In California, new grassroots activists lead Trump ‘Resistance’

Agence France Presse quoted Sherry Bebitch Jeffe of the USC Price School on why California is leading the resistance against President Donald Trump’s far-right policies.

“Every time there’s a policy decision, California gets hit in the gut,” says Sherry Bebitch Jeffe, an analyst and professor in public policy at USC. “Without question we’re looked at as the prime force in the resistance.”

Progressives hope such grassroots activism will wrest back the advantage from the ultra-conservative Tea Party movement that has shaken US politics over the past eight or so years, yanking politics to the right and helping Republicans take control of the legislative and executive branches.

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