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Voices From Street Corners: 2012 Quite a Year Already

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Thinking about the state of leadership in the country right now I recalled this thought from Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and the Chrysler Group: “…. Leadership is not a quantitative thing…people either smell it in you or they don’t…People need to trust you that you’re going to pull them out and they will follow you when you pull them out. If they don’t get that comfort, they’re going to drop you.

Voices From Street Corners (Vol.13)

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Throughout the past few weeks, I have been “on the road” and looking to check on the voices I have had the pleasure and good fortune to meet. Surprisingly enough, I had not seen them for the longest time. As I thought about them, I hope they were able to get themselves squared away and…

California needs a majority vote budget – and you can help

From the California Democratic Party’s web site at http://www.cadem.org Teachers, firefighters and nurses have launched a petition drive to put a majority vote budget on the ballot in November. Their measure changes the vote requirement to pass a budget from two-thirds to a simple majority and penalizes legislators for failing to do their most important…

Time to run for OC Central Committee seats

The California Democratic Party is governed by ordinary citizens who are, for the most part, elected members of Democratic Central Committees from their various counties. Candidates for County Central Committee appear on the June primary ballot, and six members are elected from each Assembly District. The responsibility of Central Committee members is attend a monthly…

Controller John Chiang to Come to OC This Thursday!

If you can make it to OCYD this Thursday, please do. They’ll have a very special guest who knows a thing or two about the state’s current fiscal crisis. But don’t worry, there’ll be lighter moments, too. Dear Andrew, Young Democrats Meeting With Controller John Chiang We invite you to attend our next Orange County…