For everyone who voted in yesterday's state primary, thank you! With just under 100,000 ballots yet to be counted here in Orange County, turnout is currently less than 18 percent. Until we educate voters on the importance of showing up for every single election, this trend will unfortunately continue. That's why I want those of you who do vote to know how much we appreciate you.
For everyone who volunteered and/or donated to local campaigns, thank you! We all have busy lives with work and family commitments so those who go the extra mile by donating, making calls, walking precincts, stuffing envelopes or helping to feed volunteers are key to making our campaigns successful.
Early voting in the Primary Election has begun! If you vote by mail, please help all of the Democratic Party's endorsed candidates by filling out your ballot completely and mailing it in as soon as possible.
The Democratic Party's ballot recommendations for the upcoming election onJune 3 are listed below. You can also view and print our Voter Guide on theDPOC website.
Please share this link with your family, friends and neighbors via email, social media, and any other way you can promote the Party's endorsements. As an informed Democrat, you can be a vital source of information for other voters!
Thank you for being a Democratic voter!
Tim Carpenter, founder of the Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), died Monday after a long battle with cancer, just a few days short of PDA's 10-year anniversary.
A native of Orange County, Tim was a champion of the progressive grassroots movement and spent more than 35 years working for peace, nuclear disarmament, single-payer health care, campaign finance reform and so many more issues that focused on improving people's lives.
He worked closely with progressive advocacy groups and about a dozen activist members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, encouraging the 72-member voting bloc to take more aggressive stances on issues such as the welfare state, healthcare, trade and foreign policy.