Drilling foes rally at state Capitol against Trump’s offshore oil plan

Drilling foes rally at state Capitol against Trump’s offshore oil plan

SACRAMENTO — Impassioned speeches from oil-drilling foes on the steps of the state Capitol on Thursday sounded like echo from earliest days of the environmental movement in California — and a crowd of about 700 people opposing the Trump administration’s expansive offshore extraction plan relished every word.

Kathleen Treseder, an ecology professor from UC Irvine, won applause for her opening comment: “I am a scientist.”

48th District Congressional Debate Series: Women's Issue with Top Candidates in 48th District!

February 7, 2018 Costa Mesa, CA— California District 48 will host its first Congressional debate on February 7, 2018.  The debate is part of a series of four debates hosted by Indivisible OC-48 and partner organisations before the 2018 Congressional Primaries on June 5, 2018.

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CONTACT: Aaron McCall, (626) 485-4898

WAVE hosts organizers of the Women’s March for Orange County Fundraiser

WAVE hosts organizers of the Women’s March for Orange County Fundraiser

Laguna Niguel, CA (January 22, 2017)—WAVE (Women for American Values and Ethics) held an inspirational fundraising event Monday evening, featuring three of the organizers of the Women’s March at a private home in Laguna Niguel.  Just days after the second annual Women’s March, which drew more than a million participants throughout the nation, WAVE welcomed Paola Mendoza, filmmaker and the March’s Artistic Director and National Organizer; Sarah Sophie Flicker, activist, producer, creative director; and Jenna Arnold, educator, co-founder of ORGANIZE and Press Play Productions, to speak to 125 attendees in South Orange County.

Why Southern California women will march – and where they’ll march – in 2018

Why Southern California women will march – and where they’ll march – in 2018

By JEFF HORSEMAN | jhorseman@scng.com | The Press-Enterprise

PUBLISHED: January 18, 2018 at 10:51 am | UPDATED: January 18, 2018 at 10:59 am

Many who marched, like Cindy Gitter, 52, of Ladera Ranch, say they hadn’t been politically active before. Now she co-chairs the environmental working group for Women for American Values and Ethics, which seeks to advance progressive causes.

“There’s a feeling of really positive and shared energy,” she said. “It was the first march I ever participated in in my life.”

The marches, Gitter said, “show people that you have a voice, whether you consider yourself disenfranchised or part of the minority. I think it symbolizes the right and the privilege and, on some level, the responsibility to participate in democracy.”