March for Our Lives OC - March 24, 2018. Photo Credit: March for Our Lives OC
The Democratic Party nationally and in Orange County particularly, is at a cross-roads. A powerful Populist wave on both the Right and Left forcefully crashed upon our shores in 2016, sounding a death knell to a political era and giving rise to the Progressive movement. We can choose to ignore it or to give serious thought to the cause/effect of the disastrous November election and take action.
The strongest, most effective voices rising above the Progressive Democratic Party fray are those of the Millennials and our high school students --- the greatest representation of Progressive Democratic values of any preceding generation --- and soon to be the largest voting bloc in our country.
They believe in a woman has the right to choose what happens to her body; that all people are deserving of equal justice under our laws no matter the color of their skin, their religious beliefs, or their gender. They believe in economic justice, that educational opportunities should benefit all, not just a privileged few; they believe in a fair and just shot in the job market. They embrace those who have immigrated here who fairly contribute not only to our economy but to our quality of life. And that access to affordable, quality healthcare --- it's a right, not a privilege.
And they believe strongly in sensible gun laws that will protect us all from the senseless gun violence that has taken so many young lives.
We have a generation before us who believe that diversity and difference make us stronger and only adds value to our communities.
These are quite simply --- Progressive Democratic values.
WELead OC believes the future of our world, our nation and Orange County rests in the hands of our young women, especially high school students who will be eligible to vote in the 2018 mid-terms elections and the 2020 presidential election.
It is this generation who could usher in the change we need.
Barbara & Carl Mosen, lifetime Democrats, major supporters of Democratic candidates and the Democratic Party, have generously provided the opportunity for WELead OC to establish the Barbara & Carl Mosen Girl PowerAcademy, whose mission is to engage, educate and empower our young women in the civic and political process and provide them with the leadership skills needed to be the change we need!
Barbara and Carl Mosen believe the future of our country rests in the hands of our motivated, passionate and engaged young women.