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The State of the Union

In case the coverage in Big Bear distracted you from the State of the Union, it was an ambitious speech by President Obama with a call for a national pre-school program to help kids get off to a better start, a new call for manufacturing excellence to help restore the middle class economy, and a…

State of the Union Watch Party Tonight

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

Tonight President Barack Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address to Congress. His address will begin at 6:00 pm Pacific Time. The Democratic Party of Orange County will be hosting a State of the Union watch party at the IBEW Local 441 Union hall in Orange. If yo want to watch the President’s address with other like minded individuals, then this is the place to be.

Young Voters in Montana Skew Blue

The New York Times carried this page one story about how in the very red state of Montana, a state that went from Mitt Romney last year and John McCain in 2008, millennial voters are strong liberals who don’t see government as the bogeyman. If it’s happening in Montana and Democrats made big inroads in…

Rain did fall on Tet Parade but Political Courage Ruled the Day

Jose Solorio standing with supporters of the Partnership of Vietnamese LGBT Organizations who were excluded from the 2013 Tet parade in Westminster. (Photo: Chris Prevatt)

On Sunday morning thousands of people celebrated the Lunar New Year by witnessing the procession of politicians, community leaders, organizations, and businesses participating in the 2013 Tet Parade. There were some notable elected officials absent from the parade this year, many specifically because of the decision to exclude the LGBT group…

DPOC Calls for inclusion of LGBT Group in Tet Parade

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This afternoon, the Chairman of the Democratic Party of Orange County, Henry Vandermeir called on the organizers of the 2013 Tet Parade to reverse their decision to exclude the Partnership of Viet LGBT Organizations from participation in this year’s parade. The Democratic Party of Orange County rejects any form of discrimination” Vandermeir said; “and request…