Candidate/Political Development Training

"Each time a woman stands up for herself, without knowing it possibly, without claiming it, she stands up for all women." MayaAngelou

Election Day 2020 - Our Moment. Our Time

Thanks to the thousands of first-time ever Progressive activists and volunteers, labor union brothers and sisters, women’s groups and community organizations:

  • 71% eligible voters turned out to vote in the November 2018 mid-term election --- the first time since 1970; 4 Congressional seats were flipped bringing Democratic Congressional representation to all 7 of our County’s seats;
  • Cottie Petrie-Norris and Tom Umberg were successful in wresting control of an Assembly and State Senate seat from Republican incumbents;
  • For the first time in its history, Costa Mesa held by-district elections, heralding in Katrina Foley at it's Mayor bringing with her 3 new councilmembers, putting Democrats in control of the Council;
  • Aliso Viejo elected its first Democratic woman, Tiffany Ackley, to serve on its city council; and
  • Irvine elected its first Woman of Color and first Muslim-American, Farrah Khan, to serve on its city council --- Farrah also holds the distinction of being the first Muslim-American woman ever, to be elected in Orange County.

Orange County Democrats have much to celebrate following the November mid-term election --- despite our stunning victories at the Congressional level, the OC GOP has a stronghold on 30 city councils, the OC Board of Supervisors, the OC Board of Education and our county's school boards.


In anticipation of the November 2020 election, Welead OC will be hosting its in-depth 2019 Candidate/Political Development Training Program over 3 weekends, beginning Saturday April 13th, Sunday, April 14th; we will skip Easter Weekend; Saturday, April 27th, Sunday, April 28th, ending Saturday May 4th, Sunday, May 5th. Training will be held at the offices of UNITE HERE Local 11, 13252 Garden Grove Blvd., Suite 200, Garden Grove, CA  92843 - 10:00AM - 5:00PM.

To Orange County's Progressive Democratic Women we say: Your Moment. Your Time.

If you have decided on a seat, if you are exploring a possible run, if you would like to work on a campaign or just learn about how campaigns work, Welead OC welcomes you into the program.

Register HERE.

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  • Karen Hinks