June 29, 2017: LA SENTINEL - Sen. Holly J. Mitchell joins Rep. Karen Bass in organizing African American community to resist Trump

June 29, 2017

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By Niele Anderson

On Saturday, June 24, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) held a town hall meeting at Holman Untied Methodist Church, the topic of the town hall was  TRUMP’S ASSAULT ON BLACK AMERICA. She gathered elected officials, community leaders and organizers to inform and engage the community as to what’s at stake under the Trump Administration.

The event was well attended, with over 200 constituents in the audience. Speakers included host pastor Kelvin Sauls, State Senator Holly Mitchell, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, Councilman Harris-Dawson, LACCD Board Trustee Sydney Kamlager, Community Activist Zach Mohamed, Derek Bryson, Jackie Hawthorne and representatives from Black Los Angeles Young Democrats and Indivisible 37.

One of the main focuses of the town hall was to update the crowd on the impact, the Trump Administration is having and will have on the African American community, the second was to mobilize volunteers to help engage the Palmdale community which sits in a Republican district.