WELead PAC’s Ocásio Occasion — Preview!


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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez headlined WeLead OC’s 2018 Kickoff on Thursday, Aug 2 at 6:00, Anaheim Sheraton. Some tix [were] left!

[More coverage coming soon!]

Feminist activist PAC WE Lead OC, dedicated to electing Democratic women to office, will be holding its 2018 kickoff event tonight (Aug. 2)  from 6-9 at the Sheraton Park Hotel, 1855 S Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, CA 92802.

The keynote speaker will be Bronx-based Congressional candidate and emerging progressive political superstar  Alexandria Ocásio-Cortez. (Here’s a video of her that conveys her appeal, if you haven’t been paying attention to her.)  She’s barnstorming the country helping out copacetic candidates in the run-up to the election, and snagging her for Orange County — which is not exactly the Bronx — is a huge coup for the PAC led by longtime OC activist Karen Hinks.

OJB will be there covering  the event, but only discovered this afternoon that the event still has some tickets left!  SO! — if you’re as enamored of this inspiring speaker as we are, you still have time to show up at the door with $125 to get your ticket!

Four local activist women who work towards WE Lead’s goals — the “WE” stands for “Women Empowered,” if you need a hint — will be honored at tonight’s even.  From the site:

Electing Women – This is How We Do It” is this year’s Welead OC’s theme, because Welead OC’s candidates will succeed in November with boots on the ground, connecting with voters — one door at-a-time, one precinct at-a-time, one neighborhood at-a-time and one city-at-a-time — turning Red Orange County Blue.

The $125 price will facilitate WELead’s — the “WE” stands for “Women Empowered” — efforts over the next three months (and change).  Coverage will continue here — or in a separate post if our photos warrant it — either late this evening or tomorrow.


About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose worker's rights and government accountability attorney, residing in northwest Brea. General Counsel of CATER, the Coalition of Anaheim Taxpayers for Economic Responsibility, a non-partisan group of people sick of local corruption. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 when his anti-corruption and pro-consumer work in Anaheim infuriated the Building Trades and Teamsters in spring 2014, who then worked with the lawless and power-mad DPOC Chair to eliminate his internal oversight. Occasionally runs for office to challenge some nasty incumbent who would otherwise run unopposed. (Someday he might pick a fight with the intent to win rather than just dent someone. You'll know it when you see it.) He got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012 and in 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002. None of his pre-putsch writings ever spoke for the Democratic Party at the local, county, state, national, or galactic level, nor do they now. A family member co-owns a business offering campaign treasurer services to Democratic candidates and the odd independent. He is very proud of her. He doesn't directly profit from her work and it doesn't affect his coverage. (He does not always favor her clients, though she might hesitate to take one that he truly hated.) He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)