California Needs A Public Bank. Our Money, Our Power!

I’ve got a history of tangling with Wall Street. Here in Richmond, we championed a plan to keep families in their homes by acquiring underwater mortgages through the use of the city’s power of eminent domain. The plan was to reduce the principals on…


People are fighting back, and winning! Let’s rally for 2018.

This month’s elections were good news - we saw a power shift back towards the people as Republicans lost seats in Virginia and a diverse group of candidates won across the country under the Our Revolution and Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)…


My 2018 Endorsements!

I am excited to announce my support of many strong candidates who are dedicated in their fight for the 99%! First and foremost, I endorse Bernie Sanders for President of the United States 2020. I’ll do my share to help Bernie win. I am also…


Housing is a Human Right - Rent Control Now!

Access to safe and affordable housing without the fear of forced eviction is a fundamental human right. Yet, for too long our government has failed in ensuring this right to all of our fellow citizens. This failure has become a crisis worse here in…


Single-Payer for CA - Pass SB 562!

Walk into a doctor's office, clinic or hospital, anywhere in the U.S., get treated, walk out. Pay your taxes, all good. Imagine that. Instead we have a patchwork of care that makes health care uncertain while traveling or in an emergency ("Go to the…


Cutting our Shared Prosperity

Recently we have learned more of the details of the Trump/GOP tax plan. It’s easy to pick away at the details of the plan -- realtors, homebuilders, and even Marco Rubio have problems with it. This plan is completely aligned with Trump’s indignities…


Corporate Crime Reporter Covers our Corporate-Free Campaign for Lt. Governor

Gayle McLaughlin and the Corporate Free Campaign for California Lieutenant Governor By Editor Filed in News November 6th, 2017 @ 2:24 pm (Click here to read original article at Corporate Crime Reporter) Gayle McLaughlin, the former mayor of…


Join me in demanding Sheriff Livingston stop inhumane treatment of female detainees

Join me in demanding Sheriff Livingston stop inhumane treatment of female detainees In response to a recent S.F. Chronicle report detailing horrendous conditions suffered by female detainees in the West County Jail in Richmond, today I sent a “cease…


Sheriff Livingston; Cease and Desist Human Rights Abuses of ICE Detainees

From :  Gayle McLaughlin Former Mayor of Richmond, CA 6111 Orchard Ave, Richmond CA 94804   To : David Livingston Contra Costa Sheriff 651 Pine St, Martinez, CA 94553   RE:       Cease and Desist Human Rights Abuses of ICE Detainees Date:…