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03 May RALLY ON ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF CONGRESS’ VOTE TO TAKE AWAY OUR HEALTH CARE

  IRVINE, CA – One year ago, on May 4th, 2017, fourteen California representatives, including Orange County Congressmembers Mimi Walters, Dana Rohrabacher and Ed Royce, voted to take health care away from tens of thousands of their constituents by approving the American Health Care Act (AHCA). While key parts of the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and other federal programs ultimately survived it was only by a margin of a single vote in the U.S. Senate. Orange County residents will gather in solidarity to remember that these irresponsible Representatives voted for the (ACHA) and against their own constituents—and to urge opposition to the continued attempts to undermine our health system by the Trump Administration and Congress. Every analysis of the ACHA, including by the independent Congressional Budget Office, confirmed that it would have left millions more Californians uninsured, hundreds of thousands in Orange County alone. Many more would be left in a smaller and sicker insurance pool, facing much higher premiums as a result. The bill would have made catastrophic cuts of tens of billions of dollars a year to California’s health care system, resulting in as many as 15,000 jobs lost in Orange County. Labor, health care advocates and community leaders, will gather to mark the day with a rally to let their representatives know that they do not forget the destruction their votes could have caused and to demand they break their silence on the ongoing attempts to sabotage our health care system by the Trump Administration and Congress. WHAT: Rally with Orange County residents WHEN: Friday, May 4, 2018, 11:30am WHERE: 3333 Michelson Dr, Irvine, CA 92612 WHO: Orange County Labor Federation, United Domestic Workers, Health Access California, Equality California,  LGBT Center Orange County, Indivisible 48, NextGen California SPEAKERS: Amy Wiwuga, Community Organizer, Health Access California Laura Reyes, Special Projects Coordinator, United Domestic Workers AFSCME Local 3930 Aaron McCall, Chairman, Indivisible 48 Raul Preciado, CA Youth Organizing Director, NextGen California   The rally will be followed with an event at 5:00pm at the Brad Brafford LGBT Center Address (305 E 4th St #200, Santa Ana, CA 92701). Ticket information here. ...

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30 Apr Demand Protection for ALL Workers – OCLF May Day March & Rally

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 30, 2018 ORANGE COUNTY, CA -  Every year, the Orange County Labor Federation organizes the May Day March and rally in commemoration of International Workers Day.  With a broad coalition of labor unions and community groups, together we will march in solidarity to send a clear message that attacks on ALL workers will not be tolerated in Orange County. We stand together as ONE to defend, protect and respect workers’ rights.  We will not be divided! We will fight as one against all attacks on working families. “The Orange County Labor Federation along with more than 90 local unions from every sector of the labor movement will stand with ALL workers in the community.  It is important now more than ever that we speak out against unjust treatment of workers whether it is from public or private sectors.  We refuse to be silent!  On May Day, we will honor the contributions and sacrifices of all working families in Orange County,” said Gloria Alvarado, Interim Executive Director. The march will commence in the parking area of St. Boniface Church located at 120 N. Janss St. Anaheim, CA 92805 preceded by a rally.  A short rally at Pearson Park marks the conclusion of the march. Event Details: OCLF May Day March & Rally Date:  Tuesday, May 1, 2018 Time:  8:30 AM Location: St. Boniface Church – 120 N. Janss St. Anaheim, CA 92805 ### If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Kathia Canlas at 714.385.1534 or email at kathia@oclabor.org....

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POLITICAL PROGRAM KICK-OFF

10 Apr KICK-OFF RALLY & PRECINCT WALK: STANDING UP FOR WORKING PEOPLE

Join the Orange County Labor Federation as we officially kick-off our Phone Bank and Precinct Walk on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Come support our Brother Joe Kerr, candidate for OC Board of Supervisors, and support Senator Josh Newman standing together to Stop the Recall, as we fight for ALL working people in Orange County. Event Details: Date:  Saturday, April 14, 2018 Time:  9 AM - 1 PM Location: OC Labor Federation - 309 N. Rampart St. Suite A, Orange, CA 92868 We look forward to your support and participation!  To RSVP, please call George Doctorian at (714)385-1534...

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