Will Dream Act Passage Prompt OC Protest of Gov. Jerry Brown?

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Gov. Brown: Pointing California in a new direction
Despite its reputation as a right wing political stronghold, Orange County of recent times has been a hotbed of progressive activism.

You name the subject--war, gay rights, Islamophobia, corporate power, racism, animal rights and the environment--and local liberals have consistently hit the streets to make their views known.

Conservative activists, who dominate OC electoral politics, seem to be more inclined to spend their time shopping or fine dining.

But tomorrow our local right wingers have a chance to demonstrate whether they can peel themselves away from South Coast Plaza, Fleming's Steakhouse and Fletcher Jones for an hour or so.

Gov. Jerry Brown is coming to Irvine for a Democratic Party fundraiser in the wake of doing something that Republicans claim will destroy California: Brown signed into law the state's Dream Act on Saturday. In the future, undocumented students can qualify for state financial aid for public college expenses.

The move is controversial to say the least, but will local GOPers back up all their tough, sky-is-falling rhetoric by demonstrating Brown's Southland visit?

Or will the protest, if any, consist of Rev. Wiley Drake holding his trusty megaphone and shouting at himself again?

The governor is set to attend a 6 p.m. VIP gathering at the Irvine Airport Hilton and later give the keynote address at the annual Harry S Truman Dinner event thrown by OC Democrats.

The event is sold out.

--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly


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Cbw
Cbw

If anyone should get free collage it's American citizens not illegals. Stop spending tax dollars on people who aren't from this country and start spending it on changes that help the people from this country

Vern Nelson
Vern Nelson

Nope, no protestors there except the Occupy the Democratic Party crowd, aiming to put steel in the spine of the Party who's supposed to look after the interests of the lower 99% of us;  and remind them that there's a vast movement out here that they'll either have to ignore or embrace, from now on.

909Jeff
909Jeff

"The move is controversial to say the least, but will local GOPers back up all their tough, sky-is-falling rhetoric by demonstrating Brown's Southland visit?" I'm certain we can all agree regardless of party affiliation that the state is in a financial crisis and bills like this COST money not save money. Thats not rhetoric Moxley! The same with all the other bullshit he signed into law over the weekend... People under 18 cant use tanning beds but a 13 year old can seek treatment for an STD without parental consent or notification... Who writes this shit?  

classC01
classC01

everyone is entitle to a free education...sorry people no more picking crops for your own use :D hooray for the dream act!

bigriggs
bigriggs

When will the pandering of the illegals stop?

impeach brown
impeach brown

yeah, genius? where in the constitution that states we are entitled to free college education.. you know the constitution dont you? its the document that you pedenjo mexicans use to wipe their asses

sillybunny07
sillybunny07

Free education for everyone is something you can't find in the constitution because it's common sense, it doesn't need to be stated on a piece of paper. Only idiots like you need someone to hold your hand and tell you what's fair and what's wrong. And if you're going to write in Spanish to make yourself seem "clever", make sure your spelling is correct, ass.

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