Obama set to speak in Anaheim today

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Former president Barack Obama will speak on Saturday, Sept. 8 at an invitation-only rally in the Anaheim Convention Center, an event aimed at helping seven California Democratic Congressional candidates win Republican seats in November.

The rally is scheduled to start at 10:15 a.m. Obama is slated to speak at 11:30 a.m.

The former president is to appear alongside Democrats Mike Levin, who is running to win CA-49, the House seat vacated by the retirement of Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Vista); Harley Rouda, running against Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) in CA-48; Katie Porter, opposing Rep. Mimi Walters (R-Irvine) in CA-45; Gil Cisneros, vying for Rep. Ed Royce’s (R-Fullerton) open seat in CA-39; Josh Harder, opposing Rep. Jeff Denham (R-Turlock) in CA-10; and T.J. Cox, who is running against Rep. David Valadao (R-Hanford) in CA-21.

In a speech at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Friday, Obama urged students to cast ballots this fall.

“Do not complain. Don’t hashtag. Don’t get anxious. Don’t retreat. Don’t binge on whatever it is you’re binging on. Don’t lose yourself in ironic detachment. Don’t put your head in the sand. Don’t boo. Vote. Vote,” Obama said.