Santa Cruz Sentinel | Thousands participate in political open house by Santa Cruz Indivisible

Community members meet local activst groups at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Saturday during the Santa Cruz Indivisible open house event. (Kevin Johnson -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)

Community members meet local activist groups at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium on Saturday during the Santa Cruz Indivisible open house event. (Kevin Johnson -- Santa Cruz Sentinel)

SANTA CRUZ >> Grassroots upstart Santa Cruz Indivisible has grown to nearly 2,000 members since it started in January, according to a tally taken Saturday after the group hosted another politically charged open house at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium.

The organized resistance is part of a national movement — at least two Indivisible groups have formed in every Congressional district since the election of Donald Trump.

Organizer Lisa Rose, who retired from management administration, said the group started in January in a room suitable for 12 people. Today, there are about 30 issue teams, which focus on political topics ranging from climate change to LGBTQ rights and Congressional ethics violations, among others.

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