Dear family, friends, and supporters,

2 years ago, we ran in our first election on June 7, 2016 in the Democratic Primary as a "write-in" candidate! We received 1,177 write-in votes! Pretty good for not being on the ballot and campaigning for 2 months.

1 year ago on April 4, 2017, we ran in our second election under the amazing Green Party and ended up placing 7th out of 24 candidates, beating 14 Democrats & ALL other party candidates (including the Republican, Libertarian, & Non-Partisan candidates). We were also 394 votes away from 4th place and spent the least amount of money per vote (meaning we had people power!).

With that being said, today, we have a new Congressman: another neoliberal Democrat who takes corporate money but rationalizes it's "okay" because he was endorsed by progressive groups and because of a simple progressive voting record.

But that's not good enough. People are hungry for real change. People are sick and tired of establishment politics and politicians accepting huge lump sums of money from the people/companies they're "supposedly" going to stand up against in office.

It is not good enough to just vote "right" or do something good every now and then. We need people who are willing to go above and beyond and help build a movement and push for revolutionary change. It's time for a REAL political revolution!

A political revolution where we don't compromise on our values, where we push for better, like cancelling student debt or a guaranteed basic income, and where we destroy the 2-party system, a system that has enslaved the working class and the masses to fill the pockets of the 1% for too long. It's time to give the people something NEW!

With that being said, we are planning on running against Jimmy Gomez, the new Congressional District 34 Congressman in the June 5, 2018 Primary under the Green Party.

We are not running because we want to, but because we have to. We are running because people are dying, literally, for real change, and guess what? The same old same is not working and has not been working. I would encourage anyone else with the right heart and mind to do the same in 2018!

If you know of anyone that would make an amazing Congress person for Los Angeles' Congressional District 34, please let me know ASAP and I would be happy to step aside, but only if that person runs Green.

In the meantime, let's get the ball rolling! Please sign up to volunteer below!

http://www.mejia4congress.com/volunteer

Always in solidarity,

Kenneth Mejia

#CD34 #CA34


Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “We need unapologetic progressive millennials getting elected to office! Not afraid to fight for Democratic Socialist ideals to lift up the working class.”

  • endorsed

    “We need to fund the change we want to see. No corporate politics!”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Kenneth Mejia because he is not beholden to corporate donors. He is funded by the people. With Kenneth in Congress, he will stand by the honorable Green Party platform. He has been working hard for years in his community, promoting social justice for the voiceless. His values are also my values. Thank you for all you do, Kenneth Mejia!”

  • endorsed

    “This country needs a party who cares about it and instead of a bunch of self-centered fat cats who sell us down the river continually!”

  • endorsed

    “I'm supporting Kenneth Mejia because we need progressives in Congress. I usually don't donate to Green party candidates not because I am afraid to vote third party. I vote third all the time. But I am always discouraged by the fact that most people vote lesser of two evils instead of voting their conscience which usually gives independents and green candidates no chance. So usually all my donations go to progressive democrats who are trying to take over the Democratic party. But in this case, people don't have to worry about it. It's one vs one, you don't have to worry about a republican getting elected... So you don't have an excuse this time. If Kenneth Mejia is elected it will create a lot of momentum for the green party and would not only grow as a Progressive party, but would force the Democrats to move left or lose their job. So this race is very important not only because of this district but also because of the implications it would have on the future of the country. This might be the most important race in the country.”

  • endorsed

    “People, Planet & Peace Over Profit. That's what Kenneth brings to the table and that's why endorse him for Congress.”

  • endorsed

    “✊”

  • endorsed

    “Kenneth Majia has a serious shot of making history. There's no concern about electing a Republican by voting third party, so the real progressive should be the obvious choice for anyone but a hardcore, loyal Blue partisan. Let's help Majia make history.”

  • endorsed

    “Green Party, bringing truth and good integrity back to politics!”

  • endorsed

    “Kenneth is the most qualified, fiscally responsible candidate in the race for the 34th Congressional District. I endorse him because he helped me re-register after I was knocked off the voters roll because I registered as a Green. Bern Green Kenneth! All the way to Congress just like Jimmy Stewart did in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".”

April 12, 2018

54 Days Left Until our June 5 Election!

Dear friends!

We are 54 days out until our June 5 election for Congress in California's 34th Congressional District of Los Angeles. As time moves fast, the challenges of running a grassroots campaign with 100% volunteers gets harder and harder as the pressure builds. I would like to reach out to you see if you can spare a few hours a week to help make phone calls (from your home) or if you locally in the LA area to come join us knock on some doors or table at events. 

As many of you know we are full-time students, workers, single moms, parents, immigrants, you name it. We are what makes this country and we are not tainted by any corporate or special interest like our opponent and Congressman. 

 

Some of the accomplishments that we have achieved during this campaign so far:

- We are the campaign that collected the most signatures to get onto the ballot while a majority of candidates paid the full $1,740 to be on the ballot. Meaning we went out into and talked to the community about the issues that mattered most to them.

- We have OVER 23,000 supporters nationwide, with hundreds of volunteers signed up to help (including you!) who have enabled us to reach over thousands of voters and counting through phonebanking and knocking on doors! (We still need more volunteers!)

- We have raised $24,000 with 581 individual campaign contributions with an average of $41 a donation!

- We have a very high chance in making it past the June 5 Primary as we have to place in the top 2 and we are only running against 2 other candidates. This would be a first for a Green Congressional candidate in Los Angeles to make it that far! 

 

This weekend, we will be having a Meet n Greet in Highland Park at the NELA Art Walk from 7pm to 10pm that I would like to invite you to, please rsvp here if you can come and invite all your friends and family. Come learn about me, our campaign, and see how you can get involved with this historic grassroots campaign. 

Just a reminder, you can volunteer from anywhere for our campaign! If you live in Los Angeles, you can help us knock on doors with our team (never alone)! If you live out of state, please consider phonebanking from your home! We have a script and everything so it's really easy to talk to voters.

In addition, please consider donating $27 here as we are less than $600 away from raising $25,000!

Please send me an email at kennethmejiaforcongress@gmail.com if you ever want to volunteer or if you have any questions!

In solidarity!

Kenneth Mejia

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “We need unapologetic progressive millennials getting elected to office! Not afraid to fight for Democratic Socialist ideals to lift up the working class.”

  • endorsed

    “We need to fund the change we want to see. No corporate politics!”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Kenneth Mejia because he is not beholden to corporate donors. He is funded by the people. With Kenneth in Congress, he will stand by the honorable Green Party platform. He has been working hard for years in his community, promoting social justice for the voiceless. His values are also my values. Thank you for all you do, Kenneth Mejia!”

  • endorsed

    “This country needs a party who cares about it and instead of a bunch of self-centered fat cats who sell us down the river continually!”

  • endorsed

    “I'm supporting Kenneth Mejia because we need progressives in Congress. I usually don't donate to Green party candidates not because I am afraid to vote third party. I vote third all the time. But I am always discouraged by the fact that most people vote lesser of two evils instead of voting their conscience which usually gives independents and green candidates no chance. So usually all my donations go to progressive democrats who are trying to take over the Democratic party. But in this case, people don't have to worry about it. It's one vs one, you don't have to worry about a republican getting elected... So you don't have an excuse this time. If Kenneth Mejia is elected it will create a lot of momentum for the green party and would not only grow as a Progressive party, but would force the Democrats to move left or lose their job. So this race is very important not only because of this district but also because of the implications it would have on the future of the country. This might be the most important race in the country.”

  • endorsed

    “People, Planet & Peace Over Profit. That's what Kenneth brings to the table and that's why endorse him for Congress.”

  • endorsed

    “✊”

  • endorsed

    “Kenneth Majia has a serious shot of making history. There's no concern about electing a Republican by voting third party, so the real progressive should be the obvious choice for anyone but a hardcore, loyal Blue partisan. Let's help Majia make history.”

  • endorsed

    “Green Party, bringing truth and good integrity back to politics!”

  • endorsed

    “Kenneth is the most qualified, fiscally responsible candidate in the race for the 34th Congressional District. I endorse him because he helped me re-register after I was knocked off the voters roll because I registered as a Green. Bern Green Kenneth! All the way to Congress just like Jimmy Stewart did in "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington".”

  • endorsed

    “Kenneth's commitment to people, planet, and peace is uncompromised! Congressman Kenneth Mejia is For The People, Not Corporations!”

  • endorsed

    “Believe it and we can make it happen. Kenneth can lead the way.”

  • endorsed

    “Kennith is a true warrior for the everyday people of this country. He is endlessly fighting for healthcare, living wages, environmental rights and many more issues that I hold dear to me. Keep on fighting for us!”

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Kenneth Mejia because it is time that the American people have candidates and parties that actually represent their interests and values. No more lesser of two evils!”

  • endorsed

    “Kenneth is exactly who we need in Congress. An honest representative of the people, he will fight for the 99%.”

  • endorsed

    “I haven't met a more determined and selfless person trying to truly make a change for Everyone.”

  • endorsed

    “It is time for a sea change to save ourselves. We the People need the Greens in Congress. They will make the effective changes necessary to get rid of corporate progressivism that for example has given us no reduction in climate destabilizing gases, trillions spent on illegal wars and militarism, making waste of our commons and disrespecting the rights of humans both here and abroad.”