Announcing ‘Gayle Force’ Corporate-Free Candidates in San Diego

Today, I’m announcing “Gayle Force,” a slate of candidate endorsements that I hope helps to support and invigorate all Californians fighting to end the corporate control and domination of our democracy and all its institutions, including political…


Worker Co-ops: Bringing Democracy to the Workplace

It is truly remarkable that while we have society that claims to uphold democracy, we have managed to leave it out of the place where most spend the majority of their lives… the workplace. The truth is, majority of businesses are structured in a way…


Black History and People of Action

Frederick Douglas said: "I prayed for freedom for twenty years, but received no answer until I prayed with my legs". He escaped slavery and became a resistance leader. Harriet Tubman told us: "Don't ever stop. If you hear the dogs,…


Reviving King’s Movement - Poor People’s Campaign at 50

Yesterday, Feb. 12th, Fight for $15 members walked off the job and joined protests against poverty wages and unsafe working conditions across the country. These fast food workers rallied in Memphis, where 50 years ago sanitation workers went on…


Bernie’s Our Revolution Endorses!

I am SO proud of our team’s incredible work and thankful for your support today as I announce the new endorsement of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ and Nina Turner's Our Revolution. I’m honored to join the likes of civil rights leaders Ben Jealous,…


Public Banking: Getting Wall St. out of California

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, we in Richmond found ourselves in a situation all too familiar across the country; our residents were facing foreclosures due to the predatory practices of Wall Street at an alarming rate. Our response to…


Investing in our Future

A few days ago, I met with UC Berkeley students. The plans by the UC Board of Regents to raise tuition for students again was high among their concerns. I stated that this is exactly the opposite of what I stand for – free public college! I do not…


About My Friend, Gayle

Gayle McLaughlin and I were co-founders of the Richmond Progressive Alliance, 15 years ago. We have always believed that friends and neighbors organizing locally was the key to reach local and global transformation, and Gayle’s Lt. Governor campaign…


Time to Protect our Neighbors!

I call on all California police departments and sheriffs offices and all their law enforcement personnel to obey the State of California law prohibiting cooperation with federal agents of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) when they pursue…


MLK Day of Service in Los Angeles

Today, I participated in an MLK Jr. Day of Service by joining L.A. Works and fellow volunteers in restoring and beautifying Lincoln High, an institution serving some of the most vulnerable beneficiaries of the DREAM Act, in hopes that their…