WELead Event with Briceno and Oatman Celebrates Endorsed OC Candidates!

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UPDATE: Here was the scene on Thursday night at WeLead’s event celebrating its endorsed candidates!

Whoever can identify the WeLead candidates and supporters in this photo, please do! (I can name some of them, but I don’t want to be selective — or, worse, inaccurate!)


[WELead, a newish local PAC directed by longtime county activist Karen Hinks, made its mark earlier this year when it hosted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at the Anaheim Sheraton.

Tonight, it’s presenting a special night during which people can meet the women that they have endorsed and are supporting for office in this election.  The evening will also feature UNITE HERE’s Ada Briceno and former CA-48 candidate Laura Oatman, who remains active in that race as a top aide to Harley Rouda.]

Local Elections Matter!

October 25th. 7-9:00 PM. Chapter One, 227 N Broadway, Santa Ana, CA 92701.

Be there!

After you’ve canvassed, after you’ve phone banked, join Welead OC and our Special Guest — Ada Briceno, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11, as we rally for Welead OC’s endorsed and supported candidates, awesome women who are poised to successfully cross the finish line in 13 days!

And we’re doubly-lucky as we will also be joined by Laura Oatman, former 48th CD candidate and now Political Director for Harley Rouda, (48th CD)!

Appetizers will be provided and your first drink on us!


When the event is over, with some minor rewriting t– and probably swiping and swapping in some photo they take of the event — his will probably magically become your Weekend Open Thread, a feature that we’ve recently been remiss in posting.  You will be sworn in as Weekend Open Thread readers at that time.

About Greg Diamond

Somewhat verbose attorney, semi-retired due to disability, residing in northwest Brea. Occasionally runs for office against bad people who would otherwise go unopposed. Got 45% of the vote against Bob Huff for State Senate in 2012; Josh Newman then won the seat in 2016. In 2014 became the first attorney to challenge OCDA Tony Rackauckas since 2002; Todd Spitzer then won that seat in 2018. Every time he's run against some rotten incumbent, the *next* person to challenge them wins! He's OK with that. Deposed as Northern Vice Chair of DPOC in April 2014 (in violation of Roberts Rules) 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. Expelled from DPOC in October 2018 (in violation of Roberts Rules) for having endorsed Spitzer over Rackauckas -- which needed to be done. 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. One of his daughters 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.)