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From the Floor of the CA Dem Convention

Well, I’m sitting here waiting to see what happens with the Leno/Migden Senate endorsement battle. Yesterday Carole Migden won the caucus endorsement (55%) due to manipulation by Senate President Pro-tempore Don Perata. Don pressured Senate Dems to appoint their assigned convention delegates to people who live in the 3rd Senate District so that they could vote…

CA Dem Convention Webcast

If you’re not joining us at this weekend’s Democratic State Convention, I’d like to invite you to participate by viewing our live webcast of our general sessions, which begins at 9 AM on Saturday, March 29th. We will also have video available of other events and workshops. The convention agenda and the web stream is…

Spend the Evening With Asm. Jose Solorio Tomorrow Night!

This just in from the Democratic Party of OC! Our favorite local Assembly Member would like to spend an evening with us tomorrow! Check out what I just got today from DPOC Executive Director Melahat Rafiei: Assemblyman Jose Solorio invites you to a Cocktail Reception in Support of the Kick-Off of his 2008 Re-Election Campaign…

DeVore’s Nanny-State Parking Bill Dies in Committee

Irvine Assemblyman Chuck DeVore, who claims to have coined and popularized the term “Nanny-State,” saw his proposal to issue temporary disblility plackards to pregnant women die in the Assembly Transportation Committee yesterday. DeVore failed to notice that pregnant women can receive disabled placards if their doctors diagnose major mobility problems. DeVore told the Sacramento Bee…

When did Pregnancy become a Disablity?

Chuck DeVore wants to give special parking passes to pregnant women during their last three months of pregnancy and two months after giving birth. Now, I’ve been pregnant, not a walk in the park but most certainly not disabling either. It’s patronizing to say that pregnant women need special parking; I’m tired of our society…

A Special Message from the DNC on What’s Happening in CA

Wow! I just got this important message from someone special at the Democratic National Committee about something happening right now in California. While we’re focusing a lot of our attention on the Presidential race and on high-profile Congressional races all over the nation, we’re forgetting about something potentially dangerous happening in our own backyard. Dear…