The Gymnasium at West Los Angeles College was the scene of volunteers and voters as women turned out to see presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this morning. Women came from as far away as San Pedro and Ventura to be a part of the event, and the organizers were gentle but persistent about getting those volunteer forms filled in for phone banking and canvassing.
Speakers from Sally Field to Karen Bass spoke to the crowd about pay equity and health care, about Hillary’s long resume, and the need for keeping the rights that women have fought so long and hard for.
Hillary was happy to reprise a few lines from her foreign policy speech of June 2 in San Diego, noting that “Trump’s divisiveness, setting people against one another, we can’t have this.”
The California primary is coming on June 7, and this crowd will be working hard to get the vote out. Local notables on the scene included Lucy Vlahakis, Lisa Skelly, Juli Leeds, Jeannine Wisnosky Stehlin and Jack Stehlin, Scott Kecken and Joy Lusco Kecken, Madeline Ehrlich, Roseanne Giza, Kim Delgado King, all part of a crowd cheering loudly for women’s rights, and the success of the Clinton candidacy.
For all the speeches at the event, go to www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YdOzQn6b14