Yes, there was Sheet Cake!
Members, friends and family gathered together to celebrate the 1st Anniversary of CA25 United for Progress (25UP) on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at Vincenzo's Newhall. The group that started a year ago, shortly after the cataclysmic election of Trump has grown from a handful of people protesting on a street corner to a formidable community of over 1,000 with a core group of over 150+ paid members.
After some quick organization business, the celebration began with a historical reel that documented the origination of 25UP. After that Special Guest, California State Senator Henry Stern, addressed the group encouraging it to remain active and firing the membership up for 2018. Several activists sent congratulatory greetings via video to the group including: Sandra Fluke - Social Justice Attorney; Congressional Candidates Jess Phoenix, Katie Hill and Bryan Caforio; Case Against 8 Supreme Court Plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami; and Representative Karen Bass (CA-37).
The group of over 100 people gathered for a team photo and enjoyed a great cake. Members enjoyed a couple of trivia challenges including: "Anyone But Trump" - Members tried to name past presidents who share characteristics with Trump; and "Did Trump Tweet It" - A contest with 20 outrageous tweets where members tried to discern which were Trump's.
The Origins of CA25 United for Progress
Slide Show of Historical Images
On Sunday, September 17, Constitution Day, about 60 Progressives, had a great day celebrating the Constitution. The day will featured, picnics, readings of the Constitution, trivia challenges, a Founding Father's scavenger hunt and prizes.
The event was hosted by leaders and volunteers from the following organizations:
September 9th concluded CA25 United for Progress' Summer Socials. This was really a fantastic evening and event. It was a warm summer evening under the oak trees and stars. Guests conversed 1:1 with both Congressional candidate Bryan Caforio and Assembly candidate Christy Smith.
This year there was widespread interest in making a statement in the community about the building momentum of progressive ideals and rebuilding our democracy -- and showing this presence in our community by marching together in the annual 4th of July Parade in Newhall. Nearly every organized progressive club in our congressional district participated for a massive show of support and patriotism.
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