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Shaun King Visits Compton & Carson Before Opening Bernie Sanders Field Office in South Central

Activists and writers Jasmyne Cannick and Shaun King.

South Central, Los Angeles– Activist and community members will meet at The Big House L.A today at 4:00 p.m, for the opening of Bernie Sander’s South Central field office. Journalist and activist Shaun King has been hitting the campaign trail hard on behalf of Bernie Sanders. He came to California earlier this week in anticipation of the South Central opening.

King also visited Bernie Sander’s East Los Angeles headquarters Saturday.

This weekend King visited churches in Carson and Compton along with his wife Rai, as well as attorney Lee Merritt and Journalist Jasmyne Cannick.

“Supporters of 2020 Presidential candidate Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders hit the campaign trail on his behalf a day before the opening of Sanders’ South L.A. campaign office.  On Dec. 29, Brooklyn-based activist and writer Shaun King, who focuses on civil and human rights, racial justice, mass incarceration, and law enforcement misconduct, visited Pastor Michael Fisher’s Greater Zion Church family in Compton before stopping by Bishop Jawane Hilton’s City on the Hill in Carson.

King was joined by civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and Assembly-member Reggie Jones-Sawyer.

King will open Sanders’ South L.A. campaign headquarters along with Sanders’ supporters Jones-Sawyer and Michael Lighty who is considered a preeminent spokesperson and expert on Medicare for All,” (via Jasmyne Cannick).

Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Shaun King, Rai-Tonicia King, and Shonta Hilton Bishop Jawane Hilton.
Civil rights attorney Lee Merritt and companion, Shaun King, Greater Zion Pastor Michael Fisher, political activist and writer Jasmyne Cannick, Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Compton Councilwoman Emma Sharif, and Bernie Sanders Los Angeles area director Daniel Andelon.

The Big House L.A, which will serve as Bernie Sander’s field office, has been a community hub and small business incubator in South Los Angeles (or South Central depending on who you are talking to) for 10 years.

The space is operated by Jorge Nuno, who is currently running for the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors 2020 seat.

Jorge Nuno Instagram

Last month, Bernie Sander’s held a rally in East Los Angeles in an effort to reach young, Los Angeles Latinx voters.

According to the Los Angeles Times:

“Young Latinos like Quintana were strong supporters of Sanders in 2016, and the candidate is reaching out to them again in hopes they can help him capture primaries nationwide, and particularly California’s March 3 Democratic contest. On Saturday, Sanders held a raucous rally in predominantly Latino Eastside L.A.”

Read More: Bernie Sanders holds L.A. rally as part of his outreach to young Latinos

Sanders also hosted a rally in Venice Dec 21. with New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a couple days after debating six presidential candidates at Loyola Marymount University.

Photos via: Jasmyne Cannick

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Slauson Girl is a South Central native who has a love for journalism, history and all things Hip-Hop. She holds a B.A in Critical Race & Gender Theory & a Minor in Journalism.

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