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Reject the Recall, Defend Our Progress

Author, Penelope Lopez, is the Organizing Director at Chispa, an organization building political power and a political home for young Latinxs in Orange County.

I remember waking up the morning of November 9, 2016 feeling dazed. What the polls, the pundits, and even my own instincts told me wouldn’t happen–happened. Trump was president.

As voters across California receive their ballots to vote on a frivolous recall election championed by Republicans driven, not by a serious plan to lead California, but by an instinctual desire to oppose everything our communities have and continue to fight for to make our California a better state for young people, working people, women, immigrants, and communities of color–I am reminded of how close we are to reliving that morning of November 9th.

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