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Democracy, La Malfa Style

 By Antonia Walker and Thalia Chantziara.

© Antonia Walker and Thalia Chantziara

Congress is in recess this week and United States Representatives are supposed to go back to their districts and engage with their constituents.

It’s an official District work period. However, Rep. Doug La Malfa (R-Richvale), won’t do that, thus avoiding to show up before important votes come up (the Affordable Care Act, etc).

LaMalfa’s Washington, D.C., office pretends that something is being planned, while his Redding office categorically said he won’t be meeting with the public during recess.

From what we’ve been told, he’s been hiding from or ignoring voters for months or years, not just this time.

Antonia Walker studied illustration and anthropology at The New School in New York. She worked as a professional illustrator before dedicating herself to painting. She is a realist painter and has shown her work in the United States and Spain. A series of grants and residencies took her to Spain for two years where she learned Spanish, and then back to New York where she began an artistic collaboration with artist Thalia Chantziara. Antonia loves nature and cooking and is passionate about domestic politics and women’s rights. She is currently living in Redding.

Thalia Chantziara is an artist currently living in Redding, CA. Her work has been exhibited in New York City and across the United States. Lately she has spent extensive time painting on grants and residencies. She is actively interested in domestic politics related to equality and justice and occasionally illustrates graphic op-eds. She holds a B.A. in Linguistics from Harvard University and a M.Sc. in Finance from the University of Piraeus and has studied art at Grand Central Academy and Janus Collaborative in New York.

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