June Meeting – Wednesday the 7th

Will California’s Progress in Clean Energy
Survive Trump, Scott Pruitt and the Gutting of the EPA?
Arlis Reynolds: California’s Energy Industry Role in Fighting Climate Change
As California sets Renewable Energy Production records and faces off against the Trump Administration multi-level attack on environmental protections, Arlis will describe how California’s energy industry is organizing to provide reliable power while reducing greenhouse gas emissions, highlighting the role of energy efficiency and consumers. Arlis is a Principal with The Cadmus Group and Commissioner, Costa Mesa Parks and Recreation. She grew up in Costa Mesa and graduated from MIT, then returned to Costa Mesa and has been active in the Save Banning Ranch campaign, immigrants rights and more.
Candidate Introduction:
Dave Min, Candidate for Congressional District 45
Dave Min is a nationally-recognized expert on economic policy. A first-generation Korean-American, Dave worked as an enforcement attorney at the Securities and Exchange Commission, as an economic and financial policy advisor to Senator Chuck Schumer, and as an economic policy director at the Center for American Progress. Dave grew up in California, and Dave and his wife Jane settled in Irvine where they both teach at the UC Irvine School of Law while raising their three children. https://www.davemin.com/
Take Action Now!
Our focus will be opposition to proposed cuts to EPA and Support for state bills protecting CA. For background on these issues, visit Environmental Defense Fund and its article on proposed attacks on environmental protections.

Farrah Khan, South County Vice Chair for the Democratic Party of Orange County, will report on the recent California Democratic Convention.

Our Community Support for June and July will help Friends of OC Detainees, which provides personal support and visits for immigrant detainees held in three local OC centers. We will accept donations (cash or check) during the meeting or you may make a direct donation at the web site. Donations will:
• Provide food, clothing, mobile phones, and miscellaneous travel expenses for asylum seekers to safely reach their new communities.
• Help FOCD reach its goal of visiting every detainee in Orange County (through greater program visibility in the community to attract additional supporters and volunteers).
• Prevent asylum seeker homelessness (through coordination of Transition Program services and occasional temporary housing for asylum seekers).

DFA-OC has met at Karl Strauss since 2003. Our mission is to educate and promote organizing around progressive issues and provide a space for people and organizations to share their needs, concerns and messages with the larger progressive community. Admission is FREE and we do not charge dues. We do appreciate donations from time to time to cover materials. Ordering from the menu is optional, but encouraged to cover the “minimum” charge for the space. We appreciate Karl Strauss and its staff for tremendous service and cooperation over the years!
If you have any questions or requests, please email Susan Kopicki at sckopicki@gmail.com.