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


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    “He is down to Earth. Belives in the power of people and truly want a to unite everyone for the greater good.”

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    “I endorse Mejia for Congress because he represents the kind of openness to new ideas, tenacity, humanity, and progressive vision for the future needed to truly begin rebalancing our political system, society and World. He goes out of his way to find a better answer whenever possible and has the presence to symbolize and fight for something bigger than himself. We need leaders that care about the things that truly matter: Our Planet, Humanity, Nature, Positive Social Progress, Fairness in our economics system and services it offers and a generally more harmonious World!”

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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