So much for the quiet time of summer. Wayne L, Wayne M and I traveled down to Newport Beach to attend a small “thank you” party that Harley Rouda was throwing for volunteers. We met up with Andy L, also from Swing SoCal Left. The party was in the courtyard of the building where the campaign office is located. They expected 30-40 people to show up and got more than 200!

Harley Rouda campaign manager Michael McLaughlin addresses the volunteers


There was excitement and energy exploding from the crowd. Harley did a speech and was fantastic. When the voluteers were told that there is a huge kick off event July 22nd, many people responded that they were ready to canvass now!

Those of us from Swing SoCal Left talked to many of the people who will be arranging District 48 canvassing events in the near future. They’d like everyone to show up to the July 22nd event to get organized (We will make sure everyone has the info as soon as we have it).  After that there will be plenty of opportunities to help swing 48. One thing for those out of district to remember is that the northern part of CA48 includes Seal Beach. That is really close to the South Bay Area and only around 30 min from Venice/ Santa Monica on a Sunday. Please get you walking shoes ready!

Also I got my third lawn sign. (Thanks Molly)

To find out more about Harley Rouda click here