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Guide to the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) Records MS.R.166
MS.R.166  
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Description
This collection comprises records of the Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) is an all-volunteer political action committee that works on behalf of civil rights, mainly those of women and the LGBT community. The collection includes newsletters, reports, programs, historical information, and correspondence from the organization, as well as posters, photographs, T-shirts, banners, awards, magazines, and video tapes. Most of the material dates from 1999 to 2005.
Background
The Elections Committee of the County of Orange (ECCO) is a political action committee that works on behalf of civil rights, mainly those of the LGBT community and women. The organization was founded in 1982 after a group of gay men and lesbians gathered in Orange County to discuss political issues in their community relating to discrimination against homosexuals. Soon it became a licensed political action committee led by founding co-chairs Georgia Garrett-Norris and Dan Wooldridge. Since then, the all-volunteer, non-partisan organization has worked to educate legislators about the issues facing the LGBT community and women in Southern California and all over the country. ECCO holds an annual fundraising dinner to raise awareness and funds, and to recognize community members for their work in support of LGBT rights.
Extent
8.0 Linear feet 6 boxes, 3 XOS folders, 6 XOS banner rolls
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Access to original video cassettes is restricted; researchers must request use copies.