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.”
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!