Dan Chmielewski

OC Young Democrats Elect Board, Launch Committee to Resist Trump Administration

Orange County— February 9, 2017 — Last night in Newport Beach, more than 65 young Democrats attended the Orange County Young Democrats’ February meeting to elect a new board and launch the organization’s new Trump Resistance Committee. The Orange County Young Democrats (OCYD) saw exceptional attendance last night as more than 65 local young professionals and students came…

Cowards at Mimi Walters Office Closed Shop Early

This photo says it all; 400 people went to Congresswoman Mimi Walter’s Irvine office this afternoon.  Doors locked.  Staff gone.  Cowards….. an Update:  Here’s TV coverage of the protests and Mimi wasn’t the only Congressional rep in OC to shutter offices Tuesday;  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher closed his office early as well. Photo credit to Robert Goldberg.

Screaming at Mimi; Protests at Rep. Walters Office on Extreme Vetting and Healthcare

Rep. Mimi Walters (CD-45) might want to put more chairs out in her Orange County offices because protesters are going to be showing up on a regular basis. The next such appointment is Tuesday afternoon (1/31) with constituents very upset about the Congresswoman’s support of President Trump’s illegal and unconstitutional ban on Immigrants and Refugees…

Trump’s mean-spirited Executive Order Prompts a Bill from Rep. Correa

President Trump’s executive order that effectively banned Muslims and legal residents holding a green card from entering the US from selected Middle-eastern countries prompted a second wave of massive protests at airports across the country over the weekend.  It also sparked a bill from Congressman Lou Correa (D-46) to stop Trump’s mean-spirited and unconstitutional order.…

Kimberly Ellis makes her pitch for State Party Chair

This came in to our mailbox this morning: I endorse sticking to our principles… We must face forward into the storm — not turn the cheek to get the check.  We cannot afford to accept pay-to-play.  High dollar donors are welcome when they share our values, because true progressives’ principles are never for sale.  I endorse…

A Nightmare for Dreamers; DACA to End Under Trump

The Trump administration plans to eliminate a program that protects undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children — often referred to as “Dreamers.”  The DACA program is on the chopping block. This from Vox.com which received tips in the form of documents: “Ending unconstitutional executive amnesties,” would end a major Obama program that…