D'Marie Mulattieri, Former Irvine Occupier, Running for Congress

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One of the chief organizers of the Irvine Occupation, D'Marie Mulattieri, told the Weekly today she'll be running for the United States Congress. Campaigning as an independent candidate she'll run against against the current officeholder, Republican Ed Royce

Mulattieri was instrumental in the formation of the Occupy movement here in Orange County, which enacted a long-term protest on the lawn of Irvine City Hall last fall.
 
However, at the end of the Irvine occupation, a rift emerged between Mulattieri and others in the camp, which she said was infiltrated by an anarchist element, amid debates over control of community donations and the future use of occupation as a tool of protest.



Though she's since distanced herself from the movement, she spoke positively about the continued efforts of Occupy, specifically protesters in Santa Ana. She also referred to an incident last March in Huntington Beach where two protesters allegedly vandalized a Chase bank with trash and glitter.

"Occupy Santa Ana is doing a really good job on drawing attention to the plight of homeless people," she said. "And I think what happened in Huntington Beach weeded out a lot of that element I was dealing with in Irvine."

This Saturday, Mulattieri will be hosting presidential candidate Rocky Anderson at her house. Anderson will give a speech followed by a question and answer session. A former mayor of Salt Lake City, Anderson is a member of the newly formed Justice Party.

"Our platforms run parallel," said Mulattieri. "We just really think a lot alike...He's about getting the money out of politics. He will not take more than $100 from private donors."

Those interested in attending this weekend's event can call (949) 429-9877 or email  electdmarie@yahoo.com.

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gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

Her website says "Socially progressive, fiscally conservative." I've never understood such a notion. Being socially progressive and fiscally 'responsible' is something I can kick down with.

Christina Avalos is more progressive. Too bad she isn't challenging Royce this time around. 

Voto en blanco.

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

D'Marie is twice correct. Occupy Santa Ana is alive and well. & it was fortunate to not be taken over by the anarchists.   Knock on wood. 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Well I can tell you that they way she responded to those of us who thought the occupy people were a bunch of out of work stoners she didn't win any votes...  But I am all ears for a good third party candidate.

Good luck.. You'll need it! 

Oh and there are about 80,000 mostly middle class voters out here, who along with city, are engaging in a series of bitter lawsuits with so cal Edison... You might want to show up and participate in some of the city council meetings and protests. Ed Royce has and he's not even our congressman yet. Gary Miller finally showed his face at the last hearing. 

D'Marie Mulattieri
D'Marie Mulattieri

Hi Gabriel...I have had interesting reactions to the "Socially progressive, fiscally conservative" slogan. Some really love it and say, "That's me too!" and others, like yourself, really wonder what it means. I actually like fiscally responsibile as well. I use the term, "Fiscally conservative" to underscore the need for FULL accountability. To treat the taxpayers money as we do our own, or at least the way I am with my money or any business I have ever worked for. I always work to receive the best value for each dollar spent. I have consistently brought every project to completion on time and under budget. We must audit how and where money is spent. Redistribute money to the advantage of the taxpayers not the corporations and too big to fail banks. It is time for our country to join the 23 other industrialized countries that provide a social safety net for its citizens. We can do this very easily, by cutting the defense budget in half, removing the $106,000 cap on social security (which by the way is not struggling...yet) closing corporate loop holes and charging a financial transaction tax as well as reinstating a wealth tax.

909Jeff
909Jeff

Or are you just opposed to anything labeled conservative? 

Because when I see the word progressive I know its a ruse meaning ultra liberal.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

Strange. Brandon Ferguson wrote that the anarchists outvoted the few activists remaining and took the $800 to the dam with them. He wrote that the anarchists thrashed her car, went to her house, and demanded the 800 bucks.

D'Marie Mulattieri
D'Marie Mulattieri

Thanks for the heads up Jeff. I am wondering if Ed is for the people or Edison...his record is very much in favor of the corporations. Can you tell me which city? CD-39 contains 12 cities. I will be sure to look into the situation. I have been supporting San Clemente Green in their effort to permanently shut down San Onofre.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

I'm pretty sure the occupy people weren't out of work stoners because didn't they move to the dam and buy beer with the $800??? Wait, how can they hang out at the dam all day? Maybe they are out of work. Or they have a night job. Or hanging out is their job.

Christopher Neal
Christopher Neal

At the turn of the century, communists rebranded themselves as progressives; the ideology has not changed.

gabriel san roman
gabriel san roman

I think that 'fiscally conservative' implies that only conservatives know how to manage money. Have you heard anyone say 'fiscally liberal?' And what would that mean anyway? Lord knows there's been fiscally irresponsible liberals and conservatives from OC to DC, so 'responsible' is the preferred frame for me...

S.A. Artist
S.A. Artist

 That was not Occupy Santa Ana Mr. Neal, that was at "Occupy Orange County" in Irvine.

909Jeff
909Jeff

It is Chino Hills and will be part of the new district and Ed Royce has been fighting on the side of the people... Even though  our current congressman Gary miller has been largely absent!  Here is the catch 22... The power lines are part of a renewable energy program to bring wind powered energy from Kern county to the LA basin.  The problem is the right of way space that Edison is using is too narrow... According to Edison the lines are the legal required distance from the homes, But according to HUD and the FHA they are not, and there fore the people who are rushing to sell their homes to get away from this potential hazard are being further hampered by a buyers inability to get financing.  So while I think most agree that renewable energy is something we need in the rush to get it done they are putting this community at risk. The second link has some pics. 

Good Luck!

http://www.chinohills.org/Civi... 

http://www.hopeforthehills.org... 

http://www.dailybulletin.com/c...

909Jeff
909Jeff

Well positioned... 

909Jeff
909Jeff

Thanks for the response and again good luck! 

I have been a big proponent of not voting for incumbents... I think a wholesale changing of the guard is in order and would be a drastic reminder to the arrogant politicians that they work for the people! 

D'Marie Mulattieri
D'Marie Mulattieri

Thanks Jeff, I will look into this and lend my support! I appreciate the info links as well. I totally agree with you. Renewable energy is important, however, we don't want to expose people to harmful effects by pushing something through that hasn't be thoroughly researched. I wonder if any environmental impact studies have been conducted. I will get to work on this.

Please feel free to let me know of any other issues that arise in the district. It's a big district spanning Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties!

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