Since the 2016 election, there has truly been a swell of grassroots opposition to Trump’s extreme agenda from health care to our economy. I’m seeing new activists at every event and at every meeting throughout the district and beyond.
This groundswell of grassroots activism is something that California’s 25th Congressional District has never experienced before. People are truly worried about the world we’re living in, especially with Trump as our president.
I realized this when we were holding rally after rally that drew upwards of 30 to 40 people each time. Then we started holding meetings that brought 60 to 70 people every time. It was clear that everyone wanted to get involved in a meaningful way.
With all this activity, our small group of friends and neighbors decided to form an organization, CA25 United for Progress (CA25UP), to really harness this grassroots energy and help coordinate events and activities.
CA25UP went all out for the health care fight. We partnered with other local groups and residents in the district to save our health care. We held events outside Congressman Knight’s office and at busy intersections to voice our opposition to the American Health Care Act (AHCA), which Congressman Knight voted for, and again to stop the attempts by the Senate to pass their equally horrendous health care plans.