Stop Chevron!

On Tuesday evening, police told residents of El Segundo, California, to shelter in place. They were the latest victims of a toxic Chevron refinery bursting into flames (KTLA photo). In 2012, here in my home city of Richmond, 15,000 residents sought…


Female Inmates In California Are Fighting Life-Threatening Wildfires For $1 Per Hour

As the wildfires in California continue to tear across the northern part of the state, all available hands have been on deck to fight the blazes. Over 8,000 firefighters were mobilized by Thursday, according to Cal Fire, but they weren't the only…


Happy Indigenous Peoples' Day!

The struggle for human rights and dignity never pauses. Today we celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day because everything we do builds on the work of our family who came before. We fight for human rights and dignity because that is justice! In Richmond,…


No more fire fighting slave labor

by Gayle McLaughlin, former mayor of Richmond, Calif., and candidate for lieutenant governor of California As our tortured climate pounds the East with water and leaves much of California tinder dry, Southern California fire season seems to grow…


How Bernie Sanders is cultivating California for 2020

Bernie Sanders can’t get enough of California. Sanders, the independent senator from Vermont, barnstormed the Golden State ahead of the June 2016 primary like no presidential candidate in recent memory. The front-runner in the party’s nascent 2020…


Gayle McLaughlin admired in article on New York Mayoral Policies

… To compare our mayor to some of the other mayors you write about. Gayle McLaughlin, from Richmond County, California, she has a program to give ex-felons $1,000 a month stipend. I think de Blasio would have a tough time supporting that. Chokwe…


Another new voice was Gayle McLaughlin the former mayor of Richmond, whose recent experience is chillingly relevant to San Pedro. “Rancho LPG stores 25 million gallons of very explosive and flammable propane and butane gases and there’s no way…

Highland Community News: Gayle McLaughlin for Lt. Governor

(Read article) In 2010, as Mayor of Richmond, CA, I presided over our City Council when we unanimously passed a resolution to boycott the State of Arizona for its SB 1070 law which expanded statewide the massive racial profiling and gross human…


These Cities Are Putting Our Fractious Federal Government to Shame

Gayle McLaughlin led something of a revolution in the small, Bay Area city of Richmond, California. First elected to the mayor’s office there in 2006, McLaughlin and her leftist political organization the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA)…


No LPG Storage in San Pedro!

Gayle's prepared remarks for the California State Lands Commission meeting, August 17 Members of the California State Lands Commission, I am Gayle McLaughlin. I am the former Mayor of Richmond, California. I am here to support the residents of San…