What was being referred to as a “Revolution Rally” was held Wednesday evening at Courthouse Park in Sonora.
Tuolumne County Supervisor Evan Royce was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.
Royce was one of the two main organizers, who said the event was designed to celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Royce said one of the demographics he was trying to attract at the rally was the “younger generation.”
“We wanted to inspire young people to show up and start taking responsibility for our future,” says Royce. “We feel that the future of our country is at stake, and everyday our liberties are being eroded, and our national debt is piling up.”
Royce had encouraged the public to attend. It began at 5pm at Courthouse Park, and ran for one hour.
According to Royce, the park was filled with around one hundred people of all ages.
Several dignitaries spoke at the event including Sonora City Council Member Matt Hawkins, Sheriff Jim Mele and Tuolumne County Supervisors Liz Bass and Randy Hanvelt.
Dignitaries in the audience included Tuolumne County Supervisor Dick Pland, Tuolumne County School Superintendent Joseph Silva, Tuolumne County County Clerk and Auditor-Controller Deborah Russell (who was helping register people to vote) and Tuolumne County Chamber of Commerce President George Segarini.
Republican Assembly candidate Rico Oller also spoke to the audience. Frank Bigelow, the other Republican Assembly candidate, was not invited.
“People can perceive that however they’d like,” said Royce. “Bigelow lives further away and Oller is a friend of mine.”
The “Newsmaker of the Day” is heard each weekday morning on AM 1450 KVML at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47am.