Plowing right into the headwinds, the moving targets of immigration policy are guests: Ana Ramirez, Coordinator of the Orange County Rapid Response Network; and Tim Burns, local activist, and community advocate for universal representation for immigrants facing deportation. See something, say something to the hotline: 714-881-1558. Details for how further to get involved are available at: https://resilienceoc.org/.
We wrap the show (minute 38:38) with Carissa Macias, program coordinator serving up “Gourmet by the Bay,” a fundraising plein air dining experience this Saturday, July 20th, 6-9 p.m. at the nearby Newport Bay Conservancy’s Interpretative Center; details available at: https://newportbay.org and https://nbc_gbtb.eventbrite.com.
Katie Kalvoda, who’s recently founded a new political action campaign in OC, “Asian Americans Rising,” among other newly realized political talents, has the full hour, to explore them all as she institutionalizes these organizations right here, right now. Asian Americans Rising is a political action committee that elevates the political impact of the AAPI community through civic engagement, issue advocacy, and promotion of candidates at the local, state, and national levels who represent the interests of the American Asian Pacific Islander community in Orange County. Asian Americans Rising can be followed on a host of social media platforms for details about their upcoming Summit and Presidential Convention September 7-8, at the Segerstrom Performing Arts Center venues in Costa Mesa.
Rachel Bitecofer, political scientist and forecaster at the Wason Center at Christopher New Port University, and senior fellow at the Niskanen Center, returns to the show to bring her inestimable model of forecasting, fresh off the press, on what the electoral map will look like in 2020. Not a Twitter follower, watch for her app.
In the second half (minute 19:53), Citizens’ Climate Lobby activists Virginia Bernal and Tabbert talk about the heady times they had on Capital Hill this last June, and ways in which the political ground is shifting on climate policy on the municipal as well as the federal levels. Marching orders provided