Capitol Alert

#DearCalifornians: Staking a claim on Inauguration Day

Protesters rally at 555 California St., the only partially Trump-owned building in San Francisco, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Protests against the new administration also occurred in Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento.
Protesters rally at 555 California St., the only partially Trump-owned building in San Francisco, on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Protests against the new administration also occurred in Los Angeles, Oakland and Sacramento. AP

To mark the inauguration of President Donald Trump, California Assembly Democrats issued an open letter to all Californians just to make clear they won’t be cowed. Fifty members signed off on the letter with “#DearCalifornians,” which quickly became a trending hashtag on Twitter.

The letter begins, “While our goals differ from the incoming administration, we will waste no time in lament because we are intent upon our work for California.” It ends with a list of issues the signers will stand behind, among them affordable housing, public education, a vibrant economy and protections for immigrants.

How did Californians react? Some messages were in support, others clearly were not and some were, well, just plain humorous. Read on for a sampling.

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