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The People's Inauguration Party 2015: Working People Standing Together

SACRAMENTO California's workers hosted more than 2,000 attendees at an inauguration party for Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday, Jan. 5, at the State Capitol. Dubbed "The People's Inauguration Party 2015," the event featured free hot dogs and mariachi music for all to enjoy. Hosted by the California Labor Federation, the Orange County Employees Association and other partners, OCEA's famous hot dog wagon served 4,200 hot dogs to local residents and the homeless, government workers and politicos.

Shortly after being sworn in for his historic fourth term as governor, Jerry Brown and First Lady Anne Gust Brown came to the party to enjoy a couple of hot dogs with the people. This marks the second time the Orange County Employees Association has brought its famous hot dog wagon to the Capitol celebrate the governor. OCEA also commemorated Gov. Brown’s 2011 inauguration.

"What's more democratic than a hot dog?" asked Sebastian Nelson, an archivist with the Secretary of State's office who ate lunch at the party. "It's a wonderful country we live in, a great state, and this is a great way to celebrate democracy."

Traditionally, inaugurations are exclusive events designed for insiders, lobbyists and politicians. This inauguration party is a testament to Brown's lifelong commitment to representing the interests of all the residents of California.“ During his last inauguration, Gov. Brown came out and shared a hot dog with the people he represents, right in the middle of the crowd,” OCEA General Manager Nick Berardino said. “It's inspiring that he stands with all the people—especially all of us in the cheap seats.”




Media coverage

Daily Pilot: OC employees' group celebrates governor's inauguration

Voice of OC: OC front and center at Sacramento inaugural

AP: California Governor sworn record fourth term

LA Times: Brown keeps his aim high for 4th term

OC Register: Gov. Jerry Brown toughens climate change goals

Sacramento Bee: Interest groups sponsor inaugural festivities for California politicians

KCRA 3: Gov. Jerry Brown sworn in for historic fourth term

Political Blotter: The tastes of Gov. Jerry Brown's 4th inauguration

Sacramento Bee: Video—Jerry Brown: 'Mustard on hot dogs'

Sacramento Bee: Gov. Jerry Brown takes fourth oath, targets climate change

Sacramento Bee: Jerry Brown swearing-in, State of State launch new year of California politics

SF Gate: California governor toughens climate-change goals

San Diego Union-Tribune: Brown's legacy will depend on his focus

Humboldt Journal: Gov. Jerry Brown sworn in for record fourth term; calls for state to use more renewable energy

OC Register: O.C. union to host 'People's Party' in Capitol

The Liberal OC: Workers host a hot dog inauguration party for Gov. Brown

KFBK News Radio: Jerry Brown begins his fourth term as California governor tomorrow

Fox 40 Sacramento: Historic 4th inauguration for Governor Brown, he'll celebrate with hot dogs

Sacramento Bee: Hot dog! At least one Jerry Brown inaugural event planned

The People's Inauguration Party 2015 is sponsored by working people who are standing together to celebrate the swearing-in of Gov. Jerry Brown:


 The event took place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, on the North Capitol Lawn, L Street side:

More photos from the People's Inauguration 2015 are below!

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