Turning the Tide

is a collaborative of young organizers of color who want to create a more representative democracy in Orange County.

  • We believe in a better Orange County that works not just for some of us, but for all of us.
  • We believe that the power comes from our community and nothing else.
  • We believe that law enforcement should not be detaining our immigrant community.
  • We believe that families should not be separated.
  • We believe that every person has the right to due process and a more compassionate criminal justice system that believes in second chances and rehabilitation.
  • We believe in accessible healthcare that is holistic and inclusive of mental health.
  • We believe that everyone deserves to live under a roof in Orange County that they can afford without being criminalized.
  • We believe that every member of our community should have a living and dignified wage.
  • We believe that every community member has the right to thrive and live healthy lives in Orange County.

We are fighting for an Orange County where families and individuals can work, thrive, and live with dignity, self-determination, and respect. As a community, we’re working together to Turn the Tide in Orange County.

We want to ensure that every voter in Orange County is as informed and provided with as many facts as possible before casting their votes in the November 6th, 2018 elections.

Let’s make our voices heard!

Orange County Sheriff

The Sheriff is one of the most powerful elected officials in the county and state, overseeing jails, rehabilitation programs, alternatives to incarceration, and much more.

Sanctuary Cities

Does this candidate support sanctuary cities that protect immigrants from deportation and makes public spaces safer for our entire community?

Nguyen: Yes

Nguyen supports the CA Value Act (the state’s sanctuary law) and believes that “it is the job of his department to enforce state laws.”

Barnes: No

Barnes circumvented the CA Sanctuary Law to assist Trump’s immigration enforcement agenda to deport undocumented immigrants.

Accountability

Does this candidate believe that all law enforcement officers should wear body cameras, which have been proven to decrease the amount of force officers use on people?

Nguyen: Yes

Barnes: No Position

Homelessness

Does this candidate believe that homeless members of our community should have access to rehabilitation and mental health that will help them find homes, instead of being incarcerated?

Nguyen: Yes

Nguyen will not criminalize people who can be helped with access to basic needs and the department will seek resources to create affordable housing, job training and medical services where needed.

Barnes: No

Barnes will have regular patrols in the Santa Ana Riverbed and remove encampments.

Congressional District 39

California’s 39th congressional district is currently represented by Republican Ed Royce, and includes parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties, and includes Fullerton, La Habra, La Habra Heights, Brea, Buena Park, Anaheim Hills, Placentia, Yorba Linda, Diamond Bar, Chino Hills, Hacienda Heights and Rowland Heights.

Sanctuary Cities

Does this candidate support sanctuary cities that protect immigrants from deportation and makes public spaces safer for our entire community?

Cisneros: Yes

Cisneros supports California’s decision to become a Sanctuary State.

Kim: No

“[Sanctuary Cities] is an affront to law-abiding citizens and a threat to public safety.”

Immigration Reform

Does this candidate want to work toward creating a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and future immigrants?

Cisneros: Yes

Cisneros believes that we must provide a pathway to citizenship because Trump’s zero tolerance policy is cruel and we need to keep families together.

Kim: No Position

Housing Crisis

Does this candidate believe in using federal funds to increase housing affordability for OC residents?

Cisneros: Yes

Cisneros supports federal programs that provide incentives for more affordable housing for middle class and working families.

Kim: No

Kim voted against S.B. 837, a budget bill providing state assistance to low and moderate-income first time homebuyers.

Healthcare

Does this candidate believe that we should have a single payer health care system that provides expanded and comprehensive care for all members of our community?

Kim: No

Kim opposes the Affordable Care Act.

Congressional District 45

California’s 45th congressional district includes the communities of Irvine, Tustin, North Tustin, Villa Park, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, parts of Aliso Viejo, parts of Laguna Niguel, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Mission Viejo. Mimi Walters, a Republican, has represented the district since January 2015.

Sanctuary Cities

Does this candidate support sanctuary cities that protect immigrants from deportation and makes public spaces safer for our entire community?

Porter: No Position

Walters: No

“I support the Trump administration 100% on [suing California’s sanctuary laws].”

Immigration Reform

Does this candidate want to work toward creating a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and future immigrants?

Porter: Yes

“We need comprehensive immigration reform that will provide a fair pathway to citizenship for those who are undocumented.”

Walters: No

Walters believes that the border must be secured to “end illegal immigration”, and says “legal immigrants [should] learn English and apply for citizenship.”

Housing Crisis

Does this candidate believe in using federal funds to increase housing affordability for OC residents?

Porter: Yes

“We must make it easier for families around the country to afford a place to live, not harder.”

Walters: No

Walters voted to prohibit local and state governments from receiving HUD funding for not cooperating with ICE.

Healthcare

Does this candidate believe that we should have a single payer health care system that provides expanded and comprehensive care for all members of our community?

Porter: Yes

I will fight for a Medicare for All system and will stand up to the Trump effort to gut protections for pre-existing conditions.”

Walters: No

Walters voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, attempting to roll back health care coverage from 10 million Americans.

Congressional District 48

California’s 48th congressional district is centered on Huntington Beach. It includes Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Midway City, parts of Westminster, Fountain Valley, parts of Garden Grove, parts of Santa Ana, parts of San Juan Capistrano, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, parts of Aliso Viejo, Laguna Beach, and parts of Laguna Niguel. It is currently represented by Republican Dana Rohrabacher.

Sanctuary Cities

Does this candidate support sanctuary cities that protect immigrants from deportation and makes public spaces safer for our entire community?

Rouda: No Position

Rohrabacher: No

Rohrabacher offered to pay legal fees for cities to sue the state against the Sanctuary Cities law.

Immigration Reform

Does this candidate want to work toward creating a pathway to citizenship for all 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S. and future immigrants?

Rouda: Yes

“[We need] a path for citizenship, for not just Dreamers, but [also] those other undocumented immigrants.”

Rohrabacher: No

“Rohrabacher opposes all efforts to legalize the status of those currently in the United States illegally.”

Housing Crisis

Does this candidate believe in using federal funds to increase housing affordability for OC residents?

Rouda: Yes

Rohrabahcer: No

Rohrabacher voted to prohibit local and state governments from receiving HUD funding for not cooperating with ICE.

Healthcare

Does this candidate believe that we should have a single payer health care system that provides expanded and comprehensive care for all members of our community?

Rouda: Yes

Rouda believes that Medicare For All must be pursued as a long term solution, and that the nation needs to address the opioid crisis.

Rohrabacher: No

Rohrabacher voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, attemtption to roll back health care coverage from 20 million Americans.

U.S. Senate

California

Abolish ICE

Does this candidate believe that Immigration and customs Enforcement – ICE should be abolished?

De León: Yes

“ICE is the president’s weapon against immigrants.”

Feinstein: No

Healthcare

Does this candidate believe that we should have a single payer health care system that provides expanded and comprehensive care for all members of our community?

De León: Yes

Feinstein: No Position

Santa Ana Mayor

Closing Immigrant Prisons

Does this candidate support keeping Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) out of our city’s jail to protect our immigrant community?

Tinajero: Yes

Councilmember Tinajero championed making Santa Ana a Sanctuary city to protect our immigrant community and voted to end immigrant detention in our city’s jails.

Pulido: No

Mayor Pulido voted to keep a contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) inside our city jail to serve as an immigrant detention.

Rent Control

Does this candidate support rent control that would help stop the rising cost of rent, so that working families can afford to live and thrive in Santa Ana?

Tinajero: No Position

Pulido: No

Mayor Pulido does not support rent control that would help stop and rising rent prices.

Police Oversight

Does this candidate support establishing a civilian police oversight to hold officers accountable and stop wasting taxpayer money on lawsuits for police shootings?

Tinajero: Yes

Councilmember Sal Tinajero advocated for police oversight that would review officers’ use-of-force incidents that costed the city $17 million dollars of taxpayer money for lawsuit settlements.

Pulido: No

Mayor Pulido does not support police oversight that could save the city millions of taxpayer dollars and hold police officers accountable.

Voter Guide 2018

Updated on 2018-11-16T04:37:58+00:00, by Yongho Kim.