Dozens of Local Residents Protested Congressman Steve Knight’s Legislative Agenda

11/02/2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Contact: Gabriella Landeros, 323-406-3270, gabriella@thelafed.org

Los Angeles, CA – Today, dozens of local residents held a rally to protest Congressman Steve Knight’s legislative agenda. Specifically, the Republican budget and tax plan that would put a bigger burden on working families, his stance on immigration that prevents fewer from achieving the “American Dream,” and his healthcare proposals that would cut federal funding for medical subsidies.

The rally served to send the message that Congressman Knight needs to start listening to the constituents of Congressional District 25 he represents, instead of following along with President Trump’s agenda.

“The Trump/Ryan Tax and Budget plan – which Congressman Knight supports, claims that it will cut taxes on middle income families and help grow the economy. What it really does is give huge tax breaks to the wealthiest 1% and big corporations. 67% of the $5.5 trillion in tax cuts over the next 10 years go to the top 1%. While almost 23% of middle and upper middle income California taxpayers will see an INCREASE in their taxes! To pay for these tax cuts for the rich, the Republicans are proposing trillions of dollars in cuts to key programs like Medicare and Medicaid, school lunch programs, housing assistance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). We want Congressman Knight to know that his vote for the Republican tax and budget scam will hurt voters in his district and we want him to vote NO,” said Adolfo Granados, a resident of CD 25.

“I brought my children here from El Salvador when they were very young. The United States is their home and the only country they know. We follow all of the rules, we pay our taxes, we just want a better life for our daughters. Now the Republicans are threatening to close the door on our children by ending DACA. My girls are in college now, they have a lot to offer to this country, their home. I am asking Congressman Knight and the Republicans to extend DACA and give our children hope for their futures,” said Norma, Antelope Valley resident.

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