DFA-OC dates to the early days of the Howard Dean presidential campaign. The initial meetings of Dean For America began in late 2002, as Dean’s message that the “people have the power” and it was time to “take back America” attracted broad grassroots support across the country.
With the end of his presidential campaign, the Orange County group became Democracy for America-Orange County. Since then, we have continued to support Dean’s initial agenda. We have aligned with other local organizations to work for peace, veterans issues, environmental protections, separation of church and state, universal health care, GLBT civil rights, woman’s right to choose, and clean money in politics.
DFA-OC members have become active in progressive political organizations and the Democratic Party, and many have become candidates for office or worked diligently to help elect progressive candidates.
With the change in power in Washington DC, and the move away from the disastrous policies of the Bush Administration, DFA-OC remains committed to working for the issues it has always promoted, until a true progressive agenda is implemented on behalf of the people’s interests.
Please join us at one of our monthly meetings and find out more about DFA-OC. You will meet bright, engaging people, learn about many ways to contribute to your community and have a good time in the process. Monthly meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month, 7 pm, at Karl Strauss Brewery, 901 South Coast Drive, Costa Mesa CA (Metropointe Center).