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Truman Dinner Welcomes Jason Collins as Guest Speaker

Jason Collins – who made history becoming the first openly gay NBA basketball player – is joining OC Democrats this year at the Truman Awards. With the Supreme Court’s historic decision legalizing same-sex marriage, Jason is the perfect representative to talk about how far we have come as a country.   He will be speaking on…

Great Park Veterans Cemetery Moving Forward

Sharon Quirk-Silva, the former Assembly Rep from AD-65 who pushed legislation forward for the Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial, teased this news at her AD-65 fundraiser on Friday night in Santa Ana and the OC Register has the story. The Great Park Veterans Cemetery and Memorial is moving forward faster than previous thought and…

Sanchez issues statement on Immigration Ruling by 5th Circuit Court

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez (CA-46), senior member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decision to maintain an injunction on the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) and the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood (DACA) Arrivals program:  “This…

Sharon Quirk-Silva Offers Veteran’s Day Thoughts

Veteran’s Day honors the brave men and women who have made significant personal sacrifices, and sometimes the ultimate sacrifice, to keep our country and its ideals safe. We honor them and thank them for their service.   Veteran’s Day celebrations tend to summon within us patriotic pride, gratitude and a sense of duty toward our veterans.…

Karen Schatzle gets Anaheim Police Association Endorsement for Superior Court Judge

The Anaheim Police Association (APA) announced their endorsement of Karen Schatzle’s campaign for Superior Court Judge today. Incorporated in 1967, the APA is the only recognized bargaining unit for the 360 men and women serving as police officers in Orange County’s largest city.   “Karen Schatzle’s strong support of the men and women in law enforcement…

SAUSD Trustee Ceci Inglesias declares war on Teachers

We’ve been trying to get to this story for a while and it just keeps getting better. Santa Ana Unified Trustee Ceci Iglesias, who is a staffer for Republican State Senator Bob Huff, has decided it’s the fault of SAUSD teachers that Santa Ana’s school kids do poorly on standardized tests. She’s taken to social…