Every two years our democracy hosts a revolution. It’s called an election. The weapon of choice: information.

Arming people with accurate, thorough and fair reporting on their government is Voice of OC’s mission, every day.  

We hold politicians accountable for their campaign promises.  We hold bureaucrats accountable for managing our tax dollars and government programs.  We hold ourselves accountable to you, the people of Orange County.

What has our reporting uncovered? 

Supervisors Destroy Campaign Money enforcement emails

Supervisors secret policymaking 

Corporate PAC money flows

To continue, we need your financial support.

We aren’t owned by a hedge fund, a media mogul or a special interest. We have hundreds of small donors and a few foundations that support local journalism, understanding that they must let us do our job, without direction or influence.

We go after the important stories that you need to know to keep tabs on your government, your tax dollars and your quality of life. 

Your donation to Voice of OC ensures that you will know how to cast your next vote – Not just the top of the ticket races but the ones that impact your daily life — from school board to city council to county supervisor. 

Right now, through December 31, is NewsMatch. Your donation will be matched up to $1,000. Donors of over $240 (or a $20 monthly pledge) will also receive a free one year subscription to the New York Times. 

Is democracy worth $20 a month or more to you?  If you care about local issues please consider supporting Voice of OC. 

We’ll help you keep tabs on the people you elect.


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