Los Angeles Times Covers Lt. Governor Race 2018

...Plenty of candidates are lining up to take Newsom’s place, making it the hottest statewide contest outside of the governor’s race. The biggest potential wild card is Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), who has stockpiled $1.6…


Gayle McLaughlin leaving Richmond council to run for lieutenant governor

RICHMOND — Councilwoman Gayle McLaughlin is stepping down to fully focus on her campaign for lieutenant governor, she announced in a statement read to the City Council at the close of its meeting Tuesday. Her resignation will be effective after the…


"Corporate Free" Candidates Moving Up

Since 2004, members of the Richmond Progressive Alliance (RPA) have won ten out of the sixteen city council and mayoral races they have contested in their majority minority city of 110,000. Last November, progressives gained an unprecedented…


Gayle McLaughlin Stepping Down from Richmond City Council to Run Fulltime for Lt. Governor of California and Organize Grassroots Groups

PRESS RELEASE Richmond, California, June 27, 2017 - Richmond city councilmember and former mayor Gayle McLaughlin announced today that she will step down from her seat on the council to fully focus on her organizing campaign for the office of…


How to Buy a City: Chevron Spends $3 Million on Local California Election to Oust Refinery Critics

http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/31/how_to_buy_a_city_chevron The oil giant Chevron is being accused of attempting to buy the city government of Richmond, California. The company has spent more than $3 million to back a slate of pro-Chevron…


Bernie Sanders: Stand Up to Corporations Like Chevron

https://youtu.be/-FQ6n49AWpY?t=22m1s Earlier this month, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at a town hall meeting in Richmond, California, about the many problems confronting America, including big money in politics following the Supreme…


Richmond’s rules: Why one California town is keeping Wall Street up at night

By Lydia DePillis  Very early on a Wednesday morning in September, the city council of Richmond, Calif., did something that no American city had yet managed: It voted for a plan to wrest underwater mortgages from the hands of Wall…


Chevron to Pay $2 Million for 2012 Refinery Fire in Richmond, CA; 200 Arrested at Protest

Democracy Now interview (listen) It was one year ago when a massive fire at a Chevron refinery in Richmond, California, sent toxic smoke billowing into the air about 10 miles northeast of San Francisco. In the aftermath, more than 15,000 people…


California town takes on Chevron over refinery pollution

Rachel Maddow reports on efforts by the residents of Richmond, California to hold Chevron accountable for a refinery fire that spread toxicity across the city and sent thousands to local hospitals. Watch