June 2020
June 23 Meeting: Spotlight on State and Local Races
Do you know what makes a difference in our daily lives as citizens of California, Orange County and Tustin? The elected oficials at our state and local levels. Join us on Zoom as we here from some of our great Democratic candidates.

Tuesday, June 23 - 7:00 on Zoom - Link To Come
Black Lives Matter - Tustin in the Spotlight
On June 2, the Tustin City Council unanimously voted to approve a Tustin Solidarity Proclamation to declare Tustin’s solidarity with those who protest peacefully against injustice, racism and hate. The Tustin Solidarity Proclamation was read by Mayor Pro Tem, Letitia Clark. 

Thanks to NBC4 for highlighting why Tustin is uniquely diverse and poised to be a leader around difficult conversations about race and discrimination.

Taking a strong stance against the death of George Floyd and in solidarity with peaceful protests was the right thing to do. We have some good foundation about how to work together, now it’s time to develop plans to move forward towards healing and solutions.
FIght Against Racism - What You Can Do
Women For American Values and Ethics June 20 Event
OUR COUNTRY IS IN CRISIS! YOUR ACTION NEEDED NOW!

JOIN US for an engaging online presentation to learn winning Obama political strategies and techniques. The fight to take back the White House, protect our congressional seats and flip the Senate BEGINS NOW!

• Political Persuasion Techniques to Commit Voters to Action
• Campaigning in the Era of Covid-19
• Hear from our Representatives: Q&A with Katie Porter

KEY SPEAKER: SARA EL-AMINE
Former National Organizing Directorfor President Obama
Sara El-Amine was the National Grassroots Organizing Director at Organizing for Action, President Obama’s 20-million-person strong grassroots movement.Sara is known as “The Organizer of Organizers” for driving huge citizen-led movements for change. She successfully trained us to “Take Back the House in 2018” and we have brought her back to energize and mobilize us for action once again.

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 9:30 – 11:30 LOCATION: ZOOM 

Virtual After Party on “Icebreaker”
Mingle with other activists and opportunity for one-on-one conversations with candidates from 11:45 – 12:30
Local Candidates Who Will Make A Difference in Tustin
LEE FINK FOR TUSTIN CITY COUNCIL
Lee Fink will understand the history that makes Tustin great, and as your city councilman, he will work to build a bright future for Tustin.

Lee's Priorities:
  • Rebuilding our Local Economy
  • Helping Tustin’s Parents and Kids
  • Keeping Tustin Safe

Click H ERE t o find out more about Lee and his vision for Tustin!
UPCOMING FUNDRAISER FOR ALLYSON DAMIKOLAS
You are invited to join Tustin Democrat and Candidate for Tustin Unified School Board Allyson Damikolas at her upcoming Summer Kick-Off on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 5:00 PM via ZOOM. This event will feature special guests, an update on her campaign, and how you can help over the next few months.

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Food Desperately Needed in Tustin
The Sunday Supper program is answering the incredible need for food support in our community by providing a simple take-away dinner and limited, prepackaged groceries.

They have shifted their focus from unhoused guests to those with families, a rising group of guests. Each household receives a pre-bagged selection of groceries with 2 designations for the bags: one for people with kitchen access and one for those without. Families are also allowed to choose from donated Sprouts bakery items and given a $10 gift card to a local fast food restaurant or grocery store.

DONATIONS ARE DESPERATELY REQUIRED TO ANSWER THIS NEED!

From Sandi Benson, the Director at Sunday Supper, " I can't believe how quickly we are going through groceries. In the 2 years I have been Director I have never seen so many empty spaces on our shelves.  The amount of people coming to us has doubled since the pandemic started ."  

  • Peanut butter 
  • Jelly 
  • Other canned protein, tuna, chicken, etc. We can use cans both with and without pop-top lids
  • Bags of rice 
  • Packages of pasta 
  • Spaghetti Sauce, jars or cans
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Canned vegetables (no spinach or peas)
  • Canned fruit
  • Bottled water
  • Juice boxes
  • Individual cereal packs
  • Individual Chips
  • Boxed Mac & Cheese
  • Cups of Noodles
  • Small bottles of hand sanitizer
  • Paper & fabric face masks
  • Toilet Paper
  • Grocery / Fast Food Gift Cards ($10 Gift Cards Only, Please)

Donations can be made in the following ways:
  • At St. Pauls (1221 Wass - Tustin, CA) there is a small blue bin on the right at the front of the church office. It's behind the welcome sign.
  • Large Donations: Sandy can arrange to meet you at the church. (1sandib@gmail.com) She is usually there once a week.
  • $10 gift cards can be dropped through the mail slot located to the left of the office door, but mark the envelope "Sunday Supper." They can also be mailed to the address below.
  • Financial Donations: please make the check payable to Sunday Supper and send to Sunday Supper at St. Pauls, 1221 Wass - Tustin, CA 92780
Know Someone who needs food assistance?
TAKE AWAY DINNERS & PREPACKAGED GROCERIES
ARE AVAILABLE ON SUNDAYS FROM 3:30 PM TO 5:00 PM
Important COVID19 Links
COVID19 CASES ARE RISING IN OC and in TUSTIN!
Wear A Mask: Keep Yourself and Others Safe
COVID-19 spreads mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.  Studies and evidence  on infection control report that these droplets usually travel around 6 feet (about two arms lengths).

Wear Cloth Face Coverings
Wear cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain, such as grocery stores, pharmacies, and gas stations.
  • Cloth face coverings may slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.
  • Cloth face coverings can be made from household items.

Prevent Spread by Those Without Symptoms
While people who are sick or know that they have COVID-19 should isolate at home, COVID-19 can be spread by people who do not have symptoms and do not know that they are infected.  That’s why it’s important for everyone to practice  social distancing  (staying at least 6 feet away from other people) and wear cloth face coverings in public settings. Cloth face coverings provide an extra layer to help prevent the respiratory droplets from traveling in the air and onto other people.
Stay in touch with Rep. Katie Porter
Stay in touch with Katie as she fights for her constituents. You can follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

To sign up for email updates from Katie CLICK HERE

To EMAIL Katie: CLICK HERE or call either of her offices to speak to a staff member:
Renew for 2020!