Corporate-free Campaign

For too long our democracy has been compromised by corporations and the 1% using our broken campaign finance system to legally bribe our politicians. A study conducted by Princeton in 2014 proved that the US is an oligarchy, not a democracy. The…


Millionaires must pay their fair share!

California needs a more progressive Millionaires’ tax. We need one that raises the rate of the tax as the income increases. Currently, millionaires making $1 million in a year pay a total 13.3% in California income taxes. I propose a progressive and…


It's Go Time! Let's Get Volunteering!

Calling all Gayle for CA volunteers! Thanks to everyone who has gotten started helping to spread the good word about Gayle, and to all of you who want to get more involved! We see ALL of you as strong Local Leaders and we are be dedicated to…


Photo courtesy California Corrections

For $1 an hour, inmates fight California fires. 'Slave labor' or self-improvement?

By Luis Gomez On the front lines of some of the deadliest fires raging in California, professional firefighters are working alongside prison inmates with one key difference: pay. Cal Fire firefighters make at least $10.50 an hour, according to the…


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…