California Democrats offer their insights on the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton. KCRA 3’s Sharokina Shams shows what they are saying on the heated race.
At Simon’s Cafe in downtown Sacramento, some at the Young Democrats of Sacramento County watch party believe their party also now has a front runner candidate, Hillary Clinton.
“I think she knows that she really has the support of enough states now to really get excited about this race and start thinking long term for November,” said Alyssa Hanou, political director of the Sacramento County Young Democrats.
Hanou helped the Clinton campaign by knocking on doors in Reno before last month’s Nevada Democratic Caucus. She said Clinton’s speech Tuesday night shows she’s getting ready to face Drumpf in November.
“She looked so happy to see the support from, at that point, five states. It just reaffirmed how much I believe in her sincerity actually,” Hanou told FOX40.
But Tristan Brown doesn’t believe his candidate, Bernie Sanders, is completely out of the race just yet.
“You might have a technical winner, but they’re both walking away with delegates and growing their number up until we get to the finish line at the DNC,” Brown said.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2016
Contact: Katie Hanzlik
Sacramento County Young Democrats Elects 2016 Executive Board
Tonight, the Sacramento County Young Democrats (SCYD) held its 2016 executive board elections.
The following club members were elected to serve on the SCYD executive board:
President, Mikey Singh Hothi*
Vice President of Membership, Chris Smith*
Vice President of Fundraising, Jenny Bach*
Political Director, Alyssa Hanou*
Communications Director, Katie Hanzlik*
Treasurer, Philip Norton
Community Affairs Director, Matt Canty
“Last year, we grew our membership and chartered as the largest Young Democrats organization in the state of California,” said President Mikey Hothi. “I’m excited to continue to expand our network of progressive young professionals, while also making sure their voices are heard as we push to get more progressive Democrats elected in Sacramento and beyond.”
SCYD meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:00 pm at Cafe Bernardo on K Street, located at 1000 K Street.
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Sacramento County Young Democrats is comprised of Democrats ages 18-35 that live or work in Sacramento County. One of the largest Young Dem chapters in the state, SCYD’s members volunteer to walk precincts, phone bank and fundraise for candidates and issues they care about. Throughout the year, the club also regularly gives back through community service opportunities and holds monthly membership meetings and happy hours.
In honor of the official start of the 2016 Presidential Primary Election season, the Sacramento County Young Democrats will be hosting a Iowa Caucus Results Watch Party. Young Democrats from around Sacramento will gather at Simon’s Bar & Cafe as they eagerly await the announcement of the country’s first primary results.
WHEN: Monday, February 1, 2016, 5:00pm-8:00pm
WHERE: Simon’s Bar & Cafe
1415 16th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
WHO: Sacramento Democrats who are between the ages of 18-35 interested in networking and becoming more involved in Democratic politics
About Sacramento County Young Democrats
Sacramento County Young Democrats is comprised of Democrats ages 18-35 that live or work in Sacramento County. One of the largest Young Dem chapters in the state,SCYD’s members volunteer to walk precincts, phone bank and fundraise for candidates and issues they care about. Throughout the year, the club also regularly gives back through community service opportunities and holds monthly membership meetings and happy hours.
Over at Simon’s, a viewing party hosted by the Sacramento County Young Democrats also drew hundreds. Loyalties at the event were largely divided among the front-runners.
“If we’re counting the cheers, I’d say that it’s pretty even between Bernie and Hillary,” said event organizer Mikey Hothi.
After the debate, some in the crowd at Simon’s said Hillary Clinton came across stronger, more personable and experienced, while others said Bernie Sanders won with his progressive platforms, plain talk, and rejection of big money in politics.