Monthly Archives: January 2018

Anaheim housing and community leader backs Ashleigh Aitken for Mayor

    Anaheim, CA—Ada Tamayo, an Anaheim Housing and Community Development Commissioner has endorsed Ashleigh Aitken for Mayor of Anaheim.   “Housing costs are crushing workers trying to raise a family in Anaheim,” said Ada Tamayo, Housing and Community Development Commissioner. “Ashleigh has the experience and passion to give workers and our neighborhoods the support…

The Dark Side of Julio Perez

The fired Orange County Labor Federation Executive Director Julio Perez made a number of mistakes leading to his dismissal.  The first was his alledged sexual harassment and retaliation against a female employee as documented in the OCLF investigation o when he was suspended, he knew what he had done.  He was asked to turn in…

Endorsements from Pre-Endorsement Meetings for Congressional Races

Some of the reading about Saturday’s events at the pre-endorsement meetings was downright funny, especially if the candidate you supported didn’t do well.  With the exception of CD-39, where no candidate got to 50 percent, those candidates seeking the California Democratic Party endorsement can do so in San Diego. I attended the Region 18 event. …

OCLF Terminates Julio Perez

This statement was released by Jennifer Muir Beuthin just before 8AM today; she notes the vote to terminate Julio Perez was unanimous. January 25, 2018 — Following an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct, delegates for the Orange County Labor Federation on Thursday voted to terminate the employment of Executive Director Julio Perez effective immediately.…

Krom Backs Forde for CD-45

When the field of Congressional candidates running in the 45th district began to emerge, I hoped there would be a candidate I could get excited about. I was looking for someone who believed strongly in women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, enacting compassionate immigration reform, standing up to the NRA, fighting climate change, championing renewable energy, and…

Thorburn gets endorsement for CD-39 from CWA 9510

ORANGE COUNTY, CA — Former classroom teacher, workers’ rights advocate and Democratic businessman Andy Thorburn was endorsed by the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 9510 in his campaign for California’s 39th Congressional District seat. Thorburn, who just yesterday was backed by the group built upon Senator Bernie Sanders’ 2016 Presidential campaign, Our Revolution’s Orange County Chapter, has…

DFOC CD48 Candidate Forum 1/31/2018

Hans Kierstead ***  Michael Kotick  ***  Laura Oatman *** Rachel Payne ***  Boyd Roberts  ***  Harley Rouda[1]  *** Omar Siddiqui  ***  Tony Zarkades   Democratic candidates vying to unseat Dana Rohrabacher  in the 48th Congressional District, for a discussion  moderated by Michael Penn.     Hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Audience questions will be compiled.  …