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Pope’s Referendum Drive delivers more than 19,000 signatures to Irvine City Hall

A daunting task of gathering 12,000 signatures is tough but it appears the efforts of pro-FivePoint “volunteers” blocking efforts appears was for unsuccesful.  Veteran Ed Pope’s referendum on letting Irvine voters decide on where the Veteran’s Cemetery goes has delivered more than 19,000 signatures to Irvine City Hall today. Typically, a chunk of these are…

Democratic Party of Orange County Urges Congress to Reject Trump Tax Plan

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 9, 2017   ORANGE, Calif., November 9, 2017 – Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) Chair Fran Sdao today called on Congress to reject the Trump Administration’s proposed tax overhaul, calling it “destructive for Orange County” and “cruel.” “Trump wants Orange County residents to foot the bill for massive corporate tax…

Foley Removed as Costa Mesa Mayor

Through outright political gamesmanship, Costa Mesa’s Katrina Foley was removed as mayor a year before she planned to run for the seat outright in a citywide election.  Sandy Genis, thought to be the swing vote on an anti-Jim Righeimer majority, has swung back and is now Mayor of Costa Mesa. From Costa Mesa’s Geoff West…

#MeToo Panel at OCYD Tonight

Chair Fran Sdao will be joining Jennifer Muir Beuthin, Kelsey Brewer and Jane K. Stoever on a panel moderated by Orange County Young Democrats’ President Danielle Serbin to discuss the importance of #MeToo and how we can take this movement to transform Orange County. Please be sure to attend this critical conversation at the OCYD…

It’s not about Hillary, it’s about Trump

I wrote a response to an OC Register opinion column from columnist Susan Shelley; her story ran October 29 and it focused on Hillary Clinton and the art of concealment and embraced the Trump message points on his Twitter feed as the special prosecutor’s investigation tightens around the inner circle of the Trump campaign. My…