The LGBTQ Center OC is writing to ask for your support to encourage the Orange County Fairgrounds’ Board of Directors to strengthen their diversity efforts and to continue to fly the Pride flag. Recently, officials from the Orange County Fairgrounds have sent a survey to gather public opinions on whether the Pride flag should be removed or accompanied by others. Responses are available to view here:
At tomorrow morning’s meeting, the Board of the Orange County Fairgrounds will hold a discussion about the original resolution to fly the Pride flag and whether to change it or reaffirm it. We encourage community members to participate in this discussion and voice their support for inclusion and representation.
We are asking for your support in the following ways:
#1 – Sign our Letter of Support that we will be submitting during open discussion:
#2 – Directly contact the Orange County Fairgrounds’ Board of Directors and urge them to reinstate the Pride flag:
Natalie Rubalcava-Garcia, Chair: firstname.lastname@example.org
Douglas La Belle, Vice Chair: email@example.com
Ashleigh Aitken: firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbara Bagneris: email@example.com
Sandra Cervantes: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nick Kovacevich: email@example.com
Newton Pham: firstname.lastname@example.org
Robert Ruiz: email@example.com
Subject: Support the Pride Flag at the Orange County Fairgrounds
I’m writing in support of the Pride flag at the Orange County Fairgrounds. As a community member living in Orange County, it is important that we stand for inclusion and representation, and work together to address discrimination. It is important for the Orange County Fairgrounds to acknowledge and create a welcoming space for all its community members, including those community members who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and/or queer. Thank you for your time and consideration.
#3 – Attend at the upcoming Board of Directors meeting and speak/submit comments during Public Comment on Thursday, February 25th at 9:00 am PST.
More information here about the meeting:
>> Action 10A:
The meeting will also be held during Zoom. Please see below for the Zoom information:
Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85322883030?pwd=Y3EyQ2FPYmdseDNRcy82SU8vbEpFUT09
Dial in option: 1-669-900-9128
Meeting ID: 853 2288 3030
#4 – Contact the City of Costa Mesa’s city council members and ask them for their support
Mayor Katrina Foley: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Pro Tem: Andrea.Marr@costamesaca.gov
Council Member Manuel Chavez
Council Member Loren Gameros
Council Member Jeff Harlan
Council Member Don Harper
Council Member Arlis Reynolds
Thank you for your support!