Broome, Monika

Member of Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC); Former teacher





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ID 40
Title An oral history with Monika Broome
Date 2014-10-01
OH ID OH 5455
Citation Monika Broome interviewed by Kevin Kipers, October 1, 2014, Fullerton, California, Oral History #5455, transcript, Women Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage, Center for Oral and Public History, California State University, Fullerton.
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Created At 2017-07-30 19:18:09 UTC
Location Fullerton, CA
Language English
Subjects Family → Childhood Experiences
Military → World War II
Family → Grandparents
Education → Higher Education
Family → Courtship
Democratic Party
Republican Party
Gender and Sexuality → Feminism
Gender and Sexuality → Gender Roles
Family → Parenting
Community Organizations → Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC)
Community Organizations → League of Women Voters (LWV)
Elections → Canvassing
Leadership → Female versus Male Leadership
Elections → Local Elections
Elections → Campaigning
Elected Officials → Congressional → U.S. House of Representatives → Loretta Sanchez
Family → Childhood Experiences → children of immigrants or refugees
War → World War II → London Blitz
Colleges → University of California Berkeley
Education → Special education
Elected Officials → California State Legislature → California State Senate → Joe Dunn
Community Organizations → Friends of West Coyote Hills
Work → Stores and Companies → Chevron
Community Organizations → Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC)
Health, Medicine, and Awareness → Affordable Care Act
Discrimination, Racism, & Segregation → Voter suppression


An oral history interview with Monika Broome, president of the Democrats of North Orange County (DNOC) and former teacher. The purpose of this interview was to gather information about her political activism within the Democratic Party in Orange County. This interview was conducted for the Women, Politics, and Activism Since Suffrage project and Dr. Natalie Fousekis’ oral history class at California State University, Fullerton. Interview covers Broome’s early childhood in Europe during the outbreak of World War II; migrating to the US; early political interests and pushing for legislative changes in education; decision to become a teacher and early experiences; settling in Orange County; important local issues such as Coyote Hills; provides her personal comparison of Democrats and Republicans; thoughts on feminism; her involvement in Democrats of North Orange County, what efforts the organization implements in campaigns, voter registration and precinct walking; thoughts on men vs. women’s leadership; being a Democrat in once Republican-dominated Orange County; campaigns and voter discrimination in Orange County; how her family supports her activism; the challenges of midterm elections; the need for more women candidates; and finally, the pride she holds for both her teaching career and political activism.


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Description> Making a speech at the Democratic Booth at July 4th festivities at Fullerton Stadium in support of Sharon Quirk-Silva for 65th Assembly District.
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Description> Giving a report at a meeting of the Democrats of North Orange County.