Hang with the ‘democratic wing of the Democratic Party’ – DFA meeting Wednesday night, Costa Mesa!

I never miss the monthly Democracy For America (DFA) meeting, first Wednesday of every month.  They’re just fun, and we get stuff done!  We meet at the Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive in Costa Mesa, around 7:15, but get there before 6:30 to socialize and get cheaper happy-hour snacks & drinks!  Here is Susan Kopicki’s invitation:

Worried about your local schools? Especially since the governor has proposed another slash and burn budget and school districts face even more cuts. Anaheim Union High School District Trustee Jordan Brandman will speak and answer your questions about the challenges facing our public schools. He will also share innovative ideas for increasing revenue.

Orange County has an exciting new candidate for the 68th Assembly District – Phu Nguyen.
Phu’s background in community action and leadership is too extensive to list here – so we’ve invited him to share his story and campaign plans in person. The 68th AD includes all or part of Costa  Mesa, Fountain Valley,Garden Grove, Westminster,Stanton, Anaheim and Newport Beach. Let’s help him win in November!

Plus – lots of important announcements, a report on DFA-OC committees, news on upcoming community projects, petitions to sign.

Our monthly collection! Each month we collect items to support groups serving the community. This month you have a choice – bring your donation for one or all of the following:

For Catholic Worker in Santa Ana and its guests: A new or used jacket,coat, sweater or rain gear for the homeless.

For the Wetlands & Wildlife Care Center in Huntington Beach – towels andDawn liquid. A recent oil spill is killing and endangering birds. The center needs towels and Dawn dishwashing liquid to take care of the sickened birds.   (Only Dawn works!)

Meeting Details: Wednesday, February 3, 2010. Social segment starts at 6:30; meeting starts at 7:15. We meet on the enclosed, heated patio and recommend a coat or jacket. There is no charge and no requirement to order food or beverage, The menu is diverse and the food is tasty. Billing is by table but you may use cash or credit card.

Democracy for America-Orange County works to elect progressive candidates to local, state and federal offices. We work within the community to find progressive solutions to problems and we take direct action to support local non-profits serving the community. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Kopicki, sckopicki@gmail.com or 949/872-0966.

About Vern Nelson

Greatest pianist/composer in Orange County, and official troubador of both Anaheim and Huntington Beach (the two ends of the Santa Ana Aquifer.) Performs regularly both solo, and with his savage-jazz quintet The Vern Nelson Problem. Reach at vernpnelson@gmail.com, or 714-235-VERN.