For 77 Weeks We Protested Against
Harkey, Issa, and Trump!
... and WE WON!
In 2016, Darrell Issa won reelection as our Member of Congress by 1621 votes...AND WE PROTESTED
Under continuous pressure from us and our sisters and brothers of the FLIP THE 49th, Darrell Issa announced in 2018 he would not run for reelection, and endorsed Diane Harkey as his successor...AND WE PROTESTED
Diane Harkey advanced through the June Primary Election...AND WE PROTESTED
On November 6, 2018, progressive candidate Mike Levin defeated Trump-endorsed Diane Harkey in the General Election...AND WE WON!
For 77 weeks, we exercised our rights to free speech and peaceable assembly. Our Encinitas Street Corner Protests were an opportunity for our neighbors to stand together and protest our opposition to Darrell Issa’s and Diane Harkey's continued alignment with the GOP agenda and Trump’s regressive and authoritarian policies. Together with our sisters and brothers in California’s 49th Congressional district who came together under the umbrella of the Flip The 49th organization, we have a Member of Congress who will fight for our values.