WELead PAC’s Ocásio Occasion — Preview!




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 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. Corrupt party hacks hate him. He's OK with that too. He does advise some local campaigns informally and (so far) without compensation. (If that last bit changes, he will declare the interest.)