A group of youth organizations protested outside House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy's home early Thursday morning urging the congressman to meet their demands.
The group, which was led by the Sunrise Movement - Kern County Hub, also consisted of members from DSA Kern County, YDSA at BC,CCEJN, Our Revolution Kern County, LOUD for Tomorrow, and Kern Young Democrats. Among their demands were for McCarthy to meet with them, hold local public town halls, sign "No Fossil Fuel Money" and New Green Deal pledges, sign on to Medicare for All and the Worker Relief and Security Act.
“We hope this action wakes Congressman Kevin McCarthy up because clearly he is asleep at the wheel and has been for a long time,” said Gabrielle Gonzalez, the communications lead for Sunrise Movement - Kern County in a statement released by the organization.
McCarthy responded with a tweet, thanking the Bakersfield Police Department: "THANK YOU for keeping the peace at 4:30am when protestors showed up at my home to try to intimidate my neighbors and my family."
I’m thankful every day for police officers that keep our communities safe. But today, in particular, I’m grateful to the @bakersfieldpd.
THANK YOU for keeping the peace at 4:30am when protestors showed up at my home to try to intimidate my neighbors and my family.
— Kevin McCarthy (@GOPLeader) September 4, 2020