House Democratic Caucus Vice-chairwoman Linda Sanchez (D-Whittier) in the caucus’ weekly speech urged Americans protesting, calling their members of Congress and turning out in droves at town halls to keep it up.
“I beg you, keep flexing your power,” she said. “The fight we are in right now is not a fight over politics. It is a fight for the future of our country. And we are in this fight together.”
The former union organizer told the story of her parents, who immigrated to the United States from Mexico and worked to put seven children through college. Sanchez and her sister, former Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Orange), are the only pair of sisters to serve in Congress.