By the Democratic Club of the High Desert
ANTELOPE VALLEY—On Wednesday, May 21st, the Democratic Club of the High Desert proudly welcomed 99Rise activists which is part of the “California March for Democracy”.
The activists made their way through the Antelope Valley on their journey to Sacramento in efforts to end corporate person-hood, support middle-class families, and demand that the needs of working families be put before lobbyists and their clients.
Their 480 mile journey started in Los Angeles on May 17th and will end on June 22nd when they arrive and rally in Sacramento at the State Capitol—demanding that the leaders of California publicly acknowledge the crisis of corruption and take immediate action to end it.
The Democratic Club of the High Desert welcomed the marchers on 90th Street West and Avenue D, providing food, snacks, words and tokens of support.
“Their mission is our mission, it’s time we take the influence of money out of our politics and put people first,” said Veronica Fields, 1st Vice-President of the DCHD.
President of the DCHD, Johnathon Ervin said, “I am proud to support these marchers. Too often our youth take a back seat to politics. These young men and women have decided to lead the fight on foot in improving California.”
On Friday, May 23, DCHD members joined the 99Rise activists at State Senator Steve Knight’s office in Palmdale to demand action on campaign finance reform.
For more information about the 99Rise activists, visit their website at marchfordemocracy.org.
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