Syed: From OC to DC, Yes to Hate

Shakeel Syed, Executive Director of Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD), writes that Orange County Supervisors are distracting the public away from mismanagement and lack of leadership by joining the federal lawsuit against California.

Briceño: Why We March

Marching is as American as Apple pie, writes Ada Briceño, Co-President of UNITE HERE Local 11 in Orange County, noting the variety of causes she’ll be supporting by marching with thousands of others in Santa Ana on Jan. 20 for the annual Women’s March.

Steinmetz: Westminster School District Needs Fair Representation for All Parents

Westminster resident Claudia Steinmetz, who is also PTA President for a local school in the Westminster School District writes that school board members are letting parents and kids down in District Two by not holding an election this year. Steinmetz charges that the move is all about protecting incumbents, not getting better education or representation. She wants parents to join her speaking out at the next school board meeting on Jan. 18.

Hoiberg : Sanctuary For All

Santa Ana resident Jordan Hoiberg writes that Santa Ana city council members should follow their own lead on providing sanctuary for undocumented immigrants and offer the same compassion and protection to homeless members of their community.