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  • NEWSOM ENDORSES MAYORAL CANDIDATE WITH TIES TO VIOLENT SAN DIEGO COUNTY HATE GROUP

    by JOE ORELLANA

    On August 3rd, Ammar Campa-Najjar announced that he had received California Governor Gavin Newsom’s endorsement in Chula Vista’s mayoral race. 

    This isn’t Campa-Najjar’s first campaign for public office. In 2020, he ran against congressman Darrell Issa to represent California’s 50th Congressional District. Running as a Democrat, Campa-Najjar flaunted his proximity to Donald Trump through comments in the Defend East County Facebook group.

  • HOW KLAMATH FALLS PRIDE PUSHED BACK AGAINST BUNDYS & LOCAL BIGOTS—AND WON

    by LCRW STAFF

    Even the rural towns of Southern Oregon cannot escape the growing panic surrounding drag queens and “groomers.” In July, conspiratorial preachers and Ammon Bundy’s “People’s Rights” network flung baseless allegations and threatened violence against local pride organizers. While the bigots readied themselves to counterprotest against Klamath Pride, queer community members used small town organizing tactics to thwart the far-right mobilization, and out organize the far-right.

    Klamath Pride 2022, which took place on July 16, was reportedly the second ever Pride celebration in Klamath Falls. In an area of Southern Oregon surrounded by agriculture and national forest, Klamath Falls is a town of 22,000 with a long history of far-right organizing.

    In the weeks leading up to the Pride, Klamath Falls preacher Mike Voight of New Horizon Christian Fellowship circulated QAnon-tinged rumors that the celebration was actually a “child grooming and exploitation” event.

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