 19's Impact on OC Healthcare Workers
Folks in OC need to hear from those on the frontlines fighting this pandemic. Folks in OC need to hear what it is like to fight Covid-19 from an ICU bed. Folks in OC need to see Covid-19 as a public health issue not a political issue. Please register at this link https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qf-Cvpj4oH9GaGzMsFBsHK7GERAN2YM8a

NEW Jul 24 Friday 10am-4:45pm, Online: CA Democratic Party E-Board Training Extravaganza
The Training Extravaganza is back by popular demand and has now gone Virtual! Registration for training sessions is free and open to all Democrats. Things kick off Friday morning with an Opening Session at 10:00am, which will be followed by three blocks of training sessions at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 2:30pm. The day will wrap up with a Closing Session from 4:00pm to 4:45pm. From learning the ins and outs of Zoom, to how to tell your personal story, and how to use digital tools as a Neighborhood Precinct Captain, some amazing sessions are lined up to help you help fight for the soul of America. It's time to come together to learn and share the tools and tactics needed to win big in November! Registration here

NEW Jul 24 Friday 7:30pm, Online: Field Fridays with the Democratic Party of OC @ Online via Zoom
Calling all Democratic Clubs and Field Folx! Friday Nights are for FIELD PLANNING! Come to DPOC Zoom Chat and meet with other Organizers in the county - get help with your PDI - or get inspired to activate people to make direct actions! Pre-registration required. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwsfumorjouHNO9hOcAQCV1Dryhjg-E8FIa Questions: Contact Lyndsey at lyndsey@ocdemocrats.org

NEW Jul 25 Saturday 12:30-1:45pm, Online: Virtual House Party for Congressman Mike Levin
The event is hosted by Dana Point City Council member Debra Lewis, Julian & Kathy Joshua, Steve Stewart, Lara Horgan, Superior Court Judge Wendy Lindley (Ret.), Joanna Weiss, and Randy Kraft and will feature Special Guest Sarah Jakle, National Outreach Director with Field Team 6. This event is being held for residents of Dana Point, but guests from across the 49th District are more than welcome to attend. Register here If you would like to submit a question in advance, please send it to Hunter@mikelevin.org

NEW Jul 25 Saturday 1-2pm, Huntington Beach: Oscar D. Rodriguez for HB City Council Virtual Campaign Kickoff
Join Oscar and other supporters for a virtual kick-off to learn about his qualifications, goals and plans for a sustainable and equitable Huntington Beach. For Zoom link, email oscar@oscarforhb.com

NEW Jul 25 Saturday 3-5pm, Huntington Beach: Ocean View JSA Student-Led Candidates Town Hall
Candidates participating: Oscar Rodriguez, Natalie Moser, Dan Kalmick. Amory Hanson, Billy O'Connell, Brian Burley, Thomas Laparne. Junior State of America is a nonpartisan organization that works to promote youth civic engagement through civil discourse, first-hand experience and tangible advocacy. All Huntington Beach high school and college students are welcome to attend this event. The goal is to provide a platform for students to learn about local government and virtually meet City Council candidates. Please contact oceanviewjsa@gmail.com with any questions. Register to receive Zoom invite at this link https://tinyurl.com/ovjsatownhall

NEW Jul 28 Tuesday 7-8pm, virtual: Feel the Bern OC Members Meeting
** ZOOM Meeting ** Meeting link to follow in comments.   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.   Make sure you are registered to attend. We will have Oscar D. Rodriguez for Huntington Beach City Council 2020 and Richard Hurt for Aliso Viejo City Council 2020 as speakers! They will share their visions for their cities along as take questions! Agenda -https://docs.google.com/document/d/1DXX58IP-95R_SXdDR4fq3dqf9VPrwLXzrnUMB56YdHA/edit?usp=sharing

NEW Jul 29 Wednesday noon-12:45pm, virtual: Living room leadership
It's not too late to sign up to join us for Living Room Leadership tomorrow, July 29 at 12 pm EDT to hear from Tom Kilian of Citizens for a Clean Wausau Sign up today! http://ow.ly/  Additional details: https://www.facebook.com/CHEJfans/

NEW Jul 29 Wednesday 6:30pm, Online: Costa Mesa Democrats & Indivisible OC 48: Candidates Forum
One of the most important roles of the club is to endorse and support its local Democratic candidates up and down the ballot. Participating candidates on July 29 are: Katrina Foley, Costa Mesa Mayor for re-election; John Stephens, Mayor Pro-Tem and candidate for City Council District 1; Leah Ersoylu, candidate for Newport-Mesa School Board Area 1; Loren Gameros, candidate for City Council District 2; Jeff Harlan, candidate for City Council District 6, or Walid Wasfy, candidate for City Council District 6. After the candidates forum, CM Dems club members who have paid their membership dues and attended at least one previous meeting will have the opportunity to participate in the formal endorsement process. For a contested election, a candidate must receive a 2/3rds vote to receive the club's endorsement. A secure online ballot will be made available to CM Dems members during this Zoom event, open for 15 minutes of voting after the last candidate speaks. Find Zoom link here

NEW Jul 30 Thursday 4:30-8pm, Online: OC Labor Federation Campaign Academy
The OCLF Candidate Academy is designed to familiarize candidates with political and policy priorities for working families throughout OC. To be considered for endorsement by the OC Labor Federation, candidates must complete one academy session. Space is limited. Register now: https://bit.ly/2ZV7RFT For more information, call 714.385.1534

NEW Jul 30 Thursday 6-7:30pm, Online: Community Action Fund of Orange County and San Bernardino Counties: Advocacy Night
Agenda will include provide updates on current events and a training on voter outreach phonebanking. Plus, practice calls to the community to make sure voter registrations are all up-to-date. If you've never phone banked before or are nervous about trying it, don't worry - the training will have everything you need to know to feel comfortable making calls including a script and best practices. Now is the time to brush up on those phone skills and get to work! Signing-up is required in order to get the Zoom link & log-in details. RSVP here  Whether you've been an active volunteer for years or you're just looking to get involved for the first time, please join us! As always, if you have any questions please feel free to reach out to 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 Jul 31 Friday 2-3pm, Orange City: Town Hall with Ayn Craciun for Dannett Abbott-Wicker for Orange City Council, Dist 3
Ayn is with The Climate Reality Project and she will be discussing the climate crisis and CCE (Community Choice Energy). Please join in and support Dannett Abbott-Wicker for Orange City Council, Dist 3. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85116079630?  pwd=OWd4RmdDUlRwbVgwOHprQVlkd253UT09  Meeting ID: 851 1607 9630  Passcode: 340287


AUGUST

NEW Aug 2-9 Sunday Various, Online: Veterans for Peace 2020 Convention: Exposing the True Cost of War and Militarism since 1985
Set aside your plans for the upcoming Veterans for Peace National Convention. Since this convention is going digital this year, workshops will take place all week, and participants will be able to see all workshops! Catch up with news from VFP, About Face, and MFSO , and watch this year's voting for VFP resolutions. Look for MFSO's workshops Podcasting 101 presented by the group's intern, Chloe Caldasso, catch the plenary speaker arranged by  LA MFSO member, Arturo Cambron, who was able to get author Marc Brodine to join the panel on climate change as it relates to the role of the military. There's something for everyone interested in knowing more about the peace and justice struggles loved ones are organizing and presenting for relevant change. Find more info at https://www.veteransforpeace.org/2020-annual-convention If you (or you know a member) who has some technical skills, video skills or even is someone who learns new technology easily and social media skills and would like to help, please email colleen@veteransforpeace.org Contact Pat Alviso & Jeff Merrick, Military Families Speak Out, www.mfso.org or 562-833-8035.

NEW Aug 2 Sunday 2:30-3:30pm, virtual: DGI School Board Special Meeting
Children returning to schools in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic an immense topic right now, with a serious discussion going on from children's classmates, in our own Irvine Unified School District Board, all the way up to the White House! Join DGI for a Special Meeting with School Board members and candidates for Irvine School District, including School Board Trustee for Area 5, Paul Bokota!   We will also hold a straw poll for unendorsed IUSD District Races. In addition, bylaws changes will be proposed regarding code of conduct, member removal and special meeting announcement deadlines.   Register in advance for this meeting at this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvcOitrj8rE9WPQdELziyheBtntLnE7Vit

NEW Aug 3 Monday 6:30pm, Online: Resisting Authoritarian Structures in Politics and Organizing
OC Thinkers and Bible Study for Progressives present: “Resisting Authoritarian Structures in Politics and Organizing,” a live presentation, group discussion, and podcast. OC Thinkers is a critical thinking meetup and Bible Study for Progressives is a News & Politics podcast. This discussion will deal with the current struggle against authoritarianism and the collapse of democracy in the United States and around the globe. The presentations will focus on recognizing and replacing domination systems with democratic systems that respect civil and human rights. Register here

NEW Aug 4 Tuesday 6:30-8pm, virtual: Social Media Training for the 2020 Election
With less than 100 days to the Nov 3rd., 2020 election, we are hosting a Social Media training for relational organizing. This training is for people who are new to or unfamiliar with social media.
Please register and you will receive a link to attend. We look forward to seeing you on the 8th. Before attending, please have or create a Facebook account, Twitter account, and extra credit for an Instagram account. Meeting registration https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0rde6rpzgtGtyQsH5caSG62IymxRyfj-q2

NEW Aug 6 Thursday 6pm, Online: Virtual Fundraiser for Tammy Kim, Candidate for Irvine City Council @ Online via Zoom
California State Controller Betty Yee will be the special guest at campaign event. With fewer than 100 days until Election Day, campaign workers are focused on hitting every milestone and fundraising goal. Respecting social distancing measures keeps communities safe, so please join in virtually to kick this next phase of the campaign into high gear. RSVP here to join Controller Betty Yee. Agenda: Update on campaign, Controller Yee will give the "big picture" politically and explain how to help Tammy Kim win. Because Irvine is an at-large election, the campaign needs to reach nearly 140,000 voters!  Without the ability to knock on doors, a robust direct mail campaign and maximize digital ads and social media will be required to get the message to voters before ballots drop on October 5th.

NEW Aug 6 Thursday 6:30pm, Online: Democratic Club of West OC: CADEM Chair & OC Board of Supervisors Candidate
Zoom in with DCWOC. Special guests: Rusty Hicks, California Democratic Party Chair - to get his take on the state of the Golden State. And hear from Sergio Contreras, candidate for OC Board of Supervisors, about his plans for new leadership in our troubled county. How to join this Zoom virtual meeting: For experienced Zoom users Click Here to join the meeting, (preferred method). For new, less experienced users or those having tech issues see HOW TO JOIN OUR ONLINE ZOOM MEETING on DCWOC website Home page. Program begins at 7pm.

NEW Aug 6 Thursday 8-9pm, Online: OC Poor People's Campaign: Discipline of Nonviolence through Love
Scroll to the bottom for Zoom information. At Jul monthly meeting, Adam and Ashley from Clergy and Laity for Economic Justice shared Non-Violence Training as a kick-off into what is now a separate event besides the monthly meeting. On the first Thurs of each month, starting with Aug a series called 'Discipline of Nonviolence through Love' will begin. Organizers explained, "We use our minds to know what we do with our hate, while at our core of who we are, we use our heart. We must continue to awaken ourselves, restore our core, and maintain a level head if we want there to be peace in ourselves, our neighbors, and in our world." 60-minute meetings will be broken into 3 main parts: Love of Self, Love of Community, Best Practices (theories, studies, and/or tactics.) The program will utilize various videos, poems, books, music, studies, art, religious text, and more. For the kick-off meeting, focus will be what does love have to do with justice and what non-violence means to you. Participants are asked to bring an inspirational quote be prepared to share with the group if you wish to. TO ZOOM TOGETHER https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87170046744  Meeting ID: 871 7004 6744 No password TO CALL-IN 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 871 7004 6744 No password

NEW Aug 8 Saturday 10am, Online: OC Peace Coalition: Stop All Wars & Bring Our Troops Home @ Online via Zoom
Anti War Peace Activists in and around OC come together to discuss issues and actions. OC Peace Coalition advocates for the peaceful resolution of international conflicts and that this ideal becomes a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. 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). The group does not support any specific party but does 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  AUDIO/VIDEO CONFERENCE INFORMATION Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84934581385 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 No Password AUDIO INFO Dial: 669-900-6833 Meeting ID: 849 3458 1385 No Password

NEW Aug 8 Saturday 11am, Online: Progressive Democrats of America - East Los Angeles/North Orange County
This is a new Progressive Democrats of America chapter seeking to build a party and government controlled by citizens with policies that serve the broad public interest. PDA was founded in 2004 to transform the Democratic Party and the country. The group seeks to build a party and government controlled by citizens with policies that serve the broad public interest, not just the interests of individuals, the rich, corporations, political parties, institutions, and organizations. This meeting will feature Dr. Bill Honigman, who will explain PDA's strategy and objectives, the current activities of PDA, and how to be involved. Also, Attorney Sumita Dalal will discuss the movement to impeach and disbar Atty General William Barr. Ms. Dalal is a criminal defense attorney who believes it is important to hold the powerful accountable. Additionally, Trump's corruption must be kept front and center. Please register for this Zoom event here: https://tinyurl.com/pdaelacnoc Contact Rich Procida at rich_procida@justice.com 562/665-3317 Link https://prlog.org/12830514


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  
OC BLACK LIVES MATTER ADVOCACY GUIDE & RESOURCES  

ADDITIONAL NOTICES

Solidarity Statement by el Centro Cultural de México
acoBlack Lives Matter! As a Mexican, Latinx, Chicanx, and migrant organization in Santa Ana, California, El Centro Cultural de México stands in solidarity with all Black communities across the country who are calling for an end to the continued state-sanctioned murders of Black people at the hands of law enforcement. Our multi-racial and multi-ethnic migrant community is also regularly targeted by police, sheriff's departments, and other law enforcement across the country and continent, and have experienced violent and structural oppression at the hands of the settler state.  We know that our liberation is tied to the liberation of the Black community, and we are simultaneously aware of how White supremacy uses our community's internalized anti-Blackness to turn us against our Black neighbors. Now, more than ever, we must demonstrate with our actions that we will continue to fight alongside Black people worldwide until they are granted the autonomy, respect, and freedom they deserve, and until all state violence is ended. 
To reach this goal, we must take concrete actions to address racism and anti-Blackness in our own community. Colorism, and antagonism towards queer Black people and Black women, both cis and trans, far too often shapes how and who Latinx people love and deem worthy of dignity and human rights. We must disrupt this behavior whenever and wherever it occurs, whether it be in our community spaces or with our families at home. We must recognize these beliefs as ideologies forced-fed to us by rich, white Criollos for generations in our home countries, to prevent mixed-race, Black, and Indigenous communities from rising up together against the settler colonial governments that oppress us. 
We demand that the recommendations of Black communities affected most by this violence be implemented without delay, in Minneapolis, Orange County, and across the country. This includes the defunding and abolition of the police, the prison industrial complex, and the detention-and-deportation industrial complex, all of which disproportionately target, kill, and enslave Black people. We demand that Black people be given complete control of their communities, including local economies, housing, education, healthcare, culture, and access to land to grow their own food. We also demand reinvestment in the transformation of all of our communities, through cooperative economics, housing for all, and the return of stolen lands to their Indigenous guardians. In all of these efforts, we demand that the needs of queer and trans people and youth be centered. 
We offer our kinship, our prayers, and our commitment to this struggle, from Santa Ana, California, Acjachemen and Tongva territories, to the world.
In solidarity,
El Centro Cultural de México


On January 24th, 2020, the Orange County Chapter of the DSA voted to create the Solidarity Fund. Since then, with the Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak, Mutual Aid via the Solidarity Fund is more necessary than ever.
gofundme.com/f/solidarity-fund-orange-county-dsa
-Centro Cultural de México
Dear community,
Taking into account the devastating effect Covid-19 has had on our country and our community, we have decided to organize a fund by the community for the community. If you still have your job, are economically stable, will receive extra money from the government, or for some other reason you have some money you can donate (everything helps!) we ask that you contribute what you can to this fund that will be distributed to people who are now struggling to make ends meet due to unemployment or their immigration status. The goal is to help each other in the most direct and transparent way possible. You can donate by Venmo to the account @fondo-comunitario with the comment "FC"
Fondo Comunitario

democratsofgreaterirvine.org/covid-19-assistance
orangejuiceblog.com/2020/02/gregs-comprehensive-2020-oc-primary-endorsements
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From: Felicity Figueroa <felicitynf@aol.com>
Please disregard this email if you already know for whom you will be voting in the March 3 primary election; if you are still undecided, I offer you my humble suggestions. In either case, please remember that LOCAL RACES ARE EXCEEDINGLY IMPORTANT, so do vote all the way down the ballot
 
Every registered voter will receive a Vote-By-Mail ballot. Ballots can be returned by US Mail (no postage required, must be postmarked by March 3) or at Voter Drop-Boxes and Vote Centers (check for the ones nearest you at ocvote.com). Some open February 22-28, 8am-5pm; all will be open February 29 - March 2, 8am-8pm, and on Election Day, March 3, 7am-8pm. You can vote in person at any Vote Center in the County; you can also register to vote or update your registration at the same time you vote. Your vote must be in by 8pm on March 3 in order to be counted, so vote early to avoid the rush! Questions? Contact the OC Registrar of Voters at 1300 South Grand Ave., Santa Ana, 92705, or check their website at http://www.ocvote.com/
 
I've compiled a list with input from individuals I respect who are in the know; I've also consulted my favorite source: the conservative voter guides, two of which can be found here: http://nancyspicks.com/vote-picks and https://robynnordell.com/county/orange/ (my philosophy: let them do all the work and then vote the opposite way!). For most local races, I've only included those in which I either know the candidates or have had them recommended to me by reliable sources.
 
You can find my suggestions below. Please advise me if you have information about any of these candidates and/or issues that might warrant a reevaluation or if you know of additional candidates who deserve support. If you desperately need an answer on a race that is not included here, let me know and I will try to get an informed opinion. I have not included the Democratic Central Committee races, but if you have a question about any of them, please ask and I will be glad to share my preferences.
 
HAPPY VOTING! 
 
Peace, 
Felicity
 
 
President of the United States - Bernie Sanders

Representative in Congress
38th District - Linda Sanchez
39th District - Gil Cisneros
45th District - Katie Porter
46th District - Lou Correa (reluctantly)
47th District - Alan Lowenthal
48th District - Harley Rouda
49th District - Mike Levin

Member of the State Senate
29th District - Josh Newman
37th District - Dave Min

Member of the State Assembly
55th District - Andrew Rodriguez
65th District - Sharon Quirk-Silva
68th District - Eugene Fields
69th District - Tom Daly
72nd District - Diedre Nguyen
73rd District - Scott Rhinehart
74th District - Cottie Petrie-Norris

Member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
1st District - Kim Bernice Nguyen
3rd District - Ashleigh Aitken

Judge of the Superior Court
Office No. 4 - no recommendation

Member of the Orange County Board of Education
Trustee Area 1 - Rebecca "Beckie" Gomez
Trustee Area 3 - Andy Thorburn
Trustee Area 4 - Vicki Calhoun or Jordan Brandman

Proposition 13 - YES
 
County Measure A - NO

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