October 10th, 2017
Lead Organizer of LA Women’s March Joins Bryan Caforio
Steve Knight Dines with Trump Administration in Beverly Hills
Santa Clarita, Calif. – With Mike Pence hosting a $100,000 per plate fundraiser to prop up vulnerable Republican Steve Knight, Bryan Caforio hosted Deena Katz, the lead organizer of the Los Angeles Women’s March and co-executive director of the Women’s March LA Foundation. Katz spoke with Caforio’s grassroots supporters about harnessing the power of the resistance to flip California’s 25th Congressional District.
Deena Katz pulled the first permit for the March—for 1,000 people. The day after Trump’s inauguration, more than 800,000 people showed up in downtown Los Angeles, making it the largest Women’s March in the entire nation.
“On January 21st, women sent a clear message to the Trump Administration that we would not sit idly by while Trump and his allies in Congress launch their anti-woman attacks,” said Katz. “The Women’s March was just the beginning. Now we’re using the resistance to elect representatives like Bryan who will be a champion for women’s rights, women’s healthcare, and women’s equality.”
“Attending the LA Women’s March gave me so much confidence that the resistance would be a force to be reckoned with,” said Caforio. “Despite the constant anti-woman policies coming out of Washington, the resistance won’t back down until we get people in office who will hold Trump accountable instead of rubberstamping his dangerous agenda.”
The son of two public school teachers, Caforio was born and raised in Southern California, attended UCLA and Yale Law School, worked for a United States federal judge, and practices as an attorney taking on some of the world’s biggest banks and corporations. Bryan lives in Santa Clarita with his wife Lisa, who serves as a Deputy City Attorney at the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
California’s 25th Congressional District covers northern Los Angeles County and part of Ventura County, including the Santa Clarita Valley, Antelope Valley, and Simi Valley. Hillary Clinton won the district by more than six points in 2016, registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans, and the district is majority-minority. The district is now considered a “toss-up” and is held by Tea Party Republican Steve Knight, whom national Republicans have publicly identified as one of their most vulnerable incumbents.