Frequently Asked Questions
How many candidates are currently apart of Orange County Students For City Council?
We are currently supporting five young, progressive, and corporate-free students who are running for city council seats in Orange County.
Are you still recruiting more candidates to run? If so, when is the cut-off date?
We are still recruiting people to run for city council seats in Orange County. We will be recruiting candidates until the filing period ends in each Orange County city.
How do you decide if a candidate is truly progressive and worth supporting?
If you visit our team page, you can meet some of the founders of Orange County Students For City Council. Our founders are the ones who make the decision of whether a candidate will be supported by our coalition. Candidates must be 27 years old or younger, currently attending school or a recent graduate, running a corporate-free campaign, and advocating for policies that will transition their cities to sustainable futures, end homelessness, as well as expand affordable housing.
When was Orange County Students For City Council created? Will the coalition continue after the midterms?
Orange County Students For City Council was created in April of 2018. We intend to continue our momentum into the 2020 elections, as we already have a number of students between the ages of 16-17 who have reached out to us expressing their intent to run for city council seats in 2020.
Is Orange County Students For City Council affiliated with any specific political party?
Orange County Students For City Council is not affiliated with any specific political party. We are committed to recruiting young, progressive candidates running corporate-free campaigns.
Does Orange County Students For City Council solicit or accept donations?
Orange County Students For City Council is currently a coalition paid for by Jackson Hinkle For City Council 2018, we are not a political action committee. We do not solicit or accept funds in any way shape or form for our candidates or coalition through our coalition. We do encourage you to donate to individual candidates' campaigns.
Does Orange County Students For City Council endorse like-minded candidates outside of the age/office requirements?
Though we recognize and appreciate the efforts of all progressive candidates running for political offices, we are committed to only supporting young, progressive, and corporate-free candidates for city council. The youth are currently experiencing a growing consciousness of shared grievances and have a thorough understanding of who and what is responsible for those grievances. More importantly, young people recognize the future they will be living in if action is not immediately taken on these issues. Young people have an inherently different motivation for engaging in politics, as many of the decisions currently being made will shape the ways in which they will live the rest of their lives.
Is Orange County Students For City Council youth-led?
Yes, and it always will be.
Why is Orange County Students For City Council not supporting candidates who are running for political offices other than city councils in Orange County?
Our coalition has created a blueprint for young people all across the country to create political revolutions at local, state, and federal levels. We believe this specific coalition would be more effective in the 2018 midterm elections as a local movement for others to mimic, rather than a decentralized nation-wide movement that would inherently require more resources.
We are always willing to answer any questions that people may have and are excited to continue and expand our movement as we move closer to the 2020 elections.