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Orange County politicians on Darfur


Here are the Darfur scores for all six Orange County Congressional Representatives. 

[ 40th district - Ed Royce ]
[ 42nd district - Gary Miller ]
[ 44th district - Ken Calvert ]
[ 46th district - Dana Rohrabacher ]
[ 47th district - Loretta Sanchez ]
[ 48th district - John Campbell ]

To see up-to-date scores for your representative, visit darfurscores.org

John Campbell (48th district )

John Campbell

Darfur score : C (from darfurscores.org)

Cities represented:  Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (formerly known as El Toro), Tustin, and parts of Newport Beach, San Juan Capistrano

We met with John Campbell's District Director, Lou Penrose.  Mr. Penrose was very cordial and helpful but stated that the Congressman is a 'fiscal hawk' and is against allocating more aid money to Darfur in these difficult times.   

Loretta Sanchez (47th district )

Loretta Sanchez

Darfur score : C (from darfurscores.org)

Cities represented:  Garden Grove, Santa Ana and parts of Fullerton and Anaheim

We met with Dolores Gonzalez-Hayes, the Senior District Representative for the Congresswoman in August 2007.  Ms. Gonzalez-Hayes acknowledged that Darfur is a human issue.  She was not aware of Sanchez making a public statement regarding her views on Darfur.  The main issues for their district are health care, education and immigration.

Gary Miller (42nd district )

Gary Miller

Darfur score : C (from darfurscores.org)

Cities represented:  Anaheim, Brea, La Habra, Mission Viejo, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Yorba Linda

We met with Congressman Miller in August 2007.  He cares deeply about the Darfur issue.  However, the Congressman voted against all bills that would have provided funding for peacekeepers and aid to Darfur.  His explanation for doing so is because he is concerned about the massive budget deficit and does not feel we can appropriate additional funds ($50 million) for Darfur.

Dana Rohrabacher (46th district )

Dana Rohrabacher

Darfur score : B (from darfurscores.org)

Cities represented:  Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach, and Westminster. In Los Angeles County, the district covers Rancho Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills, Rolling Hills Estates, Palos Verdes Estates and part of Long Beach

We met with Congressman Rohrabacher in August of 2007.  He stands by his "no" vote on humanitarian aid to Darfur.  He thinks that Darfur would be better off with no United Nations troops even if the alternative was no intervention.  He suggested that the use of mercenaries might be in order and that Special Forces members had met with him in his office regarding this approach.

Ken Calvert (44th district )

Ken Calvert

Darfur score : B (from darfurscores.org)

Cities represented:  Coto De Caza, Las Flores, San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano.

We met with Ken Calvert's District Rep. Billy Essayli in August 2007.  The Congressman is a member of the Human Rights Caucus and cares deeply about Darfur. They pick their legislative priorities based on the response from residents. The biggest so far has been on Immigration and Healthcare.  For Darfur to be a top priority, they need to hear from us.  This meeting was an inspiration for our 'Enough' postcard campaign.

Ed Royce (40th district)

Ed Royce

Darfur score : A (from darfurscores.org)

Cities represented:  Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, Fullerton, Garden Grove, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Orange, Placentia, Stanton, Westminster, Villa Park

Ed Royce is a CHAMPION FOR DARFUR!  We met with Sarah Carmack, Ed's District Director in August 2007.  Ed has been very vocal early on regarding the atrocities in Darfur. He has chaired the Africa subcommittee for over 6 years. In 2005, he led a group including Don Cheadle, Paul Rusesabagina and other congressmen on a fact finding mission to Chad and Sudan. It was aired on Nightline.  We presented him with a Certificate of Appreciation.

 

Last updated on: Tuesday, Aug 12th 2008

 
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