Why you should support Kenneth Mejia

Kenneth is a 26 year-old first generation American who is a member of the Green Party and is a candidate for California’s Congressional District 34. He ran for this same seat during the 2016 Democratic Primary as a write-in candidate. Like so many, he began with no interest in politics but was inspired by Presidential Candidate, Senator Bernie Sanders. Kenneth organized and helped get out the vote in Los Angeles and he traveled with other Bernie supporters to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia to support Bernie. Kenneth agrees with Bernie that big money in politics is corrupting our democracy and our way of life. His ambition is to serve, empower, and improve the lives of the constituents of District 34: the working class, millennials, people of color, senior citizens, LGBTQ and all of the 99%.

Born and raised in Sylmar, California with his 3 siblings in a Catholic household, his parents immigrated to the United States from the Philippines in search of the American Dream. When he was 7 years old, his parents divorced and he was raised mostly by his mother, a registered nurse. Despite all of the challenges of raising 4 children as a single-mother and caring for her elderly mother, she set the example for them through relentless hard work, placing a value on family and the importance of an education. Kenneth made a promise that his mother’s sacrifices would not be in vain. He graduated early from Woodbury University, a small private college in the Los Angeles area, with a Bachelors of Science in Accounting at the age of 20. He did so by completing over 21 units per semester and back-to-back semesters . He took courses at Harvey Mudd College, University of Southern California, Cal State Northridge, and Glendale Community College. Despite his busy college schedule, he was the Vice President of Woodbury University’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) and the Society of Accounting and Business (SAB), and was in the Air Force Officer Training Corps (AFROTC). After graduation, Kenneth was quickly hired by one of the top accounting firms in the world, Ernst & Young in Downtown Los Angeles, and received his CPA license at 22 years of age. Currently, he lives in Koreatown and is employed but is dedicating all of his free time to helping his community and running for office. Also, Kenneth is founder of "We Can Make A Difference,” a community service volunteer group that has provided services such as serving hundreds of meals, articles of clothing, and blankets to the homeless, performing community clean ups, distributing back to-school supplies to low income families, and raising funds for tenants fighting eviction.

Kenneth fulfilled his promise to his mother to finish school and have a successful career making six-figures in accounting and finance. However, Kenneth could not turn a blind eye to the injustice he sees every day. His mother recently struggled to overcome cancer and hold on to her career as a registered nurse which is her primary source of income. Her wish is to pay off her mortgage so that she can pass her home on to her children after she is gone. Like millions of Americans, his mother’s story is not uncommon.

Kenneth knows first hand what working families have gone through and the challenges they continue to face such as: access to quality public education, college affordability, quality health insurance, safe neighborhoods, a clean environment, a living wage to support their families, navigating a broken immigration system, and how owning a home is becoming unattainable for so many people. That is why Kenneth is committed to fighting on behalf of the residents of Congressional District 34 and will run a grassroots campaign funded by small dollar donations, NOT corporations or Super PACs. It is possible for our Government to put People, Planet and Peace over profits!


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  • Nancy York endorsed

    “I endorse Ken for his values and his green bow tie. Best wishes.”

  • Robert D Skeels endorsed

    “I voted for Kenneth Mejia in June's primaries for his seat, and will be voting for him again in the upcoming special election. If you live in the 34th District please support this amazing young man. Mejia's politics are spot on, and we need folks in congress that represent the 99%—not more corporate hand-puppets. It's time to give the Democratic Party the boot, they've failed us over and over, having capitulated to the right on important issues like immigrant rights, #blacklivesmatter, and had begun the privatization of the public commons that will only accelerate under Trump. Mejia and the Green Party are the way forward. Let's build a left alternative to Trump's neo-fascism and Clinton's neoliberalism.”

  • Rashelle Zelaznik endorsed

    “Always support those that fight social and planetary justice!”

Jan 8 2017

Happy New Years! Update from Kenneth Mejia and the Political Revolution in Los Angeles!

Happy New Years brothers and sisters!

2016 was the year millions of us got "WOKE". Now it's time to continue the Political Revolution in 2017!

We must continue to fight back against the OLIGARCHS of the Democratic and Republican Party that have enabled the 1% to rule for too long. We deserve a future where People, Planet, and Peace are the PRIORITY over profit.

Please join our campaign as we take on the corporate controlled 2-party system, where we speak TRUTH to POWER (yes, that includes Trump and any other establishment politician), and where we are not afraid to put forth a bold new vision for the future that we need in fear of reprisal by the Democratic and Republican party leaders.

To all my Progressive friends, we know that "voting blue no matter" who or voting for the lesser of the evils are the reason why we ended with Trump in the first place.

Like Dr. Jill Stein said, this politics of fear has actually delivered everything we were afraid of. All the reasons you were told you had to vote for the lesser evil—because you didn’t want the massive Wall Street bailouts, the offshoring of our jobs, the meltdown of the climate, the endless expanding wars, the attack on immigrants—all that, we’ve gotten by the droves, because we allowed ourselves to be silenced. At this moment in history, silence is not what our democracy needs.

This is OUR campaign.

As the only Green candidate of the Spring 2017 OPEN Primary for California's 34th Congressional District with currently 10 Democrats, we have the ability to make history and BREAK the status quo. NOT shake up, BREAK! This is what the Political Revolution is about!

We can only win if everyone gets involved, so please donate and volunteer to help us put power back into the people's hands, not the billionaires!

The Political Revolution is NOW!

In solidarity brothers and sisters,

Kenneth Mejia

Online Volunteer Sign-Up Form (In-State & Out-of-State):

http://www.Mejia4Congress.com/volunteer
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Dec 26 2016

1st Fundraising Goal of $5,000 Met in 3 Weeks!

Thank you to all who have donated to and endorsed our campaign to reach our first Fundraising Goal of $5,000! We were able to receive 139 individual pledged donations with an average pledged donation of $38, many from supporters, friends, and family who believe in our campaign and share a vision for a future we need.

Please consider donating on a periodic basis (weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly) if you are able to, as we are up against big money in politics which is what we are seeing in this current race.

Thank you all, and we will continue to fight for the People of not only Los Angeles but of the entire country so that every person has a say in our political process, not just the billionaires and their special interests.

Please help us reach our next fundraising goal of $15,000 by donating and sharing our donation link around to your friends, families, and networks.

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Dec 1 2016

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  • Debra Mayes endorsed

  • Nancy York endorsed

    “I endorse Ken for his values and his green bow tie. Best wishes.”

  • Robert D Skeels endorsed

    “I voted for Kenneth Mejia in June's primaries for his seat, and will be voting for him again in the upcoming special election. If you live in the 34th District please support this amazing young man. Mejia's politics are spot on, and we need folks in congress that represent the 99%—not more corporate hand-puppets. It's time to give the Democratic Party the boot, they've failed us over and over, having capitulated to the right on important issues like immigrant rights, #blacklivesmatter, and had begun the privatization of the public commons that will only accelerate under Trump. Mejia and the Green Party are the way forward. Let's build a left alternative to Trump's neo-fascism and Clinton's neoliberalism.”

  • Rashelle Zelaznik endorsed

    “Always support those that fight social and planetary justice!”

  • Bob Bustamonte endorsed

  • Robert Edward Smith endorsed

    “He is committed to People, Planet, and Peace over profit!”

  • Daniel Clark endorsed

  • Angelica Duenas endorsed

    “My name in Angelica M. Duenas. I am a former Bernie Sanders delegate and was the SoCal Campaign Coordinator for the Stein 2016 presidential campaign. I endorse Kenneth Mejia because I have seen his work and know that he is a true Progressive and genuine human being. Kenneth was active in the Bernie Sanders and the Jill Stein campaigns. Kenneth stands for the people and listens to what they are saying. He has been walking and talking to the community and helping the homeless. Kenneth is endorsed by the Los Angeles County Green Party and is the only Green Party candidate running in the district. It's time to stand with true Progressives United! It's In Our Hands!”

  • Gloria Huezo endorsed

    “I support Kenneth Mejia because he is committed to improving his community. He is committed the improving government so it meets the needs of the people. It's with great pride that I endorse Kenneth who will represent the Green Party well!”

  • Jordan Mack endorsed

    “Kenneth is a real progressive. He understands what it takes to create a society that works for ALL of us. From the IE to LA, Kenneth Mejia has support!”

  • Linda Christopher endorsed

  • Camille Mathieu endorsed

  • John DeVincent endorsed

    “I support Kenneth Mejia because he's got a big heart and he'll fight for us. #WeAreGreen #NotMeUs”

  • Bill Hinckley endorsed

  • Elvia Rangel endorsed

    “Supporting someone tied only to the people. Berners want real change and it starts in local seats with people powered campaigns like this one.”

  • Noel Eddie Tucker endorsed

    “He is a great ambassador of the Green Party”

  • Arun Nair endorsed

  • Bopamo Osaisai endorsed

  • Efren Moreno Jr endorsed

  • Erika Garcia endorsed

  • Adar Weinreb endorsed

  • Samuel Hinson endorsed

    “I am writing this endorsement for Kenneth Mejia because he embodies everything that our country needs in his vison going foward. I believe that if we the people elect folks like Mr. Mejia at all levels of our governement, be it local to national offices then we can bring about the change the we so desperately need. His tireless devotion to human rights and his compassion for others especially the homeless inspire people in the right way to make lives better.”

  • Pek Pum endorsed

    “Everyone would help a family member. Most would help a tribal member. Some would help a nation member. Few would help any one beyond that. Truly anyone. I believe Kenneth is one of these rare few.”

  • Lee Anne Santos endorsed

    “Kenneth Mejia comes from humble beginnings and will not disappoint. His hard work, dedication, and passion will translate into real change. His resume and character speak volumes.”

  • Francisco Pierre-Louis endorsed

  • Wilma McLaughlin endorsed

    “Kenneth cares for people regardless of their background. He is passionate about his convictions and I firmly believe he will do whatever he can for the people!”

  • Yolanda Gonzalez endorsed

    “Kenneth has proven he possesses the passion, commitment and leadership skills to represent Working Class People, LGBTQ, People Of Color, Planet & Animals! #WeBernGreen”

  • Masistes Escoto endorsed

    “Kenneth Mejia is a wonderful person and is the kind of person we want in our corner fighting for us! He is a man of honorable character and his virtues are impressed upon by anyone who meets him! I am glad to call him a friend and an ally in life!”

  • Perry Ramstad endorsed

  • Reena Hawley endorsed

    “Kenneth is a bright, young, passionate man who is fighting for those who cannot fight for themselves. He is a man of integrity who will fight & work for the people. He will be a gift to have in Congress.”

  • Paul Malikowski endorsed

  • Evelyn endorsed

  • Larry Auburn endorsed

    “The open primary takes the top 2 vote getters and Green Congressmembers wage peace through green living wage jobs for all Americans”

  • Logan Simmering endorsed

  • Michael Lin endorsed

  • Nate Craig endorsed

    “I strongly endorse candidates inspired by Bernie Sanders and who support the Green Party's platform. We need local and state offices and to build a legitimate national movement.”

  • Francisco Pierre-Louis endorsed

    “I think it's awesome that Kenneth is running. He's a real straight-shooter that walks the walk and talks the talk. I want him to make history as the first Green to win the House seat against 5 Dems and 1 rep. That would be a great feat for the Greens and in American politics in my personal opinion.”

  • Yolanda Gonzalez endorsed

    “Kenneth Mejia is the voice of Our Real Revolution. Revolutionary change can only come by Revolutionary action as Dr. King & Cesar Chavez proved. The Democratic Party has failed and will continue to fail People of Color because it is fundamentally flawed. The Dems allowed Regressive Demagoguery to steal the Presidency from Bernie Sanders and handed it to Trump. Kenneth Mejia will bring about Real Change! He is passionate, intellectual & has gone all-in for the Political Revolution & I wholeheartedly endorse his campaign for Our Real Revolution & Real Social Justice!”

  • Judeaus Lacey endorsed

  • Tyler Francis Morrison endorsed

    “Thank you for spreading the progressive populist message and for standing up for the working class! You will make history as our first Green Congressman!”

  • Peter Davenport endorsed

  • Ed Bennett endorsed

  • Harrison endorsed

  • Ted Bui endorsed

  • Onel Manuel Martinez endorsed

  • Antonio Robles endorsed

  • Dan Pulju endorsed

  • Mende Smith endorsed

  • corey andon endorsed

  • Kimberly endorsed

  • Kristina Etrata endorsed

  • Eric Brooks endorsed

  • Louis Nicastro endorsed

    “He is a candidate of the people and some fresh young perspective we need in our government.”

  • Jon Leibowitz endorsed

  • Ale Cabero endorsed

  • Barbara Woodruff endorsed

  • JimmyMac Chelsea endorsed

  • Jeff Justice endorsed

  • quinn endorsed

  • Freddy Roberts endorsed

  • Ignacio Cabero endorsed

  • Mirsha Lopez endorsed

  • Duy Nguyen endorsed

    “Kenneth has carried the Bernie platform to the local level and is willing to stand outside of the flawed two party system and go green.”

  • Eric Pouwels endorsed

    “Hardworking, honest, progressive-minded candidate who will put the needs of the community first.”

  • Thalia Soriano endorsed

  • Verónica Castro endorsed

  • Ziheng Fang endorsed

    “Time we had a voice for the people!”