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Mole's Progressive Democrat

The Progressive Democrat Newsletter grew out of the frustration of the 2004 election. Originally intended for New York City progressives, its readership is now national. For anyone who wants to be alerted by email whenever this newsletter is updated (usually weekly), please send your email address and let me know what state you live in (so I can keep track of my readership).

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I am a research biologist in NYC. Married with two kids living in Brooklyn.

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  • Saturday, September 11, 2010

    Orange County, CA Focus

    Orange County Young Democrats Announce Endorsements From Liberal OC:

    The following candidates received the endorsement of the Orange County Young Democrats:

    Bill Dalati, Anaheim City Council
    John Santoianni, Anaheim City Council
    Jordan Brandman, Anaheim Union High School District
    Greg Ferguson, Buena Park City Council
    Jerry Kong, Buena Park City Council
    Art Montez, Centrallia Elementary School District
    Jim Moreno, Coast Community College District, Area 1
    Lynne Riddle, Coast Community College District, Area 5
    Steven Weinburg, Dana Point City Council
    Doug Chaffee, Fullerton City Council
    Aaruni Thakur, Fullerton Schol District

    Vicky Calhoun, Fullerton Joint Union High School District
    Bao Nguyen, Garden Grove Unified School District
    Shawn Roselius, Huntington Beach City Council
    Dan Kalmick, Huntington Beach City Council
    Bonnie Castrey, Huntington Beach Union High School District
    Larry Agran, Irvine City Council
    Shiva Farivar, Irvine City Council
    Sharon Wallin, Irvine Unified School District
    Gavin Huntley-Fenner, Irvine Unified School District
    Daren Nigsarian, La Habra City Council
    Katrina Foley, Newport Mesa Unified School District
    Donna Miller, North Orange County Community College Board of Trustees, Area 4
    Barbara Dunsheath, North Orange County Community College District Trustee, Area 2
    John Palacio, Board of Education for Santa Ana Unified School District
    David Benavides, Santa Ana City Council, Ward 4

    Some Local Events:

    Santa Ana: "8: The Mormon Proposition."
    Sep 14 Tuesday, Filmmaker and ex-Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints member Reed Cowan's film is a scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights.
    Church of the Foothills, 19211 Dodge Avenue at Newport Santa Ana, CA 92705. For more information, please call 714.544.1319.

    Irvine: Americans United for Separation of Church and State - Orange County Flicks for Thought: "Judgment Day"
    Sep 19 Saturday 2pm
    Admission is free and refreshments will be served.
    Meeting will be held at Irvine Ranch Water District, 15600 Sand Canyon Ave., Irvine (IRWD neither supports nor endorses the cause nor the activities of organizations which use the district's meeting rooms that are made available as a public service) For more info visit the web site at au-oc.org or call 714-299-4551.

    Find other events here thanks to Orange County Democracy for America. Check them out at get involved with your local community. After all, that's how change happens.

    Some Local Orange County Resources:

    Liberal OC Blog: for those who want to find news and events in Orange County

    Voice of OC: Who says you can't fight city hall?

    Democratic Foundation of Orange County: What We Do

    * Develop financial resources to support an active & effective Democratic Party in Orange County.
    * Encourage, train and support Democratic candidates in Orange County.
    * Sponsor high-profile events to increase the visibility of Democrats and Democratic ideas.
    * Provide a forum to develop and discuss political and public policy issues of local and national importance.
    * Provide our members with introductions and access to local government, California and National Democratic leaders, as well as to leaders in labor and in business.

    Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County: The Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County are dedicated to the mission of electing LGBT and Pro-Equality Democrats in California and throughout the country.

    The Harvey Milk Stonewall Democrats of Orange County typically meet on the last Sunday of the month:

    Local 50 Union Hall
    527 S Harbor Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92805

    Click here to join.

    Orange County Biodiesel Cooperative: Working together to increase availability of biodiesel in the Orange County region. Biodiesel is better for the environment because it is made from renewable resources and has lower emissions compared to petroleum diesel. It is less toxic than table salt and biodegrades as fast as sugar. Since it is made in the USA from renewable resources such as soybeans, its use decreases our dependence on foreign oil and contributes to our own economy. Go to their website to sign up for more info.

    And here are some biodiesel stations in/near Orange County, CA:

    Extreme Biodiesel: 1560 N Maple St, Corona, CA 92880, 888-998-7223. Offers B99.9 (nearly 100% biodiesel, good for newer diesel engines, some old engines not ok). MEMBERSHIP REQD

    Nickey Petroleum: 925 S Lakeview Ave, Placentia,, CA 92870, 714-547-4123. Offers B20 (good for any diesel engine), B99 (ok for newer diesel engines). CALL AHEAD

    Socal Biofuel: 1006 E South St, Anaheim, CA 92805, 888-888-4121. Offers B99 (good for newer diesel enginns, some old engines not ok). Open 8-4:30 M-F


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