The People’s Convoy co-organizer Mike Landis said on Sunday, March 27 that the convoy will be heading to California in protest of 10 bills being voted on by state legislators in the upcoming weeks. This was well received by the crowd of organizers and protestors who are now on day 34 of protesting the excessive use of federal emergency mandates related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We started this journey for our freedoms – not just for us but for our kids and our grandkids,” Mike Landis said at a Sunday meeting with protestors. “There’s been some tyranny brought to my attention today, and it directly relates with the whole point of this convoy and bringing everybody together.” Landis then went on to read 10 California bills currently being considered by the legislature. As Mike read the 10 bills out loud, the crowd reacted with shock and audible “boos.”
The 10 California bills are being discussed and voted on in the next 2 weeks. The most concerning bill to Californian residents, according to State Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, is AB 1993—a bill that would require proof of COVID vaccine for all employees and independent contractors to work in the state of California.
“One of the most radical bills in California history is set for a vote on Wednesday. AB 1993 forces every business to mandate the COVID vaccine for workers,” said Assemblyman Kiley via Twitter. This bill will be voted on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. Other bills would lower the age of consent to 12 for medical procedures without needing their parents’ permission, among others.
The People’s Convoy started in the city of Adelanto in California on February 23 and traveled across the country to the city of Hagerstown in Maryland, where they currently reside. The convoy amassed tens of thousands of vehicles as they made their trek across the country and gained support but have dwindled down to about 500-1000 vehicles. The organizers say they expect more support as the convoy makes its plans to come back to California to protest the controversial bills that would surely impact not just Californians but could be a blueprint for what may come to other states and possibly at the federal level.
Organizers said the arrival location is still unknown as “plans are still being worked out,” but they are scheduled to depart mid-week. The Convoy is likely to bring in a lot of support from local and state opposers of these bills.
Stay tuned for this developing story, and updates.
Anthony Cabassa is a Field Correspondent with El American. Before that he did Independent Journalism for 3+ years informing the Hispanic/Latino community with bilingual news updates and video podcasts. He is also a U.S. Veteran of over 10 years in the Coast Guard. He lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife and 3 children // Anthony Cabassa es Corresponsal de Campo de El American. Antes hizo periodismo independiente durante más de 3 años informando a la comunidad hispana con información bilingüe y pódcasts. También es un veterano de más de 10 años en el Ejército Americano. Vive en Los Ángeles, California, con su esposa y sus tres hijos.