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Gavin Newsom to Keynote ECCO’s 25th Awards Gala

The 25th Anniversary ECCO Awards Gala will be held Saturday, October 4, 2008. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom will be the Keynote Speaker and receive the Joe Dunn Political Leadership Award. Shannon Minter will receive a Community Service Award for his work as NCLR (National Center for Lesbian Rights) Lead Counsel in the California Marriage…

Linh Ho gets DPOC Endorsement for Garden Grove Council

Nominations were opened for the second endorsement slot for Garden Grove City Council. Paul Lucas nominated Linh Ho.  After a very brief discussion about whether to use paper ballots, it was decided to go ahead with a raising of hands. There was no count of the hands. It was overwhelming. There were two hands in…

Note to Rosie Avila

A week ago, one of your representatives (volunteer or staff? I don’t know, she didn’t say and I didn’t ask.) came canvassing at my home. I was not able to receive visitors so I didn’t engage her in conversation even though she was appropriately enthusiastic about your candidacy. In truth, I regret still that I…

Robin Marcario’s Announcement

The following email was just sent out to Democratic Party of Orange County Central Committee members by Garden Grove City Council candidate Robin Marcario. Dear Central Committee Members, I would like to thank you for your support in my candidacy for Garden Grove City Council. I am working hard walking precincts every day, attending every…

Robin Marcario Bows Out of DPOC Endorsement Process

At tonight’s Democratic Party of Orange County’s Central Committee meeting, Robin Marcario will announce that she is bowing out of the scheduled vote to endorse a second Garden Grove City Council candidate. She sent a short announcement to The Liberal OC and is expected to expand upon her comments below this evening. “I am the first one to fight to preserve our neighborhoods, to…

Nguyen Decides in Santa Ana Ward 3

We’ve been calling Supervisor Janet Nguyen’s office pretty regularly since the candidate’s filing deadlines were done about a month ago.  We wanted to know, who is she endorsing in the Santa Ana City Council Ward 3 race.  Janet’s people keep retreating behind the same “we haven’t spoken about this” and “I don’t know what her…

Can a Catholic Support Obama? New Book says Yes

from the description on Amazon.com: “Douglas Kmiec’s Can a Catholic Support Him? may very well become the most important comprehensive document written to date on American Catholics, abortion, and candidates for public office.” –Martin Sheen On April 18, 2008, Douglas W. Kmiec was denied Communion at a Catholic Mass in Westlake, California. Ironically, Kmiec had…