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
Neighbors joined together for an intimate evening enjoying wine and cheese with congressional primary candidate Jess Phoenix. Local student artists displayed their art which which was available for purchase via silent auction. Neighbors relaxed and connected with fellow Progressives and chatted with one of our candidates.
Summer Socials is a series of 3 summer evening fundraisers for our upcoming speakers series. Our theme is “Getting to Know You,” and each event offers unique opportunities for progressives from across the 25th district to connect, strengthen alliances, and build the camaraderie needed to flip CA25 blue in 2018. Each Summer Social will feature one of the Democratic candidates running in the congressional primary, who will be available to chat with attendees.
* Summer Socials are fundraising events benefiting CA25 United for Progress. Event was paid for by 25 United For Progress (CA25UP, 25UP) and not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee. 25 United for Progress is a 501(c)(4) Social Welfare, Non-Profit Organization. Contributions or gifts to 25 United for Progress are not deductible as charitable contributions for Federal income tax purposes.
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