Lowenthal at Town Hall: If You Want to Affect Change “2018 Is Right Around the Corner”

There were several moments Monday night where Congressman Alan Lowenthal heeded to the raucous crowd that packed an auditorium on the Liberal Arts Campus of Long Beach City College. Instead of battling through the noise, Lowenthal patiently waited, microphone in hand, for the roar to subside to finish his points during his first large-scale town hall event, one that drew nearly 900 people.

 

Propelled by the 2016 Election, Democratic Socialism Finds a Home In Long Beach

There were no billionaires in this room, and despite an admission by one organizer that DSA has historically been dominated by straight, white men, that night the room was filled with men and women of all ages and ethnicities, most of whom feel disenfranchised and underserved by traditional political parties and are thirsting for change.