is an American politician, public accountant, and the candidate of the California Green Party, a U.S. progressive political party, for the California's 34th congressional district special election in 2017.
Congressional District 34 of Los Angeles includes: Downtown Los Angeles, Highland Park, Cypress Park, Garvanza, Glassell Park, Westlake, Koreatown, Little Bangladesh, Little Tokyo, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Mount Washington, Montecito Heights, Lincoln Heights, City Terrace, El Sereno, and Monterey Hills.
Currently the candidate is seeking to be the youngest member of Congress.
Mejia was a write-in candidate during the 2016 election, and is one of twenty-three running for the April 4, 2017 special election. Mejia was endorsed by the 2016 Presidential Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein of Massachusetts and the Los Angeles County chapter of his party. As with all Green Party candidates, he has pledged to not take money from large corporations, with his campaign donations from individuals averaging $34.
Mejia has been a self-proclaimed supporter of Senator Bernie Sanders and has worked as a community organizer, was enrolled in the Air Force Officer Training Corps, and was previously Vice President of Woodbury University’s Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization (CEO) and the Society of Accounting and Business (SAB). 
 He claims Sanders inspired him to get involved in politics during Sanders' 2016 campaign, and he long desired to help people like his mother, a long time nurse who was battling cancer, as well as other working-class and struggling people in the LA community. Mejia is seeking to become the youngest member of Congress.

No comments:

Post a Comment