Central Coast Living: A place for politics

Posted at 8:41 AM, Sep 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-21 11:41:39-04

Central Coast Living is more than beautiful scenery and libations – sometimes, it’s about politics. 

Since the 2016 election, vigils, marches and demonstrations have filled the streets of San Luis Obispo. 

The community of San Luis Obispo has been rich with activism long before the country felt the need to picket. 

The city elected an activist as mayor in 2016. 

Heidi Harmon says she thinks this area is more likely to see political involvement because many residents are involved in education and pay attention to local, national and international issues. 

Mayor Harmon encourages everyone to get involved in politics in a variety of ways, from mentoring young people to taking on a leadership position in your community.

 "I would encourage people to consider running for office themselves even, or supporting those who do, or definitely getting more involved here in the local level," Harmon said. "I see a lot of people at marches. I don’t always see a lot of people showing up to city council meetings. That’s a transition I would invite people to make." 

Harmon’s road to becoming mayor began after serving as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention. 

You can learn more about how to get involved with the Republic National Committee by clicking hereand the Democratic National Committee here.

This Saturday, Jodie Evans of CODEPINK will speak at a SLO-Speaks event at Cal Poly. 

Evans will discuss divesting from companies that profit from war and other peace initiatives involving your money. 

The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. in the business building.