Local Groups Concerned with City of Santa Clarita’s Response to Protests

Local Santa Clarita Valley community activist organizations have no plans for organized protest on Thursday, June 4.

SANTA CLARITA, CA -- CA25 United for Progress and The Democratic Alliance for Action, Santa Clarita released the following statement Wednesday in response to the City of Santa Clarita’s proposed emergency declaration to allegedly planned peaceable assembly and free speech.

It has come to our attention that there is a rumor circulating of a planned protest in support of the Black Lives Matter movement on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 12pm at the corner of Valencia Blvd. and McBean Pkwy. As local leaders of progressive organizations, we are not aware of or in contact with any organizers of either local or out of town groups planning such an event.

Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend to our members and supporters that they not attend or participate in any action in the City of Santa Clarita on Thursday, June 4th.

According to local youth leader Sebastian Cazares, “The protest organizers from last Saturday’s protest are members of this community and in many cases are young people who go to our local high schools and colleges. They have no protest planned for the intersection of Valencia and McBean on Thursday and are not in contact with any organizers who are doing so.”

We will continue to collaborate on effective and peaceful actions that can be taken by the community of the Santa Clarita Valley to effectively support our brothers and sisters of color and call for much-needed reforms in our criminal justice system and beyond.

About CA25 United for Progress

Located in California's 25th Congressional District, CA25 United for Progress (25UP) is dedicated to engaging voters, educating the public, and empowering activists. We're building a community that is not aligned by party, but by inclusive values. We believe in continuing progress by bringing together diverse voices and turning rhetoric into action.

About the Democratic Alliance for action

The Democratic Alliance (DAA) for Action of Santa Clarita is the longest operating Democratic club in the Santa Clarita Valley. DAA was established to encourage active participation in governance, to foster Democratic ideals, and to promote justice and equality in our community, state, and nation. For more information visit: daa.org


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