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Pride Flag Resolution Passes DPOC

I’m getting better at this Party Resolution thing.  My second resolution called on the city of Anaheim to honor the promise the city council made in June 2016 to fly the Gay Pride flag on Harvey Milk Day (May 22) through the end of Pride Month (June) which the city failed to do this year…

Ellis issues announcement on elections for State Chair; still cannot overcome difference

There’s word from members of the credentials committee that errors discover might eliminate Ellis votes; still waiting on details.  Until then, there’s this: OAKLAND, Calif. (June 21, 2017): Initial inquiries into nearly 300 questionable ballots in the unsettled May 20 contest for state Democratic Party chair show that Eric Bauman was named the winner based…

Rep. Correa joins colleagues to send Veterans Affairs Accountability Act to President

Congressman Correa joined his House Veterans Affairs Committee colleagues for the signing of the “Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2017” by Speaker Ryan, before sending the bill to the President’s desk to become law. Congressman Correa said: “This bipartisan bill represents real progress for our veterans, and is proof when we work together…

CalVet Throws Some Water on the “Fast Track” for Strawberry Fields Site; and Bill Cook Takes Offense

For those disappointed in the decision by the Irvine City Council to swap Veteran’s Cemetery sites, two pieces of news.  The state legislature amended previous legislation authorizing the new site in record time.  And CalVet throws some water on those thinking development of the new site will begin almost immediately. First: Two budget trailer bills…

Updated: Republicans are Starting to Line Up for Newman Recall – Ling Ling Chang will give it another Go

Updated:  Ling Ling Chang will run for the SD-29 seat in the event State Senator Josh Newman is recalled.  Sources tell TheLiberalOC that Chang polls the best for Republicans in the district.  And this has caused Orange County BoS 4th district supervisor Shawn Nelson to reconsider running and sticking to a campaign for Judge. Chang…

Ellis Won’t Quit; Continues to Divide California Democratic Party

Over the email in-box from Kimberly Ellis today: To Whom It May Concern: Right now, our Federal government is embroiled over questions related to political campaigns and outside influence. A clear conflict has grown between those nestled in power and those who seek truth. Here in California, our State Democratic Party is faced with similar questions relating to the election of…