On the latest episode of The Luke Macias Show, grassroots activist Kambree Nelson sat down for an interview to discuss her time living in California and her concern for the future of conservatism in Texas.

The Texas native described conditions in California and explained how the Democrat-run state is failing its citizens.

“It was a culture shock a little bit, going to California and witnessing what I was witnessing. I knew the taxes were high. I knew the gas prices were high. But it was very hard for me to fathom,” said Nelson. “Seeing people sleeping on the streets, Americans sleeping on the streets. Seeing the overflow of people coming from across the border and nothing being done.”

Nelson gained a large social media following after posting videos talking about the problems California citizens faced and what they could do to change the state’s trajectory.

“I’m grassroots. I’m not a person that’s on social media that only shows up at high-profile events so I can get my picture taken. I wasn’t just online; I was on the ground with people. We were organizing. We were activists, we were grassroots,” said Nelson. “Everyone felt like their voice isn’t heard and that our voices are ignored, because everyone just spews the one-liners on television.”

The past few years have seen a massive increase in Californians moving to Texas as a result of policies implemented by the state’s Democrat leaders. Nelson explained why these practices are pushing California natives to a red state.

“Trash is on the side of the street. It felt like a third-world country in some places. People are tired of having to go to the beach and having to wear your shoes everywhere because you may step on a needle. I mean, it’s out of control. And when the state got really out of control with their laws, and they started bringing in activist district attorneys, people got tired of it.”

Nelson brought her style of grassroots activism to Texas after being shocked by the state of the Republican Party.

“But now, I’m starting to see it in Texas … it doesn’t really matter what the citizens start to say. I’m starting to see a power grab that I saw in California. That scares me the most,” Nelson explained. “Especially seeing the parents getting arrested at school board meetings in the state of Texas. I’ll tell you this: The country has no idea, still to this day, what is going on in the state of Texas. We shock people every single day with what we tweet and what we post.”

Nelson encouraged Texans to pay attention to their local elections, attend town halls, and make sure they know what policies their representatives support.

“You don’t have to necessarily get involved, but be aware. Get some awareness of what’s going on around you. Because before you know it, you’re going to be faced with something. And you’re going to have to make a decision whether you’re going to sit back and let stuff happen in your community, or you’re going to take a stand for it and you’re going to say, ‘Enough.’ Because if you catch it early enough, you can stop it.”

You can listen to the full interview here.

Katy Drollinger

Katy is eager to use her skills in writing and research to accurately report on issues for Texas Scorecard. She graduated from Tarleton State University in 2021 after majoring in history and minoring in political science.

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