SANTA CRUZ >> Noise, jeers and a sense of community filled the Civic Auditorium on Monday night as more than 600 people packed in to organize a fight against President Donald Trump’s agenda.
The event was organized by Santa Cruz Indivisible, a chapter of the larger national movement known as Indivisible. Carson Kelly started the organization in the wake of President Trump’s election. Trump’s subsequent nominations to his cabinet and executive orders spurred grassroots movement across the nation, ranging from protests like the Women’s March the day after his inauguration to brainstorming sessions similar to Kelly’s events.
Santa Cruz Indivisible began in January after Kelly saw a segment about the Indivisible Movement. The Indivisible Guide was put together by congressional staffers to demystify how to advocate with local congressmen and pump energy into grassroots movements.