OCCET Action was founded in 2017 to build an AAPI-Latinx-Labor-Environmental Justice Alliance and to develop progressive political power. This has been the result of decades of community organizing and integrated voter engagement in the region. Underrepresented communities across Orange County have undergone significant shifts in local empowerment in recent years.
OCCET Action is committed to a long-term progressive transformation of the electorate and will continue to move towards the change that our people deserve.
- Three Korean American women to Congress“Overall, the questions remain for any of the winners: How committed are they to better listen to Asian American voters? Are they still going to represent the most vulnerable communities, the ones most struggling and the undocumented?”, said Jonathan Paik. – LA Times
- Ballot data reveals curious shiftsA precinct-level exploration of county voting records offers a glimpse of an unusual election. – OC Register
- Voters reject Prop 13A four-decade quest to downsize Proposition 13, California’s famed limit on property taxes, has come up short after supporters failed to convince a new generation of voters that businesses should pay more to help fund schools and local services. – LA Times
- We will not stand by while our community is lied toFor decades, a handful of the oldest and largest corporations in California have exploited a loophole in our commercial property tax system to dodge paying their fair share. – Latina and East San José Leaders for Prop 15
- Time to reinvest in our futureProp. 15 will close a tax loophole, which will reclaim $12 billion a year for schools and communities so that we can reinvest in our future.. – Irwin Jacobs, Special to CalMatters
- Workers target McDonald’s in rally for Prop 15They claim McDonald’s has avoided paying nearly $30 million a year in property taxes. – OC Register
OCCET Action educates voters on key issues that impact the community to bring progressive change in Orange County. OCCET Action is fiscally sponsored by Tides Advocacy, tax exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(4), and is a sister organization of the Orange County Civic Engagement Table, a 501(c)(3) organization.