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* DCWOC General MeetingDCWOC General Meeting

Time: 11:05 pm

The first Thursday of most months. Doors open at 6:30. Programs begin at 7:00. Where: Greenbrook Club House, 18222 Santa Joanana, Fountain Valley, 92708 Cost: Free! Refreshments included. Membership not required. January Meeting: For our first meeting our NEW LOCATION, DCWOC brings you three candidates hoping to unseat Congressman Dana Rohrabacher in the 2018 election—Harley Rouda, Laura Oatman, and Boyd Roberts—and Pat Harris, progressive Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate.  Who will you vote for in the June primary? Come see for yourself what they have to say! Bring questions! Bring a friend!  Candidates for the 48th Congressional District:  HARLEY ROUDA is a businessman, philanthropist, and attorney who serves on the board of, or as an advisor to, firms in real estate, retail, and a variety of other industries. He received his MBA from Ohio State University and his J.D. from Capital University Law School. “I’m running,” he says, “to bring much needed common sense, fiscal responsibility, and the social pragmatism our 48th District and our country deserves.” BOYD ROBERTS s is a small businessman and real estate broker. He holds a BA in economics from Cal State San Bernardino, studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, and has 14 years of experience as a commodities broker. “I am running on a platform of cost effective governance,” he says, “where the public has full access to publicly owned resources.” LAURA OATMAN is a business owner, community activist, and mother of five. She earned her BA at UC Irvine and a Master’s in Architecture from UCLA. As a LEED-accredited architect, she has worked on sustainable hotel projects in Europe, Mexico, and the Caribbean. “I'm running for Congress,” she says, “to bring shared values and common-sense, forward-thinking solutions back to Washington.”  Candidate for U.S. Senate:  PAT HARRIS is an attorney in practice for 23 years, as a public defender and later as a criminal defense attorney in California--most recently with an emphasis on civil rights cases. He has a degree in history from the University of Arkansas and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. He is running for U.S. Senate as a progressive Democrat because “he believes that the progressive movement can change the direction of the party, resurrecting a Democratic Party that fights for the working class and isn’t influenced by corporate donations.” NEW LOCATION!  Greenbrook Club House 18222 Santa Joanana, Fountain Valley, 92708 Doors open at 6:30. Program at 7.  For info call Phil at 310-871-2083. Refreshments included. Membership encouraged, but not required.  The DCWOC includes Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Stanton, Westminster, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach (including Sunset Beach), and Midway City. Note: DCWOC provides this opportunity to help you become a more informed voter. We are not now endorsing any candidate for the 2018 elections.

* 48th District Candidate Forum48th District Candidate Forum

Time: 6:00 pm

Tickets: The Aliso Niguel Democratic Club in partnership with Newport Beach Women's Democratic Club Democratic Club of West Orange County Laguna Beach Democratic Club Costa Mesa Democratic Club One Country Over Party Imagine Action OC Code Blue WAVE Presents A 48th Congressional District Democratic Candidate Forum Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, Ca 92660 A one time opportunity to hear from all 8 Democratic congressional candidates in our district including a new candidate, Rachel Payne, as she makes her candidacy debut. When: Wednesday January 10, 2018 at 7:00-9:00 PM Meet & Greet with the candidates at 6:00 PM RSVP: Tickets required. Please click on the link below. Please join us in hearing from the candidates running against Congressman Dana Rohrabacher on how they plan to represent their district's progressive values in Congress, solve our district’s issues, and advance our nation’s principles of fairness and opportunity as they relate to healthcare, immigration, education, gun violence, climate change, etc. We seek to provide a platform for candidates to present themselves to their constituents and for constituents to meet in person with the candidates. We encourage all voters to be informed and engaged as we head into the June Primaries. The 8 congressional candidates who will be featured are: Hans Keirstead Michael Kotick Laura Oatman Rachel Payne Boyd Roberts Harley Rouda Omar Siddiqui Anthony Zarkades The forum will be moderated by: Beth Krom, former Mayor of Irvine Tiffany Ackley, Environmental Law Attorney and candidate for Aliso Viejo City Council Doors open at 6:00 PM for Meet & Greet with the candidates. Candidate Forum commences at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10+ fees per person online until Tuesday, January 9, 2018. Tickets are $20 cash and checks at the door or $20+ fees by credit cards on January 10, 2018. Refreshments will be on sale at the event. Parking is complimentary. Tickets are non-refundable. Cheers,