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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…

The Women’s March – Sleeping Giant Awoken!

(Editor’s note; this column is courtesy of my friend Diane Bucka from Irvine regarding next steps after the successful women’s march.  Enjoy.) Last weekend’s  Women’s March – here in Santa Ana and Laguna Beach and around the world – was a vivid display of the fervency of millions propelled into action by the horrific verbiage and proposed…

Correa asks Trump to Restore Spanish Language Option for White House website

As Donald Trump was sworn in, a number of elements of the White House website up and disappeared.  Links on climate change, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, immigration and the environment were gone and a link to the new First Lady’s QVC jewelry products popped up. Another important change — the Spanish language option disappeared.  Congressman…