Ed Velasquez

Your thoughts on the Democratic debate

Thought folks might want a place to add their thoughts on the debate tonight from the Kodak Theater. Both did well. I thought they were exceedingly (perhaps too) civil towards each other. They definitely seemed to be focused on the concerns of California voters – talking about the environment, global warming and immigration issues much…

Ted Kennedy Endorses Obama for President

Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy (D-MA) announced his endorsement of Senator Barack Obama today in Washington, DC. The “Keeper of the Flame” of the Kennedy dynasty was joined today by his niece, Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg, and his son Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI). [youtube]http://youtube.com/watch?v=gJy6SkjYC_U[/youtube]

Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg Endorses Obama

From tomorrow’s New York Times Op-Ed The only surviving child of President John F. Kennedy writes “A President Like My Father:” OVER the years, I’ve been deeply moved by the people who’ve told me they wished they could feel inspired and hopeful about America the way people did when my father was president. This sense…

Congresswoman Sanchez endorses Obama

This morning the Obama for America campaign announced the endorsement of Congresswoman Linda Sanchez. Congresswoman Sanchez represents the 39th District of California in southeast Los Angeles County. Her endorsement and active campaigning for Barack Obama should help the Senator Obama with a few key constituencies – young people, progressives, women, working families, and Latin@s. Congresswoman…

CDP Exec. Board in Anaheim Nov. 16-18

The California Democratic Party Executive Board holds their next quarterly meeting November 16-18 in Anaheim. The event starts Friday evening with a platform hearing, social hour, and caucus meetings. Saturday morning begins with more caucus meetings and a workshop on campaign finance reporting. After lunch another workshop will be held on the process of becoming…

Your thoughts on the fires… an open thread

What are your observations from around OC? Looking for anyone? Checking in on the status of different neighborhoods? Where are you finding the best OC-specific coverage on the internet? How can the rest of us help? Can this be prevented in the future? H/T to Rebel Girl over at Dissent the Blog for this Joan…

Governor signs bill to prevent party-switching

Many of you remember a while back when folks paid by Republican Party were found to have switched voters’ party affiliation without their consent. This led to re-evaluation of a “bounty” program for voter registrations. Nearly 300 voters in Orange County became Republicans without their knowledge or consent. Yesterday, the Governator signed a AB 452…