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Cowards at Mimi Walters Office Closed Shop Early

This photo says it all; 400 people went to Congresswoman Mimi Walter’s Irvine office this afternoon.  Doors locked.  Staff gone.  Cowards….. an Update:  Here’s TV coverage of the protests and Mimi wasn’t the only Congressional rep in OC to shutter offices Tuesday;  Rep. Dana Rohrabacher closed his office early as well. Photo credit to Robert Goldberg.

Screaming at Mimi; Protests at Rep. Walters Office on Extreme Vetting and Healthcare

Rep. Mimi Walters (CD-45) might want to put more chairs out in her Orange County offices because protesters are going to be showing up on a regular basis. The next such appointment is Tuesday afternoon (1/31) with constituents very upset about the Congresswoman’s support of President Trump’s illegal and unconstitutional ban on Immigrants and Refugees…

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…