We began our journey in the Boyle Heights Neighborhood of Los Angeles, known as the West Coast’s Ellis Island, we confronted the harsh realities of the federal government’s immigration policies on local residents.
We resumed our journey in Southern California once again when we marched in the #ResistMarch for LA Pride. In 2008, I was proud to stand against Proposition 8, and there I was proud to chant:
“Love, not hate makes America great!”
The next Southern California stop on my camper trip around the state was at Fullerton College where we discussed issues of higher education accessibility and affordability. We stopped in for a little lunch and some monkey business at the Monkey Business Cafe.
I continued on to meet with neighbors in Orange and even sang some karaoke in Santa Ana.
Back on the road, we traveled up U.S. 101 to Santa Barbara. We started the day talking to our neighbors and ended it celebrating peace, love, unity, and respect at the Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Celebration.
We traveled back down south to talk about the important issue of housing affordability in sunny San Diego. We stopped in to meet some more neighbors and really got to delve into some of the stories that make San Diego so great.