Republicans host a Take Back California event at The Mark in Downtown Bakersfield

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Republicans host a Take Back California event at The Mark in Downtown Bakersfield

Attendees take notes and photos while Travis Allen speaks.

Attendees take notes and photos while Travis Allen speaks.

Todd Banker

Attendees take notes and photos while Travis Allen speaks.

Todd Banker

Todd Banker

Attendees take notes and photos while Travis Allen speaks.

Todd Banker, Reporter

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California state Representative Travis Allen, 44, rallied fellow Republicans to “Take Back California” at The Mark restaurant in Downtown Bakersfield on Sunday, Sept. 9.

Travis Allen, R-Calif., is a member of the California State Assembly from Huntington Beach. Allen was elected to California’s 72nd State Assembly district in 2012.

As he arrived, Allen was introduced to the crowd by local Republicans. Allen walked in and began shaking hands and greeting well-wishers. He then took the mic and began discussing his plans for California in the upcoming November election.

“I have done everything I can do for the last six years to fight for all of us,” said Allen. “I started the Take Back California Tour for one simple reason-because this Take Back California PAC has the right idea.

The idea is very simple, that our lives, they’re not going to change as long as the California Democratic Party runs California” said Allen.

Allen says that the only way to victory is to become organized and networked.  He believes that organizations such as ANTIFA and BAMN have only one design, “to fundamentally change this country, break our U.S. Constitution and turn this into some liberals’ idea of utopia.”

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Travis Allen rallies attendees to Take Back California on Sept. 9 at The Mark restaurant downtown Bakersfield.

ANTIFA (an abbreviation of antifascist) is an unorganized movement of individuals who believe in aggressive resistance to white supremacist and fascist movements, according to the Anti-Defamation League. However, BAMN (By Any Means Necessary) is a militant democratic organization.

Allen reminded the attendee’s that he believes the fight is not in this room, it’s out on the streets around the entire state.

One of the Sunday attendees, Rodney Jones, said “I’m glad someone’s taking the initiative to organize the Republican Party.” Jones also commented that he doesn’t think Governor Brown is aware of the problems he has caused.

“Poor decisions all around,” said Jones regarding how he believes California was damaged in areas such as water, forest management, and immigration. Allen emphasized his desire to elect a conservative City Council, Board of Supervisors and County Board of Education.

His last motion was for the audience to chant “Take back California!” while he waved and left the room.

“We have to bring balance back to the state, it’s as simple as that. We need balance, we need common sense in Sacramento,” concluded Allen.

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